The County Is Among the Driest Statewide
Southern California is recording yet another one of its hottest, driest winters ever.
Paseo Nuevo Owners Purchase Downtown Santa Barbara Building
Rents for retail spaces downtown are reportedly dropping.
Medical Professionals Would Engage the Chronically Homeless
Medical professionals would engage the chronically homeless.
President, Secretary of the Interior, and Santa Barbara’s Late, Great Oil Spill
The president, Secretary of the Interior, and Santa Barbara’s late, great oil spill of 1969.
Grief and Stress Still Very Much Present, Weeks After Disaster
It takes much longer than a few weeks to overcome grief and stress in the wake of disaster.
Elected Official Dave Jones’ Office Provides Advocates and Mediation
Homeowners having troubles with insurance companies can get free help from state officials.
Connects Milpas to Chapala
Lauded for safety features and wideness, the new route connects Milpas to Chapala.
Court Case Continues, Attorneys Dispute Number of Infractions
Attorneys for the embattled landlord dispute the number of infractions in city’s report.
Ed Keller Walks Us Through What Caused the Violent Mudslides in Santa Barbara County
Ed Keller walks us through what caused the violent mudslides in Santa Barbara County.
The tough but approachable attorney was 93.
When Bad News Is Good News
When bad news is good news.
Joseph Pereira Stole Show with Semi-Improvisational Percussion Piece
Joseph Pereira, the in-house percussionist for the L.A. Philharmonic, stole the show with semi-improvisational piece.
President’s One-Handed Salute and Other Adventures in Onanism
The president’s one-handed salute and other adventures in onanism.
Editor Don Katich steps down; writer Scott Steepleton now reportedly in charge.
Director Casey McGarry and Producer Chris Price
Short doc on the Santa Barbara business of making confetti-filled eggs for Fiesta.
Bucket Brigade of Volunteers Poised to Dig Community Out of Mud
Bucket brigade of volunteers poised to dig community out of mud.
Maggie Campbell's Relationship with City Hall Was Tense for Much of Her Four Years
Maggie Campbell's relationship with City Hall was tense for much of her four years in Santa Barbara.
Set at 6 Percent Retail in City; County Goes to a Vote
Set at 6 percent retail in city; county goes to a vote.
In the Meantime, 3-3 Deadlocks are Guaranteed
In the meantime, 3-3 deadlocks are guaranteed.
With Tuesday’s Decision to Fill 3rd District Seat by District Election, Expect a Whole Lot of Nothing Getting Done Until June
With Tuesday’s decision to fill the 3rd District seat by district election, expect a whole lot of nothing getting done until June.
Storm Debris Hauled Away at a Rate of 500 Truckloads a Day
Storm debris is being hauled away at a rate of 500 truckloads a day.
Help Offered to Undocumented Residents; Governor Orders Flags at Half-Mast
Help is being offered to undocumented residents as the governor orders flags at half-mast.
Fascinating Story Even Steven Spielberg Can’t Ruin
The story is so interesting that not even Steven Spielberg can ruin it.
Carbajal Successfully Appeals a Previous Decision to Deny It
Carbajal successfully appealed a previous decision to dent it.
Outgoing Supervisor Endorses in What Is Still a Single-Horse Race
Outgoing supervisor endorses in what is still a single-horse race.
Tracing the History and Coping with the Reality of 20 Lost and Three Still Missing
Tracing the history and coping with the reality of 20 lost and three still missing.
Downtown Biz Owner Sues Edison for Thomas Fire
Downtown business owner sues Edison for Thomas Fire.
Cottage Medical Director Dr. Brett Wilson Warns Impacts Will Be Significant and Long-Lasting
Cottage medical director Dr. Brett Wilson warns impacts will be significant and long-lasting.
With at Least Three People Still Unaccounted for, 13 More Canines Assigned to Mudslide Rescue and Recovery Efforts
With at least three people still unaccounted for, 13 more canines have been assigned to mudslide rescue and recovery efforts in the past two days.
Death Toll Climbs to 18
The death toll climbs to 18.
17 People Killed and 100 Homes Destroyed in Post-Thomas Fire Disaster
Seventeen people were killed and 100 homes were destroyed in the post-Thomas Fire disaster.
Al Gore Talks Climate Change in Santa Barbara
Al Gore talks climate change in Santa Barbara
Claim Cites $13 Million in Lost Property Values
The claim cites $13 million in lost property values.
Agencies Statewide Send Searchers for Survivers
Help in search for survivors arrives from Ventura, San Luis Obispo, and Los Angeles counties and National Guard.
New Council Starts Sweet Then Veers Sour
The new council started sweet, but then veered sour.
'Public Safety Exclusion Zone' Declared to Reduce Rescue-Area Congestion; Corrected Death Toll Stands at 15
A 'Public Safety Exclusion Zone' has been declared to reduce rescue-area congestion; the corrected death toll stands at 15.
[UPDATE, Jan. 9, 6:11 p.m.] “Very bad” damage reported to main water pipeline supplying Montecito and Carpinteria.
Bodies Recovered from Butterfly Beach, Olive Mill Road, Channel Drive Off-Ramp
Bodies have been recovered from Butterfly Beach, Olive Mill Road, and the Channel Drive off-ramp.
[UPDATE, 10:50 a.m.] More heavy rain imminent. Violent rainfall overnight let loose a giant milkshake of mud and rocks beyond evacuation zones.
Numbers 'Unprecedented' for Past Ten Years, Says Public Health Director
The numbers are "unprecedented" for the past ten years, says the county's public health director.
First of 8 Pop-Up Events Will Gather Saturday Afternoon for Serious Retail Therapy
First of eight pop-up events will gather Saturday afternoon for serious retail therapy.
Santa Barbara Channel in Play for First Time Since 1984
Santa Barbara Channel in play for first time since 1984.
Poodle Has Chance to Confront Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke and Blows It
Poodle has a chance to confront Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke and blows it.
Executive Editor Nick Welsh Picks ‘Just a Few’ of His Favorite Articles from the Past Year
Executive Editor Nick Welsh picks “just a few” of his favorite articles from the past year.
Send Us Your Favorite Kinsey Millhone Passages About Santa Barbara
Send us your favorite Kinsey Millhone passages about Santa Barbara.
Lack of Space for Psych Patients, Failure in Communication Contributed to Death of 93-Year-Old Minister
A lack of space for psych patients and a failure in communication contributed to the death of the 93-year-old minister.
Thomas Fire Surpassed Cedar Fire in Size and Grew Some More
Thomas Fire surpassed Cedar Fire in size and grew some more.
Retiring City of Santa Barbara Fire Chief Takes Us for a Ride
The retiring City of Santa Barbara fire chief takes us for a ride.
To All You Ash Kickers, Many Thanks
The Poodle thanks all the firefighters who worked to contain the Thomas Fire.
Thomas Fire Is Just Latest Megafire, Which Spark Renewed Interest in Prescribed Burns
The Thomas Fire is just the latest megafire, which spark renewed interest in prescribed burns.