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District 3 Candidates Go Toe-to-Toe in Debate

The election games begin in race to represent Santa Barbara's Westside. Read story.

Thursday, May 3, 2018

County Leaders Tackle the Hard Facts of Montecito’s Future

A recent gathering of scientists and emergency personnel produced hard facts about the unstable mountains. Read story.

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Who’s the Real Westsider?

Four candidates fight for Santa Barbara's District 3. Read story.

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Will the Lights Go Out at La Casa de la Raza? 

As boardmembers move to sell the building, its owner says no way. Read story.

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Big Nature on the Jack and Laura Dangermond Preserve

The Nature Conservancy is three months into a comprehensive approach to managing the 24,000-acre property. Read story.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

The Cost of Santa Barbara Superior Court's ‘Culture of Delay’

The supervisors are in the middle of complex budgetary talks. Read story.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Nearly Three Years After Refugio Oil Spill, Plains All American Trial Begins

Pipeline company faces 15 criminal counts from the 2015 spill. Read story.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

School Chief Plays Poker with Sacramento Over Armory

The state and Santa Barbara can't agree on the property's price tag. Read story.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

An Art Revival on State Street

Santa Barbara artists have installed their work along downtown corridor. Read story.

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Santa Barbara's Vintners Are Bracing for Chinese Wine Tariffs

“Guarded denial” for Central Coast winemakers as trade war escalates. Read story.

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Remapping Montecito

FEMA is establishing new 'hazard zones' and 100-year-flood elevations. Read story.

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Deep Oil Spill Study Released

'Deepwater Horizon' blowout's environmental consequences probed. Read story.

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Maldonado Plays Footsie with Trump

Interviews with prez-elect for Ag post. Read story.

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Tenant Protections Put on Menu for Santa Barbara City Council

Majority want to hear various options. Read story.

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Farewell to Doreen Farr

Third District supervisor respected on both sides of the aisle. Read story.

Thursday, December 22, 2016
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