Lead News

Santa Barbarans Join National Marches

Marchers get the word out on International Workers’ Day and People’s Climate March. Read story.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Hotchkiss Hops into Mayor's Race

The Republican currently stands alone against two Democrats. Read story.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

School Drug Dogs Nixed

Administrators say the program has been "intrusive" and has had "minimal impact." Read story.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Santa Barbara Marches for Science

Five thousand demonstrators politely fight for facts under a post-truth administration. Read story.

Monday, April 24, 2017

High Copper Levels Detected in Drinking Water

At least four properties have tested far above state and federal health standards. Read story.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Ryan Zinke Talks Dams and Drills

The Interior Secretary speaks at the Reagan Center. Read story.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Déjà Vu for Hal Conklin?

Once and future mayor dogged by term-limit questions. Read story.

Originally published 12:00 a.m., April 13, 2017
Updated 9:58 a.m., April 13, 2017

Loon Point of Contention

County curtails access, Coastal Commission steps in. Read story.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

State Street Vacancies Vent Fest

Movers and shakers ponder which way downtown. Read story.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

ICE Ping-Pongs on Shaming S.B. Sheriff

After apologizing, the feds call out the county yet again for not cooperating. Read story.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Landlords Resist Tenant Protections

With greater urgency, renters are mobilizing against the housing crisis. Read story.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

ICE Traps and Immigration Nightmares

Legal aid forums are being held, but people are afraid to come. Read story.

Originally published 12:00 a.m., March 23, 2017
Updated 9:51 a.m., April 10, 2017

Caffe Primo Closed Amid Fraud Charges

The State Street eatery was allegedly part of a multimillion-dollar scam. Read story.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

S.B. Health-Care Experts Deliver Grim Trumpcare News

And Carbajal drops the mic on the Republican repeal bill. Read story.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Starting Gun Fires in Mayoral Race

Cathy Murillo is officially in; Hal Conklin feels not far behind. Read story.

Thursday, March 9, 2017
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