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Despite Budget Cuts, I.V. Stakeholders Hold Out Hope for Community Center

Amidst budgetary shortfalls in Santa Barbara County and federal housing programs, Isla Vistans continue to push for funding for the Isla Vista Community Center.
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Environmentalists Protest Arctic Oil Drilling, Naysayers ‘Wine’ About It

“I drink wine; I don’t drink water,” said attendee and black-tie-clad Michael Zirolli in response to a question of caring for water and air quality.
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Considerable Changes en Route for Santa Barbara Bus System

The Santa Barbara bus system is adding 14 new electric shuttles and introducing new farebox and smartphone technology to modernize its system as well as rebranding its 30-year-old logo.
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County Supervisors Push Tsunami Preparedness

The Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors unanimously passed an honorary resolution last week declaring the week Tsunami Preparedness Week.
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MTD Proposes Technology Changes to Student Bus Pass, Updates to Bus Schedules

The Santa Barbara Metropolitan Transit District (MTD) is proposing new technology that will replace the student bus sticker system within the next year and enact changes to bus schedules starting Aug....
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George Thurlow Joins CSD on First Day of Business

The CSD held its first public meeting on Tuesday in which the Board elected officers, established three new committees and addressed an open forum of community members.
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Rains Relieve Lake Cachuma, But We’re Not Out of the Water Yet

Lake Cachuma is at 42.5 percent capacity, up 24.5 percent from last week, according to a county report released Wednesday.
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Rep. Monique Limón Proposes 21 New Bills for Calif. State Assembly

Assemblywoman Monique Limón has proposed 21 new bills for the California State Assembly’s 2017-18 session.
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From Environment to Education, Calif. Senate To Review New Bills

State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson has introduced 21 bills for the 2017-18 Senate session, following last Friday’s deadline to submit new bills to the Senate.
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Lobbyists Melt I.C.E. in Jails

The Central Coast Immigrant Rights Coalition and UC Santa Barbara Lobby Corps have been lobbying the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office to remove Immigration and Customs Enforcement from county j...
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Congressman Carbajal Resists Executive Ban

Congressman Salud Carbajal has co-sponsored a bill that would defund President Donald Trump’s immigration ban, adding his name to a list of California legislators taking action against the executive...
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Despite Calif. Rains, SB Sees No Drought Relief

Lake Cachuma, now filled to only 9.2 percent capacity, is unlikely to see significant changes in its water level.
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SpaceX Launch Commences Groundbreaking Satellite Program After Eight Years In Development

The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket successfully lifted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base in Lompoc Saturday morning, carrying ten Iridium NEXT satellites into low-Earth orbit.
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Anti-Trump Protests Pick Up in Santa Barbara

Following the numerous protests ignited by Tuesday’s election, almost 2,000 Santa Barbara residents marched through State Street in protest of the new president-elect Donald Trump.
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Local Democrats Sweep Elections

While Republicans win a federal majority, Democrats find their place in California.
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