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Conservationist's Lompoc Land Deal Goes Awry

County sees eminent domain as only option in tiger salamander habitat case. Read story.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

110 New Oil Wells On the Way?

County gives Santa Maria Energy permission to start drilling, but an appeal is likely. Read story.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Gaviota Natural and Cultural Stewardship Discussed

Planning commission begins review of GavPac resource issues. Read story.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Scientists Find Unique Bacteria at Gaviota State Beach

San Diego researchers discover new species that could cure deadly human infections. Read story.

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Schools Getting Money for Energy Efficiency

Schools in Santa Barbara and Ventura counties will split up $8.5 million to spend on energy efficiency, according to State Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson. Read story.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Ocean 101 for Kids

NOAA's “Ocean for Life” program changes attitudes and the environment. Read story.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Potential Naples Buyer Heading Before Supes

All parties involved in the tentative sale of Naples will be at the Santa Barbara County supervisors' meeting on 7/2. Read story.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Group in Escrow to Buy Naples

Development investment team includes Los Angeles’ Phil Ram and East Coast hedge fund Cerberus Capital Management. Read story.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Flower Power

Carpinteria Valley's agriculture was preserved in the wake of the 1969 oil spill. Read story.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Eco-Victories, Yesterday and Tomorrow

A look at Carpinteria's agricultural legacy and the new horizon of Ocean Meadows in Goleta. Read story.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Save Naples Coalition Sustains Minor Setback

There was a small setback for the Save Naples crowd this week at the Santa Barbara County supervisors meeting. Read story.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Building Naples’s Neighbor

County planning commission hears controversial Gaviota development proposal. Read story.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Art Party with a Purpose

The Bacara Resort & Spa hosts this two-day art show and fundraiser for the Gaviota Coast. Read story.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

14,000 Gaviota Acres Permanently Preserved

Plan finalized between Hansen Family and California Rangeland Trust. Read story.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

GavPac Gone Rogue?

Final meetings get testy as advisory group asserts its will over Gaviota Coast planning. Read story.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013
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