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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

Video: Buellton Diesel Spill Suspect at Large

Sheriff's Office requests public assistance in identifying polluter. Read story.

Originally published 1:23 p.m., June 22, 2015
Updated 1:43 p.m., June 23, 2015

Pilot Killed in Plane Crash Near Cuyama

The single-engine plane went down at around 9:30 a.m. Read story.

Monday, June 22, 2015

Introducing Our New Commenting System

We are now using the popular Disqus platform for reader commentary. Read story.

Monday, June 22, 2015

Goleta Resident Killed in Hollister Avenue Crash

Michael Moore, 26, lost control and hit a tree. Read story.

Monday, June 22, 2015

UCs Best the Rest in Utility Patents

UCSB contributes 59 inventions to UC total of 453. Read story.

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Reaccreditation and Tiny the Grizzly Bear Introduced at Zoo

Santa Barbara's zoological garden renews prestigious accreditation and announces a stage show. Read story.

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Research Shows Political Affiliation Trumps Race and Sex

UCSB study reveals how we choose sides and pick allies. Read story.

Saturday, June 20, 2015
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