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Diversity Scarcity in Mental-Health Services

Longtime Commissioner quits two cultural committees in protest. Read story.

Thursday, January 5, 2017

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

State Heavyweights Flex on Santa Barbara Water

Play nice or suffer the consequences, they warn local leaders. Read story.

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Dario Pini: Slumlord or Savior?

As the city launches its enforcement sweep, he worries for his Spanish-speaking immigrant tenants. Read story.

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Inspectors Wrap Up Pini Sweep

Housing inspection raid red-tags one building, relocates 12 tenants. Read story.

Saturday, December 10, 2016

148-Room Hotel Proposed for Calle Real and Fairview

Goleta Design Review Board critiques plans; more review ahead. Read story.

Originally published 3:31 p.m., December 9, 2016
Updated 5:00 p.m., December 13, 2016

Farmworkers Air Grievances in Packed Forum

They spoke against pesticide exposure, union busting, and employer misconduct. Read story.

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Homeless Issues Then as Now

Cottage Hospital celebrates 125 years of healing. Read story.

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Fake Press Release Defended By Santa Maria Police Chief

Chief Martin says he intentionally misled the press and the public in order to save lives. Read story.

Monday, December 5, 2016

Public Health Director Dr. Takashi Wada Announces January Departure

He's taking CenCal Health's newly created position of deputy medical director. Read story.

Monday, December 5, 2016

Now What? Carbajal Gets Down to Business

Santa Barbara's new congressman talks infrastructure, immigration, and how California can protect itself from Trump. Read story.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Lawsuit Challenges Vacation-Rental Crackdown

Cites state law mandating affordable overnight lodging on the coast. Read story.

Thursday, December 1, 2016
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