Jean Yamamura

Opinions Editor

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).

Recent Stories

S.B. Named Among Top Tech Start-Up Towns

City shares spot with Santa Maria.

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Goleta District Election Committee Postpones Demand

Gives City Until After 2020 Census to Draw Boundaries and Hold a Vote

Gives city until after 2020 Census to draw boundaries and hold a vote.

SBCC Closes Due to Power Outage

Classes uninterrupted at Schott and Wake campuses.

Two Die on San Marcos Pass

[UPDATE] Decedents in sedan that crossed median on 154 identified.

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Did the Ides of Trump Hit a Million?

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Organizer Zack Kushner estimates it did.

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County Conducting Tsunami Awareness Campaign

Maps of inundation zones and disaster plans will be provided.

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Franceschi's Head on a Precarious Perch?

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Erosion below park landmark raises concern, but city sanguine about its safety.

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Ides of Trump Scribblers Hard at Work

March 15's massive postcard dump addresses the White House.

State Street Accident Rider Identified

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Goleta Council Holds Listening Session on District Elections

Residents Weigh Pros and Cons

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