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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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Local Women Gain Power in Government

Despite Hillary’s devastating loss this election, women like Kamala Harris and Joan Hartmann provide a beacon of hope in their respective local elections.
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I.V. Leads Effort as SB Sees 55 Percent Voter Turnout

As of early Wednesday morning, voter turnout was recorded by the Santa Barbara County Elections Office at 55.12 percent.
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Flashback: Election 2012

It was only four years ago when both Isla Vista and UCSB were consumed with this year’s political fervor once again.
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Jill Stein Discusses Dakota Access Pipeline, Environmental Issues at Rally

Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein visited Santa Barbara’s De La Guerra Plaza on Saturday for a morning rally filled with music and environmental activism.
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