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Chumash Purchase 360-Acre Property in Santa Ynez Valley

Property could make Camp 4 contiguous to the Chumash Casino. Read story.

Friday, July 24, 2015

Casa de la Raza Back from the Brink

The Latino community center avoids foreclosure after another financial scare. Read story.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Council Pulls $55 Million Trigger to Restart Desal Plant

It also sends a proposed rental project back to the drawing boards. Read story.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Thirty-Nine Percent Drop in Felony Filings

Prop. 47 redefines “new normal” for court system. Read story.

Monday, July 20, 2015

Business Districts Duke it Out on Milpas

A new proposal directly challenges the current EBID plan. Read story.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

County Denies Naples Ownership Transfer

To the delight of enviros, Matt Osgood's bid goes nowhere. Read story.

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Skateboarding Banned on Old San Marcos, Painted Cave, Gibraltar

CHP calls the downhill runs “way too dangerous.” Read story.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

How Will Strict New Vaccine Bill Affect S.B. Schools?

Supporters and Skeptics weigh in on the controversial legislation. Read story.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

School District Considers Trust to Pay Pensions

The proposal would offer protection for any lean years ahead. Read story.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Supreme Court Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage

Santa Barbara reacts to the landmark ruling that President Obama called a "victory for America." Read story.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Santa Barbara to Lower Boom on Vacation Rentals

Huge crowd packs City Hall to argue for and against the growing market. Read story.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Should the Franceschi House Be Saved or Bulldozed?

Council gives Pearl Chase Society six more months to find restoration funds. Read story.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Famed Film Composer James Horner Feared Dead in Plane Crash

UPDATE: Horner's assistant has confirmed that he perished in the Monday morning accident. Read story.

Originally published 7:46 p.m., June 22, 2015
Updated 9:00 a.m., June 23, 2015

Read the Official Media Strategy for the Refugio Oil Spill Response

Briefing sought to “target” journalists to spread good news. Read story.

Monday, June 22, 2015

Pulling the $53 Million Desal Trigger

"We have exhausted all other options," says water czar. Read story.

Thursday, June 18, 2015
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