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New Historic Waterfront Tour Sets Off on the Right Foot
The new historic waterfront tour sets off on the right foot.
Weed Spreads into Los Padres and Poses Fire Danger
The weed has spread into Los Padres and poses a fire danger.
The highest level was discovered in a kitchen sink at Hollister School.
Two-day Flex Alert called by state Independent System Operator.
Caltrans will pour a floating concrete slab against the water table in a project that starts Monday.
Three-year $975,000 federal grant will increase services by 25 percent.
But No One Can Afford to Pay for Them
But no one can afford to pay for them; Santa Barbara raises admin rate to 13.5 percent.
State Lands Commission Holds Informational Meeting
State Lands Commission holds informational meeting June 15.
Truckload of Tires Balanced atop Guardrail
Truckload of tires balanced atop guardrail.
Goleta Development Agreement Modified to Add Some Slack
Goleta Development Agreement modified to add some slack.