Melinda Burns

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'Good News' from First Batch of Goleta Beach DNA Tests

Very Low Evidence of Human Fecal Material in Surf Zone or Mud from Montecito

Very low to no evidence of human fecal material in the surf zone or the mud from Montecito, UCSB scientist says.

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Trucking Mud to the Beaches Means More Sand but Dirtier Waters

Cleanup Continues Following the Montecito Disaster

Cleanup continues following the Montecito disaster.

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Detective Work of Montecito Mud at Goleta Beach

UCSB Looks for Human Source of Ocean Bacteria

UCSB is looking for a human source of ocean bacteria.

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How Montecito Mud Winds Up at Goleta Beach

Environmental Planners Call it ‘Beach Nourishment’

Environmental planners call it “beach nourishment,” as the mud turns to sand.

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Deadly Montecito Debris Flow Was Rare Event, But Could Happen Again

UCSB Geologist: “These Areas Are Very Vulnerable in the Next Two Years"

“These areas are very vulnerable in the next two years," says UCSB geologist.

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Home for Good Comes to Santa Barbara

United Way Taking Over Key Homeless Services from County's C3H Program

United Way is taking over key homeless services from the county's C3H program.

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Trump Effect: The Surge to Citizenship

Immigration Crackdown Drives Many Santa Barbarans to Become Americans

Immigration crackdown drives many Santa Barbarans to become Americans.

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Ready for Recycled Water?

It's 'Where the Future Lies,' South Coast Officials Say

It's "where the future lies," South Coast officials say.

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Can Giant Kelp Be Restored Off Goleta Beach?

A Surfer-Engineer Is Diving to Find Out

A surfer-engineer is diving to find out.

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Latino Businesses Struggling Under Trump

Across the Board, Owners Report Sales Are Way Down

Across the board, owners report sales are way down.

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