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Diablo's Former Inspector Explains

Summary of the Diablo Canyon Differing Professional Opinion

Nuclear power plant's former resident inspector explains his safety report dispute with NRC. Read story.

Blood-Bloated Ticks Nesting in a Dog’s Ear

PHRICKING, PHRACKING, PHOOEY Read story.

Icebergs to the Rescue

The idea of towing ice down from the far north has been floated for centuries. Read story.

Omission vs. Commission

How do you handle the errant nephew dilemma? Read story.

Diablo's Former Inspector Explains

Summary of the Diablo Canyon Differing Professional Opinion

Nuclear power plant's former resident inspector explains his safety report dispute with NRC. Read story.

Raise a Peace Pole

September 21 Marks International Peace Day

International Peace Day, coming soon on September 21, is an annual occasion worth observing in several ways. Read story.

Measure S Reexamined

Tax Increase and Students Who Benefit Uncertain

The actual property tax assessment from Measure S cannot be determined until interest rates on the bonds are determined. Read story.

Measure P Will Cost Jobs

And Families and Communities Will Be Affected

The very specific language of the initiative would prohibit development of Santa Maria Energy's approved 136-well project. Read story.

Report Domestic Violence

Be Part of the Solution

The recent case involving the NFL's Ray Rice and his wife provides a view into the world of domestic violence. 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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Bike and Skateboard Concerns

Many bicyclists and skateboarders disregard pedestrians and nearly run over us without even a quick apology. Read Letter

Verifiable Lies

The oil industry is banking, literally, on your passiveness. Read Letter

What's in the Sand?

Being buried in the sand is not recommended. Read Letter

Deny the Risk

Just as the tobacco industry denied the risks associated with smoking long after the science was in, the oil industry denies the earthquake risks associated with extreme oil extraction processes. Read Letter

Pull the Plug on Diablo

The last thing any of us want post-earthquake is to wonder if the aged nuclear reactor up the coast might be melting down. Read Letter

Oil In, Oil Out

If removing oil production is a good idea, perhaps fossil fuel consumption should be no greater than fossil fuel production? Read Letter

Skateboarders and Drunks?

You're lumping skateboarders in with drunks and the mentally ill? Read Letter

The Rest of Us

For the money, let all the police and firemen vote no on Measure P. Read Letter

Disruption Is On

The People’s Climate Train is taking more than 150 other people to New York City for the People’s Climate March on September 21. Read Letter

Oil and Drinking Water, Too

The proponents of Measure P are trying to make you choose between clean water and oil, but why can’t we have both? Read Letter

Social Responsibility

It's a waste of energy and a diversion to focus on a deranged person's choice of weapon. Read Letter

A Good Judge

The only encounters I had with Judge de Bellefeuille were vicarious … I overheard nothing but fairness in each decision she made that morning. Read Letter

Break the Silence

Domestic violence continues to represent a constant threat to children and the fabric of our community. Read Letter

The House Is on Fire

Your house is on fire. What do you do? You can smell the smoke and feel some heat, hear the crackling, but can’t see the flames yet. Read Letter

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