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Fair Paves Way for Arts in Santa Barbara Schools

Hundreds attended the annual I Madonnari Italian Street Painting Festival at the Santa Barbara Mission this Memorial Day weekend.
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Buyback Program Aims to Cut Pollution by Trading in Old Cars for Cash

County officials are offering added incentives to anyone who wishes to sell their clunker for demolition through the Old Car Buy Back and Scrap Program.
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Bike to School Day Rolls Through Santa Barbara

Children all over Santa Barbara County snapped on helmets and rode their bicycles to school Tuesday in celebration of Bike to School Day.
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Strawberry Fair To Sweeten Up Ventura County

This Saturday, over 67,000 people are expected to attend Oxnard’s 27th annual Strawberry Festival.
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Isla Vistans Celebrate Earth Day

Isla Vista residents flocked to Anisq' Oyo' Park this Saturday to get in touch with their earthy roots at the 14th annual Earth Day Festival.
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SB Falls Flat in Efforts to Edit Rules for Renters

The Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors failed to reach a consensus on tenants' rights legislation yesterday.
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City Debates Pot Regulation

Santa Barbara may limit the number of medical marijuana dispensaries to five, following an agreement between city council members at this week's meeting.
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City Considers Liquor Chain

Major alcohol retailer BevMo! is planning to open a store in Santa Barbara, offering beer, wine and liquor at an outlet on the corner of De La Vina and State Streets.
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City Strives to Better Local Infrastructure

The City of Goleta is looking to build new highway overpasses in an effort to create safe and convenient crossing points for cars and pedestrians.
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SB Officials Help Vagrants

The Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors voted last week to allocate $40,000 to make improvements to warming shelters for the homeless.
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Team Talks of I.V. Plans

The Isla Vista Project Area Committee met last week to discuss current and upcoming projects under the I.V. Master Plan.
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Project Moves Island Cats

After five years of preparation, seven months of work and $3 million in funding, 52 feral cats have been relocated from San Nicolas Island to a new home on the mainland.
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SB Group Gives Cash for Building

A local nonprofit organization recently donated $2 million to Santa Barbara County to fund the construction of an emergency response center.
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Finances Curb Roadwork

Construction on Highway 101 from Milpas Street to Hot Springs Road has been delayed due to complications with the state budget.
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Crime Wrap-Up

Even with much of Isla Vista empty, the I.V. Foot Patrol kept busy over the break, responding to vandalism, property theft and multiple fights.
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