The Bicycle Alternative

A Reply to Frank Hotchkiss

I think about biking in Santa Barbara every day when I leave my house. Read story.

Reflections in a Dog's Eye

Diablo Canyon's seismic safety assurances have been challenged by an NRC inspector. 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.

The Bicycle Alternative

A Reply to Frank Hotchkiss

I think about biking in Santa Barbara every day when I leave my house. 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.

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.

Return to Isla Vista

“I played Brad Paisley!” he shouted indignantly. “I played Brad Paisley!” Read story.

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Disabled Deception

People who misuse "disabled" parking placards steal prime spots away from people with disabilities who really need them. Read Letter

Militant Police

The militarization of police and sheriffs' departments across the land is turning them into an unconstitutional standing army. Read Letter

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

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