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Big Nature on the Jack and Laura Dangermond Preserve

The Nature Conservancy is three months into a comprehensive approach to managing the 24,000-acre property. Read story.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

The Cost of Santa Barbara Superior Court's "Culture of Delay"

The supervisors are in the middle of complex budgetary talks. Read story.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Nearly Three Years After Refugio Oil Spill, Plains All American Trial Begins

Pipeline company faces 15 criminal counts from the 2015 spill. Read story.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

School Chief Plays Poker with Sacramento Over Armory

The state and Santa Barbara can't agree on the property's price tag. Read story.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

An Art Revival on State Street

Santa Barbara artists have installed their work along downtown corridor. Read story.

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Santa Barbara's Vintners Are Bracing for Chinese Wine Tariffs

“Guarded denial” for Central Coast winemakers as trade war escalates. Read story.

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Remapping Montecito

FEMA is establishing new 'hazard zones' and 100-year-flood elevations. Read story.

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Deep Oil Spill Study Released

'Deepwater Horizon' blowout's environmental consequences probed. Read story.

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Maldonado Plays Footsie with Trump

Interviews with prez-elect for Ag post. Read story.

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Tenant Protections Put on Menu for Santa Barbara City Council

Majority want to hear various options. Read story.

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Farewell to Doreen Farr

Third District supervisor respected on both sides of the aisle. Read story.

Thursday, December 22, 2016

State Heavyweights Flex on Santa Barbara Water

Play nice or suffer the consequences, they warn local leaders. Read story.

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Dario Pini: Slumlord or Savior?

As the city launches its enforcement sweep, he worries for his Spanish-speaking immigrant tenants. Read story.

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Inspectors Wrap Up Pini Sweep

Housing inspection raid red-tags one building, relocates 12 tenants. Read story.

Saturday, December 10, 2016

148-Room Hotel Proposed for Calle Real and Fairview

Goleta Design Review Board critiques plans; more review ahead. Read story.

Originally published 3:31 p.m., December 9, 2016
Updated 5:00 p.m., December 13, 2016
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