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1 hr ago | Noozhawk

Group Pushes for Ballot Measure to Ban Fracking in Santa Barbara County

An army of volunteers has been working to gather signatures outside of Trader Joe's and among crowds meandering through local farmers markets over the past few weeks, wearing bright blue T-shirts that read "Ban Fracking in Santa Barbara County."

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Related Topix: Carpinteria, CA, Santa Cruz County, CA, Marin County, CA

3 hrs ago | Noozhawk

Partners in Education Awards Breakfast to Honor Top Students in Career Education

Nearly 80 diligent students who have demonstrated excellence in career education will be recognized May 22 at Bacara Resort & Spa during a breakfast organized by Partners in Education , a nonprofit organization administered by the Santa Barbara County Education Office .

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Lompoc, CA, Santa Ynez, CA, Santa Barbara, CA

7 hrs ago | Noozhawk

CEC Selects Salud Carbajal as Environmental Hero Award Recipient

Santa Barbara County Supervisor Salud Carbajal greets a young visitor to the South County Energy Efficiency Partnership booth at a previous Santa Barbara Earth Day Festival.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Marine Corps, Los Angeles, CA, Santa Barbara, CA

10 hrs ago | Noozhawk

Undercover Officers Issue Citations During 'Party Patrols' in Isla Vista

Undercover police officers crashed some college parties over the weekend in Isla Vista, issuing more than 40 citations or arrests during so-called state-funded "party patrols."

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Related Topix: Isla Vista, CA, Santa Barbara, CA, Criminal Defense Law, Law

14 hrs ago | The Daily Nexus

Zooming In On I.V. Camera Towers

The camera towers placed along Del Playa Drive and Embarcadero Del Norte in the days leading up to Deltopia cost the University about $8,000, although a final price has not been agreed upon, and they were placed on public property and moderated by Santa Barbara County law enforcement.

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Related Topix: Isla Vista, CA

16 hrs ago | Santa Barbara Independent

Barney Berglund: 1957 -2014

It was a very lucky day in 2002 when Barney Berglund first looked into our school for his son.

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Related Topix: Santa Barbara, CA

Wed Apr 23, 2014

Noozhawk

Sheriff, Challenger Face Off in First Election Debate

The two candidates vying for Santa Barbara County sheriff in the June 3 election had their first debate Wednesday night, each making the case for why voters should choose them for the office.

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Related Topix: Prison, Jerry Brown, US Governors, Vista, CA, Isla Vista, CA

Noozhawk

Cartoonist's Opus-Inspired Surfboard to Be Up for Bid at...

Catch the wave and island vibe at Santa Barbara Middle School's "Gilligan's Island" annual dinner and auction at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, May 3 at Rockwood's Women's Center.

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Related Topix: Goleta, CA

Noozhawk

County Public Health Assists Thousands During Health-Care Enrollment

The Santa Barbara County Public Health Department successfully assisted more than 6,000 community members with their enrollment into Covered California.

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Related Topix: California, Health Insurance, Health

Noozhawk

Santa Barbara Heart Beach Ball to Support Initiative Fighting Childhood Obesity

The event will commence at 6 p.m. with a cocktail reception and Adult Science Night followed by a silent auction, dinner and dancing.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Medicine, Nutrition, Santa Barbara, CA, Santa Ynez, CA

Business Journal

Energy Commission grants include $1.1M to UC Davis for transportation center

The California Energy Commission awarded grants including $200,000 for the city of Davis to create a plan for additional plug-in electric vehicle charging stations.

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Related Topix: Davis, CA, UC Davis, Alternative Energy, Energy

Noozhawk

County Supervisors Vote to Put Bed-Tax Increase Measure on November Ballot

Voters will be asked this fall whether to approve a slight increase on taxes paid by visitors who stay in hotels in unincorporated areas of Santa Barbara County.

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Related Topix: Solvang, CA, Goleta, CA, Carpinteria, CA, Buellton, CA

Tue Apr 22, 2014

Noozhawk

Santa Barbara Council Takes Public Vote in Favor of Proposed Gang Injunction

The Santa Barbara gang injunction will go to trial May 5 as scheduled after the City Council took its first public vote Tuesday in favor of the civil suit, which would restrict alleged gang members from certain activities.

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Related Topix: Santa Barbara, CA, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Noozhawk

AJAX Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Marks 65 Years in Santa Barbara

The business, family owned since its founding, continues its growth and has a little fun with its new 'penguin mobile' AJAX Santa Barbara Refrigeration & Air Conditioning owner Christopher Montigny, second from left, poses with some of his staff.

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Related Topix: Santa Barbara, CA

Noozhawk

SBCC Senior Holly Highfill Selected as Coca-Cola Academic Gold Scholar

Santa Barbara City College senior Holly Highfill recently was selected as a 2014 Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team Gold Scholar.

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Related Topix: Santa Barbara, CA, Sacramento, CA, Goleta, CA

Noozhawk

Long-Term Closure Begins Monday of Gaviota Rest Areas on Highway 101

The Gaviota Safety Roadside Rest Areas on Highway 101 will be closed in both directions beginning Monday, April 28 for approximately nine months for a major project to improve this facility.

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Related Topix: Goleta, CA

Noozhawk

Partners in Environment Recruiting Members to Boost Volunteerism

The Partners in Environment , a coalition of environmental nonprofits that operate on the South Coast, has begun recruiting members in an attempt to boost local volunteerism.

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Related Topix: Goleta, CA

Mon Apr 21, 2014

Noozhawk

Capps Pushes for More Federal Funding in Fight Against Panga Smuggling

Sheriff Bill Brown and Rep. Lois Capps , D-Santa Barbara, met with federal and state authorities Monday morning to discuss strategy for stopping the influx of drug- and people-smuggling boats landing on the Central Coast.

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Related Topix: Santa Barbara, CA, Drugs

Edhat

Seventeenth Annual Tip-A-Cop Luncheon

ALL TIPS received as well the sale of our special edition "2014 Santa Barbara County Tip-A-Cop T-Shirt" and Special Olympics Southern California Fundraiser T-shirt for only a $ 10.00 donation will benefit the Santa Barbara County Chapter of Special Olympics.

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Noozhawk

Conservancy, Naples Coalition Share 'Visions of the Gaviota Coast' at Annual Art Show

The two-day exhibit of more than 100 works of art, painted and photographed on the Gaviota Coast, assisted the Naples Coalition and GCC in raising funds and awareness in their efforts to preserve and maintain the beautiful rural character of the Gaviota coastline.

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Related Topix: Photography, Arts, US Military, Vandenberg Air Force Base, US Air Force, Goleta, CA

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