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A Catastrophic Failure with Tragic Results

In the wake of the Isla Vista rampage, many citizens are asking why more wasn’t done to prevent the bloodshed. Read story.

Friday, June 27, 2014

The Scandal of State Water Project Privatization

The history of why Montecito is looking at $600 per acre-foot for water. Read story.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Too Many Moments of Silence

Today marks one month since the tragic violence in Isla Vista. Read story.

Monday, June 23, 2014

A Molecular-Level Argument for Gun Control

Are these frequent rampages a fair price to pay for unfettered access to guns? Read story.

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Kids on Bikes

Bici Centro's summer bicycle camp is accessible to everyone, from private school kids to homeless downtown students. Read story.

Friday, June 20, 2014

Better Care for Cancer Patients

Medicare Care Choices Program is a step in the right direction toward improving quality of care. Read story.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Where Rail & Road Cross

Santa Barbarans believe road and rail to be of equal value. Read story.

Monday, June 16, 2014

Father’s Day Cards Suck

A lot of trees are wasted to craft $3.95 notes in unimaginative cursive or cartoon script. Read story.

Friday, June 13, 2014

To Meet a Madman

My face to face with Elliot came about three weeks ago at SBCC. Read story.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Bowe Bergdahl Was Right to Walk Away

Over a trillion dollars have gone to Afghanistan, but no aid reaches the people. Read story.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Mental Illness and Social Maladies

Educating children about mental health and available therapies can make a difference. Read story.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

The Fracking Truth

My family has long ranched and farmed amid harmless oil wells. Read story.

Monday, June 9, 2014

Lessons in Grieving

Take care of yourself and also real good care of our students, our children. Read story.

Sunday, June 8, 2014

The Santa Barbara Sheep Syndrome

When you act like sheep, you get city government that oversteps good sense and pits citizens against each other. Read story.

Sunday, June 8, 2014

The Unmasked Man

Although the definition of a psychopath dates from the 1940s, it still leaves many questions unanswered. Read story.

Sunday, June 8, 2014
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