Compromise reached after seven years and 130 meetings. Read story.
Thursday, November 10, 2016
Advisory document includes homes, trails, fracking, incentive plans for ranchers and residents. Read story.
Thursday, September 8, 2016
Decade-long debate over Las Varas Ranch hits Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday. Read story.
Thursday, February 12, 2015
Gaviota Coast Conservancy, Surfrider Foundation sue developer, County of Santa Barbara over Paradiso del Mare. Read story.
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Supervisors give green light to controversial Paradiso del Mare project. Read story.
Wednesday, February 5, 2014
The road map that will dictate how the Gaviota Coast is visited, inhabited, preserved, and developed for decades to come cleared a major stepping stone last month as the Santa Barbara County Planning Commission finished hammering out the revised plan and will send it to the Board of Supervisors so the county can initiate environmental review. Read story.
Thursday, October 17, 2013
Planning commission begins review of GavPac resource issues. Read story.
Wednesday, August 14, 2013
San Diego researchers discover new species that could cure deadly human infections. Read story.
Saturday, August 3, 2013
Plan finalized between Hansen Family and California Rangeland Trust. Read story.
Thursday, March 7, 2013
Final meetings get testy as advisory group asserts its will over Gaviota Coast planning. Read story.
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Planning Committee votes to redo little-known land use policy. Read story.
Thursday, September 20, 2012
Planning committee grinding out details of public trail access. Read story.
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Coastal Commission staff hits Gaviota Ranch with notice of violations. Read story.
Thursday, July 28, 2011
The public comment period on the Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) for the Gaviota Coast's Las Varas Ranch project officially closed this week. Read story.
Thursday, March 17, 2011
Plans are in full swing to split the Las Varas Ranch on the Gaviota Coast into six subplots, and community members expressed their concern in no uncertain terms at a March 3 meeting of the Santa Barbara Planning Commission. Read story.