Decent Health Care

How has every other modern industrialized nation solved the basic problem of how to provide their whole population with decent health care? Read story.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Immoral Monstrosity

Crafted in complete secret for weeks, Senate Republicans' version of the health care act was finally revealed to the full Senate — and more importantly, the public — on Thursday. Read story.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Good Climate News

The World Economic Forum recently reported renewable energy is now cheaper or at the same price as fossil fuel in over 30 countries. Read story.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Library Alarums

What is going on at our wonderful downtown library? Read story.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

The Price of Entry II

Since my first letter, I have also checked into the entry fees at the Santa Barbara Zoo. Read story.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

No Honor in the Hometown

Let your expectations become aligned with what is possible. Read story.

Friday, June 23, 2017

A Very Expensive Nightmare

What the Parks and Recreation Department is trying to do with the East Beach Grill will most likely not be a good decision. Read story.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Dick Smith in Disrepair

Dick Smith truly was a renaissance man whom many would consider the 'John Muir of the Central Coast.' Read story.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Legally Low in Cost

Santa Barbara's Local Coastal Program (LCP) was certified on the basis of low-cost visitor-serving facilities being provided in accordance with one of the policies of the California Coastal Act, to my recollection. Read story.

Originally published 6:00 a.m., June 21, 2017
Updated 1:08 p.m., June 27, 2017

Improving State Street

I have lived here for 27 years and have always been a regular visitor to downtown. Read story.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Not a Print

Cover art inappropriate to the seriousness of the Han story. Read story.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Whack a Bench

Moving the benches on State Street to adjacent streets would encourage the panhandlers to sit there, off of State Street. Read story.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Local Locales

We read in today's Independent about the results of a retail study commissioned by the Downtown Organization regarding the proliferation of empty storefronts downtown. Read story.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

In Taxes We Trust

AB 653 frees California tribes from property taxes once an “application” was filed with the Bureau of Indian Affairs to take a property into trust. Read story.

Friday, June 16, 2017

The Price of Entry

I recently visited the MOXI science museum for the first time, and as a grandparent, I was struck by the expense. Read story.

Originally published 2:09 p.m., June 16, 2017
Updated 12:25 p.m., June 22, 2017
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