Election 2011

Santa Barbara Votes 2011

Dale Francisco, Cathy Murillo, and Randy Rowse take the City Council election. Read story.

Originally published 8:00 p.m., November 8, 2011
Updated 12:31 a.m., November 9, 2011

Murillo Gets Support from Farmworker Icon

Council race defies political prognosticators; even Nostradamus afraid to predict outcome. Read story.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Votes Dribbling In for City Council Race

With ballots due Tuesday, more than 12,000 Santa Barbara residents have already voted, but that's only 30 percent of registered voters. Read story.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Incumbents Take Lead in Campaign Donations

Had trailed slate of challengers in previous reporting weeks. Read story.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

The (Mosh) Pit and the Pendulum

For the first time in 35 years, the race for Santa Barbara’s City Hall — normally a bastion of environmental, Unitarian-tinged, quasi-progressive high-mindedness — has been taken over by a solid conservative majority. In the reputed “birthplace of the environmental movement,” how could that be? Read story.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

The People's Forum Tonight

This evening from 7 to 9 p.m., experience a truly 21st century political debate when candidates for Santa Barbara City Council are live video streamed into your home computer and answer citizens' questions via the Internet. Read story.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

The People's Forum

A live, interactive, online streaming debate tonight, 7-9 p.m. How-to video now posted. Read story.

Monday, October 17, 2011

City Council Endorsements

This year we felt a little like Goldilocks of Three Bears fame — trying to decide which three candidates would be “just right” to endorse for the Santa Barbara City Council. Read story.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

A 21st Century City Council Debate

Still wondering who should get your vote for Santa Barbara City Council this year? Haven’t had time to get to a debate? Read story.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Dems Ahead in Money Dance

Deborah Schwartz top fundraiser in council race. Read story.

Thursday, October 6, 2011
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