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Breakdown: 3rd District Issues

The Daily Nexus editorial board recently asked both 3rd District supervisor candidates, Doreen Farr and Steve Pappas, about local issues. These are their stances on these matters.
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Developers Win in Coastal Clash

The fate of the Naples coast is nearly sealed following a vote last week by the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors approving development at the seaside property.
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Voters To Decide Fate of Prop 8

Come Election Day, Californians will have the option to vote for an amendment to the state constitution that would define marriage as a union between a man and a woman.
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Board Remains Unsure on Naples

The fate of the Naples coast remains unknown after a marathon meeting of the County Board of Supervisors ended without a vote yesterday. Approximately 70 concerned citizens signed up for public commen...
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Bye Bye, Naples

Much to the chagrin of local environmental groups, the pieces seem to be falling into place for Matt Osgood and his 11-year quest to develop much of the coastline north of Isla Vista.
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An Address to a Struggling Economy

Local congresswoman Lois Capps has had a tumultuous two weeks.
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Police Blotter

Friday, Sept. 19, 11:14 p.m. - A man walking by a house at the corner of El Embarcadero and Del Playa Drive suddenly lost his balance and face-planted on the sidewalk, catching the eye of a patrolling...
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Ordinance Slows Coastal Development

As development at Naples, the scenic stretch of coastline just a few miles north of Isla Vista, marches closer to fruition, the County Board of Supervisors voted last week to adopt a Transfer of Devel...
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SB Officials Split Over Oil Issue

Citing record-high gas prices and a state economy strapped for cash, a divided Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors voted in support of expanded offshore oil drilling late August.
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Busted

"There are so many drunk people here, I don't know why you chose us."
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Board Agrees To Build Along Gaviota

With decades of debate preceding their decision, the Santa Barbara County Planning Commission took two major steps forward in deciding the fate of the Naples property this month, bringing the controve...
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Farr, Pappas To Face Off in November in 3rd District Supervisor Race

With none of the five candidates able to obtain a majority of votes, the race for 3rd District Supervisor will continue until November, in the form of a run-off election between Doreen Farr and Steve ...
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Police Blotter

Sun., May 18, 12:05 a.m. - Officers on a routine patrol down El Embarcadero spotted a rather young-looking male pestering passersby as he moved down the street.
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Controversy Rises Over County’s Number One Suicide Spot

On July 15, 2005, two local law enforcement officers watched as 18-year-old Andrew Popp leaned backwards over the edge of the Cold Springs Bridge on Highway 154 and fell the 420 feet to his death.
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Foot Patrol Welcomes New Lieutenant

In the words of its highest-ranking law enforcement officer, Lt. Brian Olmstead, Isla Vista is "not like your normal community." Three-quarters of a square mile in size, yet home to the majority of th...
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