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Labor Shortage Leaves $13 Million in Crops to Rot in Fields

More Mexican immigrants are leaving the U.S. than arriving. Read story.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Copper in Water Conundrum Continues

New tests suggest the health scare is isolated to four downtown developments. Read story.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Goodbye, East Beach Grill

After 33 years, owner Francisco Aguilera is leaving with a twisted arm and a broken heart. Read story.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Is St. George La Casa's Savior?

Emotions are mixed over a pending sale to the developer. Read story.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Santa Barbara Votes for 100 Percent Renewable Energy

The goal is to go completely clean by 2030. Read story.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Ready for Recycled Water?

It's "where the future lies," South Coast officials say. Read story.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

ICE Now Deporting the Unconvicted

Federal immigration cops detained a man with no criminal record. Now he faces deportation. Read story.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Nukes of Hazard: Vandenberg, Star Wars, and North Korea

Will the Star Wars program at Vandenberg Air Force Base make us a North Korean target? Read story.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Towbes Tribute Raises the House

Governor Brown praises developer-banker-philanthropist. Read story.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Pot Fears Grow in Carpinteria

The smell of buds in bloom and the quantity of cash involved worry some neighbors. Read story.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Oprah All Wet in Montecito Water Wars

The celebrity drama previews a hard look at private wells. Read story.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Schools Roll Out Dyslexia Intervention

The program is designed to prevent students from being placed in special education. Read story.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Immigrant Fieldworkers: In or Out?

Will Trump’s recent executive order invite a worker program for agriculture? Read story.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Santa Barbara Joins Granny Flat Debate

State law eases permits for Accessory Dwelling Units. Read story.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

County Libraries in the Financial Spotlight

Supervisors clash on where county funding should go. Read story.

Thursday, May 4, 2017
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