State Voter Guide Snafu

E-edition of the California Voter Guide should reflect passage of SB 1449 (second paragraph), which makes possession of under an ounce of marijuana an infraction rather than a misdemeanor, as of January 1, 2011. The guide reads,

… possession of less than one ounce of marijuana is a misdemeanor…”

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Transgender People Allowed to Serve in Military, Judge Rules

The presidential ban was blocked by four federal courts.

Police Suspend Public Sleeping Laws

The non-enforcement comes in response to a new court ruling.

Dyer Returns as Interim Fire Chief

When Eric Peterson steps down, Mike Dyer will fill in for County Fire.

Santa Barbara Bodybuilder Wins Mr. Olympia Competition

At 43, Shawn “Flexatron” Rhoden ties for the oldest champ in the contest's history.

Renovated Cabrillo Ball Park Now Open

The park got new exercise equipment, multi-use grass turf areas, and an upgraded softball field.