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Local Groups Hurt for Cash

Santa Barbara's chapter of the American Red Cross is feeling the pinch after a majority of this year's donations were funneled to Haiti earthquake relief efforts.
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City Gets Strategic in Erosion Battle

Even as the county works to haul in new sand at Goleta Beach, a proposal was outlined at a public information meeting Tuesday that would address the problem of erosion by simply allowing it to happen.
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Plan May Renew Coastal Drilling

A proposal that would allow the expansion of offshore oil development into state waters -- something that has not happened since the 1969 Santa Barbara oil spill -- is once again being debated after b...
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New Bill May Cap Fees

A California state legislator proposed a constitutional amendment Monday to impose a cap on any tuition increases at public universities.
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Capps Speaks for Gay Rule Reform

Local congresswoman Lois Capps praised President Obama's proposal to repeal the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy made during Wednesday's State of the Union address.
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Judiciary Simplifies Unsettled Weed Law

The California Supreme Court overturned the limit on how much medical marijuana a patient can carry in a unanimous vote yesterday, ruling residents can have as much as personally necessary.
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Local Nursery Heals Slowly

The Santa Barbara Botanic Garden still has a long road ahead to recover from the devastation wrought by last year's Jesusita Fire.
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Officials Address Graffiti

Vandals tagged the Theater and Dance building over break, leaving an indecipherable scrawl that university officials have yet to remove.
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Landmark Fire Baffles City

Three days after a fire in the historic Santa Barbara County Courthouse, investigators continue to analyze the cause of the blaze.
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SB Studio Launches New Program for Stress Relief

In one of Santa Bar-bara's newest yoga studios, an innovative rope program is set to swing participants into the discipline.
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SB Gives Away Green Bulbs

Santa Barbara County is working to save energy this holiday season, one string of Christmas lights at a time.
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Weekend Wrap-Up

The Isla Vista Foot Patrol issued nine citations and made three arrests over the Thanksgiving weekend, despite the holiday exodus.
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UC Priorities Should Place Students First

According to the University of California Web site, the 10 schools in the system are supposed to do three things, and their order matters. First: “We teach.â€
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Wildfire Relief Cash Runs Dry

The Santa Barbara Tea Fire Response Fund distributed the last of its money to fire victims yesterday, almost a year to the day after the inferno scorched over 200 homes.
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Dry Run To Check for Safety Bugs

In light of tomorrow's planned test of the UCSB Alert system, local law enforcement officials are insisting they are prepared for any emergency.
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