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Keith Hamm

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Skateboard Nostalgia Dominates ‘Back in the Day’

William Sharp Photo Book Captures Golden Era

William Sharp photo book captures golden era.

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Hundreds Turn Out to Remember Chris Brown

Paddle-Out Commemorates Life of Beloved Surfer

A giant paddle-out commemorated the life of the beloved surfer.

Montecito Updating Wildfire Protection Plan

There's a public meeting scheduled for February 20.

Supervisors Split on Planning Director Appointment

Consultant Lisa Plowman Served Previously in County Department

Consultant Lisa Plowman served previously in county department.

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Hollister Ranch Ruling Opens Legal Path for Trails Group

Court Battle Over Public Access Ongoing

Court battle over public access ongoing.

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The Da Ros Legacy

The Da Ros Legacy: Expert Stonework Dating Back 100 Years

The Da Ros legacy: Expert stonework dating back 100 years.

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Rain Totals Jump with Steady Procession of Storms

Flooding Closes Roads, Fills Debris Basins

Flooding closes roads, fills debris basins.

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Chris Brown Drowned After Falling from Bluff

Celebration of Life Planned for February 16

Celebration of life planned for February 16

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Wildlife Facility Preps for Nesting Season

Ojai Raptor Center Nonprofit Seeks Volunteers

Ojai Raptor Center nonprofit seeks volunteers.

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Crews Clearing Debris Basins Ahead of More Rain

Morning Downpour Carried Boulders from Montecito Canyons

Morning downpour carried boulders from Montecito Canyons.

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Donation Made of 35 Acres near Jalama Beach

County meets in closed session to discuss terms.

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County Considers Expanding Jalama Beach Park

Donated Acreage Stems from Coastal Commission Settlement

Donated acreage stems from Coastal Commission settlement.

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State Lands Surveys Hollister Ranch Tidelands

High-Tide Line Determination to Inform Beach-Access Plan

High-tide line determination to inform beach-access plan.

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Beach Driving Halted at Hollister Ranch

Coastal Commission Says It's 'Degrading' to Natural Habitats

The Coastal Commission says it's "degrading" to natural habitats.

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Carol Bartoli Named Bucket Brigade 2018 Volunteer of the Year

'Golden Shovel Award' Bestowed During Montecito Rising Fundraising Event

'Golden Shovel Award' bestowed during Montecito Rising fundraising event.

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Heart of the Home with Giffin & Crane

Architect Tom Henson Answers 20 Questions

Santa Barbara architect Tom Henson answers 20 questions.

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Award-Winning Sheriff’s K9 Retires

Aco Will Remain with Longtime Handler

Aco will remain with longtime handler.

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Santa Barbara Surfer Chris Brown Dies

Body found just east of Hendry’s Beach

Body found just east of Hendry’s Beach.

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Tough Urchins and Future Fisheries

Can UCSB Scientists Help 'Climate-Proof' Important Seafoods?

Can UCSB scientists help 'climate-proof' important seafoods?

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Court Battle Peaks for Picturesque Slice of Hollister Ranch

Case for Cuarta Beach Pits Private Ownership Against Public Access

The case for Cuarta Beach pits private ownership against public access.

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Gregg Hart Joins County Supes

Steve Lavagnino Picked to Chair the Board

Ceremonial swearing-in names Steve Lavagnino to chair the board.

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Montecito Remembers 1/9 with Candlelit Procession

'Raising Our Light' Draws More Than 1,000 to Manning Park

'Raising Our Light' draws more than 1,000 to Manning Park.

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Schwan Brothers Excavation: Four Decades in the Dirt

James Schwan Reflects on the Family Trade

James Schwan reflects on the family trade.

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New Path in Montecito Brings in the New Year

Program Puts Local Laborers Back to Work

Program puts local laborers affected by disasters back to work.

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Keith Hamm’s Year in Review

Editor and Reporter Keith Hamm Picks Favorite Articles from the Past Year

Editor and reporter Keith Hamm picks favorite articles from the past year.

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Montecito Ring Nets Get Emergency Permit from County

Privately Funded Project Aims to Mitigate Debris Flows

Privately funded project aims to mitigate debris flows.

