Lead News

The State of Solar Energy

With the need for energy an everyday thing, John Perlin talks about taking power from the sun. Read story.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

P-ing Up a Rope?

County looks to soften legal blow from fracking ban. Read story.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Voting Discrimination Lawsuit Filed

Attorney argues city council doesn’t adequately represent Latinos. Read story.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Judge Strikes Down Gang Injunction

Rules residents aren’t “prisoners in their own homes.” Read story.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Attorney Darryl Genis Again Accused of Misconduct

[VIDEO]: Surveillance footage shows him apparently photographing and tampering with a prosecutor's private notes during a recent DUI trial. Read story.

Originally published 12:30 p.m., July 22, 2014
Updated 11:00 a.m., July 23, 2014

City College: Tax Locally, Serve Globally?

Debate and discussion swirl around new bond measure and affordable housing issue. Read story.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Who Gives a Frack?

State regulators hear arguments for, against drilling law. Read story.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

UCSB Housing Fire Latest in String of Possible Arsons

Nearby apartment complex reports nine suspicious fires in past year. Read story.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

The Bait and Switch of Seafood Fraud

Dual bills look to close legal loopholes, but fishermen and others worry about more red tape and higher costs. Read story.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

'Bubble Ordinance' Not Yet Popped

Supreme court ruling likely won't change S.B. abortion protest law. Read story.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Teeing Off on Tranquillon Ridge

Jackson floats bill to ban drilling at Vandenberg. Read story.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

The Anatomy of Cyclic Steaming

What's the hot and bother over next election's biggest issue? Read story.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

‘Big Homie’ or Bumbling Gang Boss?

Santa Maria jurors to determine who the real Ray Macias is. Read story.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Teacher Tenure Struck Down

Landmark ruling looks to weed lemons from public education. Read story.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

High-Intensity Oil-Extraction Ban Headed to Ballot

Environmentalists and oil industry gear up for major battle ahead of November election. Read story.

Saturday, June 14, 2014
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