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Still Very White and Male

Film Fest's Variety Artisan Awards lacked the spice of life. Read story.

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Debris Flow Records Wanted

Scientists studying the Montecito debris flows seek photos and audio/video records. Read story.

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Comments Not Needed

I've grown tired of reading the same people using Independent.com as a platform for ignorance. Read story.

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Blood Thirsty?

The president just used the phrase "blood thirsty" regarding a gang. Read story.

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Dealing with the Nightmare

I want to just pull the covers over my head and wait for this to pass. Read story.

Friday, February 16, 2018

Amen

I cannot count the times that I closed your webpage in dismay, having read an excellent piece, only to be followed by toxic, hateful comments that nearly negated the informational value of the article. Read story.

Friday, February 16, 2018

Yay!

Thank you! Read story.

Friday, February 16, 2018

Offended

I just wanted to take a moment and let you know how offended, insulted, and disappointed I was . Read story.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

We Wished So Hard for Water

We wished so hard for water / Ached for wetness long denied Read story.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

How Landlords Can Be Heroes

When enlightened landlords work with their lessees and renters, everyone benefits and has a chance of weathering the downturn. Read story.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Campus Cops Don’t Make Everyone Safer

They must be trained in racial bias to safeguard all students. Read story.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Trump, Zinke Seek to Foul Santa Barbara’s Nest

The president, Secretary of the Interior, and Santa Barbara’s late, great oil spill of 1969. Read story.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Goodbye, Online Comments

Our editors explain why we’ve decided to end reader comments via Independent.com. Read story.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Representation

Many political observers these days are dismayed at extreme partisanship. Read story.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Santa Barbara Approves Oil Pipeline Despite Climate Concerns

Board of Supervisors: What happened to standing up to big oil? Read story.

Monday, February 12, 2018
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