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Isla Vista's Singularity

Many signs for many years pointed to the fact that things were getting out of hand in Isla Vista. Read story.

Let It Go? We're Trying

Starshine ponders the hoarding tendencies of her youngest son. Read story.

¡Viva la Música!

Fiesta stages are cranking out the live tunes. Read story.

Keep Your Mouth Shut!

Sometimes, careful listening allows you to achieve results. Read story.

S.B. Health Status Report

How healthy is our community compared to the rest of California towns? Read story.

Saltopia

Riffing on both sides of the Deltopia debacle while feeling like each thought is a spell's magic tentacle. Read story.

Groundhog Day for Moonbeam

Jerry Brown faces a tangle of fiscal problems created by his younger self. Read story.

Burning Away All Sins

There is a cool serenity at 3:50 a.m. that contrasts the long, hot day. Read story.

Memories of Better Days Persist

Many St. Anthony's students have contacted me, and one asked about the barbershop, where he had sought refuge one day after his offender beat him. Read story.

Where’s the Best Fiesta Food?

For the umpteenth summer, Barney went searching for the best at Los Mercados de la Guerra and del Norte. Read story.

A Once and Future Dog

Give us your wretched refuse teeming to get the hell out of hell. Read story.

Sam Yahel’s Showstopper Moment

Regina Carter returns to the Lobero; Sings Like Hell welcomes Ariana Gillis. Read story.

Rodeo Woes

According to the Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF), rodeos mean constant trauma for the animals forced to participate. Read story.

Dear Stormy: Rocket Worries About New Boyfriend

Nerves? Be brave and stick it out. Read story.

Backpacking: Red Reef Trail to Topatopa Bluff

Our Hiking the Backcountry columnist heads toward Ojai. Read story.

The Boss Responds

A call to Angie's List about its transparency in advertising is answered by Angie herself. Read story.

Contentment!

Satisfaction, cheerfulness, ease of mind, accepting things as they are? Sound like you or me? Read story.

KBC Saturday

It was a calm, warm night in Kigali, and I was sitting out in front of the house with the Old Man. Read story.

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