News Features

Art Foundry Disappears While 'Hundreds of Thousands' in Debt

After tenant Ian McTavish skipped town, the property owner is exploring his legal options and customers are filing small-claims cases. Read story.

Friday, April 24, 2015

Oil Company Proposes 296 New Wells

Aera Energy submits an application for "steam flooding" extraction. Read story.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Tiered Water Rates Bulletproof

A major legal ruling has no effect on Santa Barbara, city attorney says. Read story.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Fired News-Presser Wins Pulitzer

Reporter Rob Kuznia has won the coveted prize while with the Torrance Daily Breeze. Read story.

Monday, April 20, 2015

UCSB Students Call for Tougher Rape Penalties

Alejandra Melgoza claims her rapist's school suspension has not been enforced. Read story.

Monday, April 20, 2015

Electeds Talk Emissions at Air Agency Meeting

City councilmembers and county supervisors will set a limit later this month. Read story.

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Coast Guard Clashes with Yachters

S.B. boaters accuse an anti-terrorism unit assigned to protect last week's Princess cruise ship of going too far. Read story.

Originally published 12:00 a.m., April 17, 2015
Updated 7:00 p.m., April 17, 2015

S.B. Officials Peeved at State 9-1-1 Agency

They received "useless" documents after requesting info on the cell phone routing problem. Read story.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

The South Coast: A Tale of Two Workforces

Grim facts are revealed about the housing/jobs imbalance. Read story.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

An Empty Home for the Homeless

Goleta facility for elderly transients struggles to attract residents. Read story.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Miramar ‘Win-Win’

Caruso finally gets final approval to build Montecito hotel. Read story.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

ACLU Forum Questions New Jail

Activists discussed Prop. 47 and other laws likely to reduce jail populations statewide. Read story.

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Water Power Resourced

Hydroelectric plant at end of Gibraltar Conduit recommissioned. Read story.

Friday, April 10, 2015

County Moves Toward Tougher Emissions Limits

Planning Commission votes to set stricter thresholds on new industrial projects. Read story.

Friday, April 10, 2015

Sheriff Misfires in Budget Shootout

Could Santa Barbara really scrap the North County Jail? Read story.

Thursday, April 9, 2015
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