A resident of Santa Barbara for more than 35 years, our opinions editor arrived at The Independent's doorstep in 1996, working first in the copy department and then in the news and opinion areas. She says her studies in comparative literature at UCSB gave her an appreciation of the broad variety of writings out there, which comes in handy with the broad variety of letters and op-eds that arrive in her inbox. Is there an issue in Santa Barbara that either really bugs you or gives you a kick?? The Indy's opinion section will likely give it an airing (especially if you send it digitally).
Funding Standoff Develops over Administration Charge
To avoid financial shortfall, city sends ball back to county's court.
'Restructuring' could affect 96; how many in Santa Barbara unknown.
Senate Bill 1 Sends $183 Million, Bike-and-Hike Benefit, Too
Senate Bill 1 Sends $183 million for highway and bike-and-hike pathways.
Fire Stations Countywide Will Get Upstaffed
Rain totals, fuel levels, and weahther forecasts helped determine the start of the 2018 season.
Statewide Primary on June 5
The statewide district primary election is on June 5.
Goleta Mayor Persuades State Lands to Support Mobile H2S Monitor
State Lands reports to Goleta City Council on plugging and abandoning, and a hydrogen sulfide monitor.
Overall cases are up, though young women and newborn infections are down.
Design and permits phase to add high-occupancy vehicle lane will begin.
Faulty Headcount Blamed on Software Glitch
A software error exaggerated the number of commuters.
Order to Show Cause request puts La Casa de la Raza bankruptcy and building sale in peril.