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Supervisors Vote 5-0 To Ban Booze on Beach

The Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors drove the final nail into Floatopia 2's coffin yesterday with a unanimous vote to ban alcohol from Isla Vista's beach.
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Hair Stuck to Your Lipgloss?

Students struggled to ride their bikes even on flat ground yesterday, as strong winds swept the campus.
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SB County Reverses Oil Stance

In August of last year, when gas prices flirted with $5 a gallon and "drill, baby, drill" was a part of the national vernacular, the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors made a loud statement and...
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Pappas Case Thrown Out

Nearly five months after Election Day, Santa Barbara County's 3rd District finally has an undisputed representative.
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County Board Denies Naples Ranch Amendement

The County Board of Supervisors voted this week to reject a controversial amendment to the 71-home Santa Barbara Ranch project at Naples.
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DA Names Tea Fire Suspects

Yesterday, after months of investigation, the District Attorney's office released the names of the 10 individuals believed to be responsible for November's wildly destructive Tea Fire.
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Naples Landowner Cancels Plan

The decade-long dispute over the development at Naples took a surprising twist late last week when the project applicant, Orange County developer Matt Osgood, abruptly broke ties with the county and t...
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Members Reject Drilling Project

The California State Lands Commission shot down a historic offshore oil lease Thursday despite widespread support for the proposal from community members and environmental groups.
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40 Years Later

Forty years after workers on Union Oil's Platform A caused a crack to open in the floor of the Santa Barbara Channel - a rift that released an estimated 3 million gallons of crude oil into the Pacific...
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3rd District Supervisor States Plans

Like hundreds of other newly elected public officials around the country, Doreen Farr enters office with a laundry list of things she would like to accomplish, and a budget deficit that is sure to get...
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Farr To Fill 3rd District Seat

Doreen Farr will be sworn in as Isla Vista's sole elected county representative this morning at the first County Board of Supervisors meeting of 2009.
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Groups Sue County Over Naples Development

In an effort to block development on the Naples Coast, local environmental groups have once again taken to the courts.
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Firefighters Contain Blaze

Weakening Santa Ana winds Monday gave firefighters in Santa Barbara and the greater Los Angeles area a chance to catch their breath after a hellish weekend of wildfires left nearly 1,000 homes destroy...
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Fire Displaces Thousands

The expansive fire that cut through Montecito and Santa Barbara this weekend has died down, but over 200 homes have been destroyed.
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Suicide Of Local Man Draws Ire to Bridge

A 56-year-old Santa Barbara man committed suicide yesterday by jumping off the Cold Springs Bridge near San Marcos Pass on Highway 154. His death is the fourth suicide at the bridge this year alone an...
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