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Exxon Shuts Down Platforms After Refugio Oil Spill

The company has also exhausted its 400,000-barrel storage capacity. Read story.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Jail Health Care Under Fire

Supervisors postpone renewing a $10 million contract. Read story.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

NASA Mission to Measure Ocean Salinity Ends with Success

Satellite took off from Vandenberg more than four years ago. Read story.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Manhattan Beach Tarballs Match Refugio Oil Spill Crude

"Fingerprint" analysis confirms the oil traveled 130 miles down the coast. Read story.

Monday, June 22, 2015

Assessing the Channel After the Refugio Oil Spill

Santa Barbara Channelkeeper monitors sensitive marine habitats. Read story.

Monday, June 22, 2015

S.B. Supervisors Support State Bill to Ban T-Ridge Drilling

The legislation is a repeat of last year's, but will it pass after the Refugio Oil Spill? Read story.

Saturday, June 20, 2015

News Analysis: Pipeline Problems Date Back to 1986

New documents demonstrate a culture of carelessness far before the spill. Read story.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Bogeys and Faults at Muni and Elings

Outgoing Parks and Rec leader juggles backlash on two fronts. Read story.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

News Commentary: Refugio Officials 'Target' Specific Reporters

Six "neutral to positive" journalists were handpicked to spread a message of cleanup progress. Read story.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Ten Oiled Pelicans Returned to the Wild

They were slowly nursed back to health after the May 19 spill. Read story.

Monday, June 15, 2015

Chalk-Producing Plankton Turn Ocean Turquoise

The recent bloom can be seen from space. Read story.

Monday, June 15, 2015

Laura’s Law on the Books?

Supervisors approve nearly a billion-dollar budget. Read story.

Originally published 5:00 p.m., June 12, 2015
Updated 12:30 p.m., June 13, 2015

Refugio Oil Spill Cleanup Costs Top $64 Million

Plains will foot the bill; feds defend their initial response efforts. Read story.

Friday, June 12, 2015

New Pot Shop Gets Green Light

Controversy centers on parking near the upper State Street storefront. Read story.

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Gibraltar Skateboarder Survives Car Collision

CHP trying to ban downhill skateboarders on Gibraltar, Painted Cave, and San Marcos Pass. Read story.

Thursday, June 11, 2015
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