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Climate Change Hits Home in Montecito Disaster

The cumulative effects of drought, fire, and flood reflect the planet’s new extreme weather regime. Read story.

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Montecito Repopulates This Weekend

Bucket brigade of volunteers poised to dig community out of mud. Read story.

Friday, January 26, 2018

The Life and Death of Peter Fleurat

Adventurous and congenial, Montecito resident was the kind of guy everyone wanted to be around. Read story.

Friday, January 26, 2018

How Montecito Mud Winds Up at Goleta Beach

Environmental planners call it “beach nourishment,” as the mud turns to sand. Read story.

Thursday, January 25, 2018

City and County Talk Pot Taxes

Set at 6 percent retail in city; county goes to a vote. Read story.

Thursday, January 25, 2018

How Santa Barbara County Jurisdictions Are Dealing with Marijuana Legalization

Legal tangles leave Santa Barbarans wondering: 'Dude, where's my weed?' Read story.

Originally published 12:00 a.m., January 25, 2018
Updated 10:09 a.m., January 31, 2018

Santa Barbara's Westside Council Seat Will Go to Voters in June

In the meantime, 3-3 deadlocks are guaranteed. Read story.

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Applicants Re-up for DACA in Santa Barbara

Short government shutdown ends with promise to take up immigration in February. Read story.

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Highway 101 Reopens as Army Corps of Engineers Clears Creek Channels

Storm debris is being hauled away at a rate of 500 truckloads a day. Read story.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Majority of Montecito Mudslide Victims Were Not Under Mandatory Evacuation Orders

Seventeen of the 21 victims lived in areas only under warning. Read story.

Monday, January 22, 2018

Crowd Fills De la Guerra Plaza for Women's Rally

'We feel the pussy power!' proclaims Santa Barbara mayor, to crowds' delight. Read story.

Originally published 3:44 p.m., January 20, 2018
Updated 10:02 a.m., January 29, 2018

Remembering the Victims of the Montecito Mudslides

Children, students, young adults, middle-aged executives, landscapers, well-to-do retirees, immigrants from near and far Read story.

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Epstein Gets Key Endorsement from Wolf in Race for 2nd District

Outgoing supervisor endorses in what is still a single-horse race. Read story.

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Straight Talk on Montecito Evacuation Reaction and the Flood

Montecito Fire Protection District's Abe Powell reveals officials' anxiety before storm and fearless response to mudflow. Read story.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Montecito Water District Sued for Mudslides

Downtown business owner sues Edison for Thomas Fire. Read story.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018
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