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Property-Tax Funding Plummets for Montecito Schools

The 1/9 Debris Flow impact on school funding could mean teacher layoffs. Read story.

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Cash Bail in California Ruled Unconstitutional

Unconvicted detainees languish behind bars, unable to pay bail. Read story.

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Q&A: Tanja Heitman

Santa Barbara County’s new probation chief arrives with decades of experience in juvenile justice. Read story.

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Martin Ball’s Modern Psychedelics

Santa Barbara–raised professor comes home to discuss entheogens and healing on March 3. Read story.

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Eddie Hsueh: Santa Barbara’s Great Peace Officer

Sheriff’s Lieutenant Eddie Hsueh brings safer ways for law enforcement to work with people with mental illness. Read story.

Thursday, February 22, 2018

In Wake of Parkland Shooting, Rep. Carbajal Urges Action on Gun Bill

Introduced last May, H.R. 2598 would allow police to confiscate guns from people deemed dangerous by a judge. Read story.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Battling Governor Brown for Commuter Rail

Senator Jackson plays cap 'n' trade hardball with the governor and wins. Read story.

Friday, February 16, 2018

Changes Are Coming to California Sex Offender Registry

A new state law will distinguish registered sex offenders by crime severity. Read story.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Santa Barbara Police Department Proposes Mental Health Detail

Medical professionals would engage the chronically homeless. Read story.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Glorifying Sex and Tolerating Assault in Isla Vista

A personal investigation into hookup culture and its gruesome consequences. Read story.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Plans to Convert Juvenile Detention Center into Mental-Health Facility Put on Hold

Officials are seeking out a better location for the proposed 15-bed facility. Read story.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Montecito's Sutthithepa-Taylor Family Remembered

Community gathering celebrates lives old and very young, lost to the Montecito debris flow. Read story.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Santa Barbara to Rally Against Offshore Oil

Tuesday evening meeting will discuss federal lease sales and how the public can respond. Read story.

Monday, February 12, 2018

'Good News' from First Batch of Goleta Beach DNA Tests

Very low to no evidence of human fecal material in the surf zone or the mud from Montecito, UCSB scientist says. Read story.

Monday, February 12, 2018

Thomas Fire Ash Sampled in the Santa Barbara Channel

UCSB grad students take the 'Sally Ride' on a channel cruise. Read story.

Monday, February 12, 2018
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