Barney Brantingham

Columnist

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Barney Brantingham was a reporter and columnist for the Santa Barbara News-Press for more than 46 years before joining The Independent in July 2006. He writes a Tuesday and Friday column for Independent.com and a print column in The Indy's Thursday edition. He grew up on Chicago's South Side and, after working for Chicago area newspapers, he served as editor of the San Clemente Sun-Post before joining the News-Press.

Recent Stories

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Calling Sherlock Holmes

Solving the Election-Season Mystery

Solving the election-season mystery

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Candidates Chasing Voters

Familiar Faces and Some New, Younger Ones on the Ballot

Ballot features familiar faces and some new, younger ones talking about the same old problems.

‘Only the Brave’

A Last Goodbye to the Granite Mountain Hotshots

A last goodbye to the Granite Mountain Hotshots, which included Santa Ynez’s Sean Misner among them.

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Summer Is Not Over

Truth Scarier Than Fiction

Truth scarier than fiction.

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A Nation of Immigrants

And the Country Continues to Benefit

And the country continues to benefit.

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Booked for Fun at Planned Parenthood Sale

Love Letters, Agony Aunts, and Sage Advice Await

Sage advice, like 'Don’t Squat with Your Spurs On,' awaits at Earl Warren Showgrounds.

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'Montecito Journal' May Be Sold

Jim Buckley negotiating with Diana Starr Langley over weekly newspaper.

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Sex and Politic$$$

Planned Parenthood Beats the Drums; Trump Gets Back to Campaigning

Planned Parenthood beats the drums; Trump gets back to campaigning.

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Home from the Hill

Rep. Salud Carbajal on a Break from Ugly Capitol Pall

On August recess, Rep. Salud Carbajal talks about Trump, Cruz, Zinke, and Mexican food.

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Congress to the Public: Drop Dead

But Health Care Always Available to Senators and Reps

But health care will still be available to senators and representatives.

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