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County Wildfires Drop Ash in Isla Vista, Reduce Air Quality

The Alamo fire is burning near the San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara County line. It started on July 6 and has reached up to 23,867 acres. The fire was 10 percent contained on Saturday night.
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Hit and Run Leaves UCSB Student with Broken Leg

California Highway Patrol (CHP) responded Wednesday afternoon to a call of a hit and run with major injuries on Pardall and Embarcadero Del Mar. CHP responded to a call of a hit and run at approximate...
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Trump Budget a Threat to SB Housing and Infrastructure

Santa Barbara County could lose more than a million dollars in annual federal funding following President Donald Trump’s first full budget proposal for the 2018 fiscal year.
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Police Arrest Isla Vista Resident for Alleged Hate Crime

Police have taken into custody an I.V. resident who allegedly attacked an elderly individual last month in belief that the person was homosexual.
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Pentagon To Launch Missile From Nearby Air Force Base in May

The Pentagon is preparing to launch a missile from the nearby Vandenberg Air Force Base in May as part of its tests to examine its ability to intercept incoming missiles from North Korea, according to...
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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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