Divvying Up Gaviota Coast

Plans are in full swing to split the Las Varas Ranch on the Gaviota Coast into six subplots, and community members expressed their concern in no uncertain terms at a March 3 meeting of the Santa Barbara Planning Commission. Read story.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Tug-of-War Marathon

Board of Supes, Coastal Commission power struggle regarding development codes continues. Read story.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Naples for Everyone?

First Bank quietly grants public access at the historic property. Read story.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Saving What Remains of the Coast

The last 20 miles of undeveloped Southern California coastline is at Gaviota, and Naples its symbolic heart, a parcel that has so far confounded speculators’ schemes. Are its days again numbered? Read story.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Power Struggle

The County Supervisors wrestle with the Coastal Commission. Read story.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Gaviota Developers Win One…For Now

Court of appeals rules in favor of Makar property. Read story.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Supervisors to Rescind Approval of Monster Ballantyne House

It looks like the Board of Supervisors is going to have to rescind its controversial approval of the house planned for the top of Farren Road at the eastern most gate of the Gaviota Coast. Read story.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Man Killed By Train

Midday collision with northbound Amtrak train occurred near Refugio Beach. Read story.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Planning Gaviota

It is probably safe to say that the flaring of frustrations, when Gaviota’s future is under discussion, is on the short list with death and taxes as one of the few certainties in life. Read story.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Gaviota Planning Committee Hosts Workshop

A divergent crowd of Gaviota Coast stakeholders turned out for a day-long workshop on 3/20 to discuss all things Gaviota. Read story.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

And Then There Were 11

Doreen Farr has chosen 11 brave souls to help draft the future of the Gaviota region. Read story.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Planning Gaviota

A who's who of Gaviota Coast stakeholders turned out last week to the Goleta Union School District boardroom to kick off a county process that aims to develop a general plan for the region. Read story.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Gaviota, the Gone Land?

Naples isn't the only proposed development posing a threat to North County's open spaces. Read story.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Protecting Gaviota

The Board of Supervisors makes a plan for preserving Santa Barbara's undeveloped region. Read story.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Mixed Reception From City for Proposed Gaviota Transfer

Blum worries that shifted density could all fall on Santa Barbara. Read story.

Thursday, July 24, 2008
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