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S.B. Corrupt? Say It Ain’t So

Santa Barbarans are not going to approve City Council district elections, at least not in my lifetime. Read story.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Reagan’s Abortion Quandary

With the Hobby Lobby decision, the Supreme Court takes shots at Roe v. Wade and Obamacare. Read story.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Eyewitness to Beatlemania

A new book by Ivor Davis narrates 1964's Beatles tour. Read story.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Legal Expert Calls for Supreme Court Reform

Harvard's Laurence Tribe proposes term limits for Supreme Court justices, sees women's rights threatened. Read story.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Was He Really the Murderer?

CHP officer Leo Kirkes walked all over the evidence during investigation of Carpinteria woman's murder. Read story.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Rough Trade in Kona’s Reefs

Underwater mayhem and the consequences of tax evasion intrigue Barney this week. Read story.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

We Must Learn the Lessons of I.V.

Now, even while our tears are still drying, it’s time for serious action. Read story.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Isla Vista: The Unwanted Child

Once a small village of shops and meadows, Isla Vista came to house thousands of young UCSB teenagers with no civic government. Read story.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

The Phantom of Fifth Avenue

New Huguette Clark book rehashes her life and wonders about the fate of Bellosguardo. Read story.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Montanan Hunts S.B. $$$

Ryan Zinke posted signs for a fundraiser in Hope Ranch, but he's running for Congress in Montana. Read story.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Run for the Wall

On May 12, LeRoy “Snuffy” Robles plans to Run for the Wall on his Harley; gang injunction defendants dwindle to 11. Read story.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

April, the Cruelest Month

Henry David Thoreau may be our most famous tax protester. Read story.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Scalia: $3.5 Mil Just Chump Change

The going price to buy politicians just went up. Read story.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Who’d Steal Gram’s Water?

Even Fiesta was cancelled during the drought in 1947; and despite Judy Pearce's family's careful usage, their bill kept going up. Read story.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Hope Springs for Wrecked Miramar

Rick Caruso's development team thinks resort financing is picking up. Read story.

Thursday, March 20, 2014
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