Depression, Addiction & Me

When the Black Dog's Got You Down

"All I know is it works. What have you got to lose? Why not give it a try?” Read story.

I Bark, Therefore I Yam

Guns or butter? Why what happens in Isla Vista won't stay there... Read story.

No Cop, No Stop

Santa Barbarans do not, as a group, believe in obeying stop signs. Read story.

Los Angeles County Fair, Pomona, 1950s

The Magic Chopomatic reminds of modern-day Twitter soft sells. Read story.

Depression, Addiction & Me

When the Black Dog's Got You Down

"All I know is it works. What have you got to lose? Why not give it a try?” Read story.

City College Needs Measure S

Upgrades Needed for Leaks, Safety, and New Technology

Essential upgrades are needed for leaks, safety, and new technology. Read story.

How to Make a Million

Ride Your Bike to Work!

Most people know that a bicycle can improve your sex life and help save the planet, but did you know a bike can make you rich? Read story.

A Preemptive Measure for Health and Safety

Is Increased Oil Production Worth the Risk?

Measure P will head off environmental destruction, water contamination, and health impacts. Read story.

Bikes and Cars

What Do You Prefer?

Do enough people commute by bicycle to justify reducing car lanes? Frank Hotchkiss wants to know what you think. Read story.

Despite Persecution, Ahmadi Muslims Engage in Prayer

When a mob in Pakistan set aflame several homes of members of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, police officers just ... Read story.

Musselshell River

“Mike? What in the hell kind of name is that? French?” (It’s a curious fact that in Montana, virtually ... Read story.

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Walls and Bridges

It is crucial that the Mission Historical Park is maintained and respected. Read Letter

Desal Go Solar

It would be well worth the extra time, money, and effort to make the desal plant run entirely on solar power. Read Letter

Skateboarding Is Not a Crime!

According to California's Vehicle Code, skateboarders are not allowed on streets; they are considered pedestrians. Read Letter

More Bike Lanes, Not Less

Bicycle use has been on the increase for years, a national trend that is particularly strong in Santa Barbara. Read Letter

No on P

Stop the madness! Read Letter

Purity of Essence

Measure P protects our precious water supplies by stopping problems associated with extreme oil extraction processes before they happen. Read Letter

County Needs Oil Revenues

Measure P will shut down onshore oil production in Santa Barbara County. Read Letter

Right Racist

Has the racial hatred shown toward our president filtered down? Read Letter


Some say it's about "color"; I think it's about "justice." Read Letter

Feet + Bikes + Cars = Transportation

Does one transportation mode have to come at the expense of the others? Read Letter

Bicycles Bear the Risk

Frank Hotchkiss's opinion piece last week ("Bikes and Cars") was off base. Read Letter

Homeowner Howl

It's offensive to hear that someone who owns a home in Santa Barbara does so by being lucky. Read Letter


I wanted to express how offensive I found the cartoon in the August 15 edition regarding Robin Williams's passing. Read Letter

Don’t P on Our Community

My father worked Cat Canyon 30 years ago; he used the same steam methods that we use today with no issue with fresh water supplies. Read Letter

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