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High Times for City Bed Tax

Traveller lodging surcharge brings in more than $18 million this fiscal year.

Mobile Food Vendor Crackdown

Police, Parks, and Public Health departments keeping close eye on unpermitted food carts during Fiesta.

Haggen's Poor Decision Has Serious Consequences

Many were laid off, among them the developmentally disabled workforce.

Campaign Poll Shows Schneider Top Dem in Race for 24th

State Assemblymember Katcho Achadjian leads the field overall.

So Long, Haggen

You just lost a customer, Haggen.

Man Arrested in Stolen Car Containing Stolen Goods

Santa Paula man accused of theft from seven unlocked cars in Goleta.

Must Atrocities Be Commonplace?

If Israel chooses to follow the path of the oppressor, the oppressor will inevitably become a victim of its own brutality.

Horrorshow

Depictions of horror denigrate and harm the psyche and spiritual merit of image producers and viewers.

Church-Led Senior Housing Project Needs Funding

As the building sits unfinished, the nonprofit group is at risk of defaulting on their loan.

Karen Sinsheimer Dies

SBMA Curator of Photography leaves broad legacy.

A Day Without a Mexican

Sitting here at Franceschi Park listening to leaf blowers and church bells …

Iran Untrustworthy

Is it wrong to ask if Iran can be trusted to abide by the Iran Nuclear Agreement's terms?

Union Blasts Haggen for Layoffs and Cutbacks

Courtesy clerk position eliminated; checkers' hours dramatically reduced.

Best Graphic Design

The new “Best Of” logo with the condor soaring in front of mountain ranges has my vote for Best Graphic Design.

Vaccination Law Shot Full of Holes?

A grassroots movement to kill a new law requiring California schoolchildren to be fully inoculated against 10 commonly targeted diseases ​— ​and “any other disease deemed appropriate” ​— ​is gaining momentum in Santa Barbara County.

Landfill Deal: Something Stinks

Not all members of Santa Barbara’s City Council were thrilled to learn that the public-private partnership they’d contractually entered into six years ago to build a $100 million, state-of-the-art recycling operation at the Tajiguas landfill had ceased to exist.

Reprieve for Mulligans Bar & Café

Supporters of Mulligans Bar & Café breathed a sigh of relief on 7/28 as a vote by councilmembers fell in favor of the 23-year-old eatery located at Santa Barbara Municipal Golf Course.

Anacapa Post Office to be Renamed

Rep. Lois Capps introduced a bill to rename the Anacapa Street post office to the Special Warfare Operator Master Chief Petty Officer (SEAL) Louis ‘Lou’ J. Langlais Post Office Building.

More Mesa Worries

More Mesa preservationists were taken aback when the Saudi Arabian real estate firm that bought the 265-acre bluff-top property two years ago hired the same team that had previously worked on a plan ​— ​that ultimately failed ​— ​to preserve 85 percent of the area while constructing 38 homes.

Summer Surfari with the Coffin Brothers 

Young surf stars team with Surf Happens to put on Surf Out at Jalama Beach on August 8.

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