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Why She’s Running

I was out of town for a few days last week and was sorry to have missed the opportunity to answer the Independent’s inquiry about “why anyone would want to run for the Goleta Sanitary District Board.”

Hurray for Bulb-Outs

I actually see cars stopping to let people cross the street when they step onto a bulb out where no car would stop before.

No Marijuana Sales in Our Name

We noticed that there was an advertisement included in an issue of The Independent this summer that advertised locally grown medical marijuana from a farm collective named for our Chumash great-great grandmother Maria Ygnacia.

News to Yous

World-renowned hip-hop dancer and choreographer Cris Judd will teach two master classes at the Santa Barbara Dance Arts Studio (1 N. Calle César Chávez, #100) this Saturday, October 2. An intermediate class will take place at 1 p.m. Advanced instruction begins at 2:45 p.m. For tickets and info, call 966-5299 or visit sbdancearts.com

Ray LaMontagne

Whether it’s the soulful groove of “Repo Man,” the bare guitar and haunting lyrics of “Like Rock & Roll and Radio,” or the bright, reflective “Old Before Your Time” that lures you in, Ray LaMontagne’s God Willin’ & The Creek Don’t Rise ultimately resonates as a whole.

Life Under the Bandidos

To describe Rocinha without trying to describe the drug trafficking system that holds it together would be absurd.

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