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Rigs to Reef Bill Approved

Aging oil rigs off of California’s coast might remain long after they stop pumping oil, following a law passed last month by the state legislature.
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Incumbents Face Fresh Challenger

The race for three Goleta City Council seats in this November’s election started to heat up on Monday after a fourth candidate announced her intention to run for one of the seats.
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Santa Barbara Hot Spots

Santa Barbara is full of exciting and entertaining venues, beyond the confines of the University campus.
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Third Candidate Enters Race

Since only two candidates registered last month to run for three open seats on the Goleta City Council, a third candidate has stepped forward to fill the looming vacancy.
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Local Ballot Lacks Third Candidate

In the race to fill three open seats on the Goleta City Council, only two candidates have announced their intention to run, leaving an unprecedented potential for a vacancy.
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Construction Crew Revamps I.V. Road

Construction crews have ripped up El Colegio Road on the northern edge of Isla Vista in an effort to reconstruct the roadway between Stadium Road and Camino Corto by next year.
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Duet Duels for District Attorney

After working as colleagues in the county prosecutor’s office for over a decade, Joyce Dudley and Joshua Lynn will face off in Tuesday’s county election for the position of district attorney.
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New Laws Streamline Recovery of Kidnapped Children

Local Assemblyman Pedro Nava announced a bundle of new bills yesterday that he says will allow police to quickly find kidnapped children.
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Weekend Crime Wrap-Up

The Isla Vista Foot Patrol responded to burglaries, vandalism and several alcohol-related fights this weekend.
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Tasting the Benefits of Charity

The Taste of the Nation culinary benefit will be held at the Montecito Country Club this Sunday, with all proceeds going to charities focused on ending childhood hunger.
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Goleta Councilmember under Investigation

Officials are conducting an investigation after county employee Tariq Falfal accused Goleta Councilmember Roger Aceves of calling him a “turban head.”
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Weekend Crime Wrap-Up

Emergency crews and the Isla Vista Foot Patrol dealt with a motorcycle crash, fire and burglary, in addition to a number of crimes stemming from Extravaganza.
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SB Offers Compost Class

The Santa Barbara County Public Works Resource Recovery and Waste Management Division will present free composting workshops throughout the county this month.
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Defaulted Loan May Threaten Beach Housing Development

A proposed housing development at Naples could potentially be scrapped this week when the property is put up for public auction.
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Police Make Drug Bust

Santa Barbara County Narcotics detectives arrested three Isla Vista men in a drug bust Wednesday, seizing thousands of dollars worth of packaged cocaine, marijuana and ecstasy.
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