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Losing Cash Bail Means Courts Will Decide

Bail reform puts pretrial detention in judges' Hands. Read story.

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Why We Still Dig

The Bucket Brigade is committed to finding the lost children of Montecito and needs financial help. Read story.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Vision Zero Santa Barbara

Is the city's initiative half-baked or ready for prime time? Read story.

Saturday, September 8, 2018

Homelessness, State Street, and Democratic Values

Homelessness is a social justice and public policy issue reflecting values that are core to our society. Read story.

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Trail Advocates Ignore the Constitution

Public access has never existed across the private property at Hollister Ranch to the beach. Read story.

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

The Party of Racism

The only thing that remains of the original Republican Party is the name. Read story.

Sunday, September 2, 2018

Fire Protection and Environmental Protection Can Be Balanced

Fire protection and environmental protection can be balanced for everyone who loves our mountains and foothills, including those of us who live here. Read story.

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Going for the Deep Carbon Cleanse

SB100 leads the way for clean energy innovations. Read story.

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

With Pride, We Rise

New owners of James Gelb's former properties become a Pride supporter. Read story.

Friday, August 24, 2018

Democracy: Then and Now

The 1968 Democratic Convention in context. Read story.

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Public Comment and the Wall

The Supreme Court settled the right to speak freely and openly about 40 years ago. Read story.

Friday, August 17, 2018

When Is Parking Trespassing?

For some months last year the trailhead parking lot for Hot Springs Trail in Montecito was closed in the evenings. Read story.

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

A Political Season for Homelessness

'The homeless' are from every community, and each has a legal, if not moral, duty to help alleviate the problem. Read story.

Monday, August 13, 2018

City Council Should Stop Clutching at Straws

The current “plastic straw debate” is an example of the Santa Barbara City Council's inability to deal with priority problems. Read story.

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Kavanaugh Should Withdraw

Statements prejudging presidential lawbreaking disqualify him. Read story.

Wednesday, August 8, 2018
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