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Jean Yamamura

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Surf Beach Closure Lengthens Due to Plover Incursions

Will not reopen until September 30, the end of nesting season.

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Goleta Public Library Happily Shouts Mutiny

Library to Leave Santa Barbara System

Library to leave Santa Barbara system.

Two Arrested for String of Armed Robberies

Lancaster residents accused of four Santa Barbara incidents.

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Chiles Charring at Loreto Plaza Saturday

Santa Barbara's Loreto Plaza is full of the smells and sounds of roasting chiles today only.

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Car Plunges off Road at Windy Gap

Sunday incident injures two; driver arrested for DUI.

Sheriff's Patrol Car Strikes Child

Friday evening incident in Carpinteria under investigation.

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Beach Closed for Plover Protection

Too many incursions at Wall Beach closes partial shoreline at Vandenberg Air Force Base.

Whittier Fire Update: August 4, 2017

Water-dropping helicopter using infrared viewer to target remaining hot spots.

Goleta Likely to Save Money with Solo Library

Workshop Hashes Over Financial Issues

Workshop hashes over financial issues in staying with Santa Barbara or going it alone.

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Friday Downtown Will Be a Mess

Fiesta parade return route changes this year to Garden Street.

New Planning Director in Goleta

City hires SBCAG’s Peter Imhof, a longtime county planner, who reflects on recent department review.

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Mark Linehan Lets Loose

After Goleta Says No to Gas Station, Developer Ends Farmers' Markets, Art Walk at Camino Real Marketplace

After Goleta says no to gas station, developer ends farmers' markets, art walk at Camino Real Marketplace.

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UC Santa Barbara Targets Zika

Part of Six-UC DARPA Research Project

Part of six-UC research project to develop effective tactics against virus-carrying mosquito.

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Goleta Says No

Refuses to Begin General Plan Amendment for New Gas Station

Refuses to begin General Plan amendment for new gas station.

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Goleta to Close Its Monarch Butterfly Groves

Falling, Dead Trees Endanger Public and Habitat

Dead and dying trees endanger public and butterfly habitat.

New 101 Overcrossing Proposed in Goleta

Three bridge choices offered to connect frontage roads west of Storke and Hollister.

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Food Trucks May Ply Their Wares in Goleta

Emotional City Council session ends in directions to craft new ordinance.

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Gaviota Body Identified as Missing Man

Eric 'Sunny' Buttler of Ojai was last seen alive in Carpinteria.

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Whittier Fire Quiets Down Overnight

Crews Working to Contain Bear Creek Edge, State of Emergency Declared

Crews work to contain eastern edge in Bear Creek drainage; county declares state of emergency.

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Whittier Fire Grows by 3,300 Acres Friday Night

Containment Drops from 52 to 38 Percent

Containment drops from 52 to 38 percent.

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Mandatory Evacuation Now Includes Paradise

Current State of Evacuations for Whittier Fire

The current state of evacuation orders iterated for Whittier Fire.

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Evacuation Order Called for Areas West of Goleta

Officals Concerned for Sundowner Conditions at Whittier Fire

Officials are concerned about the forecasted Sundowner conditions.

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Darkness Highlights Whittier's Flames

Work continues to build containment lines in rough terrain.

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Blue Skies over Whittier Fire

Not a Good Sign for Heat and Low Humidity

Not a good sign for heat and low humidity.

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Alamo Fire's Growth is Halted and at 65 Percent Containment

Firefighters Working to Drop a Noose Around Largest Fire in California

Firefighters are working to drop a noose around largest fire in California.

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Six Contractors Bid on Peabody Stadium

Offers have $10 million spread.

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Goleta Golden 1 Robbed

Suspect photographed wearing similar black ball cap seen in previous robberies.

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Not All Wrack Is Ruin

Sea Wrack, or Kelp, Keeps the Bugs and the Birds Alive

Sea wrack, or kelp, keeps the bugs and the birds alive, depending on beach management.

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Red Flag Warning Called for Thursday Evening

High fire-risk conditions continue through Saturday morning.

California Refuses to Turn Over Voter Information

White House election commission looking for vote-cheating.

Daily Grind Buys Its Home

Purchases its Mission and De la Vina digs.

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A Fiery Judge Biery Sentences Charles Banks to Four Years

Former Montecito Resident Bilked Spurs Star Tim Duncan

Former Montecito resident and Qupé majority owner bilked Spurs star Tim Duncan.

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Undeveloped Carpinteria Bluffs Gains Grant

Purchase and restoration fund gets closer to goal posts.

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Two Killed in Suspected DUI Crash on Gibraltar Road

Driver identified as 19-year-old Brandon Woodward of Ventura.

Citizens Sought as Commissioners for Public Engagement

Goleta embarks on step one of its district election process.

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Everybody Walks in Santa Barbara

New Historic Waterfront Tour Sets Off on the Right Foot

The new historic waterfront tour sets off on the right foot.

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Invasive Tamarisk Targeted by Forest Service

Weed Spreads into Los Padres and Poses Fire Danger

The weed has spread into Los Padres and poses a fire danger.

Goleta School District Finds, Fixes Minor Lead Contamination

The highest level was discovered in a kitchen sink at Hollister School.

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State Asks for Voluntary Electricity Reductions

Two-day Flex Alert called by state Independent System Operator.

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Castillo Underpass to Close Through August

Caltrans will pour a floating concrete slab against the water table in a project that starts Monday.

Veterans Court Gets Major Funding Boost

Three-year $975,000 federal grant will increase services by 25 percent.

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Everybody Loves Libraries

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.

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What Will Happen to Platform Holly and Ellwood Piers?

State Lands Commission Holds Informational Meeting

State Lands Commission holds informational meeting June 15.

Northbound 101 Blocked at Sheffield Drive

Truckload of Tires Balanced atop Guardrail

Truckload of tires balanced atop guardrail.

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City Adjusts Flow of Building Permits for Los Carneros Village

Goleta Development Agreement Modified to Add Some Slack

Goleta Development Agreement modified to add some slack.

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John R. Fox Dies

Sitting Boardmember with Goleta Sanitary Succumbs After Short Illness

Boardmember with Goleta Sanitary for 41 years succumbs after short illness.

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Half Empty or Half Full? Cachuma Time Lapse

A mesmerizing compilation of stills from the Lake Cachuma webcam taken between September 2013 and April 2017.

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Santa Barbara Votes for 100 Percent Renewable Energy

The Goal Is to Go Completely Clean by 2030

The goal is to go completely clean by 2030.

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'Global' Means All the Countries in the World

How the Green Climate Fund Has Helped Poorer Countries

A Q&A with Raymond Clémençon, UCSB professor of Global Studies and a Swiss negotiator for the UN global environmental fund

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Paris Accord Gets a Boost from Santa Barbara

City, County, and UCSB Keep Moving on Greenhouse Gas Reduction

City, county, and UCSB keep moving on greenhouse gas reduction.