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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

Adams Elementary Music Program Gets Big Boost

A donation valued at $25,260 will stock the music program at Adams Elementary with new and refurbished string, reed, wind, and brass instruments, courtesy of the Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation. Read story.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Santa Barbara to Lower Boom on Vacation Rentals

Huge crowd packs City Hall to argue for and against the growing market. Read story.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Exxon Shuts Down Platforms After Refugio Oil Spill

The company has also exhausted its 400,000-barrel storage capacity. Read story.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Should the Franceschi House Be Saved or Bulldozed?

Council gives Pearl Chase Society six more months to find restoration funds. Read story.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Graduating Students Create Funk Zone Murals

Project spearheaded by Santa Barbara High School's Visual Arts & Design Academy. Read story.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Jail Health Care Under Fire

Supervisors postpone renewing a $10 million contract. Read story.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

California Small Business of the Year Award Goes to introNetworks

Santa Barbara-based company creates connections for businesses and communities. Read story.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

UCSB Prof Predicted Where Refugio Oil Would Spread

Computer models accurately show the crude hitting deep water and heading south. Read story.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Missing Kayaker Found

Man became hypothermic after 14 hours on the water with little protection. Read story.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

NASA Mission to Measure Ocean Salinity Ends with Success

Satellite took off from Vandenberg more than four years ago. Read story.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015
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