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UCSB Materials Scientist Lands $1 Million Grant

Stephen Wilson will use the funds to discover the "21st century’s silicon." Read story.

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Congressional Candidate Calls for 10 Debates

Helene Schneider pursues early meet-up strategy in race for 24th District. Read story.

Saturday, July 25, 2015

What's that Big Barge Doing off Refugio?

It's oil-related but not connected to the spill. Read story.

Friday, July 24, 2015

Labels Optional for Genetically Engineered Foods

House bill passes to kill state laws regulating labeling of GE foods. Read story.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Threats Made Against Judge in Puppy Torture Case

The Sheriff’s Office provided extra protection for Judge Brian Hill at the courthouse and at his home in response to more than one threat made against him and his family in connection with the sentence he imposed in a recent dog-torture case. Read story.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

A Peek Inside Congressional Campaign War Chests

See who gave what money to Carbajal and Schneider. Read story.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Funding Source Revealed in UC Tropicana Purchase

When the University of California purchased three Tropicana student housing properties earlier this month, the funds came from the system’s housing arm. Read story.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Land Trust Names New Development Director

Master Gardener and 20-year nonprofit executive Carrie Mullen went from being a kid transplanting wild yarrow in her parents’ yard to graduating with an MA in government and foreign affairs to working at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington, D.C. Read story.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Jackson Oil Spill Bills Pass Assembly Committee

Two bills authored by Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson in response to the Refugio Oil Spill passed out of the Assembly Governmental Organization Committee this week. Read story.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

County Take Steps Toward Plastic Bag Ban

The statewide law is on ice until November election. Read story.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Missing Kayaker Rescued

The 55-year-old Montecito resident was knocked from his kayak by a rogue wave. Read story.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Meth and Heroin Bust Leads to Nine More Arrests

Warrants were served in Santa Barbara and Los Angeles. Read story.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Police Investigating Possible Suicide By Train

Witnesses say the 59-year-old homeless man walked into the center of the tracks as a train approached. Read story.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Sansum Chief Operating Officer Stepping Down

Vince Jensen returning to former job with City of Hope as Sansum/Cottage merger talks continue. Read story.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Amateur Radio Club Competes in Field Day Contest

Participants send signals around the world. Read story.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015
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