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School District Considers Trust to Pay Pensions

The proposal would offer protection for any lean years ahead. Read story.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Supreme Court Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage

Santa Barbara reacts to the landmark ruling that President Obama called a "victory for America." Read story.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Santa Barbara to Lower Boom on Vacation Rentals

Huge crowd packs City Hall to argue for and against the growing market. Read story.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Should the Franceschi House Be Saved or Bulldozed?

Council gives Pearl Chase Society six more months to find restoration funds. Read story.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Famed Film Composer James Horner Feared Dead in Plane Crash

UPDATE: Horner's assistant has confirmed that he perished in the Monday morning accident. Read story.

Originally published 7:46 p.m., June 22, 2015
Updated 9:00 a.m., June 23, 2015

Read the Official Media Strategy for the Refugio Oil Spill Response

Briefing sought to “target” journalists to spread good news. Read story.

Monday, June 22, 2015

Pulling the $53 Million Desal Trigger

"We have exhausted all other options," says water czar. Read story.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

S.B. Supervisor, CEO Take Opposite Sides During D.C. Camp 4 Hearing

The Congressional subcommittee appeared to support the Chumash's annexation bill. Read story.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Many UCSB and SBCC Students Struggle with Homelessness

Cars, tents, and couches serve as places to sleep for those who face high rent and tuition. Read story.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Mulligans Café May Lose Big in Privatization of Muni Links

Longtime owners say they're still profitable. Read story.

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Ty Warner Gives Historic Ellwood Gas Station to Goleta

City officials say the beloved landmark will be restored and preserved. Read story.

Friday, June 12, 2015

Isla Vista: Investor's Paradise

High rents, “captive demand” make for upscale market in rundown community. Read story.

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Red-Scarf Brigade Pushes for Mental Health Housing

Asks county to set aside $500,000 for 132 new beds. Read story.

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Dispute Between Neighbors Turns Murderous

Rudy Collaso was arrested for chasing a man with an ax, then destroying his home. Read story.

Monday, June 8, 2015

Gibraltar Skateboarder Sustains Major Head Injuries

She collided with a car coming up the road. Read story.

Originally published 3:29 p.m., June 8, 2015
Updated 9:00 p.m., June 9, 2015
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