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The Fight for State Street

Our report on why Santa Barbara's main drag Is suffering and suggestions on how to fix it. Read story.

Thursday, July 26, 2018

'News-Press' Found to Owe Union and Employees $2.2 Million

National Labor Relations Board puts money amount on employee losses since 2006. Read story.

Friday, July 20, 2018

Banned in Santa Barbara

City Council says no more plastic straws or Styrofoam. Read story.

Friday, July 20, 2018

Judge Strikes Down La Casa de la Raza Bankruptcy

The nonprofit's board of directors was not assembled properly. Read story.

Friday, July 20, 2018

County Jail Grievances Drop

Response and medical treatment rates are on the rise. Read story.

Friday, July 20, 2018

County Fire Chief Calls for More Fuel Breaks

Peterson wants to create a continuous front-country line from Montecito to Goleta. Read story.

Monday, July 16, 2018

Will Hollister Ranch Access Deal Hold Up Under Public Scrutiny?

State commissioners are taking a closer look at settlement over beach access to Santa Barbara County gated community. Read story.

Originally published 9:41 a.m., July 15, 2018
Updated 1:42 p.m., July 20, 2018

Quick Response in Large Numbers Held Holiday Fire at Bay

Record heat on July 6 destroyed crops and livestock. Read story.

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Protesters Blast ExxonMobil’s Trucking Proposal

The energy company wants to restart its offshore oil drilling platforms. Read story.

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Beachwalk Tenants Allege Intimidation Tactics

Management is allegedly pushing out longtime residents in favor of college students. Read story.

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Environmentalists Step Up as Hollister Ranch Access Goes to Coastal Commission 

A big turnout is expected at July 13 hearing in Santa Cruz. Read story.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Top Brass Testifies in Refugio Oil Spill Trial

Plains CEO Gregory Armstrong said seeing spill made him sick to his stomach. Read story.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Three Pot Shops Get Green Light in Santa Barbara

The opening of new cannabis storefronts remains months away. Read story.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

SBCC Instructor’s Comments Were ‘Outrageous’ and ‘Anti-Feminist,’ but Legal

Mark McIntire violated college ethics code, but is cleared of Title IX complaints. Read story.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

In the Aftermath of the Holiday Fire, a Community Picks Up the Pieces

Santa Barbara County neighborhood copes with survival and loss. Read story.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018
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