Disregard Slander

I was appalled to find slanderous election propaganda in my mailbox today attacking Grant House and Bendy White and financed by Mr. Van Wolfswinkel. I trust that the voters will see these tactics for what they are-sheer character assassination-while judging the candidates by their record and platform.-Susan Shields

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Montecito Residents Piece Apart New Flood Map

Despite objections for individual parcels, officials say map will stand.

California Hits an Emissions Landmark Four Years Early

Achieved greenhouse-gas pollution reduction to 1990 levels in 2016.

192 Bridge Work Update

Delays expected as utility lines are replaced.

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Set to open at Kmart location in 2019.

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