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Housing for the People

“Smart growth” guidelines place higher density housing adjacent to transit corridors such as Hollister Avenue, and to jobs. Read story.

Monday, June 16, 2014

Who Will Fill Goleta's Vacant Council Seat?

Candidates interviewed on hot-button issues facing young city. Read story.

Friday, June 13, 2014

Goleta Interviewing for Council Replacement

The Goleta City Council will interview seven candidates on 6/12 to fill departed councilmember Ed Easton’s seat through 2016. Read story.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Coastal Commission Asks for Goleta Beach Studies

The California Coastal Commission has asked that the county provide it with existing studies on the engineering of the rock revetments at Goleta Beach Park, a “completely routine” response to the county’s application to keep the rocks, Read story.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Flying into the Past on a B-25's Wings

A young Army Air Force weather officer did his bit for the Allied invasion of Normandy, even if he never saw combat. Read story.

Monday, June 2, 2014

Goleta's Old Town Community Association Launches Summer Series

Starting July 11 with free music and movie nights. Read story.

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Goleta Entrepreneurial Magnet Opening New Office Space

Venture aims to keep young entrepreneurs in the area. Read story.

Saturday, May 31, 2014

'Goleta Is Thriving'

Jeers for revenue neutrality; cheers for Target, San Jose Creek, and ice rink at seventh annual state of the city event. Read story.

Friday, May 30, 2014

Goleta Implements New Smoking Rules

The Goleta City Council voted to implement two new smoking ordinances (one related to the sale of tobacco products, the other to secondhand smoke), which will go into effect in June. Read story.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Goleta Councilmember Ed Easton Resigns

Goleta City Councilmember Ed Easton, who resigned on 5/21 after buying a house outside city limits, was recognized by the city for his five-and-a-half years on the dais. Read story.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Goleta Considers Smoking Ordinances

The Goleta City Council could soon institute its own smoking-related ordinances for tobacco retailing and secondhand smoke. Read story.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Longtime Goleta Valley Beautiful Leader Leaving

Ken Knight, the longtime executive director of Goleta Valley Beautiful, will be leaving the nonprofit in June due to budgetary challenges; he rec Read story.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Luz Reyes-Martin

The new Goleta Union school board trustee has her priorities for the school district very clear. Read story.

Monday, May 5, 2014

'Mature Drivers' Refresher Class Can Help Cut Costs

Drivers over age 55 can boost driving skills and, possibly, trim auto insurance fees by taking special course. Read story.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Goleta Opposing Venoco, Scraps Deal

City council sending letter to state against pier-based well; company says no proposed deal if so. Read story.

Thursday, April 17, 2014
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