New Eastside Bridge Culminates Years of Struggle
Grand opening for new Eastside bridge conveys a tingle of progress.
Average Monthly Rent for a Studio Is Up $400 Since 2013
The average rent for a South Coast studio is $1,553.
Revenue Close to Falling Short of Expenses
Population was twice today's; revenue close to falling short of expenses.
Council Approves Additional $375K in Protracted Enforcement
The City Council has approved upward of $375,000 for additional enforcement.
Trial Starts May 30 in Santa Barbara Superior Court
The trial starts May 30 in Judge Brian Hill’s courtroom.
Former Santa Barbara County supervisor confirms his appointment as regional head of Environmental Protection Agency.
Initial Reports Indicate $11M Between Four Counties
Early reports indicate that four Southern California counties may share $11 million.
County Responds to Nationwide Shortage
Santa Barbara Country is feeling effects of nationwide shortage.
Santa Barbara Weed Industry Awash in Political Connections and Too Much Product
Cannabis grower John Sherman De Friel has been appointed to the county’s Agricultural Advisory Commission.
Courtroom Showdown Over Plains Pipeline Rupture Gets Underway
Open arguments were presented Monday on the pipeline rupture.
High school teenager victim of apparent suicide.
Peet’s Getting Ready to Close Doors on State Street Digs
Peet’s getting ready to close its doors on lower State Street digs.
Council Votes Before State Law Forces Hand
Council green-lights auxiliary dwelling units citywide, except in extreme-fire-hazard zones.
County Health Officials Rule Out Thomas Fire and Floods
County health official said recent uptick came before this winter's fire and floods.
Who the Hell Is Eunice Foote and Why Should We Care?
John Perlin reveals how scientist and feminist crusader Eunice Foote first discovered the causes of climate change and how another scientist, John Tyndall, stole her work.
Measure T Could Bring in Upward of $25 Million
Revenue from Measure T could be used to enforce against the illegal market.
Santa Barbara County Supervisors Vote 3-2
Santa Barbara County Supervisors vote 3-2 in favor.
Sheriff Brown Makes His Case as Supervisors Face Budget Crunch
Will Sheriff Brown’s $135-million intervention program survive budget cuts?
Unstable Mountains Remain Dangerous
A recent gathering of scientists and emergency personnel produced hard facts about the unstable mountains.
Attorneys Discuss Sale with Community Activists
Attorneys met with activists as the matter returns to bankruptcy court.
Anti-Environmental Crusader Slated to Get High-Ranking Federal Post
The anti-environmental crusader is slated to get the high-ranking federal post.
Operatives Say the $8,000 Better Spent Microtargeting Voters
Political operative have advised the candidate to micro-target potential voters.
Bankrupt Community Center Up for Sale, or Not
As boardmembers move to sell the building, its owner says no way.
Interior Secretary Approves First New Oil Well on a National Monument
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke approves the first new oil well ever allowed at any national monument on the Carrizo Plain.
Seven Downtown Santa Barbara Properties Ordered into Receivership
A court-ordered receiver will oversee rehabilitation of seven substandard downtown properties.
County Supes Confront Too Many Needs with Not Enough Money
County supervisors confront too many needs with not enough money.
Forensic Audit Discovers Almost 300 False Invoices Filed over Nine Years
Forensic audit discovers almost 300 false invoices filed over nine years.
Incumbent Faces Challenges from Two Lieutenants
The incumbent is facing challenges from two of his lieutenants.
Supervisors Taking Hard Look at the County Budget
The supervisors are in the middle of complex budgetary talks.
Bush Lied, Cheney Lied, Libby Lied, and the War Goes On and On
Ambassador Joe Wilson talks about Trump’s pardoning of Scooter Libby and the lies
Toxic Waste Site Closed in 1989
The toxic waste site was closed in 1989.
PuppetPalooza Struggles to Pay Vendors and Creditors
PuppetPalooza is struggling to pay its vendors and creditors.
State, Santa Barbara Can't Agree on the Property's Price Tag
The state and Santa Barbara can't agree on the property's price tag.
The Story of David Lack and Proposition 57
This is the story of David Lack and Proposition 57.
Pipeline Company Faces 15 Criminal Counts from the 2015 Spill
Pipeline company faces 15 criminal counts from the 2015 spill.
Judge Rules For Access to Deputy's Personnel Records
Judge Geck will allow plaintiff to access deputy's personnel records.
Advocates Seek Full-Time Position and "Co-Response" Team
$350,000 from county coffers could fund a more robust program.
EPA Administrator Faces Extreme Events, from Condos to Conflicts of Interest Most Odiferous
EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt faces extreme events, from condos to conflicts of interest most odiferous.
District Contends Ruptured Lines Did Not Contribute Meaningfully to 1/9 Flooding
The water district contends its ruptured waterlines did not contribute meaningfully to 1/9 flooding.
Ventura’s Vista del Mar Psychiatric Hospital Can Operate in Temporary Location
Destroyed by the Thomas Fire, Ventura’s Vista del Mar psychiatric hospital to open temporary location.
Free Program Open to Anybody Traumatized by Recent Fire, Flood
The free 90-minute group sessions are open to anybody traumatized by recent wildfire and mudslides.
Bryan Carreño Was Shot 20 Times by Five Deputies
Five deputies shot Bryan Carreño 20 times.
Only Los Angeles County Used Order More Frequently
Only Los Angeles County used the order more frequently.
Meet One of Santa Barbara's Last Remaining Pedicab Drivers
Meet one of Santa Barbara's last remaining pedicab drivers.
City Hall Clashes with Landlord Attorneys over Receivership
The courtroom drama opened with questions about who should have control over how many properties.
Alt Transportation Experts Flummoxed as Sanity Strikes
Commuter train arriving in Santa Barbara surprises everyone with unexpected sanity.
Downtown Store Has Survived the Depression, Chain Bookstores, and the Internet
The downtown store has survived the Depression, chain bookstores, and the Internet
Heavy rains expected Tuesday-Thursday; debris flows feared.
Head Scratching Over Granny Flats Begins to Draw Blood
The city’s Ordinance Committee deliberated full-blown granny flats and “Junior ADUs.”
Fundraising Material Focused on Son of George Soros
The congressional candidate’s fundraising against incumbent Salud Carbajal linked Soros family unfavorably to the Holocaust.