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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

Tacos Anyone?

Lilly’s Taquería is opening soon in Goleta — the family has always been in the taco business in La Piedad, Michoacán, Mexico. Read story.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Goleta Abandons Gang Task Force

Goleta’s decision to pull funding from the South Coast Youth Gang Task Force raised eyebrows at last week’s Board of Supervisors meeting. Read story.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Concerns Raised About New Goleta Hotel

The Rincon Palms Hotel is now headed toward its third round of reworks. Read story.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

The People Behind the Sanctuary

With fanfare and VIP speeches, the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary recently moved its homeport to UCSB. Read story.

Monday, September 2, 2013

Goleta Dealing With Massive Sinkhole

Old Town Goleta was soaked by a water-main break at the corner of Hollister Avenue and Rutherford Street on Saturday evening. Read story.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Potholes for Old Town Goleta Revitalization Plan

City staff asked to study costs of improving Hollister Avenue after nearly three-hour meeting. Read story.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Roger Aceves Eyes County Supervisor Seat

The Goleta mayor considers a run against Janet Wolf for the 2nd District. Read story.

Friday, August 9, 2013
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