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Granny's Field Inches Closer to Development

Plans to convert a vacant lot into a senior living facility in Goleta have crept along since they were first introduced to the Santa Barbara school board late last year. Read story.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Death Valley Mystery Solved

Santa Barbara team discovers wind and ice behind the Racetrack’s “sailing stones.” Read story.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Kamala Harris Gets Married at County Courthouse

Attorney General's quiet nuptials come a day after she defends California's death penalty. Read story.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Funk Zone Funny Business Leads to Evictions

Tenants of 22 Anacapa Street were given notice last week; the fate of the popular space is unclear. Read story.

Originally published 3:30 p.m., August 25, 2014
Updated 6:30 p.m., August 25, 2014

Santa Barbara Man Crashes and Dies off Highway 154

Donald Newsam, 82, sustained fatal injuries in the Saturday night wreck. Read story.

Monday, August 25, 2014

New Libraries, Curriculum, Teachers Introduced

New principals Veronica Binkley, Sierra Loughridge, Jacqueline Mora, and Colleen Million meet reporters at superintendent's back-to-school talk. Read story.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Missing Man with Drug-Resistant TB Wanted by Health Officials, Police

Augustin Zeferino, 24, may be contagious and a risk to others. Read story.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Gaviota Pier Not Opening for Years

State Parks plans to reopen the popular boating and fishing wharf, but repairs will cost many millions. Read story.

Friday, August 22, 2014

La Casa de la Raza Near Foreclosure?

The Latino organization is again at risk of losing its Montecito Street building. Read story.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Supes Support Jackson Gun Bill

The supervisors voted 3-2 to support a bill written by State Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson encouraging law enforcement agencies to implement a policy for conducting gun-database searches ahead of welfare checks. Read story.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

County Fire Getting New 'Copter and FlameSniffer

County Fire will use three separate donations to strengthen its prevention and response efforts this fire season. Read story.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Measure P Money Battles Kick Off

A $78,517 donation from Pacific Coast Energy Company ​— ​which operates 96 cyclic steaming wells near Orcutt and has applied for 96 more ​— ​has put the “No on Measure P” campaign in the fundraising lead over the “Yes” camp, which has raised $44,876. Read story.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Montecito Antenna Additions Approved

The Board of Supervisors on 8/19 unanimously approved antenna-system additions proposed for various sites in Montecito by Crown Castle, an agent of Verizon, after previous meetings of the board and the Montecito Planning Commission resulted in requests for the company to make the additions more aesthetically compatible with the area. Read story.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

UCSB Getting More 'Nonresident' Students

UCSB continues to attract more students from out of the state and country, following a trend across the University of California system. Of UCSB’s 4,655 incoming students this fall, 519, or 11 percent, hail from out-of-state or abroad. Read story.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Homeless Shelters Receive $345,000

Three homeless shelters spread throughout the county will receive a combined $345,000 through June 2015. Read story.

Thursday, August 21, 2014
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