• Guaranteed Minimum Income Debate: The Debate on Living Wage

     Guaranteed minimum income is a social welfare system established by governments to ensure that people have enough money to live on. This program can come in various forms like minimum wage, students loans, state pension, and disability pension. It is a system designed to keep people from poverty. France, the U.K., and Germany have plans(…)

  • Dog The Santa Barbara City Council?

    With phrases like; “one leader has been groomed to lead”, and “ it’s time to let common sense off the leash”, an unlikely contender has been introduced in to the arena of politics. This candidate is unlike those who have came before him and instead of kissing babies he prefers to sniff rear ends. It’s(…)

  • Facts and Statistics of Immigrants in Santa Barbara

    According to the recent 2008-10 American Community Survey, 23% of Santa Barbara County residents are immigrants. This means there is more than 94, 000 immigrants residing in the community. That in itself is a significant number which is bound to impact affect the community. The study shows the effects of their presence is already being(…)

Women as Sex Symbols in Music Videos

Women as Sex Symbols in Music Videos

There was a time when a music video was all about fun and exciting dance moves and well choreographed scenes; today however things have changed drastically. Music videos have become extremely open and tolerant when it comes to sexual content. And perhaps one of the most disturbing features in these video is the image that(…)

What are Civil Rights?

What are Civil Rights?

Civil rights are a group of rights designed to protect individuals’ freedom from private and governmental organization limitation. These rights ensure a person’s ability to participate in political and civil life without repression or discrimination. Although the list of civil rights can be extensive, some civil rights include the following: guaranteeing safety and life, guaranteeing(…)

Guaranteed Minimum Income Debate: The Debate on Living Wage

Guaranteed Minimum Income Debate: The Debate on Living Wage

 Guaranteed minimum income is a social welfare system established by governments to ensure that people have enough money to live on. This program can come in various forms like minimum wage, students loans, state pension, and disability pension. It is a system designed to keep people from poverty. France, the U.K., and Germany have plans(…)

Affordable Housing

Affordable Housing

Affordable housing is a set of government subsidy programs that help low income individuals or families find affordable houses, apartments, or shelters. These programs are called different things like public housing, low rent housing, or rental assistance. The government agency; HUD, also known as the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, gives funds to(…)

Dog The Santa Barbara City Council?

Dog The Santa Barbara City Council?

With phrases like; “one leader has been groomed to lead”, and “ it’s time to let common sense off the leash”, an unlikely contender has been introduced in to the arena of politics. This candidate is unlike those who have came before him and instead of kissing babies he prefers to sniff rear ends. It’s(…)

Common Sense Rights for Common People Renting in the City

Common Sense Rights for Common People Renting in the City

It’s the same old story. Kid grows up and needs to be independent. He leaves the family home and tries to look for his own crib in the city, near his place of work or favorite bar but preferably, near both J He finds the perfect 2-bedroom apartment in a safe location uptown but of(…)

Controversial Impound Policy of Santa Barbara

Controversial Impound Policy of Santa Barbara

On August 6, 2010, Ryan Gabrielson of California Watch reported that a retired Santa Barbara resident, Russell Trenholme, partnered with Pueblo, a community organization that aims to benefit low-income households, to produce the study of the police department’s traffic-enforcement data. The study included data documenting citations issued from 2007 through 2009. “When we look at(…)

Facts and Statistics of Immigrants in Santa Barbara

Facts and Statistics of Immigrants in Santa Barbara

According to the recent 2008-10 American Community Survey, 23% of Santa Barbara County residents are immigrants. This means there is more than 94, 000 immigrants residing in the community. That in itself is a significant number which is bound to impact affect the community. The study shows the effects of their presence is already being(…)

Campaigns

Campaigns

Campaigning is one of the best ways to inform, inspire and empower issues that are important. Although the word may conjure up an complex and seemingly unreachable imageries as political campaigns that are often paraded on media, understand that it is simply a tool that we can all harness to make the changes in our(…)