News Features

Cannabis Farmer Gets Over $1 Million Insurance Payout

Thomas Fire ash destroys crop; analysis finds asbestos, lead, arsenic, and magnesium. Read story.

Monday, March 19, 2018

Next Debris Flow Could Take Different, Unknown Path

"I've never seen this degree of hazard," says Cal Fire scientist. Read story.

Monday, March 19, 2018

Lavagnino’s Sudden Victory

5th District supervisor a shoo-in as filing window closes; Gregg Hart also unopposed for 2nd District. Read story.

Originally published 4:45 p.m., March 15, 2018
Updated 8:23 p.m., March 19, 2018

After Disaster in Montecito, Where Is All the Money Going?

Santa Barbara nonprofits account for millions spent on relief efforts. Read story.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

City Says Franceschi House Has Got to Go

The estimate to rehabilitate the historical building was nearly $7 million. Read story.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Social Workers Concerned With Increase in Babies Exposed to Meth

Caseworkers have described the trend as a countywide crisis. Read story.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

School District Demotes San Marcos High School Principal

Ed Behrens’ supporters say he’s the scapegoat for incompetence at higher levels. Read story.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Damning Report Made on Santa Barbara County Jail

Lack of accreditation and policies not specific to Santa Barbara among the problems, also the structural 'maze' and inadequate drug and alcohol withdrawal protocols. Read story.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Goleta Planning Reviewed for Potential Reorganization

The department needs to complete key projects first, says Director Peter Imhof. Read story.

Saturday, March 10, 2018

California's Whale Protection Program Expands

The effort to slow tankers off California also helps reduce pollution. Read story.

Friday, March 9, 2018

Justin Fareed Retracts Nazi-Collaborator Charges

The congressional candidate’s fundraising against incumbent Salud Carbajal linked Soros family unfavorably to the Holocaust. Read story.

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Veterinarian Suicides Reflect Quiet Professional Crisis

Santa Barbara's small animal-doctor community mourns Tiffany Margolin and Amanda Lumsden. Read story.

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Most of the Santa Barbara City Cannabis Bidders Aren't from Santa Barbara

Applications for a Santa Barbara permit are due March 30. Read story.

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Scrutiny Increases After Inmate Dies in County Jail

Since 2010, 12 inmates have died in jail. Read story.

Monday, March 5, 2018

Santa Barbara Dreamers Come of Age

Having grown up in a supportive political climate, they now fight to maintain federal protections. Read story.

Monday, March 5, 2018
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