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The Challenge of Renting in Santa Barbara

With Average-or-Less Income the Norm, Flexibility in Housing Is Necessary

For Santa Barbara to survive as a city with people doing jobs of average or less income, creativity and flexibility in housing is necessary. Read story.

Heir of the Dog

Dancing on the precipice of the drought, Montecito-style. Read story.

No Drought About It

Water may be scarce, but the arts are plentiful. Read story.

Show Me the Money?

Sadly, former congressmember Aaron Shock's greed, and interior decorating need, has become business as usual. Read story.

The Challenge of Renting in Santa Barbara

With Average-or-Less Income the Norm, Flexibility in Housing Is Necessary

For Santa Barbara to survive as a city with people doing jobs of average or less income, creativity and flexibility in housing is necessary. Read story.

Taking Racism Out of City Elections

By-District Choices Cure Denial of Rights to Latino Citizens

District elections will cure the long-standing denial of rights to Latino citizens. Read story.

Desal, the Climate Crisis, and Our Children's Future

Is the Desal Plant a $65 Million Mistake?

Climate-friendly landscaping provides more long-term benefit at less cost. Read story.

The State of the City

Is Santa Barbara Ready for Startup Hot Beds?

I'm thinking of a Startup in need of funding with 1,455 local employees. But Wall Street or Main Street is hesitant to fund our "Hot Beds." Read story.

Use of Force in the Ukraine

The Moral Dimension of Employing Military Forces

Invite Merkel to address Congress on the moral dimension of employing military forces. Read story.

Women's Roles in Islam

Muslim women have long had professional and inheritance rights. 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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Bring Back Navigators

Commercial passenger planes used to have three people in the cockpit able to fly the plane: the captain, copilot, and navigator. Read Letter

Resist 'Easy' Desal

"Is the Desalination Plant a $65 Million Mistake?" and — the answer is — yes. Read Letter

Nukes Under that Smoke Ring

The Minuteman III is the United States’ land-based missile that can deliver a nuclear warhead to most places on the planet within minutes. Read Letter

Ills at Elings

I wonder how much Elings Park board members know about the landfill below the park and what it is doing to the Las Positas Valley environment? Read Letter

Boston Defense: Nil

Defense counsel Judy Clarke appears to be denying a defense to Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in the Boston bombing trial by declaring "he did it." Read Letter

Kudos and Dodos

Women in sports: Yay. 'Sex scandal' headline: Boo. Read Letter

Party and Graduation Safety Comes First

I graduated from Tracy High in 1993 in a wheelchair. I never planned to end school like that. Read Letter

Twenty-Minute Turnpike Wait

Has anyone else ever been stuck in traffic waiting for the blinking red light at Cathedral Oaks and Turnpike? Read Letter

Insulting

The dog offends. Read Letter

Throwaway Soldiers and Sailors

Veterans are hit the hardest by homelessness. Read Letter

Loss

As women, we cherish our girlfriends, but what about that special guy friend? Read Letter

Traffic Patterns

Who wants traffic in their neighborhood? Read Letter

Please, Landlord, Please

A retired person living on a fixed ( no COLA) pension, I am subject to a 10 percent a year increase in my rent. Read Letter

Farewell, Joe Scher

When it comes our time to part / Memories spring from the heart. Read Letter

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