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Kelsey Brugger

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Changes Are Coming to Immigration Practices at the Santa Barbara County Jail

Forum Debates the Pros and Cons of Working with ICE

Forum debates the pros and cons of working with ICE.

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Despite Litigation Threat, County Moves Forward with Tajiguas Plan

Environmental Groups Continually Blast Project's Design, Development Impact

Environmental groups have continually blasted the project's design and development impact.

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Santa Barbara Supervisor Janet Wolf Won't Seek Reelection

It's 'Time to Give Someone Else a Chance,' She Said

It's 'time to give someone else a chance,' she said.

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Santa Barbara's District Attorney Charges Isla Vista Landlord James Gelb

Gelb Stands Accused of Disturbing the Peace with Homophobic Slurs

Gelb is accused of disturbing the peace after shouting homophobic slurs on State Street.

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Landlord James Gelb Verbally Accosts Isla Vista Official Ethan Bertrand on State Street

Encounter Started with Criticism of Controversial Landlord's Practices; Ended in Homophobic Slurs

The encounter started with criticism of the controversial landlord's practices and ended in homophobic slurs.

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More Mesa Protected Under Goleta Community Plan

Oceanfront Residents Worry Development Restrictions Will Affect Existing Stairways

Oceanfront residents worry new development restrictions will affect existing stairways.

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Cannabis Tax Recipients Could Impact Santa Barbara's City Banking

Feds Continue Campaign Against Pot Sales

Union Bank has a dim view of the pot industry and recently shut down suspicious client accounts.

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ExxonMobil Applies to Truck Crude Oil from Las Flores

Hopes to restart offshore platforms; Plains All American applies to rebuild broken pipe responsible for Refugio Oil Spill.

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Colorado Shares Pot Data with Santa Barbara Health-Care Providers

Since Legalization, Adult Use Has Not Increased

Since legalization, adult use has not increased.

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Meet the Retired Santa Barbara Judge Working on Bail Reform

Meanwhile, California Looks at Scrapping the Problematic System

Meanwhile, California looks at scrapping the problematic system.

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Chumash, County Camp 4 Land Deal Signed

After Years and Years of Debates, the Deed is Finally Done

After years and years of debates, the deed is finally done.

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Embezzlement Investigation Adds Forensic Auditors

County selects Glendora firm to review Public Works' financial records.

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Investor Puts 37 Isla Vista Properties on the Market

'Opportunity of a lifetime' includes duplexes, four-plexes, and single-family homes.

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Lawmakers Call Out Sexual Harassment

Jackson and Limón Discuss Culture of Sex Demands at State Capitol

Jackson and Limón discuss culture of sex demands at State Capitol.

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Kabogoza's Family Files Wrongful Death Claim over Soccer Star Drowning

Cappello Hired to Sue City of Santa Barbara and Sailing Center

Cappello hired to sue City of Santa Barbara and Sailing Center.

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Cappello Challenges Camp 4 Annexation

Crawford-Hall Files Suit to Stop Chumash Land Deal with County

Crawford-Hall files suit to stop Chumash land deal with Santa Barbara County.

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Sheriff Restarts Night Jail Rides Program

The drop-off point is the downtown Rescue Mission.

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Lompoc — Toke of the Town

City Becoming Santa Barbara County's Cannabis Capitol

The city is quickly becoming Santa Barbara County's cannabis capitol.

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Santa Ynez Residents Accuse Williams of Conflict of Interest

Amid donations from various native tribes around California, some residents have called for Williams to recuse himself.

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Lompoc: City of Brotherly Bud

Council Votes to Allow Every Type of Cannabis Business

Council votes to allow every type of cannabis business.

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State Representatives Jackson, Limón Busy as Bees

Santa Barbara's State Reps Behind 21 New Pieces of Legislation

Santa Barbara's state representatives are behind 21 new pieces of legislation.

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Where and How Will Santa Barbara Permit Pot?

City Ordinance Committee Starts Tackling the Tough Questions

City ordinance committee starts tackling the tough questions.

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Camp 4 Final Deal Getting Close

Chumash and County Reach Proposed Terms

After years of wrangling, Chumash and county reach proposed terms.

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GRiZ Spins into the Santa Barbara Bowl

Deejay and Saxophonist Grant Kwiecinski Talks Live Music, Homosexuality, and Revolutions

Deejay and saxophonist Grant Kwiecinski talks live music, homosexuality, and revolutions.

