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Supes Put Oil Tax on Slow Track

Two weeks after salivating heavily over the multimillion dollar potential of a tax on crude oil production, Santa Barbara County supervisors voted unanimously this week to get out of the fast lane toward a November ballot question on the matter and take a slow approach to the still-developing tax plan, taking perhaps as long as two years. Read story.

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Companies Compete for Tajiguas Trash-to-Energy Contract

Some claim to be able to divert 85 to 100 percent of trash. Read story.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

No Oil Agreement With Exxon, Vandenberg Says

Seeming boon for competitor's Tranquillon Ridge drilling proposal. Read story.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

County Supes Venture Toward Oil Tax

Looking to inject the County's cash-strapped coffers with millions in oil-derived dollars, the Santa Barbara County supervisors voted unanimously this week to explore the possibility of a per-barrel tax on oil harvested from beneath county land. Read story.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Green Hotels

Though four hoteliers earned mention, Santa Barbara is not exactly leading the pack. Read story.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Crispin Leather Closes

Shoe store had catered to discerning hippies since 1965. Read story.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

UCSB to Reap Benefits of Stem Cell Grant

Lois Capps praises stem cell research despite other politicians' opposition. Read story.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Cheaper Energy From Beyond Edison?

Feasibility study searches for less expensive green energy. Read story.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

What Is Best for Bishop Ranch?

Goleta development in light of traffic, water, money and space. Read story.

Monday, May 5, 2008

Bluffs on the Block

Carpinterians keeping close eye on the sale of open space between City Hall and nature preserve. Read story.

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Developers Set Sights on Bishop Ranch

The much-anticipated Bishop Ranch application has now been filed at Goleta City Hall. Read story.

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Change for the Better, Council Says

Only Francisco sides with neighbor critics to Cottage Hospital housing. Read story.

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

City Council Waits for More Data Before Capping Downtown Structures

After discussing the matter for almost four hours, the Santa Barbara City Council decided it will not hastily implement an emergency interim ordinance reducing building heights. Read story.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

County Ag Brings In Over $1 Billion

Strawberries once again top list of leading crops. Read story.

Monday, April 14, 2008

Hops Prices Soar Due to Shortage of Crop

Hard times have befallen the global beer market, and brewers in Santa Barbara are feeling the heat. Read story.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Regina Carter

"Southern Comfort" marks a transition from the exploration of her ... Read More