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End of an Era for Open Alternative School

District board votes to close the beloved K-6 campus at the end of the school year. Read story.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Santa Barbara Supervisor Janet Wolf Won't Seek Reelection

It's 'time to give someone else a chance,' she said. Read story.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

State Seeks to Shut Down San Ysidro Pharmacy

Steven Hoyt is accused of negligently filling fatal prescriptions ordered by Dr. Julio "Candyman" Diaz. Read story.

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Lawmakers Call Out Sexual Harassment

Jackson and Limón discuss culture of sex demands at State Capitol. Read story.

Originally published 10:45 a.m., October 29, 2017
Updated 9:56 a.m., October 30, 2017

Mayoral Candidates Answer Tough Questions in Packed House

The debate veered into the topics of religion, reputation, and climate change. Read story.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

State Representatives Jackson, Limón Busy as Bees

Santa Barbara's state representatives are behind 21 new pieces of legislation. Read story.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

7-Eleven Slurpees Invading State Street?

Big changes rock Santa Barbara's central business district. Read story.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Supporters Rally for Open Alternative School

Dropping enrollment threatens to close the small K-6 campus. Read story.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Santa Barbara Humane Society Executive Director Fired

The executive director was fired amid advocate complaints about poor treatment of animals despite a large budget. Read story.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Santa Barbara County Bans Short-Term Vacation Rentals in Neighborhoods

Two years of heated debate finally came to a head with the decision. Read story.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Details Discovered in Public Works Embezzlement Case

Did eight co-conspirators launder money through a youth football conference? Read story.

Originally published 12:00 a.m., September 28, 2017
Updated 8:51 a.m., September 28, 2017

Santa Barbara's Granny Flat Avalanche

Showdown between city and state over housing heats up. Read story.

Thursday, September 28, 2017

There Will Be Bud: Santa Barbara Edition

The county supervisors grapple with a new pot ordinance. Read story.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

In First Forum, Candidates Tackle Housing

The discussion centered on density, downtown, and millennials. Read story.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

The Doobie Brothers Talk Regulations

Supervisors Williams and Lavagnino and the county move closer to finalizing commercial cannabis rules. Read story.

Thursday, September 14, 2017
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