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But a lawsuit still lingers.
The Montecito area was first shaken by a brief earthquake at around 11 a.m. on Sunday.
Julian Sanders and Katherine Guzman-Sanders plan new restaurant.
Laguna County Sanitation District Needs Funds to Replace Out-of-Date Equipment
Laguna County Sanitation District needs funds to replace out-of-date equipment.
Admin Law Judge Regina DeAngelis shot down arguments over battery storage and disaster relief.
Nonprofit Restored Sight to Almost a Half Million Worldwide
Nonprofit restored sight to almost a half million worldwide.
Westar/Hollister Village's 'Triangle Property' Raises New Design Question
Westar/Hollister Village's 'triangle property' raises new design question.
Rentals Are Hoped to Be Industrial in Look, Yet Homey
Rentals are hoped to be industrial in look, yet homey.
A giant of real estate and philanthropy in Santa Barbara leaves a legacy.
Arts program at Granada Theatre holds live dance performance by State Street Ballet.