Paris Presentation Praise

Really enjoyed the presentation about the Paris talks that Ethan Stewart gave at Antioch in January. Read story.

Monday, February 8, 2016

Something Smells Fishy

Santa Barbara's Planning Commission tossed a red herring when it claimed outlawing vacation rentals would reduce the county's affordable housing crisis. Read story.

Sunday, February 7, 2016

From EOF to Park?

Did you know that Venoco’s Ellwood Onshore Facility (EOF) located next to the Bacara Resort has been operating as a “nonconforming use” since 1991? Read story.

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Fossil Fuel Fix

We are blessed to have two state legislators who are working to clean up the messes made by too many decades of fossil fuel development. Read story.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Top Cop Qualifications

Nick Welsh's article about the police department serves as a reminder that Santa Barbara has begun selection of a new chief. Read story.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Lying, and Making Stuff Up

Should police lie to get an involuntary/false confession? Read story.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

The Left Coast

Richard Charter is absolutely right about national marine sanctuaries. Read story.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Fox in the Coop?

In actual practice, Supervisor Peter Adam’s far right, anti-government, anti-environmental views are less about removing protections from wetlands and more about adding protections for the oil industry. Read story.

Monday, February 1, 2016

Pick Up Thanks

The Westside and in particular the San Andres corridor are disproportionately impacted by illegal dumping on city streets. Read story.

Monday, February 1, 2016

Coastal Submission

As a Coastal Commission staff member 1978-2000, I supported coastal access but often seemed like a voice in the wilderness. Read story.

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Open Vote on CCC's Lester

Some commissioners of the California Coastal Commission (CCC) are trying to fire Charles Lester as the director of the CCC. Read story.

Friday, January 29, 2016

Luminaries Advocate Carbon Tax

With 2015 confirmed as the second consecutive hottest year on record, we know we must act decisively, but who knows what should be done? Read story.

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Trump Leads the Pack

Americans are fed up and angry. Read story.

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Take a Bus to Protest the Train

Next week the San Luis Obispo Planning Commission is deciding on a rail spur expansion project that could mean mile-long oil trains through our area on a near daily basis. Read story.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Bicycle Plan Now!

It is very important that the City Council move forward and pass a strong and visionary Bicycle Master Plan. Read story.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016
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