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Now What? Carbajal Gets Down to Business

Santa Barbara's new congressman talks infrastructure, immigration, and how California can protect itself from Trump. Read story.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Lawsuit Challenges Vacation-Rental Crackdown

Cites state law mandating affordable overnight lodging on the coast. Read story.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

What Would Losing Obamacare Mean for Santa Barbara?

Healthcare execs break down the possible impacts. Read story.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

RV Ban Showdown Looming

Opponents say the city is overstepping its legal authority. Read story.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Santa Barbara Red, White, Blue, and Mad at Trump

Protestors all week have peacefully revolted against the president-elect. Read story.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

S.B. Clergy, Chumash Carry Standing Rock Fire

Bring back stories of police force and tribal sovereignty. Read story.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Gaviota Plan Stamped, Signed, and Delivered

Compromise reached after seven years and 130 meetings. Read story.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Clinton, Carbajal, Hartmann, and Dems Sweep County

But Trump victory overwhelms all. Read story.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Santa Barbara Votes: 2016 General Election

UPDATE: Carbajal and Hartmann both clinch wins. Read story.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Fight for 24th Congressional District

Supervisor Salud Carbajal and Justin Fareed campaign to win the 24th Congressional District. Read story.

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Supes Reject PCEC Appeal

Pacific Coast Energy Company Orcutt Hill project halted. Read story.

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Anti-Abortion Protestors Descend on Planned Parenthood

The 50-state bus tour is praying for political change. Read story.

Thursday, October 27, 2016

In Housing Debate, Density Meets Immovable Object

A treasured Chumash site narrowly avoided demolition. Read story.

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Genis Pleads Guilty to Willful Failure to Pay Taxes

Federal prosecutors say the DUI attorney stiffed the IRS nearly $700,000. Read story.

Originally published 4:35 p.m., October 25, 2016
Updated 1:42 p.m., October 31, 2016

Stiff Headwinds for Santa Barbara Airport

Santa Barbara Airport faces losses in revenues and passengers five years after the new terminal opened. Read story.

Thursday, October 20, 2016
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