On the Beat
Marital happiness and cheers from opera critics eluded Ganna Walska, but she created one of the world’s great botanical gardens in Santa Barbara: Lotusland. Read story.
Thursday, July 19, 2012
Is a Miramar business incubator in the South Coast's future? Read story.
Thursday, July 12, 2012
To the average Santa Barbaran, I suppose, a drive around the county’s entire circumference is of little interest. What’s there to see up there on the county’s northern roof, anyway? Read story.
Thursday, July 5, 2012
When summer temperatures soar in Arizona, room rates at Phoenix-Scottsdale resorts plummet to affordable levels for cheapskates like me. Read story.
Monday, July 2, 2012
Tragedies stemming from the crashes of two B-24 Liberator bombers in S.B. during World War II took the lives of 16 people. Read story.
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Out of Santa Barbara’s dusty history, to the sound of thundering hoofbeats, comes a deadly Irish gambler and highwayman, Jack Powers. Read story.
Thursday, June 21, 2012
Lawn signs still matter for grassroots campaigns. Read story.
Thursday, June 14, 2012
I’ve checked some of these patriotic appeals and found that many range from outright rackets to those that collect millions but devote little to those who sacrificed so much. Read story.
Thursday, May 31, 2012
The year was 1969. Louise Russell and six other sheriff’s “matron-clerks” were outraged that they were doing the same work as deputies assigned to the old Courthouse jail but paid half as much. Read story.
Thursday, May 24, 2012
Boss Daley didn't need fancy-dancy cheating mailers to run Chicago for 21 years. He cheated the old-fashioned way. Read story.
Thursday, May 17, 2012
Three months ago, you might have seen Sheila pushing her mountain of belongings on a cart downtown, heading for a cold, dark corner to find solitude and sleep. Read story.
Thursday, May 10, 2012
I have a yen to know why the Japanese-owned Union Bank didn't buy SBB&T themselves 18 months earlier and save themselves a billion bucks. Read story.
Thursday, May 3, 2012
A friend noticed that while a man with a neck brace and cane was negotiating upper State Street, a guy was leaning on the horn, impatient to barrel through. Read story.
Thursday, April 26, 2012
One day a few years ago, Non Sequitur cartoonist Wiley Miller decamped from Santa Barbara to Kennebunkport, Maine. Why? Because our days are just too perfect. Read story.
Thursday, April 19, 2012
I know a Santa Barbara guy I’m pretty sure has never filed a tax return in his life. Read story.