Lead News

Drought Forecast: 'Peachy Keen'

Desal deadline, sticker shock, and higher rates loom large. Read story.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Cheap Gas, but Pricey Futures

Can OPEC shake out Santa Barbara oil operators? Read story.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Protest Planned over News-Press Headline

Organizers accuse paper of racism, demand retraction. Read story.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Feds Approve Chumash Camp 4 Plans

The tribe can now officially annex the 1,400 acres, but appeals are all but certain. Read story.

Originally published 1:30 p.m., December 30, 2014
Updated 8:00 a.m., December 31, 2014

Police Prejudiced Against 'Blacks and Browns'?

Church leaders and city residents say racial profiling is alive and well in Santa Barbara. Read story.

Originally published 6:00 p.m., December 22, 2014
Updated 8:00 a.m., December 23, 2014

Governing the Anarchist Bubble of Isla Vista

With Das Williams in the lead, taxation and control is examined in earnest. Read story.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Drawing a Line in the Sand Trap

Golfers fight privatization of public course during budget shortfall. Read story.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

UCSB Frat Shut Down Amid Drinking and Hazing Complaints

Beta Theta Pi chapter president calls the decision from national headquarters unfair and dishonest. Read story.

Friday, December 5, 2014

Hundreds March in Solidarity with Ferguson

Protesters take to Santa Barbara’s streets amid heavy police presence. Read story.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Beacons of Home

Families move into new Habitat for Humanity housing on Canon Perdido. Read story.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Isla Vista's Blueprint for Change?

Report details potential cures for town's many ills. Read story.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Palabra Keeping the Peace?

Youth support group says it continues to quell gang violence. Read story.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Sister Janet to the Rescue

The county’s most relentless advocate for the poor steps down. Read story.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Talking Sexual Assault at UCSB

Of the 10 reported sexual assault cases at UCSB each year, one or none were adjudicated. Read story.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Undersheriff Don Patterson Retires

The department veteran reflects on his 30 years on the job. Read story.

Saturday, November 15, 2014
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