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Montecito Entitled to More Water?

Strict rationing means residents face tough penalties for watering lushly landscaped estates. Read story.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Montecito Country Club to Receive Massive Makeover

The club will close for 16 months during the $30 million project. Read story.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Montecitans Pull Rank on Caltrans

MA challenges carpool lane, writes letter to governor. Read story.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Judge Orders Montecito Motors Owners to Prison and to Pay Millions

Adam and Chet Taylor hear from one of their victims who has harsh words for the father and son. Read story.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Naomi Schwartz Dies

The three-term county supervisor was a major force in Democratic, environmental, and women's movements. Read story.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Montecito Motors Father and Son Headed to Prison

13-year and 11-year sentences planned for Chet and Adam Taylor, respectively. Read story.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Tentative Plea Deal for Montecito Motors Owners

A tentative plea deal for Chet and Adam Taylor, former owners of Montecito Motors, has been reached, attorneys told Judge Clifford Anderson last week. Read story.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Taylors Near to Posting Bail

A bondsman cuts them a deal, and friends give them the money. Read story.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Bail Reduced for Montecito Motors Duo

Judge drops the amount from $1 million to $100,000 apiece. Read story.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Montecito Motors Owners Appear in Court

With some of their alleged victims present in the courtroom Thursday morning, all four members of the Taylor family pleaded not guilty to charges stemming from their activities as the owners and operators of Montecito Motors. Read story.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Montecito Motors Owners Arrested

Son Adam and father Chet Taylor charged with 59 counts for alleged crimes occurring from March 2004 to October 2010. Read story.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Sheriff's Department on How It Handled Kardashian Wedding

Claims planning and communication not agency's responsibility. Read story.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Montecito Residence Wins National Engineering and Architecture Award

Innovative and environmentally conscious use of structural steel earns home recognition. Read story.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Residents Weigh in on Montecito YMCA's Potential New Look

Say architecture of new facilities should be less modern and more traditional. Read story.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Judge Rules Against Wealthy Landowner

Patrick Nesbitt, wealthy entrepreneur, landowner, and polo enthusiast who argued the Montecito Water District specifically targeted his nearly 20-acre property when it changed the designation from agricultural to residential use and thus increased rates on his estate, lost in court on 6/29. Read story.

Thursday, June 30, 2011
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