Cut Employees

Santa Barbara has a smaller population than Santa Maria. And yet Santa Barbara has about 1,000 more city employees than Santa Maria. Sheila Lodge thinks she’s explained that obscene fact away, but she hasn’t [Letters, “Poli-Math,” 1/21/2010]. — David Engle

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Gas Company Asks Consumers to Conserve

Cold spell could stress natural gas heating infrastructure.

Highway 101 to Close Wednesday and Thursday

Removal of bridge supports at Olive Mill Road to divert traffic through Montecito.

Santa Barbara Surfer Chris Brown Dies

Body found just east of Hendry’s Beach.

Damaged Bridge Repairs Delayed

March, June, and July given as possible completion dates by Caltrans for six bridges along the 192 ...

Natural History Museum Begins Vertebrate Preservation Project

The project will move 45,000 specimens into bug-proof conservation boxes.