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Ira Glass Shares Secrets of Excellent Radio Reporting

Knowing What to Keep Might Be the Secret

Knowing what to keep might be the secret.

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Sheriff Brown ‘Disappointed’ by Governor Signing Sanctuary State Bill

Will Send ICE into Neighborhoods, Says Santa Barbara Sheriff, Instead of Jails

Will send ICE into neighborhoods, says Santa Barbara sheriff, instead of jails.

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Is an Alternative Energy Choice Too Expensive for Santa Barbara?

County Board of Supervisors presses forward with assessments of energy alternatives.

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Santa Barbara Supes Support DACA

Resolution dismissed by some as 'symbolic,' others receive it with gratitude.

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Construction of Thirty Meter Telescope Moves Forward

Hawaiian land board officials approve construction permit atop Mauna Kea.

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The xx at the Bowl

British Indie Group Treated Fans to Its Classics

The British indie group treated fans to its classics.

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Suspected Santa Barbara County Embezzlers in Court

Auditor-Controller Receptionist Said to Have Noticed Suspicious Activity

Auditor-Controller receptionist said to have noticed suspicious activity.

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Multiple Brush Fires Break Out in Lompoc Area

UPDATE: The fire is 441 acres with 60 percent containment.

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Valley Residents Object to Tentative Chumash Agreement

They Lament the Camp 4 Deal Was Hashed Out Behind Closed Doors

They lamented the Camp 4 deal was hashed out behind closed doors.

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Details Discovered in Public Works Embezzlement Case

Did Eight Co-conspirators Launder Money Through a Youth Football Conference?

Did eight co-conspirators launder money through a youth football conference?

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Medical Professionals Brace for Cannabis

Preparing for Public Effects of Legal Recreational Pot

With recreational legalization three months off, treatment needs are anticipated as law enforcement and medical personnel meet behind closed doors.

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Will Janet Wolf Run for Reelection?

The county supervisor remains coy about her plans.

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The Doobie Brothers Talk Regulations

Supervisors Williams, Lavagnino and County Move Closer to Finalizing Commercial Cannabis Rules

Supervisors Williams and Lavagnino and the county move closer to finalizing commercial cannabis rules.

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Sheriff Brown on the Hot Seat

Defends Immigration Cooperation at Public Forum

Defends immigration cooperation at public forum.

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The Cannabis Carnival Comes to Santa Barbara

The Industry Explodes, Leaving Everyone in It Wondering What’s Next

As the industry’s underground culture explodes, everyone from pot trimmers to tomato farmers wonders where it will go.

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Future Uncertain for Santa Barbara Dreamers

Trump's DACA Decision Affects 4,800 County Residents

Trump's DACA decision affects 4,800 county residents.

City Revokes State Street Dispensary Permit

Issues Arise Between Applicant and Partners

There appear to be issues between the applicant and his partners.

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County Rejects Rancho La Laguna Development Proposal

Applicant Wanted 13 Residential Parcels on Ag Land

Applicant wanted to carve 13 residential parcels out of 4,000 acres of agriculture land.

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Santa Barbara Native Beats Trump in Trademark Battle

Tom Scharfeld Refused to Change Name of His iTrump Trumpet App

Tom Scharfeld refused to change the name of his iTrump trumpet app.

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Gang Rape Suspect Will Be Sentenced to 36 Years

Daniel Chen, 22, Accepted a Plea Bargain

Daniel Chen, 22, accepted a plea bargain.

Chumash-Sponsored Bill Pulled

Would have expanded tax exemptions to land under application.

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De la Vina Medical Marijuana Dispensary Approved

The decision comes after an appeal from neighbors.

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‘At a Loss’ with Goleta Beach

Boulders Petitioned to Coastal Commission

Supervisors petition keeping boulders to Coastal Commission.

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Among the Detainees at Adelanto

A Look Inside the Detention Facility Where Santa Barbara's Undocumented Residents are Often Held

A look inside the detention facility where Santa Barbara's undocumented residents are often held.

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The Goodland and Pot

Goleta Feels Out Residents on Potential Cannabis Regulations

Goleta feels out residents on potential cannabis regulations.

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Fareed Files Papers to Run for Congress

The two-time congressional candidate has $54,000 left over from his last race.