Judge Rules Against Wealthy Landowner

Patrick Nesbitt, wealthy entrepreneur, landowner, and polo enthusiast who argued the Montecito Water District specifically targeted his nearly 20-acre property when it changed the designation from agricultural to residential use and thus increased rates on his estate, lost in court on 6/29. Read story.

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Montecito Sugar Shack Gets Edwards Indicted

Former presidential contender denies breaking campaign disclosure laws. Read story.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Montecito to Get Second Newspaper

Montecito will become a two newspaper town in two weeks with the arrival of the Montecito Messenger. Read story.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Coral Casino Calls Out Ty Warner

Member committee says he's wrongfully let Biltmore guests use exclusive club. Read story.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Axles to Grind

Montecito Motors victims speak out; DA mulls criminal charges. Read story.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Montecito Cellular Network Approved

Supervisors reluctantly okay wireless antennas and put most infrastructure underground. Read story.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Montecito Motors Meltdown

Customers file police reports alleging failed payment after their cars were sold on consignment. Read story.

Originally published 12:00 a.m., September 4, 2010
Updated 12:00 a.m., September 8, 2010

NextG Cellular Project Inches Forward

Board of Supervisors allow trenching, will consider more undergrounding on September 21. Read story.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Montecito Unveils New Path

The stretch along San Ysidro Road saw much contention during its planning process. Read story.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Montecito Union School District Gets New Superintendent

Thanks to a unanimous vote of support from the school board, Tammy Murphy was named superintendent of the Montecito Union School District last week. Read story.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Nava Jumps into Eucalyptus Removal Fray

The assemblymember asks Caltrans to put the brakes on its Montecito tree-chopping project. Read story.

Friday, April 30, 2010

Montecito Residents Cry Foul Over Possible Removal of 44 Trees

Birnam Wood homeowners contend the large Eucalyptus specimens pose a significant safety risk. Read story.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Will Montecito’s New Wireless Network Be Unplugged?

Board of Supervisors direct staff to lay groundwork for denial of antennas. Read story.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

County to "Beef Up" Wireless Antenna Rules

Board of Supervisors direct staff to tighten up telecommunications ordinance. Read story.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Don't Put Sidewalks in Montecito

I am adamantly against the project of building a sidewalk along San Ysidro Road Read story.

Thursday, November 19, 2009
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