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Council Preview: Desal Plant, High-Density Housing, Zoning Info Reports, and Bike Plan

A whole lot of push will come to shove on Tuesday. Read story.

Monday, July 20, 2015

Thirty-Nine Percent Drop in Felony Filings

Prop. 47 redefines “new normal” for court system. Read story.

Monday, July 20, 2015

Eye Surgeon Wins Mandela Award

A Santa Barbara nonprofit nominated Dr. Helena Ndume for the international prize. Read story.

Saturday, July 18, 2015

March of Mourning Scheduled for Davey the Puppy

A new website also lobbies legislators for stronger penalties for animal abusers. Read story.

Friday, July 17, 2015

Katy Perry Visits AHA! Summer Program

The pop megastar made time for a workshop and dancing with teens. Read story.

Friday, July 17, 2015

Firestone Walker “Combines” With Duvel

European beer company invests in growth of Central Coast craft brewery. Read story.

Friday, July 17, 2015

County Now Considering 700 Steam Injection Wells

The latest application from PetroRock added 230 to the list. Read story.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Legal Battle Continues Over Public Beach Access at Hollister Ranch

Legal skirmishing continued in Judge Colleen Sterne’s courtroom this week for public beach access at Hollister Ranch. Read story.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Santa Barbarans Blast Oil By Rail

Several dozen Santa Barbarans came together 7/11 near the Amtrak station to speak against the proposed Phillips 66 rail spur that would allow a Nipomo refinery to receive oil by train. Read story.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Chaparral Part of Goleta Plan Discussion

The fate of chaparral woodlands will find a voice in larger discussions concerning water, housing, and traffic on July 22 as the Eastern Goleta Valley Community Plan goes before the Santa Barbara County Planning Commission. Read story.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Gaviota Rest Stop Closes Once More

The Gaviota Rest Stop closed yet again last week because of a waterline leak. Read story.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Sigrid Wright Taking Leadership of Community Environmental Council

Community Environmental Council (CEC) CEO Dave Davis will hand over the reins to Sigrid Wright at the end of the month. Read story.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Merger Announced for American Riviera Bank, The Bank of Santa Barbara

American Riviera Bank and The Bank of Santa Barbara announced a merger agreement this week that, once completed, will form the second-largest bank in the City of Santa Barbara with assets of more than $400 million. Read story.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Skaters Challenge Road Ban

They've launched a petition and letter-writing campaign. Read story.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Business Districts Duke it Out on Milpas

A new proposal directly challenges the current EBID plan. Read story.

Thursday, July 16, 2015
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