On the Beat

What If There Wasn’t a Cachuma?

We'd be all wet without a dam. Read story.

Thursday, April 7, 2016

We’re Perfect; Politics Ain’t

If Trump wins, the joke's on us. Read story.

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Trump This for a TV Hit

Imagine: Cleveland in July! Read story.

Thursday, March 24, 2016

When the Days of the Dons Dried Up

Santa Barbara's 1863-64 Blight destroyed many a Californio. Read story.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Young and Homeless: Who Cares?

Noah's Anchorage does. Read story.

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Only the Ball Was White

Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation may have freed the slaves, but it didn’t stop blacks from being excluded from white teams. Read story.

Thursday, March 3, 2016

What the Hell Is Going On?

Lobbyist feeding frenzy consumes California's Coastal Commission. Read story.

Thursday, February 25, 2016

The Man Who Integrated the Rams

Before baseball, Halley Harding pushed the NFL to break the color barrier. Read story.

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Scoping Out the Fest

Film festival offers not-to-be-missed foreign flicks and documentaries, too. Read story.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

What’s in Your Mailbox?

Scams and shams use the U.S. mail but rarely get penalized. Read story.

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Politicians on Loco Weed

Hang on tight for a wacky 2016. Read story.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Brave New World

Touring ThighLand, buying knockoffs, and suffering the 101 blues. Read story.

Thursday, January 7, 2016

A Wet Christmas, Please

El Niño, are you listening to The Land That Weather Forgot? Read story.

Thursday, December 17, 2015

A Christmas Story

A Santa Barbara family makes it into a permanent home with a helping hand from Transition House. Read story.

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Hullabaloo at City Hall

It's been a while, but Santa Barbara's had male mayors, once rather infamously. Read story.

Thursday, December 3, 2015
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