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).
Library to Leave Santa Barbara System
Library to leave Santa Barbara system.
Lancaster residents accused of four Santa Barbara incidents.
Santa Barbara's Loreto Plaza is full of the smells and sounds of roasting chiles today only.
Sunday incident injures two; driver arrested for DUI.
Friday evening incident in Carpinteria under investigation.
Too many incursions at Wall Beach closes partial shoreline at Vandenberg Air Force Base.
Water-dropping helicopter using infrared viewer to target remaining hot spots.
Workshop Hashes Over Financial Issues
Workshop hashes over financial issues in staying with Santa Barbara or going it alone.
Fiesta parade return route changes this year to Garden Street.
City hires SBCAG’s Peter Imhof, a longtime county planner, who reflects on recent department review.