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Towbes Tribute Raises the House

Governor Brown praises developer-banker-philanthropist. Read story.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Pot Fears Grow in Carpinteria

The smell of buds in bloom and the quantity of cash involved worry some neighbors. Read story.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Oprah All Wet in Montecito Water Wars

The celebrity drama previews a hard look at private wells. Read story.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Schools Roll Out Dyslexia Intervention

The program is designed to prevent students from being placed in special education. Read story.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Immigrant Fieldworkers: In or Out?

Will Trump’s recent executive order invite a worker program for agriculture? Read story.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Santa Barbara Joins Granny Flat Debate

State law eases permits for Accessory Dwelling Units. Read story.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

County Libraries in the Financial Spotlight

Supervisors clash on where county funding should go. Read story.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Santa Barbarans Join National Marches

Marchers get the word out on International Workers’ Day and People’s Climate March. Read story.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

School Drug Dogs Nixed

Administrators say the program has been "intrusive" and has had "minimal impact." Read story.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Santa Barbara Marches for Science

Five thousand demonstrators politely fight for facts under a post-truth administration. Read story.

Monday, April 24, 2017

High Copper Levels Detected in Drinking Water

At least four properties have tested far above state and federal health standards. Read story.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Ryan Zinke Talks Dams and Drills

The Interior Secretary speaks at the Reagan Center. Read story.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Déjà Vu for Hal Conklin?

Once and future mayor dogged by term-limit questions. Read story.

Originally published 12:00 a.m., April 13, 2017
Updated 9:58 a.m., April 13, 2017

Loon Point of Contention

County curtails access, Coastal Commission steps in. Read story.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

State Street Vacancies Vent Fest

Movers and shakers ponder which way downtown. Read story.

Thursday, April 6, 2017
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