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Home-to-Hotel Conversion Shot Down

Council denies a proposal to turn a condominium into a short-term rental. Read story.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Well Shamers Prevail

County imposes discretionary review for all water-well permits. Read story.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Melchiori Fraud and Embezzlement Trial Begins

He faces a maximum of 47 years in prison. Read story.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

EDC, Channelkeeper Win Key Decision Against Feds on Fracking

The groups are demanding more environmental review before permits are issued. Read story.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Goleta to Close Its Monarch Butterfly Groves

Dead and dying trees endanger public and butterfly habitat. Read story.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Whittier Fire Grows Modestly Saturday Night

Dry high heat forecast for Sunday. Read story.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Inside Fire City, Population: 1,612

Dos Pueblos High transforms into Whittier Fire base camp. Read story.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

‘Sprinters’ Caught in Cross Fire of City RV Crackdown

Chamber of Commerce and homeless advocate find selves on same side of issue. Read story.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Are There 450 Million Doobies in Santa Barbara's Future?

But the burning question is the tax rate growers would pay. Read story.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

The Whittier Fire

The story of near escapes, trapped children, heroic acts, and an endless fire season. Read story.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

The New Normal: California Forest Fires Have Doubled in Size

This year 3,449 wildfires have already consumed 92,439 acres in the state. Read story.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Whittier Fire Threatens Pets and Cattle

Zebras and Watusi cattle survive while a guinea pig, a parrot, cats, dogs, and horses evacuate safely. Read story.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Rescuing Children from the Whittier Fire

How a Forest Service patrolman and a Santa Barbara firefighter helped 90 campers and their counselors survive the flames. Read story.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Alamo Fire's Growth is Halted and at 65 Percent Containment

Firefighters are working to drop a noose around largest fire in California. Read story.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Carrizo Plain on Chopping Block?

Western Caucus 17 have plans for 'rich fossil fuel basins.' Read story.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017
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