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Farmworkers Air Grievances in Packed Forum

They spoke against pesticide exposure, union busting, and employer misconduct. Read story.

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Homeless Issues Then as Now

Cottage Hospital celebrates 125 years of healing. Read story.

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Fake Press Release Defended By Santa Maria Police Chief

Chief Martin says he intentionally misled the press and the public in order to save lives. Read story.

Monday, December 5, 2016

Public Health Director Dr. Takashi Wada Announces January Departure

He's taking CenCal Health's newly created position of deputy medical director. Read story.

Monday, December 5, 2016

Now What? Carbajal Gets Down to Business

Santa Barbara's new congressman talks infrastructure, immigration, and how California can protect itself from Trump. Read story.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Lawsuit Challenges Vacation-Rental Crackdown

Cites state law mandating affordable overnight lodging on the coast. Read story.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

What Would Losing Obamacare Mean for Santa Barbara?

Healthcare execs break down the possible impacts. Read story.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

RV Ban Showdown Looming

Opponents say the city is overstepping its legal authority. Read story.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Santa Barbara Red, White, Blue, and Mad at Trump

Protestors all week have peacefully revolted against the president-elect. Read story.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

S.B. Clergy, Chumash Carry Standing Rock Fire

Bring back stories of police force and tribal sovereignty. Read story.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Gaviota Plan Stamped, Signed, and Delivered

Compromise reached after seven years and 130 meetings. Read story.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Clinton, Carbajal, Hartmann, and Dems Sweep County

But Trump victory overwhelms all. Read story.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Santa Barbara Votes: 2016 General Election

UPDATE: Carbajal and Hartmann both clinch wins. Read story.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Fight for 24th Congressional District

Supervisor Salud Carbajal and Justin Fareed campaign to win the 24th Congressional District. Read story.

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Supes Reject PCEC Appeal

Pacific Coast Energy Company Orcutt Hill project halted. Read story.

Thursday, November 3, 2016
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