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Dog Mauling Victim Speaks Out

Rema Rainsford-Hunt is on the mend and on a mission. Read story.

Friday, May 12, 2017

Cottage, Sansum Pull Plug on Merger Application

The health care organizations waited for years for an FTC decision. Read story.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

The Abomination of Torture

A Q&A with Elisabeth Weber, author of Kill Boxes, on drones, detention, and torture. Read story.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

An Inside Look At Physician-Assisted Suicide

Prominent Santa Barbara doctor reflects; “It was extraordinarily difficult.” Read story.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Montecito Gets Cold Feet over Desal

Threatens to walk away from Santa Barbara's $70 million project. Read story.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Ugandan Soccer Star Drowns at Harbor

Flotation device found not deployed. Read story.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Decorated Police Detective Retires After 31 Years

Sgt. Mike McGrew ponders run for City Council. Read story.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Santa Barbara County Vies for Better Water Reliability as Drought Subsides

Water Agency’s Tom Fayram considers Cachuma contract renewal. Read story.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Sherpa Fire Deemed Accidental

Smoking fireplace log taken outdoors dropped embers. Read story.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Sen. Jackson Slams Door on Offshore Oil Drilling

California fights Trump's federal oil exploration order, including in Santa Barbara Channel. Read story.

Originally published 5:01 p.m., April 28, 2017
Updated 6:12 p.m., April 28, 2017

Hartmann Takes Camp 4 Fight to D.C.

She urges Rep. LaMalfa to rethink annexation legislation. Read story.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Tajiguas Landfill's $110 Million Oops

The Coastal Zone Boundary mix-up renders permits null and void. Read story.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Williams, Lavagnino Become Doobie Brothers

The supervisors have made unlikely allies in drafting the county's pot ordinance. Read story.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

News Commentary: Santa Barbara’s First One Hundred Days of Donald Trump

One reporter’s journey through the strange land of Donald Trump’s first 100 days Read story.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Drought Watch: 'Far from Over'

City and county water agencies are sparring over their Lake Cachuma contracts. Read story.

Thursday, April 27, 2017
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