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A Coastal Bluff

The Board of Supervisors' decision on Matt Osgood's Naples plan was delayed - but will between-meeting talks between the developers' people and Naples preservationists bear fruit? Read story.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Battle for Naples Begins Sooner than Expected

Debate over controversial Gaviota Coast development begins one week earlier than expected at Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors. Read story.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Supes Okay Naples TDR

Long considered to be key in the fight against the mansionization of Naples, a Transfer of Developments Rights (TDR) ordinance was approved by the Santa Barbara County supervisors this week. Read story.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Naples Dream Development Becoming Reality?

Santa Barbara County Planning Commission approves controversial Gaviota Coast project a week earlier than expected. Read story.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Naples: Planners Approve Transfer Ordinance

Critics worry that voluntary measure will lack teeth. Read story.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

City Eyes Naples Transfer

A complex scheme designed to allow development now slated for the Naples subdivision to be transferred to points as far south as the City of Santa Barbara got a mixed reception at the Santa Barbara City Council on 7/22. Read story.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Two Steps Forward for Controversial Naples Plan

The Naples development, for better or worse, took a major turn toward fruition this week. Read story.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Developer, Activists Strategize for Future of Gaviota Coast

Contrary to popular opinion, Matt Osgood is not the boogeyman. Read story.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

The Summer of Naples

Approval process gets hot for development of beloved, beleaguered Gaviota Coast property. Read story.

Monday, June 9, 2008

Candidates for 3rd District Talk Bacara, Naples

Coastal access is a hot issue for this Santa Barbara County race and for the county at large as well. Read story.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Annual Concert Puts Naples Center Stage

Anyone who has ever driven along the California coast immediately north of Santa Barbara is familiar with the natural sanctuary that exists there. Read story.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Supes Arrange Naples Transfer of Development Rights

The more things change, the more they stay the same -especially in the battle over Naples. Read story.

Thursday, February 7, 2008

The Naples Battle Rages On

On 12/10, a standing room only crowd gathered for three hours in the Santa Barbara County Administration Building to voice their concerns about plans to put large-scale luxury homes on the pristine Gaviota Coast. Read story.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Naples Revised Draft EIR Released; Hearings Ahead

Battle stations are being readied this week as the war over the future of Naples-that 485-acre slice of coastal California that sits at the southern gateway to Gaviota-is once again set to resume. After a nearly 15-month wait for the recirculated Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) to be released for public consumption, the massive document hit the streets just before Thanksgiving week, setting the stage for what promises to be a passionate public hearing on the subject in early December. Read story.

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Saving the Gaviota Coast Piece by Piece

With the Naples project looming, Goleta Grapevine looks at coastal conservation efforts. Read story.

Thursday, November 15, 2007
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