On the Beat

Santa Barbara’s Pre-Trump?

Contentious city councilmember Gus Chavalas shouted his opinions; Planned Parenthood Book Sale starts this weekend. Read story.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Dodger Sun Setting?

Chavez Ravine was a riot of noise, for the Cubs. Read story.

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Plains Welcomed to Hall of Shame

Pipeline CEO gets Texas Hall of Fame but Santa Barbara shame. Read story.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Baseball, Apple Pie, and Poli-Tricks

Hot air rises in the Midwest and out West. Read story.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

DMV Rules and Other Fiction

Leafing through the California Driver Handbook reveals many surprises if you drive in Santa Barbara. Read story.

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Fiesta Memories: Fast Times at Fiestas Past

Wild horse, longhorn cattle, floats afire, and more rowdy memories of Fiestas gone by. Read story.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

How to Survive Fiesta

Barney offers delicious suggestions for nearby getaways during Old Spanish Days. Read story.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

X Is for Grafton

Sue Grafton discusses movie adaptations, brick walls, and her 24-book series. Read story.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Edward Leven and His Rubber Checks

He was too clever by half and swindled away properties and the bus company. Read story.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Striking Out in the Cox Monopoly

Barney suffers the Dodgers-blackout blues. Read story.

Thursday, July 9, 2015

What, No U.S. Independence?

The outcome of the American Revolution hung on the brink in 1776. Read story.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Big Oil, Big Brother

No one will own Unified Command's journalist selection memo; county leaves Joint Information Center. Read story.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Will They or Won’t They Mess with Texas?

Senate contender Kamala Harris visits Refugio with media in tow. Read story.

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Stuck on the Sucker List

Charity scams and other bad behavior. Read story.

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Déjà Goo All Over Again

The Refugio spill takes us back to 1969. Read story.

Thursday, May 28, 2015
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