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Letters

Only Micheltorena Works

We have failed to create an east-west connector for Westside bicycle users for nearly 30 years. Read story.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Bonfire Ban

I'm sending a shout-out to El Niño, not just for sourcing all this wonderful rain being delivered to the region but also for prompting the cancellation of Solvang's annual holiday tree burn. Read story.

Monday, January 11, 2016

Phony Climate Claims

We were very disappointed that The Independent ran an op-ed written by a professional climate change denier. Read story.

Monday, January 11, 2016

Protect the Wild Lands

We thank Rep. Capps and Sen. Boxer for their bills to protect existing wilderness, wild rivers, and recreation in Los Padres National Forest and Carrizo Plain National Monument. Read story.

Monday, January 11, 2016

Beware Behemoths

I am a staff member of Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital. Read story.

Monday, January 11, 2016

Single-Payer Scales Down Costs

In health care, competition is effective only when there is a single-payer system in which a transparent public entity negotiates with suppliers, doctors, and hospitals for prices. Read story.

Monday, January 11, 2016

Open Letter to Jim Parsons

To see you giving even the tiniest credibility to the fraud Theresa Caputo, (The Long Island Medium), caused a wave of anger and sadness to pass through me that I can't entirely shake. Read story.

Friday, January 8, 2016

Keepsake for Kotor?

I just returned from a river cruise along the Adriatic where one of our stops was Kotor, Montenegro. Read story.

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Gun Culture

Ask any firearms dealer who they believe is the biggest contributor to their cause. Read story.

Thursday, January 7, 2016

A Vote for Bruce Porter

Bruce Porter has not lost the importance of trades and job training programs that benefit our future workforce. Read story.

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Double-Down on Sola

Eliminating street parking on both sides of Micheltorena from State Street to the freeway overpass would definitely affect all the businesses on our block. Read story.

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Escalating Inequality

Here are 10 economic facts that must be addressed to save the U.S. economy. Read story.

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Volunteer Turned Triathlete

My husband and I have been regular volunteers at the Santa Barbara Triathlon, and every year I'd say, “Maybe next year I’ll participate.” Read story.

Monday, January 4, 2016

Eradicate Profanity

The profanity used in your publication is offensive. Read story.

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

A Price on Carbon

The Paris treaty has no language for carbon valuation, which means there is no price on carbon emissions. Read story.

Tuesday, December 29, 2015
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