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SB Tourism Deals With Recession

Despite projections that tourism would hold strong for Santa Barbara this summer, many businesses are feeling the effects of the recession.
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Alum Declares Candidacy

David Pritchett, UCSB alumnus and husband of KCSB News Director Cathy Murillo, will run for the Santa Barbara City Council this November.
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UCSB Club Founder To Join Green Expedition

JJ Yosh, UCSB alum and co-founder of the Excursion Club, is planning his next great adventure to Bolivia's 5 Peak Illimani Mountain.
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California Upholds Gay Marriage Ban

The California Supreme Court upheld Proposition 8 Tuesday, ending months of legal debate concerning the constitutionality of banning gay marriage.
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Panel Talks Labor Laws

With the memory of the Santa Barbara News-Press firings still festering in the minds of many, a panel discussion was held last night to promote stricter labor laws.
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Gaucho Alum To Run for SB Office

This November, 24-year-old UCSB alumna Olivia Uribe will vie for a position on the Santa Barbara City Council.
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Athlete, Artist To Run for SB Office

A local Santa Barbara businessman with an accomplished and unusual background has said he plans to throw his hat into the race for mayor of Santa Barbara, bringing the number of candidates to four.
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California Highway Patrol: Kicking Ass and Taking Names

This Memorial Day weekend, the California Highway Patrol plans to fully enforce traffic laws in order to prevent reckless behavior on the road.
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Firm Plans Petrol Pipeline

Local oil company Venoco, Inc. recently proposed the construction of an eight-mile underground pipeline, potentially eliminating the use of barges for oil transportation.
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Garden To Reopen in Fire’s Wake

The Santa Barbara Botanic Garden will reopen today after the Jesusita Fire devastated the landscape and destroyed countless rare plants.
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Fire Begets New Home Idea

With the Jesusita Fire under control, and evacuees returning home, environmental contractors have begun discussing the possibility of rebuilding green, fireproof homes for the victims of this latest w...
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Jesusita Blaze Causes Slump in Local Sales

As the Jesusita Fire raged in the hills above Santa Barbara this past week, many local businesses had to shut their doors.
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Officials To Debate Clarity, Impact of SHO on Tuesday

After four drafts and a year of postponement, the Social Host Ordinance will again appear before the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors Tuesday.
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Locals Diverge on Floatopia

As Floatopia's May 9 sequel approaches, locals gathered last night for a town hall meeting to discuss dealing with what many feel is the inevitable.
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Fire Victims Receive New Home

Last November, Lisa Camarillo and her daughter were among the hundreds that lost their homes to the devastating Tea Fire.
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