Camp Valhalla

The absurd special section on summer camps show that this is sort of a Valhalla for little white kids. Read story.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Free Lunch? How 'Bout Free Wi-Fi?

How can people justify coming into coffee shops and taking advantage of the free Wi-Fi without buying anything? Read story.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Healing St. Anthony's Hurts

"Room with a Pew" has been about one aspect of St. Anthony's, but there are two more sides to the story. Read story.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

A Poll

There are two stabbing victims and 15,000 drunks on your front lawn, who do you call? Read story.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Just Enough Water

"Just enough water" to flow into Hilton Creek for the trout is seven to eight acre feet a day — every day. Read story.

Monday, April 14, 2014

I.V. and Alcohol

Mr. Kettmann writes glowingly of the Isla Vista experience in "The Death of Isla Vista." Read story.

Monday, April 14, 2014

War Dollars

We should spend more on critical needs — climate change, crumbling bridges and roadways, the growing divide between rich and poor — not the Pentagon. Read story.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

New Sheriff Would Prevent Deltopia

The recent street party in Isla Vista once again turned into a riot. How could this not be predicted by the team led by Sheriff Brown? Read story.

Saturday, April 12, 2014


Build an ark of sufficient cubits to hold 15,000 inebriates. Read story.

Friday, April 11, 2014

POOPS for I.V.

There's something to be learned from the effect parents have on festive gatherings — the atmosphere immediately evaporates to be replaced with a still and wary watchfulness. Read story.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Guilty Until Proven Innocent

Sheriff Bill Brown has found it necessary to terminate the two custody deputies charged with excessive force before their day in court has occurred. Read story.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Loady Lane

Recollections of sinsemilla in 1977. Read story.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

I Heart Isla Vista

There will always be the drunk assholes, but there will also always be the people who care about the community, who want to party responsibly. Read story.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Close Diablo

PG&E has never met fire protection regulations at the Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant, according to David Lochbaum of the Union of Concerned Scientists. Read story.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Obamacare Testimonial

The changes Obamacare forced on the health-insurance industry resulted in my policy benefits increasing while my costs have dropped. Read story.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Billy Collins & Aimee Mann

Presented by UCSB Arts & Lectures, Former U.S. Poet Laureate ... Read More