In the city that likes to call itself "the American Riviera," beauty and affluence can’t always hide the social tensions common to the rest of California. Since the Santa Barbara News Press used the term "illegals" to describe immigrants newly able to obtain drivers’ licenses, the city has been seething with charges and counter-charges of "racism" and "political correctness."
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