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Capps Survives; Measures P and S Flame Out

Close congressional and school bond races; two-thirds vote against drilling ban. Read story.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Capps, Richard Martinez Encourage Students to Vote

Father of Isla Vista shooting victim says a trip to the polls could help prevent future tragedies. Read story.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Former DA Tom Sneddon Dies

Prosecutor's career highlighted by hard-charging approach and Michael Jackson trial. Read story.

Monday, November 3, 2014

County Approves Permanent Fencing in Isla Vista

A 1,400-foot stretch is meant to prevent future cliff falls. Read story.

Friday, October 31, 2014

Getting Out the Student Vote

UCSB and Cal Poly sign up thousands before November election. Read story.

Friday, October 31, 2014

Sovereign Citizens on Trial for 'Paper Terrorism'

Two men charged with conspiring to file false lien on judge's home. Read story.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Sheriff Addresses Law Enforcement Militarization

Sheriff Bill Brown spoke last Saturday afternoon at an ACLU-hosted discussion on the militarization of law-enforcement agencies, acknowledging the similarities between the military and the police but noting “very distinct differences” between the two. Read story.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Jerry Estrada Named Head of MTD

The veteran leader has been Interim General Manager since July. Read story.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Mitchum’s Biggest Role Yet?

Rep. Lois Capps defends her seat against the former actor. Read story.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Methodist Church Upholds Isla Vista Pastor's Reinstatement

Frank Schaefer was defrocked last year for officiating a wedding for his gay son. Read story.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Chumash Camp 4 Approval Edges Closer

The Bureau of Indian Affairs says no further environmental study is needed. Read story.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Bike Hoedown, Not Throwdown

Councilmember advocates greater safety for bicycle riders. Read story.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Gang Injunction Winners, Losers

Attorneys' fees denied; not large enough social benefit rationale. Read story.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Arroyo Toad No Longer Endangered?

U.S. Fish & Wildlife taking comments on changing species’ status to “threatened.” Read story.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Mayor Blasted for Alleged Conflict-of-Interest

Strange bedfellows have emerged in freeway-widening debate. Read story.

Friday, October 17, 2014
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