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Wildfire in Refugio Canyon

Update: 1,200-acre Scherpa Fire evacuates Refugio, Venadito, Las Flores, El Capitan Canyons. Highway 101 is now open. Read story.

Originally published 4:55 p.m., June 15, 2016
Updated 10:45 a.m., June 16, 2016

Santa Barbara Selects New Police Chief

Lori Luhnow comes from San Diego and will be the city's first female top cop. Read story.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Grand Jury Calls Los Prietos ‘Effective But Underutilized’

Report finds boys’ camp operating under capacity for years. Read story.

Monday, June 13, 2016

Bernie Surpasses Hillary in Santa Barbara

As provisional ballots continue to be counted, Sanders has slight edge over Clinton. Read story.

Originally published 8:40 p.m., June 10, 2016
Updated 9:00 a.m., June 11, 2016

Methadone Program Blasted

Number of people treated jumps; so do complaints. Read story.

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Big Night for S.B. Dems

2016 Primary Election nets victories for Carbajal, Hartmann, Williams, Limón, and Jackson. Read story.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Santa Barbara Votes: 2016 Primary Election

Carbajal vs. Fareed; Hartmann Sweeps Porter; Williams Wins; Clinton Takes County; Prop 50 Passes. Read story.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Parking Garage Guitarist Allowed to Play Again

After banning him in March, city issues Bruce Goldish a permit to perform in Lot 9. Read story.

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Fareed on the Hot Seat over Campaign Finances

Congressional candidate pressed about out of district donations. Read story.

Originally published 2:39 p.m., June 4, 2016
Updated 4:43 p.m., June 6, 2016

Alagie Jammeh Is Finally Home

UCSB student granted asylum after his Gambian scholarship was revoked for supporting homosexuality. Read story.

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Goleta Beach Park’s Future Stalled

Battle over the erosion plan must wait another few months. Read story.

Sunday, May 29, 2016

‘Crazy Talk’ with Bernie Sanders

Six thousand gather at City College to hear presidential candidate. Read story.

Originally published 4:30 p.m., May 28, 2016
Updated 11:01 a.m., May 29, 2016

North County Jail All but Approved

With a $80 million deadline only months away, the supes vote 4-1 to move forward. Read story.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

'Farm Labor Camp' Proposed for 600 Workers

Project near Santa Maria would house laborers in the federal H2-A program. Read story.

Monday, May 23, 2016

Pescadero Lofts Still Full Two Years Later

The homeless housing center holds 35 low-income I.V. residents. Read story.

Sunday, May 22, 2016
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