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Campus Cops Don’t Make Everyone Safer

Racial Bias Training Is Essential to Safeguard All Students

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

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.

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.

Campus Cops Don’t Make Everyone Safer

Racial Bias Training Is Essential to Safeguard All Students

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

Santa Barbara Approves Oil Pipeline Despite Climate Concerns

Board of Supervisors: What Happened to Standing Up to Big Oil?

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

Skin Irritants in the Water

Some Goleta Residents Complain of Skin, Eye, Lung Irritation

Some Goleta residents complain of skin, eye, and lung irritation. Read story.

Montecito Needs Our Support

Not Only Lavish and Accomplished, the Town Is a Basket of Giving

Montecito should be less famous for its standard of living and more for its standard of giving. Read story.

Quit Calling Santa Barbara 'Paradise'

Mother Nature Has Leveled the Playing Field of Our Home

After Mother Nature has leveled the playing field, will we pay attention? 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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Debris Flow Records Wanted

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

Comments Not Needed

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

Blood Thirsty?

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

Dealing with the Nightmare

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

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 Letter

Yay!

Thank you! Read Letter

Offended

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

We Wished So Hard for Water

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

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 Letter

Goodbye, Online Comments

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

Representation

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

From Ashes to Sand

You’re used to seeing lumber in the yards when you build your house into a home. Read Letter

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