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).
Thomas Fire Lodging Losses Being Erased
Losses from Thomas Fire's effect on lodging being erased.
Vociferous Comments from Old Town Residents Help Tip the Balance
Vociferous comments from Old Town residents help tip the balance for oversight on cannabis storefront applications.
Opioid antidote saves the lives of two UCSB students.
Santa Barbara County participates in statewide counter to alcohol-related tragedies.
More Downs than Ups in Past Century's Stocks
Review of 80 years of temperatures and fish stocks reveals more downs than ups.
Toxic Mold Growth Sends 40 Tenants to Motel Housing
Dozens of tenants housed at a motel after toxic mold grows in apartments.
University of California President Napolitano says she counts on governor and legislators to fill the gap in rising costs.
Cannabis Shops Applying for Old Town Storefronts
Cannabis shops applying for six storefronts in Old Town.
Discussion Includes 90-Minute Timed Parking, New Lots, Loss of On-Street Parking
New lots, loss of on-street spaces, and more 90-minute timed parking discussed.
Culvert cleared and pavement repaired ahead of schedule.