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).
Initiative added 88,700 potential voters; more than a thousand added in Santa Barbara County.
DNA matched that of Buellton man missing since 2015.
Pilot program to get commuters from station to work.
Turbulence Rattles Windows and Nerves on Monday Morning.
Turbulence rattles windows and nerves on Monday morning.
Heavy rains expected Tuesday-Thursday; debris flows feared.
Goleta Community Meeting to Discuss Plans on March 22
Walkways planned for one side of Goleta neighborhood streets; parking, lighting talks at community meeting March 22.
Santa Barbara Nonprofits Have Spent Millions on Relief
Santa Barbara nonprofits account for millions spent on relief efforts.
Water year only 34 percent of normal for precipitation.
Teen from Irvine killed on El Colegio, near UCSB campus.
Community Installed Camera to Catch a Thief
Mountain community installed a camera to catch a thief.