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A Story of an Elder Chumash

In the year 1961, my grandma, Irene Valencia Cordero, was taken from the reservation after remarrying to a Caucasian. Read story.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

On the Beach at Bocas

Barney considers island life on Panama's archipelago. Read story.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Trump Making Social Darwinism Sexy Again

Republican’s repeal-and-replace health-care bill benefits the young, healthy, and rich. Read story.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

County: Consider STRs to Reduce the Deficit

Short-term rentals on ag-lands benefit farmers, consumers, eco-tourists, and county coffers. Read story.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Government Out of Health Insurance.

The U.S. government has made a mess of health care because it wants to force some people to pay for other people’s insurance. Read story.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Sensitivity Suggested

I was disturbed to open up this week's Independent and see that under the heading Law & Disorder were the stories involving two young men's tragedies. Read story.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Roundabout Love

Thank you to all those people involved in the new roundabout at Cliff Drive and Las Positas. Read story.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Healing Art

Your article on Hank Pitcher was outstanding. Read story.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Panama Revisited: Wow!

Skyscrapers, some of questionable financing, mark the capital's skyline. One of the tallest bears Trump's name. Read story.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Wearing of the Green

Desperation and war drove the Irish to America, a scenario that repeats today. Read story.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Health-Care Solution

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is the closest the United States has come to addressing health care in the United States. Read story.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

UCSB’S Bonfire of the Vanities

Structural problems with UC Endowment halves comparative earnings. Read story.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Not a Fan of the VBAC Ban

Lift the block of vaginal birth after cesarean in Santa Barbara. Read story.

Monday, March 13, 2017

Eye on Camp 4

WE Watch has opposed the development of the 1,400 acres known as Camp 4 in anything other than the 100-acre minimum lots specified in its agricultural zoning. Read story.

Sunday, March 12, 2017

What Is Your Automation Policy, Mr. President?

A 'bot may be a more potent job-killer than free trade or immigration. Read story.

Sunday, March 12, 2017
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