With all the hatred, killing, and suffering in the world today, why do the solutions being suggested by our world leaders advocate wiping out and destroying the bad people? Read story.

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Can We Do More?

We may also want to ask if we can forgive ourselves for not doing enough to avert further climate change. Read story.

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Millars History Mystery

Writers Kenneth Millar ("Ross Macdonald") and his wife, Margaret Millar, received major book awards and high praise prior to the 21st century. Read story.

Friday, November 27, 2015

Have a Safe Holiday Season

Driving drunk risks your life and others. If you do not harm anyone, a DUI costs thousands. Isn’t a taxi cheaper than that? Read story.

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Petros Santa Barbara

Petros Santa Barbara would like to clarify that we are still open for business. Read story.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

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
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