On the Beat
Watching President Obama's inauguration on MLK Day, I reflected back to when as a boy I watched the Chicago Bears and the Cubs play and saw no black faces on either field. Read story.
Monday, January 21, 2013
There are an estimated 100 million AK-47 assault rifles in the world, but I couldn’t find one to buy in Santa Barbara this week. Read story.
Thursday, January 17, 2013
“We are old enough to remember the glory days of flying, when flight attendants were happy, attractive people, eager to please,” muses Montecito’s Bill Tomicki, publisher of the witty travel newsletter ENTREE. Read story.
Thursday, January 10, 2013
For decades the most powerful man in amateur sport, Santa Barbaran Avery Brundage fawned on Hitler and believed that athletics was the proper province of the rich. Read story.
Thursday, January 3, 2013
If ever there were an ideal place to harness solar energy, it’s sun-drenched Death Valley National Park. Read story.
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
The other day, Sue arrived home with the skinniest, scrawniest sliver of a tree I ever saw. Read story.
Thursday, December 20, 2012
She went to all-girls boarding schools and USC, and looks back on her sans-clothes career without regret. Read story.
Thursday, December 13, 2012
The former Boy Scout lost self-esteem and jobs as a result of abuse suffered as a teen. Read story.
Thursday, December 6, 2012
Ah yes, those 1950s, a decade so many cherish as the good old days. Read story.
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Owners of the Spearmint Rhino had a great little deal going. They didn’t pay their exotic dancers a cent. Read story.
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Gangs of violent wives terrorized saloon keepers during the moral crusade that led to Prohibition, 1920-1933. Read story.
Thursday, November 15, 2012
It’s finally over, and we ended up with the same president. Fortunately. Read story.
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Scanning the various ballot measures around the country gives a rough idea of what’s bugging people, or at least those with enough money to get it on the ballot. Read story.
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Who says nothing ever happens in Montecito? Read story.
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Sunday’s Brunch with the Cops fundraiser at the Four Seasons Biltmore raked in $253,000. Read story.