Quotes of the Week

If gas hits $6 per gallon, Obama will be out there with the ceremonial drill bit saying”, “Drill offshore.” -David Lack, regarding Barack Obama’s stance on lifting the offshore drilling moratorium.

They all choose to be here : We need [the lowered heights initiative] to preserve our economy. It keeps us different.” - Former City of Santa Barbara mayor Sheila Lodge, in support of Bill Mahan’s proposal to restrict downtown building heights to 40 feet.

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Lavagnino’s Sudden Victory

5th District supervisor a shoo-in as filing window closes; Gregg Hart also unopposed for 2nd District.

One Half of Old Town Streets to Get Sidewalks

Walkways planned for one side of Goleta neighborhood streets; parking, lighting talks at community meeting March 22.

After Disaster in Montecito, Where Is All the Money Going?

Santa Barbara nonprofits account for millions spent on relief efforts.

Santa Barbara Experiences a Rainy March, but a Dry Year

Water year only 34 percent of normal for precipitation.

City Says Franceschi House Has Got to Go

The estimate to rehabilitate the historical building was nearly $7 million.