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Blanca Garcia

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Woman Killed by Train in Montecito

She was struck Friday morning near Olive Mill Road.

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Increase in H2A Farmworkers Raises Housing Concerns

Santa Barbara County Supervisors Moving to Streamline Permit Process

Santa Barbara County supervisors moving to streamline permit process.

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Santa Barbara County Preps for Shared Bikes, Scooters, and Cars

Bike-share pilot program saves hundreds of pounds of carbon at UCSB in a month.

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Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Rules on DACA

'The university encourages all DACA recipients to renew their DACA grants immediately,' advised UC President Janet Napolitano.

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Bucket Brigade's Abe Powell Named Citizen of the Year

Leader of Volunteer Responders Honored by Montecito Association

Leader of volunteer responders honored by Montecito Association.

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Candidates Decline Invite to Student Forum

Half the Field Opts Out

Half the field opts out.

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Women’s Firefighting Career Talk Held at SBHS

High School Athletes Encouraged To Consider Public Service

High school athletes encouraged to consider public service.

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Domestic Violence Candlelight Vigil Held at Paseo Nuevo

In 2017, Four Women In County Died From Domestic Violence

Last year, four women countywide died from domestic violence.

Authorities Report Few Deportation Delays

Most Detainees, However, Have No Legal Counsel

Most detainees, however, have no legal counsel.

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UC Patient-Care Workers Hold Three-Day Strike

One in Six Patient-Care Jobs Being Outsourced

One in six patient-care jobs are being outsourced.

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Composting Pumpkins

Get More Out of Your Jack-o'-Lantern

Get more out of your jack-o'-lantern.

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Santa Ynez Chumash Unveil Museum Plans

Facility Slated for 2021, at $32 Million

The facility is scheduled to open in 2021.

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Transgender Community Rallies Against Proposed Policy Change

Leaked Federal Memo Describes Narrow Gender Definition

Leaked federal memo describes narrow gender definition.

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Acceptance of Benefits Could Prevent Immigrants From Permanent Residency

Federal Government Proposes Rule Change to ‘Public Charge’

Federal government proposes rule change to ‘public charge.’

Body Discovered on Isla Vista Beach

No obvious signs of foul play, authorities said.

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Dos Pueblos High School Stirs Political Pot

Senior-Class Picture Features MAGA and LIBERALS!

Senior-class picture features MAGA and LIBERALS!

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Community Forum Provides Updates on Immigration Enforcement

Nine percent of People in Santa Barbara County Are Undocumented

About 9 percent of people in Santa Barbara County are undocumented.

Indigenous Peoples' Day Established in Santa Barbara County

Supervisors Unanimously Approve the Second Monday in October

Supervisors unanimously approved the second Monday in October.

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North Hall Takeover: 50 Years Later

Danny Glover Keynotes UCSB Conference

Actor Danny Glover keynotes UCSB conference.

Agriculture Hoops Ordinance Returned to Planning Commission

Will They Need a Building Permit?

Will these temporary structures need a building permit?

County Supervisors Reaffirm Drought Emergency

Lake Cachuma 32 Percent Full

Lake Cachuma is 32 percent full.

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Federal Oil Drilling and Fracking Plan Opposed in Santa Barbara

Proposal Targets Upward of 122,000 Acres Countywide

Proposal targets upward of 122,000 acres countywide.

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Permits Streamlined for Farmworker Housing

County Supervisors Debate Crowded Rental Market

County supervisors debate overcrowded rental market.

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Bail Industry Fights SB 10

Opponents Gathering Signatures for Repeal

Opponents are gathering signatures for repeal of bail reform in 2020.

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Carbajal Welcomes New Santa Barbara Citizens

The U.S. Rep Got Emotional as He Spoke to the Crowd in Spanish

The U.S. rep got emotional as he spoke to the crowd in Spanish.

Supes Approve Own Pay Raises

Supervisors will make approximately $97,327 annually.

Roving ICE Agents Spotted

Authorities said they were searching for three specific people.

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The Catholic Retreat from Heaven? or Hell?

Participants Give Very Mixed Reviews of Intensive Three-Day Camp

Participants give very mixed reviews of intensive three-day camp.

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Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics Offer Health Care to Trans Teens

Transgender Advocacy Network Gives Its Seal of Approval

SBNC receives stamp of approval from Santa Barbara Transgender Advocacy Network.

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Banda MS Wows Crowd at the Santa Barbara Bowl

Fans Danced in Aisles to Infectious Tunes

Fans danced in the aisles to the group’s infectious tunes.

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Group Forms to Rename 'Indio Muerto' Street

Community Members Decide on 'Our Own Gentrification'

Community meets to discuss name change for their 'own gentrification.'

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Prostitution Sting Arrests 17 in Goleta

Sheriff: Human Trafficking has “Exploded”

Human trafficking has “exploded” countywide.

Oversized Vehicle Parking Ban Extended

New rule affects Isla Vista, Vandenberg Village, and Butterfly Beach.

Alvarado Endorsed by Capps, Lurie for School Board

He's running against seven other people for two open seats.

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Posting Bail for S.B. County’s Undocumented ICE Detainees

One Hometown Organization Helps Keep Residents Out of Detention Centers

How Anahi Mendoza and a Santa Barbara County organization help win bail for residents in ICE detention centers.

Section 8 Applications Reopened for First Time in Four Years

The city's Housing Authority is providing new incentives to landlords.

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Luis Miguel Plays the Bowl

El Sol-the Sun-de Mexico Reaffirms Title with New and Old Songs

He played songs off his most recent album and old classics that reaffirmed his title of “El Sol.”

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100 People Are Homeless and Evicted

Lompoc Riverbed Community Offered Services but Not Housing

A Lompoc riverbed community is offered services but not housing.

Pending Legislation Promotes Gender Diversity

SB 826 Would Require Women on Corporate Boards

SB 826 would require women on corporate boards. 

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New Fire Chief for Carpinteria-Summerland

Carpinteria-Summerland Fire Protection District is welcoming Greg Fish as its new fire chief.

Curbing Crime with Children's Books

Bookstore Opens Inside Santa Maria Library

Public lending library opens used bookstore.

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Santa Barbara Renters Share Horror Stories

Forum Focuses on Tenants’ Rights and State Rent Control Legislation

Forum focuses on tenants’ rights and state rent control legislation.

'Fake News' Bill on Governor's Desk

Digital Literacy for Young People Goal of SB 947

Digital literacy for young people is the goal of SB 947. 

Living in DACA Limbo

One-year after feds cut Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, future still unknown.

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Democrats Host Labor Day Picnic

Party Endorses 15 Candidates for November Election

The party has endorsed 15 candidates for November's election.

Carbajal Tours Carpinteria State Beach

Recreational Funding Needs Congressional Reauthorization

Some recreational funding will expire September 30.

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Kavanaugh Protest Draws Downtown Crowd

About 200 Gathered in De la Guerra Plaza

About 200 protesters gathered in De la Guerra Plaza.

Governor Brown Signs Bail Reform

Risk-Based Assessment to Replace Cash System

A risk-based assessment will replace existing cash system.

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Fire Chief Pushes for Dispatch Changes

County to Explore Separating Fire from Law Enforcement

County will explore separating fire from law enforcement.

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Woman with Firearm Removed from Bradbury Dam

Woman is the attorney who represented slain boy's father, Aramazd Andressian.

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