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Fishing Grounds Still Closed Over Contaminant Fears

Shellfish and finfish being collected and tested for Refuio oil. Read story.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

OFF 5TH Due for State Street

Saks Fifth Avenue will transform into brand's outlet store. Read story.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Vaccine Bill Clears Assembly Floor

Das Williams abstained from the vote. Read story.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Excerpts from Supreme Court Same-Sex Marriage Ruling

Decision on Michigan, Kentucky, Ohio, and Tennessee cases highlights changing mores. Read story.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Congressional Committee Blasts Oil Pipeline Safety Agency

"Swift action" is demanded for new safety standards. Read story.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Isla Vista Shooting Suspects Appear in Court

Witnesses offer conflicting accounts of who pulled the trigger. Read story.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Drone Flier Grounds Fire Aircraft

Lake Fire airtanker pilot spots drone below; all aircraft grounded. Read story.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Vintners Dominate Subdued Winery Ordinance Hearing

All six public speakers are pro-winery at environmental hearing in Los Olivos. Read story.

Friday, June 26, 2015

ADMHS a Little Less in the Red

Alcohol, Drug and Mental Health Services (ADMHS) director Alice Gleghorn told the Board of Supervisors her department’s liabilities to the state have dropped from $9.5 million in late 2013 to $7.5 million as of last month, in part because settlements with the state were finalized after a lengthy appeals process. Read story.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

State Budget Puts UCs in 'Strong Financial Position'

The state budget passed last week puts the University of California “in a strong financial position [with] predictable and stable support for the next four years,” according to a written statement from UC President Janet Napolitano. Read story.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Adams Elementary Music Program Gets Big Boost

A donation valued at $25,260 will stock the music program at Adams Elementary with new and refurbished string, reed, wind, and brass instruments, courtesy of the Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation. Read story.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Graduating Students Create Funk Zone Murals

Project spearheaded by Santa Barbara High School's Visual Arts & Design Academy. Read story.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

California Small Business of the Year Award Goes to introNetworks

Santa Barbara-based company creates connections for businesses and communities. Read story.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

UCSB Prof Predicted Where Refugio Oil Would Spread

Computer models accurately show the crude hitting deep water and heading south. Read story.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Missing Kayaker Found

Man became hypothermic after 14 hours on the water with little protection. Read story.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015
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