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City Drilling New Well in Alameda Park

Sound walls started going up in Alameda Park this week to buffer nearby residents from the audio assault associated with drilling a new city well. Read story.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Funding Approved for Eastside Bike and Pedestrian Bridges

Engineering work on two new bicycle and pedestrian bridges slated for the Eastside ​— ​ one over Cacique Street and one over Soledad Street ​— ​got the green light on 2/24, as the City Council voted to authorize $442,000 to cover design, engineering, and permit costs. Read story.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Direct Relief Headquarters and Warehouse Get Go-Ahead

Plans to build a new warehouse and headquarters for Direct Relief was designated a “community benefit” by the City Council this week. Read story.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

UCSB Donating $70,000 for Isla Vista Fencing

UCSB announced Tuesday it will donate $70,000 to construct a permanent 4.5-foot fence along a 1,400-foot section of the Isla Vista bluffs. Read story.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Thousands Raised for Injured Deputy

A huge crowd held a barbecue for Senior Deputy Dan McSkimming last weekend. Read story.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Isla Vista: Divide and Conquer?

Opinions split over self-governance options. Read story.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Bike Sharing is Caring

Trek leader spearheads Santa Barbara program. Read story.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

'Mythical Being' Wants Naples

Chinese-American investor David Liu eying prized Gaviota property. Read story.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Lawsuit Filed over 'Rubber Stamping' of Offshore Fracking

The Center for Biological Diversity filed a lawsuit against the federal government for “rubber stamping” permits authorizing offshore fracking without adequately reviewing the effects on marine life and coastal environments. Read story.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Feds Dismiss One of County's Camp 4 Appeals

The Interior Board of Indian Appeals dismissed an appeal filed by the county prior to the federal approval of the Chumash Camp 4 application, with the caveat that the county can raise the same issues in the subsequent appeal it filed over the approval itself. Read story.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

No Endoscope Infections Reported at Cottage Hospital

Cottage Hospital administrators report no superbug infections linked to contamination from a recently approved endoscope used to examine bile ducts in the lower intestinal tract. Read story.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Williams Drafts Bill to Quash Kardashian-Style Weddings

Kardashian-style wedding-throwers beware: A bill introduced by Assemblymember Das Williams would allow counties to impose beefier fines on those who hold large events without a permit. Read story.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Carp High School Student Wins $20,000 Scholarship

A Carpinteria High School senior is one of just 31 young women across the country to win a $20,000 college scholarship from nonprofit Girls Inc. Read story.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Neo-Nazi Sentenced to 22 Years

Ryan Zietlow-Brown pleaded no contest to attempted murder and hate crime charges. Read story.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

City Election Sea Change

Santa Barbara settles lawsuit over racial polarization and agrees to initiate new district system this November. Read story.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015
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