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).
Fewer Things Are Recyclable in South Santa Barbara County
Santa Barbara County makes recycling rules tougher in face of exacting standards.
UCLA and Cal took the one and two spots.
As an epic attorney battle continues in the Dario Pini receivership, a tenant is getting fed up.
The bus company is concerned about the state funding it relies upon.
The administration tried to dissolve the court's injunction against its ban, but California's ruling was upheld.
Dish Celebrates Mexican Independence Day This Season
This dish celebrates Mexican Independence Day while pomegranates are fresh.
Casas de Los Carneros is fully tenanted.
Money Goes to Debris Basins, Fish Passage, and Botanic Garden
Money goes to debris basins, fish passage, and the Botanic Garden.
Landing gear fails to drop after engine issues develop.
Sheriff's Cannabis Compliance Team takes out nearly 1,600 plants.