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Protecting California's Coast Requires a Firm Hand, not Politics

Removing Charles Lester as Coastal Commission Chief Is Ill-Advised

The financial clout of coastal projects requires Charles Lester's integrity at the top. Read story.

Notorious DOG

Poodle on educational loan sharking and Campaign 2016. Read story.

Scoping Out the Fest

Film festival offers not-to-be-missed foreign flicks and documentaries, too. Read story.

At Home on the Range

I could hear hooves clacking over the stony ground, bullets ricocheting off the rock outcroppings: This was home ground. Read story.

Protecting California's Coast Requires a Firm Hand, not Politics

Removing Charles Lester as Coastal Commission Chief Is Ill-Advised

The financial clout of coastal projects requires Charles Lester's integrity at the top. Read story.

Unproductive Drama

Anointing Lester, Demonizing the Agency, and Getting Us Nowhere

Anointing Lester and demonizing the agency is getting us nowhere. Read story.

Selfies Aplenty in Iowa

Janet Wolf Herds Caucus-Goers for Clinton

Janet Wolf herds Caucus-goers for Clinton and takes photos with the candidates. Read story.

Coastal Commission Goes Rogue

Santa Barbara Development Illustrates Questionable Actions

Actions on a Santa Barbara development illustrate questionable procedures. Read story.

Widening 101: Did They Say 10 More Years?

The Delay Amounts to a National Disaster

This national disaster needs emergency priority to get it done. Read story.

Extremists Endanger Muslims, Too

ISIS has killed more Muslims than any other group. Read story.

Is It an Election or a Bad Reality TV Show?

On the war in Yemen and other things we don't like to think about. Read story.

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Fossil Fuel Fix

We are blessed to have two state legislators who are working to clean up the messes made by too many decades of fossil fuel development. Read Letter

Top Cop Qualifications

Nick Welsh's article about the police department serves as a reminder that Santa Barbara has begun selection of a new chief. Read Letter

Lying, and Making Stuff Up

Should police lie to get an involuntary/false confession? Read Letter

The Left Coast

Richard Charter is absolutely right about national marine sanctuaries. Read Letter

Fox in the Coop?

In actual practice, Supervisor Peter Adam’s far right, anti-government, anti-environmental views are less about removing protections from wetlands and more about adding protections for the oil industry. Read Letter

Pick Up Thanks

The Westside and in particular the San Andres corridor are disproportionately impacted by illegal dumping on city streets. Read Letter

Coastal Submission

As a Coastal Commission staff member 1978-2000, I supported coastal access but often seemed like a voice in the wilderness. Read Letter

Open Vote on CCC's Lester

Some commissioners of the California Coastal Commission (CCC) are trying to fire Charles Lester as the director of the CCC. Read Letter

Luminaries Advocate Carbon Tax

With 2015 confirmed as the second consecutive hottest year on record, we know we must act decisively, but who knows what should be done? Read Letter

Trump Leads the Pack

Americans are fed up and angry. Read Letter

Take a Bus to Protest the Train

Next week the San Luis Obispo Planning Commission is deciding on a rail spur expansion project that could mean mile-long oil trains through our area on a near daily basis. Read Letter

Bicycle Plan Now!

It is very important that the City Council move forward and pass a strong and visionary Bicycle Master Plan. Read Letter

Compassionate Regulations, Too

I am a hospice patient treating the pain from my stage 4 metastatic breast cancer with cannabis oil. Read Letter

Bruce Porter Is the Man

Candidate for 3rd District County Supervisor Bruce Porter recognizes the value of preparedness because he has been a leader on devastating incident response teams. Read Letter

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