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Montecito Resident Arrested over Investment Schemes

Efstratios “Elias” Argyropoulos accused of operating two fraudulent investment schemes. Read story.

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Disaster-Relief Volunteers Needed in Montecito

Hand crews continue digging out mud-flooded homes and trees in the Montecito disaster area. Read story.

Saturday, February 17, 2018

County Supervisors Place Isla Vista Tax on Ballot

County supervisors place a utility user tax on June ballot. Read story.

Friday, February 16, 2018

Santa Maria High School Reports Handgun Scare

Disturbing social media post prompted parents to pull kids from class. Read story.

Friday, February 16, 2018

Santa Barbara County Supervisors Finalize Pot Tax for June Ballot

If approved by voters, a general tax could bring in $25 million annually. Read story.

Originally published 12:00 a.m., February 15, 2018
Updated 9:18 a.m., February 16, 2018

Santa Barbara's Drought Upgraded from ‘Moderate’ to ‘Severe’

Southern California is recording yet another one of its hottest, driest winters ever. Read story.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Steelhead Trout in Santa Ynez Are Getting a $1M Bridge

A state grant will help restore more natural conditions along Quiota Creek. Read story.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

What’s to Become of Macy’s on Lower State Street?

Rents for retail spaces downtown are reportedly dropping. Read story.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Save Money with Amtrak in Santa Barbara

Travelers arriving by train to Santa Barbara can get deals on lodging and attractions. Read story.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Green Light for Santa Barbara Flag-Football Program

Season opens on March 22 at La Colina Junior High Read story.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Santa Barbara County Farmers Report $20 Million in Losses from Natural Disasters

Thomas Fire and 1/9 Debris Flow caused direct crop damage, lost sales, and cleanup expenses. Read story.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Santa Barbara Businesses Surveyed for Disaster Impacts

Business groups hope to quantify effect on commerce from Thomas fire and flood. Read story.

Friday, February 9, 2018

Santa Barbara County Officials Release Debris Flow Risk Map

They also updated their evacuation terminology with three new levels of urgency. Read story.

Friday, February 9, 2018

Upcoming Thomas Fire and Flood Disaster Relief Events

Fundraisers and offers for victims, concerned citizens, and first responders as of February 8 Read story.

Friday, February 9, 2018

Gregg Hart Formally Announces Run for Santa Barbara County Supervisor

The sitting city councilmember has clinched support from the Democratic party. Read story.

Thursday, February 8, 2018
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