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Lacking Papers but Owning Values

Rethinking the Criminalized Identity of Undocumented Individuals in the United States

Rethinking the criminalized identity of undocumented individuals in the United States. Read story.

Man Bites Dog

Sanity strikes: Private well in Montecito struck down by Coastal Commission. Read story.

Build, Baby, Build?

Santa Barbara's City Council says 'not now' to development impact fees. Read story.

Weed Whacker Firecracker

Should steel blades be banned in wildlands? Read story.

Lacking Papers but Owning Values

Rethinking the Criminalized Identity of Undocumented Individuals in the United States

Rethinking the criminalized identity of undocumented individuals in the United States. Read story.

We Expect the Best of the Sheriff's Office

Officers Should Expect Our Best, Too

Officers should expect our best, too. Read story.

Unconstitutional Water Rates?

Santa Barbara's Cost Structure and Increases Might Not Be Lawful

Santa Barbara's cost structure and increases might not be lawful. Read story.

Alzheimer's Research Gets Major Funding

Bipartisan Funding Approved for National Institutes of Health

Bipartisan funding approved for National Institutes of Health; Medicare may begin funding care and support. Read story.

Tiny and Unaffordable Homes

Without Oversight, Santa Barbara Will Get High-Density Housing but No Workforce Benefits

Without oversight, Santa Barbara will get high-density housing but no workforce benefits. Read story.

Muslim Support for Bernie Sanders

The deep roots between Islam and Judaism is often overlooked. Read story.

Sri Lanka Is Trump Country

The idea of a wall thrills, really thrills some people. Read story.

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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 Letter

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 Letter

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 Letter

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 Letter

Porter Supports Charity Fundraisers

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

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 Letter

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 Letter

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 Letter

Help UCSB CERT

Help get the UCSB CERT team to the National CERT Conference 30th Anniversary! Read Letter

Carrillo Wallroom?

My family has been using the Carrillo Ballroom since 1920, and our sprung floor used to be the best dance floor west of the Mississippi. Read Letter

The Latest Dictator

There is no doubt now that Turkey now has the Middle East's latest dictator, Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Read Letter

Happiness Is Helping Others

Children need a viewpoint of the world that is bigger than they are. Read Letter

100 Percent for Salud Carbajal

This November, voters will decide the future of reproductive rights in this country. Read Letter

Support for Jill Stein

Is Hillary Clinton less dangerous than Donald Trump? Read Letter

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