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Lawsuit Looms over Santa Barbara City Council Vacancy

District 3 activists want a special election, not an appointment. Read story.

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Mixed Feelings Expressed About Mixed-Use Zoning

Land-use zoning change leads to lawsuit. Read story.

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Fire Is Bad Business

Economic forum searches for ways to boost sales post-Thomas. Read story.

Friday, January 5, 2018

Flu Activity on the Rise in Santa Barbara County

The past two weeks have seen an increase in cases of influenza. Read story.

Originally published 11:11 a.m., January 5, 2018
Updated 4:26 p.m., January 5, 2018

Security Video IDs Burglary Suspect

Three bars broken into early Tuesday morning. Read story.

Friday, January 5, 2018

Thomas Fire Benefit Auction Opens Saturday

Bidding runs through January on donated artwork with all proceeds going to families affected by the fire. Read story.

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Schools Clean Up and Reopen After the Thomas Fire

Campus cleanups are estimated at $260,000. Read story.

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Kevin Elliott Is New Los Padres Supervisor

He comes from Sequoia National Forest with four decades of experience. Read story.

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Target Slated for Galleria on Upper State in Santa Barbara

New store to open in October 2018. Read story.

Originally published 12:13 p.m., January 3, 2018
Updated 6:06 p.m., January 3, 2018

Cops Surround Downtown Cottage Where Man Was Killed New Year’s Day

UPDATE: The stand-off ended when the cottage was found to be empty. Read story.

Originally published 11:33 a.m., January 3, 2018
Updated 3:50 p.m., January 3, 2018

Man Arraigned in Isla Vista Rape

Pled not guilty to sexual assault of drugged victim and kidnap. Read story.

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

New Year's Murder in Downtown Santa Barbara

One dead, one injured following shooting at De la Vina and Victoria streets. Read story.

Originally published 11:00 a.m., January 1, 2018
Updated 1:50 p.m., January 1, 2018

‘G’ is for Sue Grafton

Send us your favorite Kinsey Millhone passages about Santa Barbara. Read story.

Saturday, December 30, 2017

No NYE Bash at Biltmore

Montecito’s Four Seasons Resort won’t re-open until later in January. Read story.

Saturday, December 30, 2017

Narcan Use Increases in Isla Vista

The opioid-blocking medication was administered twice over the Christmas holiday. Read story.

Friday, December 29, 2017
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