Jaywalkers' Risk

The recent stings by Santa Barbara Police to protect pedestrians in crosswalks is a good thing. Read story.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Mysteries and Environmentalism

Your Ross Macdonald cover story leaves out one of Ken Millar’s accomplishments that has had sweeping significance for our region. Read story.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Common Sense on Syria

Neither left nor right, but common sense. Read story.

Monday, November 23, 2015


Imagine the feeling if every day of your life you lived in total fear of the world around you. Read story.

Sunday, November 22, 2015

An Army of Syrian Boots

A motivated army of boots could be returned to Syria to fight for their homeland with allied support. Read story.

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Vive la France

Here in Paris, it is all so sad. Our world has gone mad. Read story.

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Breathe Shallow, Kids

In today’s reasonably intelligent and enlightened societies, one of the most enduring qualities is a passion to protect children from harm. Read story.

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Hazard Duty

The proposed annexation to the city of the Natural History Museum’s woodland acres most likely does not honor the spirit of the founding benefactor’s intentions. Read story.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

'Tech' Phobia

As a loyal Independent reader, I was repulsed by your "Tech-Topia" section. Read story.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

SBCC Makerspace

Your report on tech was great, but one resource you missed is the Santa Barbara City College Makerspace. Read story.

Monday, November 9, 2015

Voters in the Making

Our American Society class at Anacapa School has been studying the recent City Council elections. Read story.

Monday, November 9, 2015

Gracious Goleta

Our son, Francesco, is 17 and attending Goleta's Dos Pueblos High School as an international student from Rome, Italy. Read story.

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Prison Populations

Today's headlines are full of reports about thousands of prisoners being released from federal prisons. Read story.

Monday, November 2, 2015


In last week's Gustavo the Gardenator column, we learned that illegal gas leaf blowers are fast and cheap. Read story.

Monday, November 2, 2015

Thank You, Firefighters

We have been so full of gratitude for every tired firefighter we have seen drive by our house. Read story.

Monday, November 2, 2015
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