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Workers Rally At City Hall

With employee labor contracts expiring today, Santa Barbara union workers will rally in front of City Hall to draw attention to their demands. The Service Employees International Union Local 620 - wh...
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New Coating To Protect Scorched Hills

In hopes of reversing the effects of this summer's Gap Fire, the U.S. Forest Service will be coating the burned hills above Goleta with an organic material aimed at promoting new growth. Over the nex...
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SB County Fire Dept. Chief To Retire in January of 2009

After serving as the Santa Barbara County Fire Chief for nine years, John Scherrei has announced his plans to retire from the department early next year.
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Gap Fire Damage Still Threatens SB

The Gap Fire - which burned 9,554 acres in the mountains above Goleta and forced thousands of residents to evacuate this July - will continue affecting the county's landscape in the months, and even y...
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Travel With Ease in New Game of Life

In your first year at UCSB you will no doubt face obstacles that seem near impossible -- transportation, however, will not be one of them. Getting past Go in the greater Santa Barbara area is an easy ...
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Underage Decoys Aid Police During Sting Operation

Cal Salzman, a fourth-year anthropology major, was walking past S.O.S. Liquor on his way home from dinner two weeks ago when an underage male approached him, asking for alcohol.
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Local Nonprofit Seeks to Aid Burmese; Junta Intervenes

As Cyclone Nargis tore its way through Myanmar earlier this month, Santa Barbara-based Direct Relief International quickly leapt into action.
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County Receives State Funds for New Jail Facility

Aiming to alleviate overcrowding in the Santa Barbara County Jail, the state conditionally awarded the county with $56.3 million last week to fund the construction of a new jail facility.
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Candidates for 3rd District Supervisor Intensify Campaigns

With the election for 3rd District supervisor less than a month away, all five of the candidates are intensifying their campaigning inside Isla Vista and the surrounding community.
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Farr Supporters Rally at Home of UCSB Professor

Various students and community members gathered at a UCSB professor's home in Isla Vista this past weekend to hear both Congresswoman Lois Capps and 3rd District Supervisor candidate Doreen Farr discu...
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Road Closure Affects I.V. Businesses

While spectators gathered to enjoy the Island View Classic as it spun around the Embarcadero Loop last weekend, many business owners in Isla Vista spent their Saturday worrying about the bike races' e...
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Bicyclists, Foot Patrol Prepare for Annual Race

Isla Vista residents will be able to put their peddling skills to the test tomorrow in the third annual Island View Classic.
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Locals Get Wet and Wild at Floatopia

Hundreds of people descended upon the beach below the 6500 block of Del Playa Drive on Saturday to participate in Floatopia, Isla Vista's very own bleary-eyed vision of utopia.
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I.V. Tenants Challenge Fees, Evictions

Isla Vista management company Wolfe & Associates came under high scrutiny last week after some residents began questioning additional fees that were deducted from their security deposits.
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Cox To Raise Cable Package Rates

Local residents may notice an increase in their cable bill next month as Cox Communications institutes price adjustments on many of their cable packages.
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