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Tracy Macuga Leads Public Defender's Office in New Directions

She inherited a department with morale and turnover issues. Read story.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Goleta Public Library Happily Shouts Mutiny

Library to leave Santa Barbara system. Read story.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Carpinteria Bluffs Permanently Preserved

The Land Trust for Santa Barbara County is now the proud owner of the 21 acres of beloved open space. Read story.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Wolf Urges Caution in Cannabis Regulations

She calls for more transparency and limiting the number of cultivation acres. Read story.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Unholy Guacamole!

Avocado harvests are way down and prices are shooting up. Read story.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

The Great Vacancy Rate Debate

Landlords ask: What housing crisis? Read story.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Cannabis: Cash Is King

Banks are wary of marijuana-fueled accounts. Read story.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Former Deckers CEO Angel Martinez Running for Mayor

He has big plans for State Street and Santa Barbara business. Read story.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

County Settles Excessive Force Lawsuit for $800,000

Jeremy Bordegaray was shot after breaking into a home and stealing a cop car. Read story.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Mopping Up the Whittier Fire

Fire officials assess damage and praise cooperation. Read story.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Jackson, Limón on Opposite Sides of Cap-and-Trade Vote

Governor Jerry Brown gets his landmark emissions bill passed. Read story.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Resistance Grows Against Vacation-Rental Conversions

'We have enough hotel rooms and not enough housing,” said Bill Mahan, Santa Barbara Historic Landmarks commissioner. Read story.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Santa Barbara Sheriff Blasts ‘Sanctuary State’ Bill

Says Senate Bill 54 will harm public safety. Read story.

Originally published 12:00 a.m., July 13, 2017
Updated 1:24 p.m., July 14, 2017

County Sees Cash in Booming Pot Trade

But some neighbors see big trouble. Read story.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

More Money for Rocky Roads?

Voters will decide on a sales tax increase to fund street repairs. Read story.

Thursday, July 6, 2017
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