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La Casa de la Raza Near Foreclosure?

The Latino organization is again at risk of losing its Montecito Street building.

Supes Support Jackson Gun Bill

The supervisors voted 3-2 to support a bill written by State Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson encouraging law enforcement agencies to implement a policy for conducting gun-database searches ahead of welfare checks.

Montecito Antenna Additions Approved

The Board of Supervisors on 8/19 unanimously approved antenna-system additions proposed for various sites in Montecito by Crown Castle, an agent of Verizon, after previous meetings of the board and the Montecito Planning Commission resulted in requests for the company to make the additions more aesthetically compatible with the area.

County Fire Getting New 'Copter and FlameSniffer

County Fire will use three separate donations to strengthen its prevention and response efforts this fire season.

Homeless Shelters Receive $345,000

Three homeless shelters spread throughout the county will receive a combined $345,000 through June 2015.

UCSB Getting More 'Nonresident' Students

UCSB continues to attract more students from out of the state and country, following a trend across the University of California system. Of UCSB’s 4,655 incoming students this fall, 519, or 11 percent, hail from out-of-state or abroad.

Measure P Money Battles Kick Off

A $78,517 donation from Pacific Coast Energy Company ​— ​which operates 96 cyclic steaming wells near Orcutt and has applied for 96 more ​— ​has put the “No on Measure P” campaign in the fundraising lead over the “Yes” camp, which has raised $44,876.

Mass Appeal of together PANGEA

The Los Angeles–based garage rockers are heading out on tour his week, possibly with a new pet in tow.

Miri Mara Ceramics

Miri Mara’s ceramics studio and showroom expresses a sophisticated sensibility.

Catching Up with Dante Elephante

It’s been a busy year for this Santa Barbara quartet, who’ll release a new LP this fall

Robert Lawrence Balzer Breaks the Sta. Rita Hills

Wine journalist’s 1978 article on Sanford & Benedict Vineyard; plus 1982 article on Sanford Winery.

The TAMI Show Rocks the Plaza

Director/producer brings his new film about the iconic TAMI Show to Carpinteria’s Plaza Playhouse Theater on August 23.

Telling the Santa Ynez Valley’s Wine Story

Santa Ynez Valley museum hosts first-ever exhibit examining wine country history.

Hungry Cat Goes Crazy for Crabs

Chapala Street restaurant brings its Crabfest to Santa Barbara.

Creative Craft Cocktails in Wine Country

Meet S.Y. Kitchen’s globe-trotting mixologist Alberto Battaglini.

Right Racist

Has the racial hatred shown toward our president filtered down?

I Bark, Therefore I Yam

Guns or butter? Why what happens in Isla Vista won't stay there...

From Jail to Late-Night Salvation?

Believer’s Edge shines welcoming light on Santa Barbara County Jail’s departing inmates.

Henry "Hank" Hart Poett Campbell

To say the least, Henry "Hank" Hart Poett Campbell has been a busy boy in his first two weeks of life.

Court Records Shed Light on Holzer Murders

Nicolas and ex-wife Juana exchanged accusations of sexual abuse against sons.

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