Remembering Larry Crandell

Thanks to my brother David, I met Larry 45-plus years ago through a Sunday morning basketball game that took place for many years at Carpinteria High School. Read story.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Hartman a Gracious Leader

Columnist David Brooks recently wrote about how the experience of political candidates “distills life into instinct.” Read story.

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Treat Stage 1 Mental Illness, Not Stage 4

It was disconcerting to read about the decades-old shortfall of treatment beds for the mentally ill, followed by the article about the new $68 million Cancer Center. Read story.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Fareed for Small Business

After years of economic turmoil, we finally have the opportunity to change things in Washington. Read story.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Monster Smoke Clouds and Science

I doubt if anyone in Santa Barbara failed to notice the monstrous cloud of smoke and air pollutants, including of course CO2, emitting from the Rey Fire for several days. Read story.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Poison Bait Perils

Last Sunday we lost our 8-year-old cat, Jax, who apparently was poisoned. Read story.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Give Foresters a Home

Despite having just earned their sixth NBC World Series National Championship, the Santa Barbara Foresters baseball team has no place to play in town. Read story.

Monday, August 29, 2016

Porter Endorsed

Our county needs a supervisor who himself has a background in public service and who has taken the time to ride along with deputy sheriffs, firefighters, and even UCSB police officers. Read story.

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Bruce Porter for County Supervisor

Porter has an amazing passion for our community and its citizens and has dedicated countless hours in volunteer time to work hard for the benefit of others. Read story.

Friday, August 26, 2016

How to Make Amends?

It’s appropriate that Ed St George apologized for cutting down 36 eucalyptus trees used by monarch butterflies as a winter roosting habitat, but the question is how to make amends? Read story.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Smoke and Cellophane

Ask any conservative for two places where socialism is alive and well, and they'll likely tell you our school system and Hollywood. Read story.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Porter Supports Charity Fundraisers

I first met Bruce Porter at a Buellton City Council meeting. Read story.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

No Paper, No Trump

Is there some way of finding out how many Santa Barbara citizens canceled their daily paper subscription because of its endorsement of Donald Trump? Read story.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Westmont Grads Who Favor SB 1146

We are a group of students and alumni deeply disappointed with your opposition to SB 1146, a bill vital to protect LGBTQ students from religion-based discrimination. Read story.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Desperate Times

I’ve come to understand the importance of electing representatives into office who will amplify our voices, regardless of who wins the Oval Office. Read story.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016
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