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A Talk with Trula Breuninger

Keeping Neighborhood Clinics in the black and opening a new clinic in Goleta. Read story.

Monday, December 16, 2013

Idea Floated to Form Old Town Community Association in Goleta

Several people ​— ​including politicians Janet Wolf, Roger Aceves, Paula Perotte, and Ed Easton, and Goleta Valley Chamber of Commerce president Kristen Miller ​— ​gathered Monday night at the Goleta Valley Community Center to discuss forming an Old Town Community Association. Read story.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Goleta Appoints New Mayor

As it does every December, the Goleta City Council appointed a new mayor and mayor pro tempore. Read story.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Goleta ‘Hot Spots’ Lure Area Birders

Human residents may not know how lucky they are, suggests veteran birder. Read story.

Monday, December 2, 2013

Goleta Postpones Decision on McDonald's Drive-Through

The Goleta City Council voted 3-2 to postpone a final decision on the proposed McDonald’s drive-through in the Camino Real Marketplace, after voting to deny an appeal to the drive-through filed by the Goodland Coalition. Read story.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Goleta City Manager's Contract Renewed

City Manager Dan Singer’s new employment contract was unanimously approved by the Goleta City Council on Tuesday after recent closed-session meetings attracted attention for listing an item about the “discipline/dismissal/release” of a public employee alongside Singer’s annual personnel evaluation. Read story.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

I.V. Neighborhood Clinic Is Here to Stay, Maybe

County supervisors join the community in trying to keep Isla Vista Neighborhood Clinic in I.V. Read story.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Goleta Looks at New Taco Bell

Goleta’s Design Review Board (DRB) took the first look Tuesday at a proposed Taco Bell restaurant for the corner of Hollister Avenue and Pacific Oaks Road, in the University Village shopping center. Read story.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Goleta Approves New Rincon Palms Hotel

The Goleta City Council unanimously approved the Rincon Palms Hotel on 11/5, putting a near end (there could be some minor tweaks by the Design Review Board) to the developers’ years-long and multiple-iterations process. Read story.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Family Trees: The Ultimate Puzzle

Goleta Valley born and nurtured, the Santa Barbara County Genealogical Society is 41 years old. Read story.

Monday, November 4, 2013

Goleta Activists Appeal McDonald's Drive-Through

The Goodland Coalition, a group of Goleta activists concerned about development, filed an appeal on 10/24 of the Planning Commission's recent 3-2 approval of a drive-through for the McDonald's in the Camino Real Marketplace. Read story.

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Proposed Goleta Hotel To Be Vetted By Planning Commission

A Goleta Planning Commission decision on the Marriott Residence Inn proposed for Hollister Avenue at Robin Hill Road — across from the airport — was delayed 10/28 to 11/25 because of an error in the meeting's noticing. Read story.

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Drama, Goleta-Style

The city's highest-paid employee is the subject of a grueling performance evaluation. Read story.

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Can’t Find the Right Person?

For the most part, single human beings are always in search of their mate, their other half, their better half, their soul mate, or whatever they call that special person. Read story.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Airport Aides Know More than Restroom Sites

Airport Ambassadors Can Smooth the Travel Experience Read story.

Monday, October 7, 2013
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