Keith Hamm

County Fields Restoration Plan for Hammond’s Meadow

Chumash Attend Public Meeting on Sacred Site

Efforts to restore native grasses, shrubs, and trees to Hammond’s Meadow ​— ​known to the Chumash as Shalawa and recognized by the National Register of Historic Places ​— ​have been revived by Channel Island Restoration. The nonprofit proposes to further abate weeds with organic citrus and clove-oil spray, restore native vegetation, and maintain the beach trail. A public meeting on May 18 on the county-owned open space included nearly a dozen people of Chumash descent, who suggested that the existing ceremony circle be slightly expanded and moved to a higher vantage point.

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ICE Detains Individual on Westside

Enforcement action on Wednesday morning questioned community members and picked up one person.

Rough Start for San Marcos Principal Search

Parents and board members are demanding more transparency from the district.

County Approves Farmworker Housing

Board votes unanimously to amend county code.

San Ysidro Ranch Rises from Mud

Historic Montecito resort starts serving food, will open cottages in March.

UCSB Gifted Las Varas Ranch

Billionaire Charlie Munger finances purchase of “coastal jewel.”