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EPA Boss Visits Chumash Reservation

Gina McCarthy, the Environmental Protection Agency’s top boss, visited the Chumash reservation on 3/26 to check out the tribe’s eco-friendly programs. Read story.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Climate Change Effects on Sea-Floor Studied

Climate change can trigger extensive sea-floor reorganization, resulting in rapid losses of ocean biodiversity, according to the latest update to a 30-year study conducted by the California Academy of Sciences and UCSB geologist James Kennett. Read story.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Goleta Beach Report Lauded

County officials and the consultant group that conducted the environmental review of Goleta Beach’s 1,200-foot rock wall were recently lauded by state leaders for the thorough study that found the rocks would best protect the park. Read story.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

DA Not Charging Officer Arrested for Alleged Domestic Violence

Lompoc PD's John Reyna was booked in jail after the reported incident. Read story.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Granada Books Closing

The struggling State Street store tried to rally funds to keep it afloat. Read story.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Two Suspects Arrested for Robbing Chase Bank

A man and woman from Los Angeles were detained with brass knuckles and cocaine. Read story.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Parking Restricted During Deltopia

Parking west of Isla Vista by permit only. Read story.

Monday, March 30, 2015

Flamesniffers Installed in Mission Canyon

The pilot devices will read changes in temperature, wind, and smoke and alert firefighters to problems. Read story.

Monday, March 30, 2015

One Ramp Opens, Two More Close

Drainage project in Goleta halfway finished. Read story.

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Design Team Chosen for New Jail

The county inked contracts this week with three firms handling the design of the planned jail’s recidivism-reducing wing. Read story.

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Energy Bigwigs Descend on Bacara

The Wall Street Journal hosted its annual conference analyzing the intersection of the economy and the environment. Read story.

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Affordable Carp Townhouses Up for Lottery

Casas de las Flores pre-application process ends March 31. Read story.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Child Molester Faces Life in Prison

Santa Barbara jury took just 18 minutes to find Santos Guevara guilty. Read story.

Friday, March 27, 2015

County Considering Emissions Limits

The Board of Supervisors and the Air Pollution Control District will weigh greenhouse-gas ceilings. Read story.

Friday, March 27, 2015

Alleged Girlfriend and Puppy Abuser in Court

Duanying Chen calls ex-girlfriend from jail to ask her to lie about incident. Read story.

Friday, March 27, 2015
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