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It’s All About Public Safety

I call upon everyone to do something to positively affect our public’s safety. For some it will mean volunteering at a local school, for others it will mean fighting for funds for mental health research/treatment, and for some creating new laws.

Wendy’s Win

The bizarre and unfair ruling gives Santa Barbara News-Press owner Wendy McCaw license to retaliate against her workers and spells bad news for media workers everywhere.

A History of Ocean Meadows

If the Trust for Public Lands is allowed to purchase the golf course, a beautiful existing habitat will be destroyed to further the interests of a new insiders, and UCSB’s invasion of Goleta.

All Power to the Pedals

Trying to calculate how long it would take me to ride from my house downtown to Patterson Avenue (to pick up my new specs), I came across an astounding fact on Wikipedia: “ … up to 99 percent of the energy delivered by the rider into the pedals is transmitted to the wheels.”

Leaving Santa Barbara

Travels changed me. I had felt restless and let myself be moved. And as I moved, the landscapes and the faces I passed began to mold me.

Defense of Israel

Sometimes I wonder how different I would be if my parents had never moved to America from Israel.

Food Literacy

There is a term used in food-system circles which is: “The Santa Barbara Syndrome,” which at first I thought might be the euphoric state that overtakes someone who lives in such a beautiful place; but apparently it refers to our agricultural situation, where 99% of all the produce we grow is shipped out of the county, and virtually everything we eat is trucked in from elsewhere.

Andropause: A Diagnosis Whose Time Has Come

When one thinks of testosterone use by men, images of rippling muscles, a super libido, or aggressive personalities likely come to mind. These extreme impressions fail to highlight the many critical benefits of testosterone during andropause.

Parenting in Public

Normally, we don’t have the time (because we are busy being good mothers) or are too shocked to address the fact that a total stranger is glaring our way, or has approached to scold us for a perceived parenting defect.

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