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Undersheriff Don Patterson Retires

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

Saturday, November 15, 2014

UCSB Long-Range Plan Wins Approval

California Coastal Commission greenlights 15-year expansion. Read story.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Doubling Down on Milpas Street

Will new business district keep it real or accelerate gentrification? Read story.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

State Commission to Hear UCSB's 15-Year Expansion Plan

Campus hopes to grow by 5,000 undergrads and 1,380 grads. Read story.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Mexican Mafia, Meth, and Murder Plans

Grand Jury hands down indictment against alleged gang bosses. Read story.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Nicholas Kristof Keynotes UCSB Conference

A Q&A with the New York Times columnist about technology, NGOs, and charting change in a wayward world. Read story.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Oil Industry Polluting Ventura?

Toxic metals and salts found in coastal watersheds. Read story.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Santa Barbara Votes: 2014 General Election

[UPDATE, Tuesday, 11:55 p.m.]: Capps defeats Mitchum by slim margin; Measure P and Measure S both soundly defeated. Read story.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Isla Vista Unusually Calm This Halloween

Law enforcement credits public safety pushes and the rain. Read story.

Monday, November 3, 2014

Tempers Flare over District Elections

City council opts to put issues to voters next year. Read story.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Council Cracks Down on Street People

New cadre of quasi-officers approved to patrol downtown. Read story.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Santa Barbara's Ebola Scenario

County agencies ready for the unlikely possibility that the disease could land here. Read story.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Casa Esperanza's New Lease on Life

New rules and new director improve neighborhood relations. Read story.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Can Creek Restoration and Affordable Housing Coexist?

The proposal for a 91-unit senior housing complex hits a major roadblock. Read story.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Bye-Bye, ‘Gator Boy’

City council orders Cajun Kitchen mural removed by next summer. Read story.

Thursday, October 16, 2014
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