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Jean Yamamura

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Camp 4 Appeal Reinstated

Land Transfer Approval by Bureau of Indian Affairs Vacated

Approval of Chumash transfer of Santa Ynez Valley property to federal reservation status made void.

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Bacteria Levels High at South Coast Beaches

Rains across Santa Barbara County wash bacteria to the shore; debris basins adding material to replenish beaches.

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Pini Forks Over $1.6 Million to Set Repairs in Motion

Stalemate Ends for Two of Eight Properties' Code Violation Fixes

Santa Barbara landlord funds code violation fixes on two of eight properties after 10 months' stalemate.

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'Solar Wing' Builders' Building Changes Hands

Landlords swap around for Goleta Old Town company on Mars InSight mission.

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Trump to Raid Pentagon for Wall Money

Budget deal passes Senate short of full funding for "the wall"; Trump will declare national emergency to get the rest.

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Winter Demand for Homeless Shelter Triples

Should Freedom Warming Centers Open at 40 Degrees, Not 35?

Should Freedom Warming Centers open at 40 degrees, not 35?

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SR 154 Blocked at Central Spot but Open to East and West

State highway 154 is closed between Lake Cachuma and Paradise Road for the indefinite future.

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Fire on Bath Street Knocked Down

Multi-unit home catches fire overnight.

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Goleta Turns Down Extra Property Assessment, for Now

The Public Sends PBID Proposal Back to the Drawing Board

Spirited public discussion sends PBID proposal back to the drawing board.

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Nonstop Flight to Sacramento Coming to SBA

Contour Airlines adds new destination out of Santa Barbara Airport.

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Man Revived from Apparent Overdose

Sheriff's deputies save a 29-year-old man on the Chumash Reservation.

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Main Riviera Route Closed at Arguello

Sinkhole blocks Alameda Padre Serra at Arguello Road.

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Sea-Level-Rise Report Adapts Carpinteria to 10 More Feet of Ocean

Public meeting scheduled for February 12 to discuss draft findings and solutions.

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Direct Relief Names Headquarters After Virgil Elings

Former UCSB physics prof's donation puts capital campaign over the top.

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Goleta to Consider New Property Tax for Old Town

Would Be Assessed Against Business Property Owners to Add Improvements

Would be assessed against business property owners to add improvements to the area.

Thomas Fire Arts Grant Comes Available

Artists and small groups affected by fire or debris flow can qualify.

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Powerful Storm Headed for Santa Barbara

County warns residents below burn scars that evacuation may become necessary.

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Two Killed in 101 Collision at Nojoqui Grade

[Update] Decedent identities released; third person was helicoptered to hospital.

Two Bridges Along 192 Open Again

Romero and Toro Canyon Creek bridge passage completed ahead of schedule.

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Target Santa Barbara to Open in April

Company announces hiring fair for February.

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Edison Claims County Liable in Debris Flow Counter-Suit

Power Company Alleges Public Entities Contributed to Risks Underlying Montecito Debris Flow Lawsuits

Alleges public entities contributed to risks underlying Montecito debris flow lawsuits.

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Wells Fargo Faces $10 Million Penalty in Insurance Scheme

Bank settles aggressive policy sales accusation by California Department of Insurance.

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Annual Seed Swap Features Talks and Music

Event allows gardeners to bring and take home cuttings, seeds, plants, and more.

Highway 101 to Close Wednesday and Thursday

Removal of bridge supports at Olive Mill Road to divert traffic through Montecito.

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Damaged Bridge Repairs Delayed

March, June, and July given as possible completion dates by Caltrans for six bridges along the 192 through Montecito and Carpinteria.

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Have a Thorny Saturday with the Rose Society

Annual Mission Rose Garden Pruning takes place January 19; volunteers invited to bring shears and gloves.

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Edison Company Counter-Sues County and City

Claims They Were Aware of Risks Underlying Original Thomas Fire and Debris Flow Suit

Claims they were aware of risks underlying original Thomas Fire and debris flow lawsuit.

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A Good Rain Finally Falls

Gibraltar Dam Spills, Cachuma on the Rise

Gibraltar Dam spills, Lake Cachuma is on the rise.

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Statistics: How Hot, How Wet, and for How Long

Combined Higher Temperatures, Santa Barbara Can Expect Both Drought and Flooding

Combined with the higher temperatures forecast, the county can expect both drought and flooding.

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What Can I Do to Help Counteract Climate Change?

Opting Out Is No Longer an Option

Opting out is no longer an option.

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A Visual Report of Rainy Tuesday

Photographs from around Santa Barbara.

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Lompoc Gains a Councilmember and Loses Its Police Chief

Hotel operator Gilda Cordova appointed to council; Police Chief Pat Walsh resigns.

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High Winds, Downed Trees, Some Rain So Far

Noon report from around downtown Santa Barbara.

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Evacuation Order Announced for Tuesday Morning

Residents advised to consult Winter 2019 Evacuation Map to determine if they are in or out of the zone.

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Benson Granted Reprieve

Dangerous Labrador retriever allowed to live out his life at Shadow's Fund.

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Camp 4 Legislation Alive Again

Carbajal and LaMalfa sponsor bill to add 1,400 acres to Chumash reservation.

Stormy Week Ahead for Santa Barbara County

West of Goleta alerted Friday night; up to 10 inches could fall in South Coast mountains.

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Fiat Chrysler Hit with $483 Million Settlement Terms

Agrees to penalties for programming vehicles to fool smog checks.

Weekend Rain Review

Saturday and Sunday's storms edged Lake Cachuma capacity upward.

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Should Homeless Warming Center Threshold Be Lowered?

Temperature Criteria Change Would Increase Nights Open

If nights increase, where would homeless people go and how would the centers operate without funding, operators ask.

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Homeless Count Takes Place January 24

Volunteers needed for Homeless Point-in-Time Count, trainings begin soon.

Alcohol Sting Nets Six Citations

Sheriff's Office conducted minor decoy operation in Goleta.

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Citizen Scientists Wanted to Photograph King Tides

High tidal flows will simulate sea-level rise on California beaches.

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‘Farming for Life’ Program Improves Diabetes Outcomes

Innovative program receives large matching grant to provide organic vegetables to low-income patients at risk of type 2 diabetes.

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Euthanization Order Given for 'Dangerous' Labrador Retriever

Ordered 'Humanely Destroyed' for Mauling a Puppy to Death and Biting a Woman

Killed one dog and bit a person; owners plan to appeal order he be 'humanely destroyed.'

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Year in Review from the Opinions Page

Charting the Year's Events from the Readers' Side

Charting the year's events from our readers' side.

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Two More Plastic-Bag Recycling Locations Open

CEC and Channelkeeper Join Ablitt's in Accepting Throw-Aways

CEC and Channelkeeper join Ablitt's in accepting clean, dry throw-aways.

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Fuelbreak Planned for North Side of Los Padres

Forest Service Thins to Deal with Millions of Dead Trees

Forest Service thins to deal with some of California's millions of dead trees and protect communities.

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Five Entitled Parcels Sold in Goleta Totaling 11 Acres

Hold rights to build five buildings in Cabrillo Business Park.

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UCSB Scientist Wins Statistic of the Year

Fully 90.5 percent of plastics ever made have not been recycled.