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New Study Estimates High Plastic Levels in Seabirds

UCSB Researchers say approximately 90 percent of seabirds have eaten plastic. Read story.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Bill Banning Offshore Drilling Bites Dust

Jackson's Tranquillon Ridge effort fails for a second year in a row. Read story.

Monday, August 31, 2015

Family Fights for Santa Barbara Man Locked Up Abroad

Former gold mine executive Len Homeniuk faces extradition to Kyrgyzstan. Read story.

Originally published 12:00 p.m., August 28, 2015
Updated 1:00 p.m., August 28, 2015

County Wrestles with Vacation Rentals

Residents grow uneasy as planners host public workshops. Read story.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Water Woes Go From Bad to Worse

The pumping barge may need a $2.5 million move to deeper water. Read story.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

County Approves New Vaping Restrictions

E-cigarettes and vapes are now treated like traditional smoking devices. Read story.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Boxer and Capps Tour Refugio Oil Spill Site

The U.S. senator and congressmember urge tighter oil and pipeline safety regulations. Read story.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Paddle with a Purpose

Activists take to Platform Holly in the name of safer drilling. Read story.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Union Files Lawsuit Against Haggen, Vons, Albertsons

United Food and Commercial Workers allege fraud, misrepresentation, and contract violation. Read story.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Summerland Beach Re-Opens

Source of petroleum odors and tarry surf not yet identified. Read story.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

News Commentary: Readers Respond to Isla Vista Cover Story

I.V. residents wonder why their town doesn't get more positive press. Read story.

Monday, August 24, 2015

Coyotes Move In

Wild animal sightings on the increase in City of Santa Barbara. Read story.

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Schools Oppose Cap on Rainy-Day Savings

Santa Barbara, Ventura, and San Luis Obispo county district reps spoke against controversial legislation. Read story.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Presbyterian Pedophile Case Hits a Bump

Judge Colleen Sterne skeptical sexual abuse allegations meet legal definition of “public nuisance.” Read story.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Undocumented Students Receive over $310,000 in Awards

Of more than 160 applicants, 107 received $310,000 in college scholarships through Adsum. Read story.

Originally published 12:45 p.m., August 18, 2015
Updated 12:00 p.m., August 19, 2015
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