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Feds Order Gaviota Oil Pipeline Shut Down

The ruptured Plains All American pipeline responsible for the Refugio oil leak has been ordered shut down immediately.

Green Your Vacation with New App

Santa Barbara’s VitaTravel introduces the carbon-offset tool VitaExplorer for eco-conscious travelers.

Ogden Enters Music Fest Fray in a Beautiful Way

Home of Santa Barbara expats grows itself a lively Americana weekend.

Ayaan Hirsi Ali Examines Islam in the 21st Century

Somali-born scholar, activist, and politician speaks at Granada Theatre on May 23. Offers Peer-to-Peer Dog Sitting

Website connects dog owners with dog sitters.

Keep City Council Elections in Odd Years

Area issues get buried during national races, and money is wasted.

Clean Up Refugio Quicker

I am appalled by the scant response to the oil spill 18 miles north of Santa Barbara.

Huge Oversight Gap on Refugio Pipeline in Santa Barbara County

How did 2,500 barrels of crude oil escape without Plains All American Pipeline noticing.

Supes Support Isla Vista Government Bill

In a split vote, county supervisors support Das Williams’s AB 3.

County and Goleta Declare State of Emergency After Refugio Oil Spill

City of Goleta braces for expected beach contamination.

City Taxin'

A claimed tax is "to go toward projects improving sidewalks, community buildings and fire and police stations," with no legal mandates.

Laws Are Made to Be Broken

Why was this rogue company from the insane clown posse state of Texas allowed to operate?

Community Support Fosters a Future

What is happening to many young people in foster care is not something that can be left unattended.

Our Dogged Regulators?

How can the oil industry be managed when its regulator is tied to the growth of that very industry?

Refugio Beach Post-Oil Spill

Cleanup efforts along the beach and at sea have been ongoing since May 19 contamination.

Love and Remembrance Garden Dedicated in Isla Vista

Benches and plantings in People's Park designed in memory of victims.

Sour Grapes Cloud Tax Increase Talks

City council votes to table the proposals until a later date.

Death on the Deck

Two friends out for a short backpacking trip encounter unexpected conditions, leading to a tragic death.

Blunite Lights Up Isla Vista

Blue LEDs memorialize May 23 killings.

State of Emergency Declared for Refugio Oil Spill

Plains All American Pipeline pump shutdowns linked to 105,000-gallon leak.

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