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State Lands Approves Ellwood Oil Well

Vote sets stage for battle — or collaboration? — between Venoco and City of Goleta. Read story.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Goleta Moves to Shut Down Venoco’s Oil Plant

City council calls hearing to shutter Ellwood Onshore Facility with State Lands vote looming. Read story.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Hungry on the Holidays

Working families, seniors, and soldiers struggle for food as shame blocks public awareness. Read story.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Riparian Restoration Ongoing

University and high school students work to eradicate arundo donax from Santa Clara River. Read story.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Courthouse Workers Boycott Christmas Luncheon

They're protesting a lack of pay increase in six years. Read story.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Feds Now Reviewing Sta. Rita Hills Expansion

There is much angst over proposal to shift border of popular Santa Barbara wine-growing appellation to the east. Read story.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

New Leader for Casa Esperanza

At 29 years old, Jessica Wishan takes the reins from a financial savior. Read story.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Excessive Force or Suicide by Cop?

Trial set for deputies sued in Donald George wrongful death case. Read story.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Vegetation Cleared from Douglas Preserve

City is removing non-native species and hazardous dead trees. Read story.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Vigil and March for Eric Garner

Santa Barbara protests police brutality for second time in two weeks. Read story.

Monday, December 8, 2014

District Election Case Set for April Trial

Judge gets to decide matter before voters do. Read story.

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Warming Centers Offer Shelter from the Storm

Hundreds of homeless given food, beds, and health care. Read story.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Rain, Rain, Don't Go Away

This week's drenching provides only small relief from drought. Read story.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Geoff Green Takes City College Post

Longtime Fund for Santa Barbara leader will head school's foundation. Read story.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Police Detail Domestic Abuse and Angela Laskey's Murder

Aubrey Wadford is accused of fatally stabbing his ex-girlfriend in their apartment near their daughter. Read story.

Monday, December 1, 2014
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