Rightful Ownership

Chumash Camp 4: Let’s See Where Their Feet Go

As the Chumash follow through with museum plans, let's see where their feet go on Camp 4. Read story.

Children of a Lesser Dog

Six hundred volunteer to count the homeless; three homeless people dead in Pershing Park. Read story.

Is This Book Theft or Not?

San Roque's Little Free Library lost its hardbacks recently. Read story.

Jumping Ship

Is it ethical to take advantage of "hidden-city" flights when airlines offer them? Read story.

Rightful Ownership

Chumash Camp 4: Let’s See Where Their Feet Go

As the Chumash follow through with museum plans, let's see where their feet go on Camp 4. Read story.

Hold Santa Barbara District Elections in 2016

Voter Participation Greatest in Even-Numbered Years

Real election reform in Santa Barbara requires even-year elections. Read story.

Mass Deportation Targets Black and Latino Men

Racial and gender disparities in immigration law enforcement reflect deeper issues in this country. Read story.

The Eastside Assessment Reaches Beyond Milpas

An Open Response to an Open Letter

Light industry west to Salsipuedes would be affected, and other concerns. Read story.

Not-So-Friendly Dating

February Is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness month. 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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To BID or Not to BID

The downtown BID functions well for its stakeholders, and fosters cohesion and cooperation. Read Letter

A Thankless Task

Ocean Conservancy, NRDC, Oceana, recreational anglers, commercial fishermen, native tribes of California, and countless other stakeholders worked on the marine sanctuary. Read Letter

Remembering Baroness Léni Fé Bland

She was honored with the Lobero Theatre Foundation's Ghostlight Luminary award in 2013. Read Letter

An Open Letter to Sansum

It's odd to receive a solicitation, as we all already subsidize you with our time. Read Letter

Open Letter to Supervisor Peter Adam

I was disappointed to read your comments questioning the sovereign nation status of Native American tribes. Read Letter

Forget Him

I know many Isla Vistans were frustrated with the media presence and that victims went less noticed. Read Letter


Was there one line that day at DMV for undocumented workers and another line for all others? Read Letter

Circumcision Resolution?

As long as they are considering a resolution on declawing cats in Carpinteria … Read Letter

Voters Have Spoken

Santa Barbara County voters rejected an energy industry shutdown initiative in the last election by a decisive margin. Read Letter

Doing Her Job

Mayor Schneider has made clear statements about her reasons for contesting the widening as it is now proposed. Read Letter

It's About Accuracy

Wendy McCaw may have a degree in history, but whose version of events did she study? Read Letter

Underground Power for Public Safety

An accident on Saturday evening makes a compelling case for undergrounding utility power poles and live wires. Read Letter

Pension Dollars and Sense

No wonder the new S.B. County fire chief is smiling; he's stepping into a job that last paid $208,505 annually and another $113,174 in benefits. Read Letter

Chicken Quarters Barely Better

Let's face it: battery cages for laying hens are examples of the extent to which we will inflict cruelty on animals in the interest of the almighty dollar. Read Letter

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