A Very Expensive Nightmare

What the Parks and Recreation Department is trying to do with the East Beach Grill will most likely not be a good decision. Read story.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Dick Smith in Disrepair

Dick Smith truly was a renaissance man whom many would consider the 'John Muir of the Central Coast.' Read story.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Legally Low in Cost

Santa Barbara's Local Coastal Program (LCP) was certified on the basis of low-cost visitor-serving facilities being provided in accordance with one of the policies of the California Coastal Act, to my recollection. Read story.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Improving State Street

I have lived here for 27 years and have always been a regular visitor to downtown. Read story.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Not a Print

Cover art inappropriate to the seriousness of the Han story. Read story.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Whack a Bench

Moving the benches on State Street to adjacent streets would encourage the panhandlers to sit there, off of State Street. Read story.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Local Locales

We read in today's Independent about the results of a retail study commissioned by the Downtown Organization regarding the proliferation of empty storefronts downtown. Read story.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

In Taxes We Trust

AB 653 frees California tribes from property taxes once an “application” was filed with the Bureau of Indian Affairs to take a property into trust. Read story.

Friday, June 16, 2017

The Price of Entry

I recently visited the MOXI science museum for the first time, and as a grandparent, I was struck by the expense. Read story.

Originally published 2:09 p.m., June 16, 2017
Updated 12:25 p.m., June 22, 2017

Map Rap

While reading "Nukes of Hazard," I noticed the range of missiles shows concentric circles projected onto a flat Earth map, which is highly problematic. Read story.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Kindred Kind

John Zant recently wrote an article about bicycle safety that froze me in place for a minute when I first saw it. Read story.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

British Election

Despite the two horrific recent terrorist attacks in London and Manchester, today Britons go to the polls to elect their new Prime Minister. Read story.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Will America Learn?

We have seen three separate terrorist attacks in England, and there have been attacks in Paris, Brussels, and Berlin. Read story.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

No Dukin' Nukes

The main defenders of the unreliable $40 billion Ground-based Midcourse Defense system are those who have a vested interest in the program. Read story.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Not a Republican

It's no wonder the GOP is at a loss dealing with a president who refuses to abide by Republican philosophy. Read story.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017
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