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Fear the Disease, Not the Vaccine

Risks from Sickness Far Larger Than Vaccine Risk

Risks from disease — death, blindness, paralysis, infertility, brain injury — far outweigh the remote risks of adverse reaction. Read story.

Of Mega Dogs and Mega Droughts

How to read the Mona Lisa smile of water czar Joshua Haggmark. Read story.

Dodgers on the Tube — in Bakersfield

Time Warner's billion-dollar deal leaves Cox in the dust. Read story.

The Truthiness of Brian Williams's War Tale

When is a statement an exaggeration, embellishment, white lie, false memory, conflation, puffing, hyperbole, misremembering, or over-statement? Read story.

Fear the Disease, Not the Vaccine

Risks from Sickness Far Larger Than Vaccine Risk

Risks from disease — death, blindness, paralysis, infertility, brain injury — far outweigh the remote risks of adverse reaction. Read story.

Bibi, Go Home

Disrespectful Actions by Benjamin Netanyahu Deserve Boycott of Speech

Benjamin Netanyahu's disrespectful actions deserve a boycott of his speech to Congress. Read story.

Oil Train Roulette

Oppose Bringing Dangerous Cargo Through

Allowing oil trains to pass through a community is like playing Russian roulette. Read story.

Some Chumash Are More Equal Than Others

When It Comes to Being Within the Tribe, Not All Members Benefit

When it comes to being within the tribe, not all members benefit. Read story.

Next Stop, Shadowlands U.S.A.

The Koch Brothers and the Buying of American Politics

The Koch brothers and the buying of American politics. Read story.

The Tragedy of Paris

True freedom of speech furthers the progress of truth and intellectual discussion. 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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Keep It Rural

The current plans for the Mission Canyon Corridor would dramatically impact the historic resources and rural ambience of the area. Read Letter

The Widening Gyre

France is dead. Read Letter

One World

Not long ago Pope Francis came out as an environmentalist in response to issues of overpopulation, environmental degradation, and climate change. Read Letter

Unforgiven

Obama the paper lion just can't fire liars and cheats. Read Letter

The Dark Side of SoCal Gas

With "estimated billing," life imitates Minority Report. Read Letter

Take a Bow

Tyler Hayden's "Game of Drones" was everything a news junkie wants and needs. Read Letter

Elings Boondoggle

Why do taxpayers have to pay $1.3 million for gas venting/monitoring in Elings while the park turns around and raises yearly tennis permit fees by more than 300 percent? Read Letter

Helpers and Honkers

I wanted to thank the two gentlemen and the lovely woman who helped me out when my car broke down in front of Lazy Acres last Saturday. Read Letter

Ads Reflect the Advertised

Concerning Lois Capps's TV ad about Chris Mitchum, they were deceptive and a lie. Read Letter

Employed Illegally?

In light of the controversy over the word "illegals" … Read Letter

No Joke

I just wanted tell you how much I enjoyed your humor issue of February 19. Read Letter

Selfish Selfies

President Obama has checked out. Read Letter

Whose Free Speech?

If the daily is going to wail and gnash its teeth about its free speech rights, the paper needs equally to respect the free speech rights of the pro-Latino dissidents. Read Letter

The Crime of Assisted Suicide

Legalizing assisted suicide disturbs the value of human life. Read Letter

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