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Teeing Off on Tranquillon Ridge

Jackson floats bill to ban drilling at Vandenberg. Read story.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

The Anatomy of Cyclic Steaming

What's the hot and bother over next election's biggest issue? Read story.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

‘Big Homie’ or Bumbling Gang Boss?

Santa Maria jurors to determine who the real Ray Macias is. Read story.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Teacher Tenure Struck Down

Landmark ruling looks to weed lemons from public education. Read story.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

High-Intensity Oil-Extraction Ban Headed to Ballot

Environmentalists and oil industry gear up for major battle ahead of November election. Read story.

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Curbing Young Urban Travelers

Poop-and-pee ordinance proposed; sitting and lying laws may be enhanced. Read story.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Montecito Entitled to More Water?

Strict rationing means residents face tough penalties for watering lushly landscaped estates. Read story.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Team of Experts Save Entangled Humpback Whale

Whale caught in prawn trap ropes was found off Santa Cruz Island. Read story.

Monday, June 9, 2014

Isla Vista: Safety in Sisterhood

Community problems remain despite ever-changing residents. Read story.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Janet and Bill Win Big; M Loses Small

Major money can’t save Aceves; maintenance measure defeated by narrow margin. Read story.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Both Sides Score Points in Gang Injunction Trial

Closing arguments in the divisive criminal case are expected this week. Read story.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Disturbing Details Released in Isla Vista Murders

Suspect Elliot Rodger fatally stabbed three men before shooting rampage; other victims ID'd as UCSB students. Read story.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Insights into Isla Vista Shooter Elliot Rodger

Among other new info, SBCC student and Sandpiper Golf Course staff relay experiences. Read story.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Seven Dead, Seven Injured in Isla Vista ‘Mass Murder’ Shooting

Suspect dies after firing on deputies; Sheriff calls the rampage the “work of a madman.” Read story.

Originally published 10:00 p.m., May 23, 2014
Updated 4:00 a.m., May 24, 2014

Energy Workers and Reps Blast Anti-Fracking Effort

Enviro leaders and organizations have been conspicuously silent on the issue. Read story.

Thursday, May 22, 2014
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