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I was dismayed to read the headline about the arrest of Steven Courtney which was an insulting conflation of “birdwatcher” with a despicable criminal activity. Read story.

Monday, November 28, 2016

Public Right to Smoke

I am against the public smoking ban and this crusade against smokers. Read story.

Monday, November 28, 2016

Drive to Fly

The frequent flight delays out of Santa Barbara airport, primarily to San Francisco but also to Los Angeles, often wreak havoc on a trip. Read story.

Monday, November 28, 2016

Carts, Carts, Carts, Carts, Carts

I am sick and tired of seeing my neighborhood desecrated by abandoned shopping carts! Read story.

Friday, November 25, 2016

Enough Already

Many political pundits are claiming to know what got Trump elected. Yes, I think that it had to do with jobs, the economy, and security. Read story.

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Uncivil Wars

The Civil War never ended for many Southerners. Read story.

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Not Flocking Together

As president of Santa Barbara Audubon Society, I question your choice of the word "birdwatcher" in the headline of today's article about the arrest of Steven Courtney. Read story.

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Not Amused

As a member of the birding community, I am disappointed that the author and Independent editors allowed this headline: 'Birdwatcher Charged with Spying on Houseguests.' Read story.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Swamplandia

Will Trump really drain the swamp? Read story.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Celebrate Holidays Soberly

Festive events and alcohol seem to go together like Santa and his sleigh. Read story.

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Baroque Boutique

The other day I heard a radio pundit montage that could be only be described as Sean Hannity's station break victory dance. Read story.

Friday, November 18, 2016

Recount

I don't understand why we're not fighting harder about this election Read story.

Friday, November 18, 2016

Wrench Throwing

I am writing because I voted for Trump. I am an educated, middle-class Spanish woman. I am not racist. Read story.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Ortega Park Update

Craig Gilbert, a regular at Ortega Park, went door-to-door to let neighbors know that he was going to do his best to help “bring back a place where the kids could be welcomed back to use their park.” Read story.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

No 'Indy' Gender Parity

Despite the fact that there is gender parity on the staff of The Santa Barbara Independent, roughly 25 percent of the paper’s bylines are women’s names, and about 75 percent are men’s. Read story.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016
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