Endorsements, June 2018

From the Westside of S.B. to Washington, D.C., the Independent’s picks. Read story.

Originally published 12:00 a.m., May 10, 2018
Updated 12:00 a.m., May 24, 2018

Introducing the Santa Barbara Independent's New Publisher

Brandi Riveria takes the reins from Joe Cole, who remains on the paper's board of directors. Read story.

Thursday, August 31, 2017

How Bilingualism Helped My Students Get Along

My experience using communication to heal wounds while teaching in South Central L.A. Read story.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Editor’s Note: Indy Publisher Tapped for Public Post

Joe Cole is expected to be appointed to Montecito Planning Commission Tuesday. Read story.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Helene Schneider for Mayor; Bendy White, Gregg Hart, David Landecker for City Council

The Indy makes its endorsements for this November's city races. Read story.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Vote Yes on Measure S

The Independent endorses the half-cent tax to build a new Santa Barbara County jail. Read story.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

The Case for Cesar Ch¡vez School

Should the Santa Barbara school board close Cesar Ch¡vez Charter School, as District Superintendent Brian Sarvis recommends? Read story.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Vote No on Measure B

The Independent recommends denying the wrong solution for the wrong problem at the wrong time. Read story.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

June 2008 Endorsements

The Indy's picks for the June 3 election, including county supervisors, state props, and Measure V. Read story.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

2008 Election

The Independent's 2008 Election Endorsements. Read story.

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

For President: Barack Obama

Our country is in serious trouble. We all know the problems. Bogged down in a senseless war of our own making, America is reviled around the world as an impotent bully. Our economy is unraveling, our dollar is in the basement, and our jobs are disappearing. Read story.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Primer on Election 2007

A helpful rundown of useful websites, opinions, and endorsements for November 6. Read story.

Sunday, October 28, 2007

2007 Endorsements

Strongly endorse: Barnwell, Schneider and Williams. No on Measure A. Read story.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

2007 Endorsements: Santa Barbara City Council

For too long, the City of Santa Barbara and its elected leaders rested on their environmental laurels as the so-called birthplace of the environmental movement. But, in fact, many similar-sized cities were pursuing more innovative programs than our own. In recent years, however, that's changed-and dramatically for the better. City Hall approved two major solar installations on its own structures and has eliminated design guidelines that hindered private residents from going solar. Read story.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Education: The American Charter High School

On Tuesday, April 10, the governing board for Santa Barbara's high schools will have a chance to approve a most innovative proposal: the American Charter High School. This new school offers a tremendous opportunity not only to help the significant number of high school students now falling through the cracks, but also to strengthen our whole community. Read story.

Thursday, April 5, 2007
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