Vulture or Condor

Both are omens of bad things. Read story.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Appreciate the Coyote

I have lived near coyotes for 20 years. They frequently walk through my property and live near my house. Read story.

Monday, October 19, 2015

Jewish Lives Matter

Israel is once again being attacked by coordinated acts of violence encouraged by the leaders of Hamas and the U.S.-funded Palestinian Authority. Read story.

Monday, October 19, 2015

Not Randy Rowse

I disagree with The Independent's endorsement of Randy Rowse. Read story.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Jacqueline Inda Is Needed

As longtime activists in both political and not-for-profit community organizations, we are writing to support Jacqueline Inda to represent District 1 on the City Council. Read story.

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Raise the Wage

The Bernie Sanders Campaign for President 2016 supports the efforts of the Raise the Wage Santa Barbara movement. Read story.

Saturday, October 10, 2015

A Real Candidate

Has Donald Trump morphed into a real candidate? Read story.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

No to Oil Trains

The residents of Santa Maria, Orcutt, and Lompoc have reason to be displeased with the judgment and service of their representatives in county government. Read story.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Milkweed Varietal Vagaries

Unfortunately, native milkweed species are difficult to find and even more difficult to grow. Read story.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Warm, Cozy Soj

The Sojourner represented the best of Santa Barbara to me when I moved there in 1981. Read story.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Incarceration Country

Decades past, certain USA entrepreneurs became alarmed at a growing underclass of mostly minorities who were uneducated, undisciplined, unproductive, often enough ill, challenged, jobless, homeless. Read story.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

History Mystery

I have always been curious about Santa Barbara’s fixation on the Spaniards, from the street names to the architecture, to Old Spanish Days. Read story.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Raise Wages for Love's Sake

I'm fighting to raise the minimum wage for my girlfriend, 28 years old, who works 60-plus hours a week at two to three jobs and can still barely afford to rent a room in this town. Read story.

Monday, September 28, 2015

Trump Questions

Is Donald Trump presidential material? Read story.

Monday, September 28, 2015

Peaker Plant Plight

The Ellwood "peaker plant," situated less than 1,000 feet from Ellwood school, houses gas-fired jet-engine turbines that emit excessive carbon pollution and cancer-causing fine particulates. Read story.

Saturday, September 26, 2015
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