Until the first or second week of February, thousands of brightly colored monarch butterflies will continue to descend upon Goleta to find refuge in the Goleta Butterfly Grove. The grove is located on Hollister Avenue and is adjacent to the Sperling Preserve on the Ellwood Mesa, an open space right […]
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The Goleta branch of FLIR Systems, a thermal imaging company, helped manufacture an infrared-sensing chip that recently assisted Boston police in seeking out suspected Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. The chip acts as an integral component of the Star SAFIRE — a thermal imaging camera used by security personnel all […]
The Associated Students Coastal Fund recently announced they will be granting the Environmental Defense Center a $7,000 grant to support the center’s work restoring the Goleta Slough Watershed. Located near UCSB, the Goleta Slough Watershed enhances the water quality of the region by filtering pollutants. The watershed — which includes […]
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is investigating the possibility of human smuggling after a 30-foot panga boat was found washed up on Goleta Beach last Friday morning. The fiberglass boat, which was discovered by beach maintenance workers at around 5 a.m., had a single outboard motor and contained approximately […]
As a result of a newly received traffic safety grant, the city of Goleta will be implementing an anti-DUI program in order to establish safer streets for locals. The $68,250 grant, awarded to Goleta by the California Office of Traffic Safety, will finance a program to educate the public on […]