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VIDEO: Al Gore's Daughter Gets Married in Carpinteria

Local filmmaker Larry Nimmer documents the small ceremony outside Lucky Llama Coffee. Read story.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

D’Vine Café Closing After 10 Years of Business

Owner thanks loyal customers and looks forward to honeymoon in Italy. Read story.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Congressmember Capps to Host Gender Equality Discussion

The Women’s Economic Agenda Forum will be held this Saturday at SBCC’s Wake Center. Read story.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Air Quality Watch Issued for Santa Barbara County

High winds expected to bring increased dust particles. Read story.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Computer Science Academy Approved for Santa Barbara High School

Educators point to a rise in tech industry jobs. Read story.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

UCSB Leads Way in Green Efforts

Campus touts long-water water conservation efforts amid drought. Read story.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Hotel Tax on the Rise?

Voters may decide on the proposed 2.5 percent jump. Read story.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Neighborhood Clinics Opening New Goleta Facility

The Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics received a Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) grant and has kicked off its two-year plan to create a medical clinic in downtown Goleta that will serve approximately 3,750 patients by the end of 2015. Read story.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Unemployment Rate Drops

March 2014 data shows that Santa Barbara’s unemployment rate sits at 6.7 percent, lower than last month’s figure of 7.2 percent, as well as California’s rate of 8.4 percent. Read story.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Goleta Appoints Interim City Manager

Michelle Greene, who has been deputy city manager of Goleta since 2013, was appointed interim city manager at a 4/21 meeting. Read story.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Hotel Oceana Becoming Hotel Milo

Hotel Oceana on Cabrillo Boulevard will officially become Hotel Milo on 5/1 as part of a new branding plan. Read story.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Boys & Girls Club Allowed to Use School Fields

School boardmembers agreed to allow the Boys & Girls Club to use seven school district fields after some backlash from public commenters at the last two meetings. Read story.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Abalone Poacher Faces Stiff Sentence

The urchin diver caught with four illegally harvested abalone on a boat in the Santa Barbara Harbor in November 2012 was convicted by a jury of all seven charges against him last week and will be sentenced on 4/24. Read story.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

State Water Flowing Back to Cachuma

The Central Coast Water Authority is again pumping state water into Lake Cachuma after installing a bypass piping system along the Bradbury Dam spillway and into the lake, according to the organization’s executive director, Ray Stokes. Read story.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Fire Official Admits to Stealing Union Funds

Robert Perez will be sentenced to three years in state prison. Read story.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Santa Barbara Fair & Expo

Santa Barbara Fair and Expo celebrates “25 Years of Magic”, ... Read More