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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

County Sees Cash in Booming Pot Trade

But some neighbors see big trouble. Read story.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

More Money for Rocky Roads?

Voters will decide on a sales tax increase to fund street repairs. Read story.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Flight of the Santa Barbara Food Trucks

Mobile vendors fold and flee before pending regulations. Read story.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Labor Shortage Leaves $13 Million in Crops to Rot in Fields

More Mexican immigrants are leaving the U.S. than arriving. Read story.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Copper in Water Conundrum Continues

New tests suggest the health scare is isolated to four downtown developments. Read story.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Goodbye, East Beach Grill

After 33 years, owner Francisco Aguilera is leaving with a twisted arm and a broken heart. Read story.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Is St. George La Casa's Savior?

Emotions are mixed over a pending sale to the developer. Read story.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Santa Barbara Votes for 100 Percent Renewable Energy

The goal is to go completely clean by 2030. Read story.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Ready for Recycled Water?

It's "where the future lies," South Coast officials say. Read story.

Thursday, June 8, 2017
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