News Features

Mental Illness and Jail Diversion in Santa Barbara

Will Sheriff Brown’s $135-million intervention program survive budget cuts? Read story.

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Tajiguas Landfill Revamp Sucks Up Another $91 Million

New sorting and composting facilities face unforeseen costs, and tipping fees will increase. Read story.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Public, Private Schools Partner for Disaster Preparedness

Teachers, administrators, and government workers countywide are coming together to support student safety. Read story.

Friday, April 27, 2018

Gelb Pleads Not Guilty in State Street Confrontation

Isla Vista landlord was charged with disturbing the peace. Read story.

Friday, April 27, 2018

Town Hall Jumble — A Review

Answers rained down like a winter storm, but what was the question? Read story.

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Judge Rules Pini Tenants ‘Substantially Endangered’

A court-ordered receiver will oversee rehabilitation of seven substandard downtown properties. Read story.

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Carousel House Now for Rent

The iconic octagon is available for parties and classes. Read story.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Montecito Pushes Back on Streamlined Rebuild Process

Not so fast with fast-track rebuilding, leaders tell the county Read story.

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Thousands of Plaintiffs Added to Refugio Oil Spill Case

Litigation follows footsteps of 1969 Union Oil spill attorneys. Read story.

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Push Comes to Shove Between Law Enforcement and Mental Health

County supervisors confront too many needs with not enough money. Read story.

Friday, April 20, 2018

Sheriff Brown Wins Endorsement from Governor, Feinstein

The incumbent is facing challenges from two of his lieutenants. Read story.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Casmalia Superfund Site Draws Renewed EPA Focus

The toxic waste site was closed in 1989. Read story.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Awareness and Practice Can Help Overcome Hidden Biases

Westmont College associate professor Carmel Saad lectures on the issue. Read story.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Arts Festivals Still Reeling from Fire and Flood

PuppetPalooza is struggling to pay its vendors and creditors. Read story.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Crime Rates Are Down, but Police Use of Force Is Up for Discussion

Chief Luhnow Takes Tough Questions from the Council Read story.

Thursday, April 12, 2018
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