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Admiring the Ninja Plumbers of California

Our State Is Now the Global Leader in Forward-Thinking Policies

Our state's become the global leader in enacting forward-thinking policies. Read story.

Mystery and History Behind Mayoral Race

Digging into Cathy Murillo’s victory, red hats, Edmund O. Hanson, and the Jerry Roberts poll Read story.

Calling Sherlock Holmes

Solving the election-season mystery Read story.

Current Events Viewed from (Way) Afar

Extra-terrestrial concerned about Earth direction. Read story.

Admiring the Ninja Plumbers of California

Our State Is Now the Global Leader in Forward-Thinking Policies

Our state's become the global leader in enacting forward-thinking policies. Read story.

When Peace Officers Use Their Guns

Use-of-Force Policies Need Reform in Santa Barbara

Use-of-force policies need reform in Santa Barbara. Read story.

A Different First Step to Solving the Housing Crisis

Reconsidering Propositions and Property Taxes

Reconsidering propositions and property taxes. Read story.

The World Is My Classroom

Outdoors as a Place to Level the Playing Field

The outdoors might be one really good place to help level the playing field. Read story.

Supporting Cathy Murillo for Mayor

A Scrutiny of Santa Barbara Mayoral Candidates

She is the person best suited to serve the community now. Read story.

Killing Ends the Universe for All

We start to forget victims' own rich lives, the fact that they lived a life as we are now. Read story.

Holiday Awkward

Hoping for a winter anywhere but here. Read story.

Got something on your mind? Send us a letter: letters@independent.com

Rewarding Riches

The tax plan currently before Congress shovels more money to the billionaire brotherhood. Read Letter

Good People Needed

We need good people in government with imagination, who would plan for workers to earn a sufficient living. Read Letter

Money Versus Neighbors

I don’t have a dog in the fight about the Chumash Camp 4 agreement since I live in Carpinteria. Read Letter

Tube Troubles

Recently, Cox Communications “upgraded” a very popular TV station to a higher subscription rate. Read Letter

Laws, Not Ephemera

I remain opposed to the Santa Barbara County supervisors’ discussions with the Chumash. Read Letter

Whither Carpinteria?

Does anyone know what will happen to this nice vacation town if this stench is allowed any longer? Read Letter

Quality of Life

I support humanely raising animals for Santa Barbara restaurants. Read Letter

Keep OAS Alive

We are alumni of OAS who deeply value our experiences at OAS. Read Letter

Fair Behavior

I am a vegetarian and have been for seven years. Read Letter

Resist

Our culture has accepted two lies. Read Letter

Bestirred and Bee Bothered

Samantha Bee last night at the Arlington should have been the highlight of a great Fareed Zakaria, Joe Biden political lecture season in Santa Barbara. Read Letter

Motivation

Like Las Vegas, undue emphasis is again placed on determining the motive of the mass murderer in Sutherland Springs. Read Letter

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