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Eff, Yeah! Swearing Finally Has Its Day

Starshine takes on taboo language and embraces her sailory side. Read story.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Let Go, Let Dog

Paranoid Poodle sniffs at Cottage-Sansum merger. Read story.

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Dogs in the Manger and Missile Toes

Caltrans is waging a not-so-subliminal war against Christmas. Read story.

Thursday, December 24, 2015

A Most Turgid Dog

Cruz, Trump, sand that glows in the dark, and S.B.’s architectural crown jewels. Read story.

Thursday, December 17, 2015

The Dog Awakens

Manchurian Muslims, San Bernardino, and the ghosts of Isla Vista… Read story.

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Guys and Dogs

Bike lanes on Micheltorena Street? Poodle’s not sure you can get there from here. Read story.

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Will Future Generations Forgive Us?

Letters to the Future from Tom Hayden, Bill McKibben, T.C. Boyle, and Jim Hightower before the Paris climate talks. Read story.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

That Dog Don’t Hunt

Is that a pistol in your pocket, or are you just happy to see me? Read story.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Like a Dog on Fire

The Gibraltar Fire could have had a different outcome if not for Willy Chamberlin. Read story.

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Why’d the Dog Cross the Road?

After 15 years, time runs out for Police Chief Sanchez. Read story.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

She Walked in Love and Joy

In all my half-century-plus in newspaper work, after many thousands of words, this is the hardest column I ever wrote. Read story.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

UC Goleta?

What could possibly go wrong with district elections ... ? Read story.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Dog Star Rising

Talking chum vests and an assisted suicide bill. Read story.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Beat the Heat with a Whodunit

Find a breezy location and settle in with some low crime for times of high heat. Read story.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

12 Angry Dogs

Poodle gets whiplash over what to make of Pope Francis. Read story.

Thursday, September 24, 2015
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