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The Gorilla in the Vacation Rental

A neighborhood battles to regain peace and quiet. Read story.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Trailblazing for Safety

Convincing FEMA and the state to translate materials was the first step in creating Spanish-language CERT Train-the-Trainer program. Read story.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Goleta Goes Off Target?

The big-box superstore reconsiders its expansion to the South Coast. Read story.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Goleta City Council Incumbents Face No Challengers

No candidates filed papers to challenge incumbents Roger Aceves, Michael Bennett, and Paula Perotte in their bids for reelection to the Goleta City Council in November; the deadline was 8/8. Read story.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Sharing Goleta's Backyard Bounty

What you grow and cannot consume may help others through the nonprofit Santa Barbara County Foodbank. Read story.

Monday, August 4, 2014

Traffic in Goleta

Rush hour in Goleta threatens to go from California cruisin’ to Goleta gridlock. Read story.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Goleta Approves 465-Unit Building Project

A 465-unit residential complex will soon be coming to Goleta, after the City Council approved it 5-0 on 7/15. Read story.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Goleta Candidates Pull Papers for November Election

Goleta City Councilmembers Michael Bennett and Roger Aceves have pulled papers to run for the November 4 election, according to the city clerk; Councilmember Paula Perotte, first elected in 2010 and also up for reelection, hadn’t announced her plans as of press time. Read story.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Finding Lost Rings, Misplaced Wallets

Good people and social media can form happy alliances. Read story.

Monday, July 7, 2014

Goleta Moves Forward with New Residential Complex

The Goleta City Council will get the final say on a 465-unit Villages of Los Carneros residential complex near Los Carneros Road and Highway 101, after the city’s Planning Commission voted 4-1 on Monday to approve the project. Read story.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Tony Vallejo Appointed to Goleta City Council

Tony Vallejo  — ​an accountant who formerly chaired the Goleta Valley Chamber of Commerce, served as treasurer for Roger Aceves’s bid for 2nd District Supervisor, and recently expressed interest in running for council ​— ​was appointed to the Goleta City Council on 6/17. Read story.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Goleta Entrepreneurial Magnet Selects Six Startups

Six startups have been chosen to participate in a Summer Accelerator program organized by the Goleta Entrepreneurial Magnet (GEM). Read story.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Housing for the People

“Smart growth” guidelines place higher density housing adjacent to transit corridors such as Hollister Avenue, and to jobs. Read story.

Monday, June 16, 2014

Who Will Fill Goleta's Vacant Council Seat?

Candidates interviewed on hot-button issues facing young city. Read story.

Friday, June 13, 2014

Goleta Interviewing for Council Replacement

The Goleta City Council will interview seven candidates on 6/12 to fill departed councilmember Ed Easton’s seat through 2016. Read story.

Thursday, June 12, 2014
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