Debt Crises

The National Debt just blew past $18 trillion. Read story.

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

The Cost of Being Black

I had an encounter several years ago that has stuck with me and bothered me ever since. Read story.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Christmas Eve Letter

Instead of a jolly old elf, the meter maid visited the Westside — though she wore a Santa hat. Read story.

Monday, December 29, 2014

Cage-Free Eggs Statewide

Six years ago, more than 8 million Californians voted to tell the egg industry that eggs could not be produced by cramming hens into small metal cages. Read story.

Friday, December 26, 2014

The Big Picture

Why should I blow my nose now? I'll just have more congestion later! Read story.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Employed but Clothesless

I was offered a last-minute catering job but had no work clothes or funds available to purchase. Read story.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Little Puddles, Big Problem

Elings should take care of the problems at the landfill before the city allows it to spend money to take over Las Positas Public Park. Read story.

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Adopt a Family with CALM

The gift of caring lets parents and children feel valued. Read story.

Friday, December 19, 2014

Follow the Money

I am writing to express my confusion about your newspaper. Read story.

Friday, December 19, 2014

Home Fries

Why had I wasted the time to read it? Read story.

Friday, December 19, 2014

Is Ours a Society That Accepts Torture?

I refuse to accept the use of torture under any circumstance. Read story.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Horror Showing

Once again American Apparel is selling suggestive allure, not cotton clothing. Read story.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Perplexed Commuter

Traffic jams to paradise. Read story.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

In Search of Home

We're an awesome couple — my baby and I — but no one in Santa Barbara will rent to us. Read story.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Racial Profiling on the Westside

I was walking home after a late movie downtown when a police car suddenly pulled to the curb 20 feet in front of me. Read story.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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