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UCSB Leads Charge for Santa Barbara Bike-Sharing

A new study says the program could be launched within the year. Read story.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

City Outlines Recreational Marijuana Regulations

There's been discussion around expanding dispensaries beyond the three that are currently allowed. Read story.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Santa Barbara Wine Country Leader Leaving for Oregon

Morgen McLaughlin reflects on four years of directing the county’s Vintners Association. Read story.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Does David Moore Know How to Make America Great Again?

The Santa Barbara pastor and new author wants to wake you up. Read story.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

News Commentary: Is That a Silencer in Your Pocket?

Or are you just glad to see me? Reflecting on baseball, Congress, and rage-a-holics with guns. Read story.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Billion Dollar Budget Approved

More money in but even more money out for jail, roads, fire, and pensions. Read story.

Originally published 7:37 a.m., June 15, 2017
Updated 10:35 a.m., June 15, 2017

Trash Wars Flare Up

City balks at a pending rate increase as the landfill expansion plan stalls. Read story.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

State Street Vacancy Solutions Sought

Retail consultants say the downtown corridor caters too much to tourists. Read story.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Everybody Loves Libraries

But no one can afford to pay for them; Santa Barbara raises admin rate to 13.5 percent. Read story.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

City Adjusts Flow of Building Permits for Los Carneros Village

Goleta Development Agreement modified to add some slack. Read story.

Originally published 8:19 a.m., June 11, 2017
Updated 10:20 a.m., June 12, 2017

Short-Term Rentals Get a No in Santa Barbara

In a split vote, the county supervisors banned certain short-term rentals. Read story.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Chumash Seek Property Tax Relief

The pending federal legislation is opposed by some valley residents. Read story.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

'Global' Means All the Countries in the World

A Q&A with Raymond Clémençon, UCSB professor of Global Studies and a Swiss negotiator for the UN global environmental fund Read story.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Paris Accord Gets a Boost from Santa Barbara

City, county, and UCSB keep moving on greenhouse gas reduction. Read story.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Can Giant Kelp Be Restored Off Goleta Beach?

A surfer-engineer is diving to find out. Read story.

Originally published 7:18 a.m., June 2, 2017
Updated 12:00 p.m., June 6, 2017
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