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Chaparral Part of Goleta Plan Discussion

The fate of chaparral woodlands will find a voice in larger discussions concerning water, housing, and traffic on July 22 as the Eastern Goleta Valley Community Plan goes before the Santa Barbara County Planning Commission. Read story.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Gaviota Rest Stop Closes Once More

The Gaviota Rest Stop closed yet again last week because of a waterline leak. Read story.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Sigrid Wright Taking Leadership of Community Environmental Council

Community Environmental Council (CEC) CEO Dave Davis will hand over the reins to Sigrid Wright at the end of the month. Read story.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Merger Announced for American Riviera Bank, The Bank of Santa Barbara

American Riviera Bank and The Bank of Santa Barbara announced a merger agreement this week that, once completed, will form the second-largest bank in the City of Santa Barbara with assets of more than $400 million. Read story.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Unity Shoppe Selling State Street Thrift Store

The charity nonprofit has been unable to keep up with loan payments. Read story.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Maldonado to Trump: You Have Lost Our Respect, Buying Power, and Votes

Hispanic Republicans write an open letter to the presidential candidate. Read story.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

UC Buys Tropicana Student Apartments in Isla Vista for $156 Million

It is the largest commercial real estate sale in local memory. Read story.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

UCSB Hackers Win $750,000

They also qualified for a national cybersecurity competition. Read story.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Goleta Unified Expands Afterschool Care

The move comes after hundreds of parent requests. Read story.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Safe Drug Disposal Feedback Wanted This Week

Public Health meetings on program will be held Tuesday in S.B. and Thursday in S.M. Read story.

Originally published 11:30 a.m., July 13, 2015
Updated 4:04 p.m., July 13, 2015

State Sees More Film and TV Action

Improved tax credits encourage more production companies to shoot in California. Read story.

Monday, July 13, 2015

Body Found Along Tepusquet Canyon Road

Early morning bicyclists come across human remains. Read story.

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Will the Drachma or Renminbi Affect the Dollar?

UCSB political economist Benjamin Cohen discusses Greece and China and what lies ahead. Read story.

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Some Shellfish and Shoaling Fish Off-Limits

Increase in domoic acid has affected meat as well as guts. Read story.

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Save the Bag Ban Rallies

Industry measure on November ballot derails plastic bag prohibitions. Read story.

Saturday, July 11, 2015
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