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Stone Pines Distressed by Drought

Four have died along Anapamu Street with 12 more at risk. Read story.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Poisonous Bird Food?

Poison-laced feed used incorrectly at waterfront hotel to get rid of pigeons. Read story.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Loaded Gun Seized from Suicidal UCSB Student

Deputies responded to his Isla Vista apartment Wednesday afternoon. Read story.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Teen Killed on 101

San Marcos High School student driving south in the northbound lane collided with semi. Read story.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Crustacean Thief on the Hook for Jail Time

Stealing crabs from competitors' holding tanks and other offenses net John Anthony Wilson six months in Santa Barbara County Jail. Read story.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Big Bucks for Bike Projects

The state awards Santa Barbara $8.6 million in grants. Read story.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Thirsty Montecitans Trucking in Water During Drought

Cutbacks surpass goal, but overconsumption penalties reach $1.9 million. Read story.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Jury Still Out on Jail Funding

Supes poke holes in report that questions funding scheme. Read story.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Venoco Selling Oxnard Oil Field for $200 Million

Venoco announced in a quarterly report that it plans to sell its West Montalvo oil field ​for $200 million; the transaction is expected to conclude in October pending approval from the State Lands Commission. Read story.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

'No on P' Far Outraising Opponents

Californians for Energy Independence  ​has raised more than $1.8 million in its efforts to defeat drilling bans statewide, including Santa Barbara County’s Measure P, which would outlaw all new fracking, acidizing, and cyclic-steaming operations Read story.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

John Sperling Dies

John Sperling, the outspoken educator who made billions by starting the University of Phoenix, died this week at age 93 in Marin County. Read story.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

T-Ridge Drilling Bill Dies State Assembly

A bill to ban offshore drilling of Tranquillon Ridge from state waters died Tuesday night in a 29-36 vote in the State Assembly. Read story.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

UCSB Ranked 15th in Nation

UCSB ranked 15th among national universities in an annual listing published 8/25 in the Washington Monthly. B Read story.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Granny's Field Inches Closer to Development

Plans to convert a vacant lot into a senior living facility in Goleta have crept along since they were first introduced to the Santa Barbara school board late last year. Read story.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Kamala Harris Gets Married at County Courthouse

Attorney General's quiet nuptials come a day after she defends California's death penalty. Read story.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014
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