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MediCal Enrollments Surge

Number of new Affordable Care Act patients far exceeds expectations. Read story.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Maldonado Son Sentenced for Vehicular Manslaughter

The 16-year-old son of former lieutenant governor Abel Maldonado admitted to charges of vehicular manslaughter this week in connection with the death of 33-year-old bicyclist Matthew Troy O’Neill on Foxen Canyon Road in August. Read story.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Eminent Domain Proceedings Commence Against Waterfront Property

The City Council voted to initiate condemnation proceedings against Virginia Castagnola-Hunter, owner of a key waterfront property needed for the construction of a new Cabrillo Boulevard bridge to cross Mission Creek. Read story.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Carbajal and White House Climate Task Force Submit Recommendations

A White House–appointed task force composed of 26 members, including Supervisor Salud Carbajal, presented approximately 50 recommendations this week for how the federal government can help state and smaller governments prepare for the effects of climate change. Read story.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Scientists Name Cause of Massive Sea Star Die-Off

Scientists believe they have pinpointed the culprit behind the deaths of millions of sea stars between Alaska and Baja California since 2013. Read story.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Isla Vista's Blueprint for Change?

Report details potential cures for town's many ills. Read story.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

RV Ordinance Revision Hits the Skids

Concerns aired by residents, city attorney, homeless rights advocates. Read story.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Palabra Keeping the Peace?

Youth support group says it continues to quell gang violence. Read story.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Cost Creep Lurks Over Desal Plant

Estimate to restart mothballed facility climbs from $32 million to $40 million. Read story.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

UC Regents Move Toward Tuition Increase

Board will vote this Thursday on 5 percent hike per year for 5 years. Read story.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Big Ol' Lobster Spared the Chopping Block

Santa Barbara diver catches but releases massive specimen. Read story.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Sister Janet to the Rescue

The county’s most relentless advocate for the poor steps down. Read story.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Suspicious Package Closes Downtown Block

East Anapamu between Garden and Santa Barbara streets closed. Read story.

Originally published 1:00 p.m., November 18, 2014
Updated 6:00 p.m., November 18, 2014

Foothill Teacher Wins National STEM Award

Molly Rothman surprised with check to buy more educational goodies. Read story.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Honoring Isla Vista's Resiliency During and After May Tragedy

IVStrong Collaboration seeks submissions for upcoming anthology. Read story.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014
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