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Refugio Pipeline Shutdown Puts Brakes on Oil Production

Feds order system inspection; county crude stops flowing. Read story.

Saturday, May 23, 2015

New Principals Step In at Cleveland and Roosevelt

Both intend to reach for good relationships and student achievement. Read story.

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Refugio Volunteers Turned Away

Citizen helpers step up but are asked to report incidents by phone. Read story.

Friday, May 22, 2015

Refugio Oil Spill Timeline Still Murky

From emergency calls to response, who did what when. Read story.

Friday, May 22, 2015

Supes Support Isla Vista Government Bill

In a split vote, county supervisors support Das Williams’s AB 3. Read story.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

County and Goleta Declare State of Emergency After Refugio Oil Spill

City of Goleta braces for expected beach contamination. Read story.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Sour Grapes Cloud Tax Increase Talks

City council votes to table the proposals until a later date. Read story.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Blunite Lights Up Isla Vista

Blue LEDs memorialize May 23 killings. Read story.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Paths Along Las Positas and Modoc Considered

Alternative transportation junkies have long salivated at the prospect of building a separate pathway for cyclists, pedestrians, and runners along stretches of Las Positas and Modoc roads. Read story.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

City Renews Boys & Girls Club Lease

The Santa Barbara City Council agreed to renew the Westside United Boys & Girls Club’s lease for its digs by Bohnett Park. Read story.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

ADMHS Again in Financial Trouble?

Supervisors expressed collective disbelief Tuesday when a financial update showed that ADMHS may find itself $1.8 million deeper in the red. Read story.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Man Killed By Train in Apparent Suicide

60-year-old transient laid down on the tracks, police said. Read story.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Puppy Abuser Pleads Guilty in Court

Faces a maximum of six years and six months in prison for abuse of Min Pin that led to its death. Read story.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Big Oil Spill Along Refugio Coast

UPDATE: The leak is contained, but at least four miles of coast are now covered in crude. Read story.

Originally published 2:08 p.m., May 19, 2015
Updated 8:00 a.m., May 20, 2015

Fire Chief Forced to Retire Receiving $200,000 Severance Deal

Michael Mingee was successfully sued for retaliating against department whistle-blowers. Read story.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015
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