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Out West

Jeff Miller is a longtime New York newspaper writer and editor who now lives in Santa Barbara, writing books and songs.

Current Events Viewed from (Way) Afar

Extra-terrestrial concerned about Earth direction. Read story.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

What’s Not in a Name

Tracking mix-ups on the map. Read story.

Monday, January 2, 2017

Balonaphobia on the Rise

And Dylan’s Nobel Prize didn’t help. Read story.

Monday, December 5, 2016

Overnight Election Sensation

Writing about what is to be, way before it happens. Read story.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Diabetes and Driving

Low blood sugar levels can cause drivers to seem drunk. Read story.

Monday, October 3, 2016

Lollapalooza of a Gift

UCSB grapples with Charlie Munger’s $200 million gift. Read story.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Weed Whacker Firecracker

Should steel blades be banned in wildlands? Read story.

Monday, August 1, 2016

Good Grammaring

Santa Barbara be doing it pretty good. Read story.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Swimming Lessons

David Foster Wallace’s thoughts on commencing. Read story.

Monday, June 6, 2016

Housing the Homeless

Officials discover it's compassionate — and cheaper, too. Read story.

Monday, May 2, 2016

Crosby vs. Diablo

Musical legend pleases and politicks. Read story.

Friday, March 25, 2016

Tom Kelley: The Wizard of Guitars

The instrument maker is renowned for cooking up serious tone. Read story.

Monday, March 7, 2016

Searching for Myra

As we get closer to the end of our road, we get more curious about where it began. Read story.

Monday, February 8, 2016

At Home on the Range

I could hear hooves clacking over the stony ground, bullets ricocheting off the rock outcroppings: This was home ground. Read story.

Monday, January 4, 2016

Santa Barbara Sagas

How the Granada Theatre was rebuilt, Peter Frisch, and more. Read story.

Monday, December 7, 2015
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