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The Price of Separating Families

Lifelong Trauma and Toxic Stress May Be in Store for More Than 2,300 Children

Trump's 'babies crying is not a good look' comes simply too late for more than 2,300 children. Read story.

Locking Up Babies and Other Immigration Nightmares

Trump, Sessions, and Miller advance their policy of hate on the United States border. Read story.

Barney Brantingham Retires

After 60 years in journalism, Santa Barbara’s On the Beat columnist hangs up his typewriter. Read story.

Current Events Viewed from (Way) Afar

Extra-terrestrial concerned about Earth direction. Read story.

The Price of Separating Families

Lifelong Trauma and Toxic Stress May Be in Store for More Than 2,300 Children

Trump's 'babies crying is not a good look' comes simply too late for more than 2,300 children. Read story.

Ramadan in the Modern Age

Spiritual Growth Through the Crucible of Abstinence

In a world of consumerism, I did not consume. Read story.

Public Service and the Public Good

Passing Along a Gratitude for Hardworking People

The writer passes along a gratitude for all hardworking people. Read story.

A Family Matter

Answering Not-So-Easy Questions About 'Why'

Having the tough conversation about death by suicide and answering not-so-easy questions about “why?" Read story.

Student-Loan Programs Are Behind the Times

Students, Not Parents, Often Pay for Higher Education

America is changing, and nostalgia is a dirty liar. Read story.

Killing Ends the Universe for All

We start to forget victims' own rich lives, the fact that they lived a life as we are now. Read story.

Holiday Awkward

Hoping for a winter anywhere but here. Read story.

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Sunshine Through the Fog

Santa Barbara can at times feel like an island: isolated, non-urban, at a remove from events of the "outside world." Read Letter

Well-Paying, Rural Jobs Welcome

It’s been rough going lately for working people in the Santa Maria area. Read Letter

A Worldwide Immigration Problem

The industrialized world's entire immigration system, with the exception of some countries, is a disaster. Read Letter

The Need for Humane Immigration Policies

This administration targets the most vulnerable, from children who will not be immediately reunited with their parents, to survivors of sexual assault and violence. Read Letter

Watch Your Language (and Culture)

Anthro prof attacks changes to SBCC coursework; department head counters that UCLA now accepts the class. Read Letter

A Clear Danger

Water bottles are being stored on black asphalt in the hot sun for weeks on end. Read Letter

Best Wedding Officiant?

I am disappointed to not see a category to nominate “best of” for wedding officiants. Read Letter

Trauma at the Border

Our government is inflicting a ghastly form of trauma on children at the border. Read Letter

Ripping Families Apart

It's hard to comprehend what's going on in our country right now. Read Letter

Stop Family Separations Vigil

Vigil and action to be held at State and Anapamu Wednesday evening. Read Letter

Meg West Says Farewell

Endorses Kathleen Werner as a director for Goleta Water District. Read Letter

Bourdain, Last Month

I guess I was never slated to meet Anthony Bourdain, but I got very close. Read Letter

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