Supervisors Start Tackling Shabby Coroner’s Building

This week, the supervisors addressed a February report from the Grand Jury calling for the Coroner’s Office building to be “replaced as soon as possible” due to health and safety issues. Among other concerns, the report stated the nearly 30-year-old facility has an inadequate ventilation system that could circulate diseases. The supervisors said they will allocate money to update the ventilation and want further study into how to pay for an entirely new building.

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Natural History Museum Begins Vertebrate Preservation Project

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

Santa Barbara Joins in on 2019 Women’s March

Santa Barbara participates in annual national Women’s March on Saturday.

Federal Workers Get Utility Bill Break from Lompoc

City decides to extend utility due dates for federal employees during government shutdown.

Have a Thorny Saturday with the Rose Society

Annual Mission Rose Garden Pruning takes place January 19; volunteers invited to bring shears and gloves.

Edison Company Counter-Sues County and City

Claims they were aware of risks underlying original Thomas Fire and debris flow lawsuit.