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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

S.B. Supervisor, CEO Take Opposite Sides During D.C. Camp 4 Hearing

The Congressional subcommittee appeared to support the Chumash's annexation bill. Read story.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Many UCSB and SBCC Students Struggle with Homelessness

Cars, tents, and couches serve as places to sleep for those who face high rent and tuition. Read story.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Mulligans Café May Lose Big in Privatization of Muni Links

Longtime owners say they're still profitable. Read story.

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Ty Warner Gives Historic Ellwood Gas Station to Goleta

City officials say the beloved landmark will be restored and preserved. Read story.

Friday, June 12, 2015

Isla Vista: Investor's Paradise

High rents, “captive demand” make for upscale market in rundown community. Read story.

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Red-Scarf Brigade Pushes for Mental Health Housing

Asks county to set aside $500,000 for 132 new beds. Read story.

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Dispute Between Neighbors Turns Murderous

Rudy Collaso was arrested for chasing a man with an ax, then destroying his home. Read story.

Monday, June 8, 2015

Gibraltar Skateboarder Sustains Major Head Injuries

She collided with a car coming up the road. Read story.

Originally published 3:29 p.m., June 8, 2015
Updated 9:00 p.m., June 9, 2015

Refugio Oil Spill — Two Weeks In

Damages pile up, first lawsuit filed, new legislation proposed. Read story.

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Tribal Leaders Oppose Serra Sainthood

Weekend of events recall trauma left by Mission system. Read story.

Originally published 6:00 a.m., June 3, 2015
Updated 11:30 a.m., June 4, 2015

Dead Dolphins, Pelicans Continue to Wash Ashore after Refugio Oil Spill

The body count rose sharply on Monday, two weeks after the rupture. Read story.

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Supes Gently Grill Feds over Refugio Spill Response

County asks for timeline; Plains All American mum on ‘emergency response plan.’ Read story.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Huge Oversight Gap on Refugio Pipeline

How did 2,500 barrels of crude oil escape without Plains All American Pipeline noticing? Read story.

Originally published 3:20 p.m., May 21, 2015
Updated 1:25 p.m., May 22, 2015
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