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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

Goleta Zoning a Test of Democracy

Limited public comment on incomplete drafts of new environmental rules does not bode well for the complete revision of the city's zoning rules. Read story.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Goleta Chamber of Commerce Lobbies to Annex Goleta Beach

In the wake of the supervisors’ unanimous 3/18 vote to keep the rock revetments at Goleta Beach, the Goleta Valley Chamber of Commerce sent out an email advocating that the city take control of the beach from the county. Read story.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Aceves Opens Campaign Office

The Goleta City Councilmember is challenging Janet Wolf for the 2nd District Supervisor seat. Read story.

Friday, March 21, 2014

Rock On, Goleta Beach

Supes to ask Coastal Commission to permit revetments. Read story.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Zooming in on the Zoning Code

A zoning code lays out what can go where, and Goleta is working on its first one. Read story.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Goleta Declares Stage 1 Water Shortage

The Goleta Water District on Tuesday declared a Stage I water shortage, asking customers to voluntarily cut their use by 20 percent. Read story.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Goleta Planning Commissioner Announces Run for Water District

Goleta Planning Commissioner Meg West announced this week that she is running for one of two open seats on the Goleta Water District’s Board of Directors. Read story.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Goleta Beach Battle Heats Back Up

The battle over what’s best for Goleta Beach ​— ​some want to keep the rock revetments in place, others want to remove them ​— got a head start Tuesday, courtesy of Supervisor Peter Adam’s long-stewing issues with one of the project’s EIR consultants and the attention drawn to the park after last weekend’s heavy storm. Read story.

Thursday, March 6, 2014
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