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Haggen's Poor Decision Has Serious Consequences

Layoffs Included a Valuable Workforce Struggling to Find Jobs

Many were laid off, among them the developmentally disabled workforce. Read story.

Drool of the Dog

Poodle sings “You Don’t Miss Your Water ’Til Your Reservoir Runs Dry.” Read story.

X Is for Grafton

Sue Grafton discusses movie adaptations, brick walls, and her 24-book series. Read story.

What Is an Ethical Will?

It's a way to help guide the next generation. Read story.

Haggen's Poor Decision Has Serious Consequences

Layoffs Included a Valuable Workforce Struggling to Find Jobs

Many were laid off, among them the developmentally disabled workforce. Read story.

Of Flags and the Confederacy

Harold Holzer's The Civil War in 50 Objects

The Southern Cross continues to salt the wounds of an old grief. Read story.

District Elections Come to Santa Barbara

Focusing Locally Will Help Unite City

A focus on local issues will help unite city. Read story.

Oil Trains Pose Unacceptable Health and Safety Risks

Reject Project that Puts Communities at Risk

This project puts communities at risk and should be firmly rejected. Read story.

Chen Verdict: A Former Judge’s Perspective

Complex Court Decisions an Element of Our Judicial System

Court would consider statements of contrition, willingness for treatment, and Probation's observations in deciding dog torture case. Read story.

Extremists, Get Out of My Country

The Chattanooga shooter followed political dogma unguided by religion. Read story.

Buy the Ticket, Take the Ride

Stéphane Charbonnier died a hero. He stood against the tyrants of the world. Read story.

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So Long, Haggen

You just lost a customer, Haggen. Read Letter

Must Atrocities Be Commonplace?

If Israel chooses to follow the path of the oppressor, the oppressor will inevitably become a victim of its own brutality. Read Letter

Horrorshow

Depictions of horror denigrate and harm the psyche and spiritual merit of image producers and viewers. Read Letter

A Day Without a Mexican

Sitting here at Franceschi Park listening to leaf blowers and church bells … Read Letter

Iran Untrustworthy

Is it wrong to ask if Iran can be trusted to abide by the Iran Nuclear Agreement's terms? Read Letter

Best Graphic Design

The new “Best Of” logo with the condor soaring in front of mountain ranges has my vote for Best Graphic Design. Read Letter

Outrageous Attack on Planned Parenthood

Planned Parenthood’s top priority is providing confidential, compassionate care to the women and men who visit our health centers. Read Letter

Visible Vagueries

For the last five years most of my walks have been at Santa Barbara Shores County Park. Read Letter

Disabled Persons Need Not Apply

Haggen Food & Pharmacy has laid off all 14 courtesy clerks with developmental disabilities working at the grocery stores it bought. Read Letter

Father Serra's Plantation

King Carlos's royal road, El Camino Real, trod by his agent Junipero Serra, led straight to hell for the Native Americans of California. Read Letter

Support La Casa

Hopefully, La Casa de la Raza's financial problems can be resolved so it can continue to be a positive resource. Read Letter

Mock Water

Political visionaries are desperately looking for water now that the cupboard is running low from the state's historic drought. Read Letter

Medicare and Medicaid at 50

Where do we go from here? Read Letter

'Music Man' Spectacular

The Music Man was one of the most spectacular productions we have ever seen in Santa Barbara. Read Letter

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