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High Times for City Bed Tax

Traveller lodging surcharge brings in more than $18 million this fiscal year. Read story.

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Mobile Food Vendor Crackdown

Police, Parks, and Public Health departments keeping close eye on unpermitted food carts during Fiesta. Read story.

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Man Arrested in Stolen Car Containing Stolen Goods

Santa Paula man accused of theft from seven unlocked cars in Goleta. Read story.

Friday, July 31, 2015

Karen Sinsheimer Dies

SBMA Curator of Photography leaves broad legacy. Read story.

Friday, July 31, 2015

Church-Led Senior Housing Project Needs Funding

As the building sits unfinished, the nonprofit group is at risk of defaulting on their loan. Read story.

Friday, July 31, 2015

Landfill Deal: Something Stinks

Not all members of Santa Barbara’s City Council were thrilled to learn that the public-private partnership they’d contractually entered into six years ago to build a $100 million, state-of-the-art recycling operation at the Tajiguas landfill had ceased to exist. Read story.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Vaccination Law Shot Full of Holes?

A grassroots movement to kill a new law requiring California schoolchildren to be fully inoculated against 10 commonly targeted diseases ​— ​and “any other disease deemed appropriate” ​— ​is gaining momentum in Santa Barbara County. Read story.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Reprieve for Mulligans Bar & Café

Supporters of Mulligans Bar & Café breathed a sigh of relief on 7/28 as a vote by councilmembers fell in favor of the 23-year-old eatery located at Santa Barbara Municipal Golf Course. Read story.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Anacapa Post Office to be Renamed

Rep. Lois Capps introduced a bill to rename the Anacapa Street post office to the Special Warfare Operator Master Chief Petty Officer (SEAL) Louis ‘Lou’ J. Langlais Post Office Building. Read story.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

More Mesa Worries

More Mesa preservationists were taken aback when the Saudi Arabian real estate firm that bought the 265-acre bluff-top property two years ago hired the same team that had previously worked on a plan ​— ​that ultimately failed ​— ​to preserve 85 percent of the area while constructing 38 homes. Read story.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

It’s a Sheen, Not a Slick off Goleta Pier

Coast Guard investigating origins of offshore oily patch. Read story.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Willy Chamberlin Dies

Lifelong rancher and former county supervisor Willy Chamberlin died Tuesday night on the family’s Los Olivos ranch. Read story.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

UCSB Heading Major Photonic Technology Research Effort

Campus will lead West Coast division of $110 million public-private partnership. Read story.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Stearns Wharf 'No Fishing' Signs Now Have Teeth

Harbor Patrol can now enforce off-limit areas. Read story.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Alfa Romeo and Maserati Dealership Meets Design Review Opposition

Developers of the two-story dealership will continue to work with the city. Read story.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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