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Jean Yamamura

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Phillips 66 Declines to Challenge Oil Train Denial

But a lawsuit still lingers.

Santa Barbara Shaken by Small Earthquakes

The Montecito area was first shaken by a brief earthquake at around 11 a.m. on Sunday.

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Cafe Ana Taking Former Coffee Cat Spot

Julian Sanders and Katherine Guzman-Sanders plan new restaurant.

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Grand Jury Reports on Doubled Sewer Fees

Laguna County Sanitation District Needs Funds to Replace Out-of-Date Equipment

Laguna County Sanitation District needs funds to replace out-of-date equipment.

Judge Rules Against Ellwood Peaker Plant

Admin Law Judge Regina DeAngelis shot down arguments over battery storage and disaster relief.

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Dr. Harry Brown, Founder of SEE Intl, Has Died

Nonprofit Restored Sight to Almost a Half Million Worldwide

Nonprofit restored sight to almost a half million worldwide.

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Goleta Rooftop Gardens Approved as Open Space

Westar/Hollister Village's 'Triangle Property' Raises New Design Question

Westar/Hollister Village's 'triangle property' raises new design question.

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Cortona Corner to Add 176 Apartments to Goleta

Rentals Are Hoped to Be Industrial in Look, Yet Homey

Rentals are hoped to be industrial in look, yet homey.

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Michael Towbes Has Died

A giant of real estate and philanthropy in Santa Barbara leaves a legacy.

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Schoolkids Learn 'Cinderella' and Prokofiev

Arts program at Granada Theatre holds live dance performance by State Street Ballet.

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Isla Vista Beaches Closed for Floatopia

UCSB Diverts Students with Events

UCSB diverts students with events.

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California Holds Its Breath on Gas Tax Vote

Santa Barbara County Could Gain $135 Million for Roads and Transit

Transport tax passes; Santa Barbara County could gain $135 million for roads and transit.

Big Battery Storage in Goleta Proposed

Receives initial environmental approval with mitigations.

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Demands Are Hot at Village at Los Carneros

Goleta Council Handles Developer Concerns as Sales Soar

Goleta Council handles developer concerns as sales soar.

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Los Carneros Developers Ask for More Changes

Bridge, Rec Building, and Affordable Housing Completion at Stake

Bridge, rec building, and affordable housing completion at stake.

Burglary Suspects ID'd as Part of 'Rainbow Crew'

Tried to evade police during high-speed chase through Santa Barbara.

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Bus Schedule Changes Coming Up

MTD holding meetings to discuss delays and additions.

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Tulare Is Sorry About Nunes

Confesses to Feeling Disgraced

Birthplace of congressmember from 22nd District confesses to feeling disgraced.

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County Simulates Train Derailment

Exercise tests readiness among a multitude of emergency crews.

Spring Breakers Warned of Zika

Virus-bearing mosquitoes still swarm in many areas of Mexico, Baja California, South America.

UCSB Materials Program Ranked Number 1

The university adds to its list of accolades.

Cigarette Tax Increase Takes Effect April 1

Packs will cost $2 more.

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National Park Visits Increase

Channel Islands saw 342,209 campers and day trippers in 2016.

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UCSB Braces for Trump’s Proposed Budget Cuts

Science and Arts Programs Expected to Lose Millions in Grant Dollars

Sciences and arts programs are expecting to lose millions in grant dollars, especially those studying climate change.

High-Speed Car Chase Ends at Gaviota

Begins in Ventura on suspicion of burglary.

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California Voter Ranks Swell

Biggest gains in state and City of Santa Barbara go to Democrats.

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And Then There Was One

Cypress trees downed along the 101 through Montecito in February storm.

S.B. Named Among Top Tech Start-Up Towns

City shares spot with Santa Maria.

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Goleta District Election Committee Postpones Demand

Gives City Until After 2020 Census to Draw Boundaries and Hold a Vote

Gives city until after 2020 Census to draw boundaries and hold a vote.

SBCC Closes Due to Power Outage

Classes uninterrupted at Schott and Wake campuses.

Two Die on San Marcos Pass

[UPDATE] Decedents in sedan that crossed median on 154 identified.

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Did the Ides of Trump Hit a Million?

Organizer Zack Kushner Estimates It Did

Organizer Zack Kushner estimates it did.

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County Conducting Tsunami Awareness Campaign

Maps of inundation zones and disaster plans will be provided.

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Franceschi's Head on a Precarious Perch?

Erosion Below Park Landmark Raises Concern

Erosion below park landmark raises concern, but city sanguine about its safety.

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Ides of Trump Scribblers Hard at Work

March 15's massive postcard dump addresses the White House.

State Street Accident Rider Identified

Three-wheel motorcycle incident lands Ken Saks in hospital.

Goleta Council Holds Listening Session on District Elections

Residents Weigh Pros and Cons

Residents weigh pros and cons of switching from citywide vote.

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Santa Barbara Hydropower Back in Business

Gibraltar's cascade powers small turbine at Lauro Reservoir.

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'A Day Without a Woman' Called for Wednesday

International Women's Day to be celebrated with rallies and work and economic walkouts.

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Couple Arrested in Santa Maria Death

Early morning homicide took place behind Elmer's bar.

Public Asked to Opine on Goleta Planning Department

Citygate hired to gather information on department staff interactions with stakeholders.

Despite Rains, Vegetation Dry in Places

Recent fire at Vandenberg caused by downed power line.

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A Short History of Goleta's District Elections

Will the Third Time Be the Charm?

The current demand, to be discussed at City Hall March 7, is the third time up for the city.

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City of Goleta Gets Notice for District Elections

Former Mayor Jonny Wallis Still Influencing City Politics

Demand for equal representation for Latinos signed by young friend of Jonny Wallis.

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Ocean-Air Carbon Dioxide Chemistry Experiment

Absorption of CO2 Variability Puzzles Scientists

UCSB's Tim Devries decodes the variability of CO2 absorption.

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Goleta Library to Go Solo

City Council Votes to Begin Separation Process

City Council votes to begin separating from Santa Barbara's library system.

City to Discuss De la Vina Bridge Replacement

Meets at Peabody Charter School on Tuesday.

'Shoulder Tap' Nets Four Culprits

Sheriff's Office runs alcohol-buying sting in Goleta and Isla Vista.

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No Rain, No Beach

Dry El Niño Proved Devastating to California Beaches

Dry El Niño proved devastating to California beaches.

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When the U.S. Imprisoned Japanese Immigrants

A Remembrance of the World War II Detention Camps

Tetsuo Furukawa recalls the detention camp experience of WWII.