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How to Get to the Convention as a Delegate

Democrats Gavel In National Convention on Monday

Democrats gavel in national convention on Monday, and Susan Rose will be there, writing about it for The Independent. Read story.

The Dog Pound

Ridiculous rents and what to do about them. Read story.

When Fear Reigned in Santa Barbara

Irrational suspicion leading to the internment of Japanese Americans in 1942 is a horrible model to follow today. Read story.

Good Grammaring

Santa Barbara be doing it pretty good. Read story.

How to Get to the Convention as a Delegate

Democrats Gavel In National Convention on Monday

Democrats gavel in national convention on Monday, and Susan Rose will be there, writing about it for The Independent. Read story.

Beyond the Advance Medical Directive

Physician Order for Life-Sustaining Treatment Gives Direction on End-of-Life Preferences

Physician Order for Life-Sustaining Treatment gives direction on end-of-life preferences. Read story.

Public Contract Bill Punishes Israel Boycotters

In AB 2844, What Is a 'Pretext' for Discrimination?

In AB 2844, what is a 'pretext' for discrimination? Read story.

Delta Plan Overturned

Ruling Slows Down the Twin Tunnels Project

Ruling slows down the Twin Tunnels project. Read story.

Reclaiming the Republican Party

Extreme Prejudice and Xenophobia Are Fundamentally Un-American

The extreme prejudice expressed is not merely politically unwise but fundamentally un-American. 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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Athletes Wear Skirts, Too

"Condor Trail" article is blatantly sexist and noninclusive. Read Letter

Traffic Snarls

I used to listen to KFI 640 and scoff at the traffic reports, wondering why anyone would put up with all that craziness. Read Letter

Death of Innocents

It has been painful enough to know about the deaths of innocents by law enforcement without seeing the videos. Read Letter

Police: Consider 'Snake' Rounds

Snake rounds are shotgun pellets in a pistol shell. They’ve been used against snakes for over 100 years. Read Letter

Compare and Contrast

"Reclaiming the Republican Party" throws around words from the lexicon of Liberal new speak in an attempt to contrast the Republican Party with the supposed hate by Donald Trump. Read Letter

'Weak' for Trump

Donald Trump called Jeb Bush “tired.” It was a very effective strategy. Read Letter

Carp Eliminates Transitional Kindergarten

Carpinteria school board decided to eliminate a new, early kindergarten program for approximately 28 children who have spring birthdays. Read Letter

The Second Amendment

What were "arms" or "weapons" in 1791, at the time of its ratification? Read Letter

Ice Age or Climate Change?

The doom and gloom predictions promoted by the “Greens’” view of the world over “Global Warming” caused by too much human CO2 is questioned by we doubters. Read Letter

Stop the Killing

I was in tears this morning on seeing the shooting of an innocent African-American man by the police. Read Letter

Asphalt or Landscape?

For 17 of my 22 years as director of the County Parks Department, I was blessed to have my office in Rocky Nook Park. Read Letter

Unwanted Fareed Fourth

The 4th of July parade in Montecito has always been a friendly, politics-free, community event. Read Letter

All Zoos Are Not the Same

Animal welfare, including exhibit design and behavioral enrichment activities, is a priority at the Santa Barbara Zoo. Read Letter

Celebrate Freedom

Fourth of July is one of America’s favorite holidays. Read Letter

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