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Mega Yacht Visits

Russian billionaire Andrey Melnichenko's $300 million yacht drops anchor for a day or two. Read story.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Student Injured in More Mesa Cave-In

An 18-year-old man suffered head and chest injuries Saturday night. Read story.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Foothill House Fire Doused Quickly

Concerned a house fire on North La Cumbre could spread, city and county engines respond quickly. Read story.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Man Arrested for Passing Counterfeit Bills at Bowl Show

The $100 fakes were made on a color copier and “not highly sophisticated,” police said. Read story.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

County Tightens Measure P Nuts and Bolts

Planning Commission approves procedures around takings and vested rights. Read story.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Alleged Rapes near SBCC

Man arrested for series of incidents in apartment complex. Read story.

Friday, September 5, 2014

Child Porn Conviction

Solvang man to serve a year for possession and distribution. Read story.

Friday, September 5, 2014

Winemaker Loses Right Hand in Harvest Accident

Chris Bratcher was cleaning crusher-destemmer; neighboring vintner Bruno D’Alfonso comes to rescue. Read story.

Friday, September 5, 2014

New Groundwater Plans Afoot

Lawmakers say proposed bills would ensure supplies are not over-harvested. Read story.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

County Shuts Off Beach Showers During Drought

Addressing the drought, officials have tightened the spigot at seven showers across county beaches, shutting off three at Jalama Beach and one each at Goleta Beach, Arroyo Burro Beach, Lookout Park Beach, and Rincon Park Beach. Read story.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Goleta Gets $3.6 Million for Bike Path Projects

The City of Goleta last week received a $3.6 million boost for two bike-path projects planned for 2015. Read story.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Santa Maria Denounces Anti-Fracking Petition

Santa Maria has denounced an online petition asking its City Council to ban fracking in city limits, stating there are neither any applications to frack nor any “active or idle petroleum wells anywhere within the city’s Read story.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

State Law Would Close Recycling Loophole

Assemblymember Das Williams said his “favorite” bill this legislative session would eliminate a major loophole in California’s recycling law, preventing cities and counties from claiming in their diversion tabulations green waste and organic materials that they had chipped, composted, and landfilled. Read story.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Developer to Save Funk Zone

Developer Neil Dipaola plans to put sailboats on a hotel roof and artists in storage containers, and almost everybody is ecstatic. How come? Read story.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Laura's Law: Treatment to Trump Tragedy?

County considers adopting state legislation in wake of murder cases. Read story.

Thursday, September 4, 2014
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