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Religious Leaders Clash on Validity of Gay Marriage

Reverend Peter Buehler of the First Presbyterian Church of Santa Barbara will not marry gay and lesbian couples. For Buehler, the matter is a religious one - an issue to be left to scripture, not leg...
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Propositions Address Rent Control, Eminent Domain

Two competing propositions that focus on eminent domain and rent control have sparked controversy as local advocates compete for votes in the upcoming June 3 election.
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Space Center Launch Set for Fall ’08

A space center may soon land in Santa Barbara County, bringing with it over $2 billion in possible economic benefits for the area.
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Crona Remains in SB Jail; Waits for Extradition Order

Although he was arrested two months ago on charges that he escaped a Michigan prison in 1972, a recent UCSB employee is still in local custody and refusing to be extradited.
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Green Nonprofit To Restore, Refit Historic Building

In an effort to paint the town "green," local contractors will begin retrofitting a historical Santa Barbara School of Arts building tomorrow with the hope of creating a more energy-efficient edifice.
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Democrats Pick Delegates to Go to Denver Assembly

The procession toward the selection of a Democratic presidential candidate continued Sunday, as California Democrats selected delegates from each congressional district to send to the National Convent...
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Police Arrest Suspected Laptop Thief

Following eyewitness accounts of a Trigo Road burglary on Saturday night, police have arrested a suspect.
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Report Finds Casino Boosts Economy

A recent economic study has found that Chumash Casino Resort has contributed millions of dollars to the county economy and created hundreds of new jobs, but some claim that the cost of gambling-based ...
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Officers Suggest Caution Against Increased Theft

In response to a string of recent thefts, local officers are reminding locals that leaving iPods, laptops and electronics in front of unlocked sliding glass doors is not advisable.
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Capps Advocates Heart Legislation

In an effort to call attention to healthy hearts, members of Congress are asked to shed their normal business attire today and throw on their favorite red shirt in support of new legislation this Vale...
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SB Holds Energy-Efficient Car Test Drive

Running up to 20 miles on a single battery and a maximum speed of 35 mph, Santa Barbara played host to the test drive of one of the automobile industry's latest emission-free cars.
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Masked Demonstrators Protest Against Church of Scientology

Outfitted with white masks and sunglasses, protesters in front of the Santa Barbara Church of Scientology this weekend wanted their messages, but not their faces, remembered. A group of protesters cro...
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Storms Lead to Blood Shortage

The blood bank is offering some sweet treats to anyone willing to strap down and squeeze out a pint.
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Foot Patrol Outgrows Pardall Station

Drunken revelers beware, the Isla Vista Foot Patrol will soon have impressive new headquarters complete with cold, hard, steel bars.
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College in Montecito To Fulfill Renovation Plan

After weathering seven years of tweaking and reworking, as well as a lawsuit aiming to stop it in its tracks, Montecito's Westmont College has finally gotten the green light to carry out their Master ...
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