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'Done Moving' in Montecito

Couple Creates Home Base for Retirement, Family Gatherings

Couple creates home base for retirement and family gatherings.

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Volunteers Canvas Montecito’s 'Red Zones'

Door-to-Door Outreach Delivers Storm-Readiness Info

Door-to-door outreach delivers storm-readiness info.

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20 Questions with Architect Jane Snyder, AIA

Helping Clients Bring Creative Vision to Life

She enjoys helping clients bring creative vision to life.

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Championship Surf Title Decided in Hawai'i

Santa Barbara’s Lakey Peterson Finishes World Number Two

Santa Barbara’s Lakey Peterson finishes world number two.

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UCSB Gifted Las Varas Ranch

Billionaire Charlie Munger Finances Purch of “Coastal Jewel”

Billionaire Charlie Munger finances purchase of “coastal jewel.”

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Army Corps Says Yes to Montecito Ring Nets

Emergency Permitting Process Makes More Headway

The emergency permitting process has made even more headway.

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Santa Barbara Homebuilders Team Up for Montecito Remodel

Designer Lee Kirch Turns Neglected Cottage into “Little Jewel.”

Designer Lee Kirch turns neglected cottage in to “little jewel.”

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Notice to California: Tune In During Disaster

State Leaders Convene to Discuss Emergency Alert Systems

State leaders convene to discuss emergency alert systems.

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Santa Barbara Surfer Lakey Peterson in World Title Contention

Yearlong Contest Series Culminates Next Week in Hawaii

Yearlong contest series culminates next week in Hawaii.

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Santa Barbara County Search and Rescue Returns from Camp Fire

Volunteer Team Looked for Human Remains in Paradise

Volunteer team looked for human remains in Paradise.

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Turner Electric: Let There Be Light

Santa Barbara Electrician with Humble Start in 1981.

Santa Barbara electrician had humble beginnings in 1981.

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Dyslexia Impacts One in Five

Cheri Rae's New Book Provides Path for Parents

Cheri Rae's new book provides path for parents.

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Montecito Nonprofit Applies for Debris Nets Ahead of Winter

Emergency Measure Seeks to Mitigate a Repeat of 1/9 Debris Flow

Emergency measure seeks to mitigate a repeat of 1/9 Debris Flow.

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Montecito Firefighters Honored for Valor

Maeve Juarez and Andy Rupp Awarded for 1/9 Rescues

Maeve Juarez and Andy Rupp awarded for 1/9 rescues.

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Southern California Edison Equipment Linked to Ignition of Thomas Fire

Utility Giant CEO Shares Report With Investors

The utility giant CEO shares report with investors.

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Jo Ann Caines Theatre Dedicated at La Cumbre Junior High School

New Name Honors Beloved Principal

New name honors beloved principal.

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Personal Portfolio: Giffin & Crane’s Derek Shue

Project Manager Reflects on Challenging Home Renovation

Project manager reflects on challenging residential renovation.

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School Board Votes to Purchase National Guard Armory

Acquisition Culminates 25+-Year Effort

Acquisition culminates effort that started in the early '90s.

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Makeover for a Midtown Casita

Retired Nurse Invests Equity to ‘Get it Done!’

Retired nurse invests equity to “get it done!”

Montecito Water District to Replace Meters

$3M Project Upgrades to Smart Meters

The $3-million project gives smart meters to 4,600 customers.

San Marcos High to Host Candidate Forum

October 18 Event Organized by the Associated Student Body 

The October 18 event is organized by the Associated Student Body.

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School District Closes In on Armory Purchase

Board Vote Set for October 23

Board members are schedule to vote on October 23.

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School District Re-ups Alleged 'Illegal' Contract

Opponents of Just Communities Training Outnumbered by Supporters

Opponents of Just Communities training workshops were widely outnumbered by supporters.

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Lords of the Rings: Will Steel Nets Save Montecito?

Well-Funded Nonprofit Seeks Emergency Permits to Block Debris Flows

A well-funded nonprofit is seeking emergency permits to block debris flows.