News Features

County Denies ExxonMobil Request to Haul Oil by Truck

The energy company is close to exhausting its storage capacity after the Plains pipeline shutdown. Read story.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Photos of Ruptured Pipeline Finally Released

The images show where the rusty equipment broke. Read story.

Monday, June 8, 2015

Tests Link Hepatitis C to Medical Practice

Genetic results support suspicion that Dr. Allen Thomashefsky's office caused viral transmissions. Read story.

Monday, June 8, 2015

Refugio Oil Spill: Let No Crisis Go to Waste

Serious erosion issues plague ruptured pipeline. Read story.

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Rodger Lawsuit Winds Through Court

Civil rights suit filed against apartment owner, management, and county on behalf of three victims. Read story.

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Sonos Pays Big Bucks to Bike to Work

Company offering employees cash incentives, and it's working. Read story.

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Animal Services Sick as a Dog?

County hears grim assessment of troubled department. Read story.

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Even-Year Elections Proving Elusive

Despite support from four councilmembers, no agreement could be reached this week. Read story.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Will Refugio Oil Spill Hurt Tourism?

A class-action lawsuit has been filed against Plains All American Pipeline. Read story.

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Hundreds 'Stand in the Sand' to Protest Refugio Oil Spill

They called for more renewable energy sources to save the environment. Read story.

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

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
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