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Affordable Carp Townhouses Up for Lottery

Casas de las Flores pre-application process ends March 31.

Great Golf near Santa Maria

Rancho Maria and Marshallia Ranch offer links in a natural, rugged setting.

Taking Racism Out of City Elections

District elections will cure the long-standing denial of rights to Latino citizens.

Child Molester Faces Life in Prison

Santa Barbara jury took just 18 minutes to find Santos Guevara guilty.

Bring Back Navigators

Commercial passenger planes used to have three people in the cockpit able to fly the plane: the captain, copilot, and navigator.

County Considering Emissions Limits

The Board of Supervisors and the Air Pollution Control District will weigh greenhouse-gas ceilings.

Resist 'Easy' Desal

"Is the Desalination Plant a $65 Million Mistake?" and — the answer is — yes.

Alleged Girlfriend and Puppy Abuser in Court

Duanying Chen calls ex-girlfriend from jail to ask her to lie about incident.

Marsh

Marsh is a former lab rabbit wanting a permanent, safe home.

Santa Barbara Law Enforcement Acting on ISIS Threat

The Islamic militant group says its targeting military personnel living in Solvang.

Supes Consider Bills on Vaccinations, Life-Ending Meds

The board mulls throwing its support behind SB 277 and SB 128.

Al Pizano, Latino Business Leader, Dies

Al Pizano, a mover and shaker in Santa Barbara Latino business and cultural circles from the late 1970s to the early 1990s, has died.

Top Personnel Changes at County Fire

Eighteen-year veteran Rob Heckman was named Santa Barbara County Fire’s new second-in-command, replacing Eric Peterson, who was just named Fire Chief.

Goleta Monarch Numbers Still Troublingly Low

More monarchs migrated to the Goleta groves this season than last season, but the numbers still show a drastic drop from years past.

ADMHS Staff Apply Personal Perspectives on Mental Illness

The county’s Department of Alcohol, Drug and Mental Health Services (ADMHS) recently won $150,000 from the state to train employees and volunteers who have a personal perspective on mental illness, either from their own experience or a family member’s.

County Parks, Buildings Getting $1.4 Million in Repairs

By the end of this fiscal year, select county buildings and parks will receive facelifts paid for with $1.4 million set aside for preventative maintenance projects; Nojoqui Falls Park, Ocean Beach Park, Goleta Beach, Manning Park, and various offices and fire stations will be upgraded.

Republican Activist Rod Sumner Dies

Limo driver, shoe salesman, and onetime Republican activist Rod Sumner died of a heart attack this week at the age of 65.

Throwback Thursday with Strung Out

Twenty-six years in, the Simi Valley punkers are still making fists pump. They’re also playing Velvet Jones on April 2.

Gil Shaham Tackles Bach’s Six Solos for Violin

The acclaimed violinist goes solo at the Granada Theatre with the help of filmmaker David Michalek.

Garagiste Winemakers Unite in Solvang

Small producers gather to pour their rare wines during a weekend of tasting events.

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