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).
Expired registration leads to County Jail.
Unknown if decapitation of statue at Mission Santa Barbara was prank or statement.
Rollback Fought by Creator of Policy
Rollback termed 'unconstitutional, unjust, and unlawful' in UC lawsuit.
Goleta's district elections process seeks to raise civic participation.
Fire seen on Santa Cruz Island.
Red paint splashed on statue at Mission Santa Barbara.
Suspect's range extends from Santa Maria to Santa Clarita.
Goleta to Remove 29 Eucalypti in Ellwood Butterfly Groves
Goleta to remove 29 eucalypti in butterfly groves, speed habitat plan.
Sheriff's Office Releases Brief Narrative
Santa Barbara Sheriff's Office releases brief investigators' narrative.
Isla Vista Adds Stoplights Before Bike Tunnel to UCSB
Isla Vista adds stoplights before bike tunnel to UC Santa Barbara.