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State Starts Phasing in Non-Lead Ammo for Hunting

Step one protects wildlife reserves. Read story.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

State Department Computer Problems Cancel King Sunny Adé Performance

The band was unable to get visas for their July 17 performance. Read story.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Fishing Grounds Still Closed Over Contaminant Fears

Shellfish and finfish being collected and tested for Refuio oil. Read story.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

OFF 5TH Due for State Street

Saks Fifth Avenue will transform into brand's outlet store. Read story.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Vaccine Bill Clears Assembly Floor

Das Williams abstained from the vote. Read story.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Excerpts from Supreme Court Same-Sex Marriage Ruling

Decision on Michigan, Kentucky, Ohio, and Tennessee cases highlights changing mores. Read story.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Congressional Committee Blasts Oil Pipeline Safety Agency

"Swift action" is demanded for new safety standards. Read story.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Isla Vista Shooting Suspects Appear in Court

Witnesses offer conflicting accounts of who pulled the trigger. Read story.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Drone Flier Grounds Fire Aircraft

Lake Fire airtanker pilot spots drone below; all aircraft grounded. Read story.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Supreme Court Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage

Santa Barbara reacts to the landmark ruling that President Obama called a "victory for America." Read story.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Vintners Dominate Subdued Winery Ordinance Hearing

All six public speakers are pro-winery at environmental hearing in Los Olivos. Read story.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Homeowners Sue Plains All American Pipeline for Refugio Oil Spill

Class action complaint looks to represent coastal residents between Pt. Conception and southern San Diego County. Read story.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Refugio Oil Spill: 37 Days In

Officials cannot answer many questions lobbed by reporters, citing the ongoing investigation. Read story.

Originally published 11:30 a.m., June 25, 2015
Updated 3:00 p.m., June 25, 2015

ADMHS a Little Less in the Red

Alcohol, Drug and Mental Health Services (ADMHS) director Alice Gleghorn told the Board of Supervisors her department’s liabilities to the state have dropped from $9.5 million in late 2013 to $7.5 million as of last month, in part because settlements with the state were finalized after a lengthy appeals process. Read story.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

State Budget Puts UCs in 'Strong Financial Position'

The state budget passed last week puts the University of California “in a strong financial position [with] predictable and stable support for the next four years,” according to a written statement from UC President Janet Napolitano. Read story.

Thursday, June 25, 2015
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