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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

Alcox Awarded $1.3 Million for Losing Half His Life

The state attorney general and Victim Compensation Board grant his claim for wrongful imprisonment. Read story.

Thursday, September 14, 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
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