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Huge Oversight Gap on Refugio Pipeline in Santa Barbara County

How did 2,500 barrels of crude oil escape without Plains All American Pipeline noticing. Read story.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Love and Remembrance Garden Dedicated in Isla Vista

Benches and plantings in People's Park designed in memory of victims. Read story.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

State of Emergency Declared for Refugio Oil Spill

Plains All American Pipeline pump shutdowns linked to 105,000-gallon leak. Read story.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Naples Development Back on the Table?

Matt Osgood asks county to approve $44.5 million ownership transfer. Read story.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

County Adopts Stringent New Emissions Limits

Santa Barbara is now the strictest in the state. Read story.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

As Refugio Oil Slick Spreads, Spill Estimate Rises

Authorities now say 105,000 gallons of crude may have gushed from the pipeline. Read story.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

County Looks to Big Pharma to Fund Drug Take Back

Santa Barbara’s collection bins often overflow with unused meds. Read story.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Coalition Against Gun Violence Celebrates 20 Years of Activism

A flock of dignitaries attended the group's yearly fundraiser. Read story.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Brandon Sportel Named Teacher of the Year

The superstar in special education has been racking up the awards. Read story.

Monday, May 18, 2015

Murder Orchestrated from Behind Bars

Fourth suspect named in Santa Maria homicide. Read story.

Monday, May 18, 2015

Hand Crew On Call Year-Round

A look at County Fire's hardworking wildland team. Read story.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Lawsuit Forces Fire Chief into Early Retirement

Carpinteria-Summerland’s Michael Mingee is accused of bullying and firing department whistleblowers. Read story.

Friday, May 15, 2015

Coastal Commission Grants Goleta Beach Rocks

A 20-year permit was awarded, with regular monitoring planned. Read story.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Reactions to I.V. Shooting Roll In

Chancellor Yang, Assemblymember Williams, and murder victim's father speak out. Read story.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Lake Cachuma May Be Drying Up Faster Than Expected

Water agencies desperately want to dip into its steelhead reserves. Read story.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015
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