News Features

Evacuation as a New Way of Life in Santa Barbara County

When do officials pull the trigger and order people out of their homes? Read story.

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Mass Evacuation Orders Issued for Montecito, Carpinteria, Parts of Western Goleta, Gaviota Effective Now

Get out by 6 p.m., sheriff tells 30,000 in anticipation of night storms and possible debris flows. Read story.

Originally published 1:19 p.m., March 1, 2018
Updated 12:57 p.m., March 2, 2018

Santa Barbara Unified School District's Safety Plans Are Under Fire

Members of the board of education want greater attention paid to active-shooter situations. Read story.

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Everybody’s Boss: County Executive Mona Miyasato

From pension payouts to natural disaster, Mona Miyasato is praised as a problem solver. Read story.

Thursday, March 1, 2018

SoCal Edison Loses Opening Round in Thomas Fire Litigation

The public utility giant was ordered to preserve damaged equipment from area where wildfire originated. Read story.

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Public and Private Forces Strain Santa Barbara’s Housing Market

Longtime tenants are feeling the squeeze as granny-flat applications soar. Read story.

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Santa Barbara Cannabis Growers Hold the Most Temporary Licenses in the State

The rapidly evolving industry has lawmakers and conventional farmers worried. Read story.

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Thursday Morning May Bring New Evacuation Orders

Residents below Thomas and Whittier Fire scars: Be prepared, not scared, say emergency officials. Read story.

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Goletans Fight to Keep Preserving Ellwood

Council meeting continued over butterfly forest plans, dead trees, and closed trails. Read story.

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Ventura County Warns Residents of Debris Flow Risks

But 'don't wait for us,' says Sheriff's official — 'save yourself.' Read story.

Monday, February 26, 2018

Axxess Starts Gift Card Benefits for Businesses Struck by Disaster

Special discounts to buyers go to help Montecito and Summerland after the Thomas Fire. Read story.

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Property-Tax Funding Plummets for Montecito Schools

The 1/9 Debris Flow impact on school funding could mean teacher layoffs. Read story.

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Cash Bail in California Ruled Unconstitutional

Unconvicted detainees languish behind bars, unable to pay bail. Read story.

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Q&A: Tanja Heitman

Santa Barbara County’s new probation chief arrives with decades of experience in juvenile justice. Read story.

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Martin Ball’s Modern Psychedelics

Santa Barbara–raised professor comes home to discuss entheogens and healing on March 3. Read story.

Thursday, February 22, 2018
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