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Santa Barbara Votes to Allow Five Pot Shops

Unlimited wholesale operations voted in, an outdoor personal plant, too. Read story.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Less Jailing Results in Fewer Psych Hospitalizations

Nine months in, the Laura's Law program is showing success. Read story.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Santa Barbara Squeezing in Affordable Housing

Officials recommend that at least 10 percent of high-density developments target "moderate" income renters. Read story.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

More Homeless People are Dying Across Santa Barbara County

The tally rose to 44 last year. Read story.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

'Food Fight' over Dario Pini

Banks dragged into crackdown on embattled landlord. Read story.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Itchy and Scratchy in Goleta

Water district turns to its wells to reduce chloroform producers. Read story.

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Reporter's Notebook | Fixing the Underpass, How Low Can You Go?

Lower State Street's art ambitions, and others surrounding the empty 2nd District seat. Read story.

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Who Will Run for Santa Barbara County 2nd District?

Janet Wolf’s decision to step down leaves an opening. Read story.

Friday, November 17, 2017

Changes Are Coming to Immigration Practices at the Santa Barbara County Jail

Forum debates the pros and cons of working with ICE. Read story.

Friday, November 17, 2017

Barney Brantingham Retires

After 60 years in journalism, Santa Barbara’s On the Beat columnist hangs up his typewriter. Read story.

Friday, November 17, 2017

Santa Barbara Homeless Shelter in Hot Water over Cold Weather

Upset by a surprise announcement, the county is reducing PATH's reimbursement for services. Read story.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Santa Barbara Voters to Choose Between Odd- or Even-Year Elections

New state law requires cities to make the switch if turnout would increase. Read story.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Despite Litigation Threat, County Moves Forward with Tajiguas Plan

Environmental groups have continually blasted the project's design and development impact. Read story.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Santa Barbara Veterans Day Half Marathon Suddenly Canceled

Hundreds of runners disappointed when race stopped at starting line. Read story.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Santa Barbara's District Attorney Charges Isla Vista Landlord James Gelb

Gelb is accused of disturbing the peace after shouting homophobic slurs on State Street. Read story.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017
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