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Rain, Rain, Don't Go Away

No dent in the drought with storms mostly missing backcountry reservoirs. Read story.

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Last State of the Union for Obama and Capps

They share a moment and ask for less partisan politics. Read story.

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Vons to Fill Haggen’s Mesa Location

Bankruptcy court denies Roxy’s Market’s winning bid. Read story.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Granada Tower Office Space for Sale

Four floors, retail, and storage space listed for about $11.5 million. Read story.

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Santa Barbara Vintners’ $1.7 Billion Argument 

Wine industry releases economic impact report as ordinance update looms.  Read story.

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Medical Pot in the Pipeline

Cities and county adopting laws ahead of the November election. Read story.

Originally published 12:00 a.m., January 7, 2016
Updated 9:46 a.m., January 8, 2016

Two Injured in Head-On Highway 154 Collision

Officials say pickup truck hydroplaned, hit S.U.V. Read story.

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Jack-Knifed Semi Closes 101 Southbound near Garden

Fuel spill delayed cleanup; no injuries reported. Read story.

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Refugio Reviewed

Did we learn our lesson on pipeline safety? Read story.

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Through the Rearview Mirror: Drought, Housing, Politics

All the news we could squeeze into print in 2015. Read story.

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Puppy Torturer Released from Jail

Duanying Chen was immediately placed into ICE custody. Read story.

Friday, December 18, 2015

Lead Prosecutor Placed on Leave After Workplace Affair

Paul Greco reportedly had a relationship with a subordinate that turned ugly. Read story.

Originally published 5:54 p.m., December 18, 2015
Updated 1:00 p.m., December 19, 2015

County Hit with Suicide Spike

Mental health experts struggle to explain why. Read story.

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Judge Blasts Analysis of Freeway-Widening Project

Said the Caltrans report failed to address traffic impacts on city streets. Read story.

Originally published 1:12 p.m., December 16, 2015
Updated 3:01 p.m., December 17, 2015

Homeless Shelter Yet to Hit Capacity

El Niño response plans still vague. Read story.

Saturday, December 12, 2015
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