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‘Sprinters’ Caught in Cross Fire of City RV Crackdown

Chamber of Commerce and homeless advocate find selves on same side of issue. Read story.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Running for Mayor?

Five declared in Santa Barbara mayor's race; council districts each have a pair of contestants. Read story.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Are There 450 Million Doobies in Santa Barbara's Future?

But the burning question is the tax rate growers would pay. Read story.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Food Trucks Get Four Hours in Private Lots

New City of Santa Barbara zoning ordinance sets rules for operators. Read story.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

The Whittier Fire

The story of near escapes, trapped children, heroic acts, and an endless fire season. Read story.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Resistance Grows Against Vacation-Rental Conversions

'We have enough hotel rooms and not enough housing,” said Bill Mahan, Santa Barbara Historic Landmarks commissioner. Read story.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Santa Barbara Sheriff Blasts ‘Sanctuary State’ Bill

Says Senate Bill 54 will harm public safety. Read story.

Originally published 12:00 a.m., July 13, 2017
Updated 1:24 p.m., July 14, 2017

The New Normal: California Forest Fires Have Doubled in Size

This year 3,449 wildfires have already consumed 92,439 acres in the state. Read story.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Whittier Fire Threatens Pets and Cattle

Zebras and Watusi cattle survive while a guinea pig, a parrot, cats, dogs, and horses evacuate safely. Read story.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Rescuing Children from the Whittier Fire

How a Forest Service patrolman and a Santa Barbara firefighter helped 90 campers and their counselors survive the flames. Read story.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Alamo Fire's Growth is Halted and at 65 Percent Containment

Firefighters are working to drop a noose around largest fire in California. Read story.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Six Contractors Bid on Peabody Stadium

Offers have $10 million spread. Read story.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Carrizo Plain on Chopping Block?

Western Caucus 17 have plans for 'rich fossil fuel basins.' Read story.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Crews Reach 48 Percent Containment of Whittier Fire

Cooperative weather aids in containment milestone; meanwhile, fire continues to creep eastward, and challenging terrain complicates work. Read story.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Sailboat Capsizes, Owner Dies

Sunday incident off Santa Barbara Harbor brings waterfront deaths to three. Read story.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017
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