News Features

Marcos Vargas Talks Voting Rights and More

The outgoing leader of CAUSE and incoming leader of the Fund for Santa Barbara reflected on the past and looked forward to the future. Read story.

Sunday, May 31, 2015

The Mysterious Case of the Automatic Shutoff Valve

Assessing the risks and rewards of oil transportation. Read story.

Friday, May 29, 2015

Citizen Responders Rushed to Save Beaches

Outraged by slow response, S.B. residents brave cops and crude. Read story.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

What Will the Refugio Oil Spill Kill?

Insidious and unstoppable, the crude is wreaking havoc on all levels of the food chain. Read story.

Originally published 12:00 a.m., May 26, 2015
Updated 12:00 p.m., May 26, 2015

Community Demands Transparency in Refugio Spill

Protesters haul faux pipeline up State Street in march for oil spill information. Read story.

Monday, May 25, 2015

Isla Vista Remembers

A solemn ceremony blue lights for love and remembrance of the six. Read story.

Monday, May 25, 2015

Refugio Pipeline Shutdown Puts Brakes on Oil Production

Feds order system inspection; county crude stops flowing. Read story.

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Feds Order Gaviota Oil Pipeline Shut Down

The ruptured Plains All American pipeline responsible for the Refugio oil leak has been ordered shut down immediately. Read story.

Friday, May 22, 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
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