News Briefs

‘Fess Parker’ Name Dropped from Santa Barbara Waterfront Hotel

Change to Hilton Santa Barbara said to help the hotel reach a broader demographic. Read story.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Nicholas Kristof Hashes Out How To Help

The Pulitzer Prize-winning author joined local nonprofits to talk global development. Read story.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Pile Burn Season Raises Alarms

Uptick in citizen emergency calls upon viewing smoke and fire. Read story.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Jon Peterson Departs Habitat for Humanity

Takes a post with Covenant Trust Company of Chicago. Read story.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

St. George Files Suit Against Gelb for Alleged Unpaid Debt

Pair of Isla Vista landlords in legal tussle over property sales costs. Read story.

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Helicopter Hits Electrical Wires, Starts Small Fire

A crop duster hit power lines in Ellwood Canyon. Read story.

Friday, April 20, 2018

County Accountant Pleads Guilty to Embezzling $2 Million

Forensic audit discovers almost 300 false invoices filed over nine years. Read story.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Los Padres ForestWatch Opposes Logging in Condor Country

Timber companies target 2,800 acres of trees near Mt. Pinos along the Tecuya Ridge. Read story.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Lawmakers Move to Impede Offshore Oil Leases

A pair of bills aim to counter the federal government's new push for production. Read story.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

More Money Available for Santa Barbara County's Disaster Victims

The United Way is giving to Santa Barbara nonprofits and offering direct cash grants. Read story.

Originally published 12:00 a.m., April 19, 2018
Updated 2:56 p.m., April 25, 2018

Santa Barbara's Commuter Train Brings Solid Ridership and Timely Service

The first two weeks of service have seen a daily average topping 180 riders. Read story.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Animal Care for New Cuyama

County Animal Services will host free and discount pet services on April 22. Read story.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Goleta's Library Is Seeking Volunteers

As it separates from Santa Barbara, help needed to change barcodes. Read story.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Running for Office in Goleta

Goodland Coalition holds how-to on running and serving the City of Goleta. Read story.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Goleta's Mayor and Council Races Filling Out

So far, one candidate each for two council seats and mayor's spot. Read story.

Originally published 3:19 p.m., April 16, 2018
Updated 4:06 p.m., April 16, 2018
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