A Very Expensive Nightmare

What the Parks and Recreation Department is trying to do with the East Beach Grill will most likely not be a good decision. Read story.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Dick Smith in Disrepair

Dick Smith truly was a renaissance man whom many would consider the 'John Muir of the Central Coast.' Read story.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Time Is Running Out for Carrizo Plain

National monument status threatened for a cherished resource. Read story.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Back in the USSR

Gяээtiпgs, Amэяiкaпs! Barney impulsively flies off to St. Petersburg. Read story.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Triple Homicide Collides with Second Amendment

The Poodle riffs on silencers, baseball, Congress, and rage-a-holics with guns. Read story.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Legally Low in Cost

Santa Barbara's Local Coastal Program (LCP) was certified on the basis of low-cost visitor-serving facilities being provided in accordance with one of the policies of the California Coastal Act, to my recollection. Read story.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

First 100 Day of Isla Vista's Community Services District

Early days bring policies, procedures, safety patrol advocacy, and an intern staff. Read story.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Improving State Street

I have lived here for 27 years and have always been a regular visitor to downtown. Read story.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Not a Print

Cover art inappropriate to the seriousness of the Han story. Read story.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Whack a Bench

Moving the benches on State Street to adjacent streets would encourage the panhandlers to sit there, off of State Street. Read story.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Local Locales

We read in today's Independent about the results of a retail study commissioned by the Downtown Organization regarding the proliferation of empty storefronts downtown. Read story.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Setting the Record Straight on 'Old Spanish Days'

Santa Barbara's historic pride is sometimes misunderstood. Read story.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

In Taxes We Trust

AB 653 frees California tribes from property taxes once an “application” was filed with the Bureau of Indian Affairs to take a property into trust. Read story.

Friday, June 16, 2017

The Price of Entry

I recently visited the MOXI science museum for the first time, and as a grandparent, I was struck by the expense. Read story.

Originally published 2:09 p.m., June 16, 2017
Updated 12:25 p.m., June 22, 2017

Cold Nights with Mother Nature

Backpacking with Dick Smith sounded like a good idea, until we went off the trail. Read story.

Thursday, June 15, 2017
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