On the Beat
Santa Barbarans I know have assured me that the federal income tax is illegal and unconstitutional. Read story.
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Workers are already narrowing State Street to one lane each way where it approaches the Cabrillo Boulevard. Read story.
Thursday, March 21, 2013
I’m fascinated by fast-buck scammers, con artists without consciences, and big-time tax frauds. Read story.
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Ironically or not, it was the Southern leadership in D.C. that passed the Voting Rights Act. Read story.
Thursday, March 7, 2013
Our own Reed Slatkin, who reeled in nearly $600 million from 800 victims, is currently in an L.A.-area halfway house. Read story.
Thursday, February 28, 2013
I like horses, but I do not eat them, at least not on purpose. Read story.
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Former News-Press editor promoting ethical, enterprising, public-interest journalism. Read story.
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Bibliophile Eric Kelley has added shelves of new books to 80-year-old The Book Den's used-book inventory. Read story.
Thursday, February 7, 2013
San Marco, 44, was obsessed with racial hatred and so paranoid that she thought her former workmates were conspiring against her. Read story.
Thursday, January 31, 2013
It was so misty-moisty on Saturday morning that directors’ panel moderator Peter Bart told a Lobero audience, “I didn’t know if I was coming to Santa Barbara or Downton Abbey.” Read story.
Monday, January 28, 2013
Sex * Drama * Environmental Crises * Forbidden (and Unforbidden) Love * Movie Stars on the Red Carpet * All coming to a theater near you! Read story.
Thursday, January 24, 2013
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.