Environment 4-16

Assemblymember Pedro Nava has spearheaded a coalition of environmental fishing industry groups and legislators that aims to urge U.S. Secretary of Interior Ken Salazar to reinstate the federal moratorium on offshore oil drilling. Salazar was in San Francisco this week to discuss a moratorium, which President Bush had removed prior to leaving office. “We do not want more oil and gas drilling off our coast,” said Nava, who sponsored an Assembly resolution opposing expansion of oil drilling.

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Evacuation Order Lifted for Santa Barbara County

Decreased rain forecast prompts all clear.

Saving Downtown Santa Barbara with Consultants

City Hall hires a private firm to craft a strategic plan.

Two Suspected Gang Members Arrested in Isla Vista

They were apprehended after a short pursuit.

Man Charged with Felony Child Endangerment After Tense Police Standoff

Max Tracy locked himself and his infant in their apartment and threatened officers.

Lompoc Gains a Councilmember and Loses Its Police Chief

Hotel operator Gilda Cordova appointed to council; Police Chief Pat Walsh resigns.