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Last year's holiday season was extra busy for Shannon Elliott. As a volunteer for CALM (Child Abuse Listening Mediation), a nonprofit that serves loc... [Read More]
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Vandenberg Air Force Base. Tepusquet Canyon. Morro Rock. The Santa Lucia Mountains. Irish Hills Natural Reserve. What ties this short list of Central ... [Read More]
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The nation is nearly three weeks into a partial government shutdown, and while many local federal employees are out of work, some federally funded pro... [Read More]
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As the nation waited to hear a Jan. 8 televised address from President Donald Trump on the issue of immigration, Central Coast Congressman Salud Carba... [Read More]
• State Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) authored four bills focusing on wildfire prevention and protection efforts that went into effe... [Read More]
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The outbreak of an electrical fire at the Santa Barbara County Jail on Jan. 4 led to the immediate evacuation and temporary relocation of several... [Read More]
Gregg Hart's last day on the Santa Barbara City Council was the day before his first on the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors. Hart... [Read More]
The OASIS Center's campaign to raise $4 million toward its proposed new location recently reached the halfway point after three years of fundraising.&... [Read More]
During the recent government shutdown, the shortest on record, our national parks have become pigsties. Without government employees picking up after... [Read More]
Tags: Trump - national - parks
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Two million visitors a year drive on Oceano Beach for a day trip or on their way to Sand City, 1,000 unmarked campsites for $10... [Read More]
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A few months ago there was a large demonstration against ICE (Immigration Customs and Enforcement) beginning in SLO and ending at the new ICE facilit... [Read More]
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College students who were impacted by Santa Barbara County's recent natural disasters could have their monthly federal student loan payments temporari... [Read More]
The NatureTrack Film Festival (NTFF), scheduled for March 22 through 24 in Los Olivos, recently announced its official entry selections.   ... [Read More]
The Santa Maria Civic Theatre announced its next production, A Streetcar Named Desire, running from Jan. 25 through Feb. 10.     ... [Read More]
The Elverhoj Museum of History and Art presents A Nordic Light Duet, a reading of Danish poetry by local poets, scheduled for Jan. 12 at... [Read More]
It is a brand-new year and that means pretty much one thing and one thing only to me: I need a new Dilbert desk calendar.... [Read More]
Tags: Dilbert - Santa - Maria
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I'm a sucker for awards shows (I wear an actual fancy dress to watch the Academy Awards from my house, and I treat the Emmys... [Read More]
Just a few days after opening an emergency shelter for displaced homeless in Lompoc, the city's police chief called on its citizens to do more. ... [Read More]
At the beginning of this year, it was unclear whether the Allan Hancock College Police Department would continue to exist. Now, the department has a... [Read More]
A spat over oil drilling on public lands pitted local environmental groups and a collection of California lawmakers against a federal agency in early ... [Read More]
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