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1 hr ago | Noozhawk

Santa Barbara, Plaintiffs Studying Voting Patterns for District Election Lawsuit

Some Santa Barbara neighborhoods aren't fairly represented in city government, and as a result, those residents aren't given the same amount of access, attention or capital improvements, say plaintiffs who are suing the city over the at-large election system.

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Related Topix: Santa Barbara, CA

2 hrs ago | Noozhawk

Allan Hancock College Celebrates Completion of New Public Safety Training Complex

What began as a vision has become a reality at the Allan Hancock College Lompoc Valley Center , where current and future firefighters, law enforcement officers and other public safety personnel will be trained in a state-of-the-art facility.

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Related Topix: Lompoc, CA, Santa Maria, CA

3 hrs ago | Information Technology

Fitch Affirms Cottage Health System's (CA) Rev Bonds AA-; Outlook Stable

Fitch Ratings has affirmed the 'AA-' rating on the following revenue bonds issued on behalf of Cottage Health System : The bonds are secured by a pledge of gross revenues of the obligated group.

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Related Topix: Santa Barbara, CA

13 hrs ago | KMIZ

Michael Jackson's Neverland could be sold

Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch could be put up for sale, according to the investment company that owns a controlling interest in the estate.

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Related Topix: Michael Jackson, Dance, Black Entertainment, Pop/Rock, Entertainment

13 hrs ago | Noozhawk

Body Found Inside Burning Mobile Home in Lompoc

Firefighters who responded early Thursday to a raging mobile home fire discovered the body of an elderly adult inside the structure, according to the Lompoc Fire Department .

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Related Topix: Lompoc, CA, Fire, US Military, Vandenberg Air Force Base, US Air Force

16 hrs ago | Edhat

List of Fiesta Events and What's New for the 90th

Fiesta Pequena or Little Fiesta is the official opening of Fiesta and takes place on the steps of the Old Mission Santa Barbara.

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Related Topix: Santa Barbara, CA, California, Santa Ynez, CA, Indio, CA

21 hrs ago | Edhat

PetSafe Licensing Clinic in Goleta

Grab your leash, your four legged friend, and come on down to Santa Barbara County Animal Services' Project PetSafe Licensing Clinic on Sunday, August 10, 2014, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. It is part of the Wags n' Whiskers Festival at Girsh Park, 7050 Phelps Road in Goleta.

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Related Topix: Goleta, CA

Wed Jul 30, 2014

Noozhawk

Santa Barbara Police Out in Force During Fiesta Revelry

More than 100 additional law enforcement officers will patrol the streets of Santa Barbara during this year's Old Spanish Days Fiesta celebration.

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Related Topix: Santa Barbara, CA, Lompoc, CA

Noozhawk

Accident, Chlorine Spill On Highway Send 3 to Hospital

Three people were hospitalized Wednesday afternoon after their vehicle struck a container of powdered chlorine that fallen onto the the highway west of Buellton, according to the Santa Barbara County Fire Department .

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Related Topix: Buellton, CA, Fire

Noozhawk

Santa Barbara Sued Over Lack of District Elections

As promised, attorney Barry Cappello has filed a lawsuit against the city of Santa Barbara alleging the at-large City Council elections violate the California Voting Rights Act.

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Related Topix: Santa Barbara, CA

Noozhawk

United Way Young Leaders Society Celebrating Five Years of Success with Sunset Cruise

Members of United Way's Young Leaders Society have a ball at their annual United We Bowl fundraising bowl-a-thon at Zodo's.

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Related Topix: Life, Charity

SanLuisObispo.com

SLO County must re-evaluate its oil projects

North America’s shale oil boom that started this decade has been compared to the Gold Rush fever that swept the nation in 1849 — except that the California Gold Rush lured young men to a wild, lawless place in search of fame and fortune, while shale oil is luring corporate oil and gas interests to modern-day Central California in search ... (more)

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Related Topix: California, San Luis Obispo County, CA, Nipomo, CA, Santa Barbara, CA

Noozhawk

Chumash Holding Public Meeting About Casino Expansion

Locals will get the chance to check out the specifics of a planned expansion at the Chumash Casino Resort - including construction of a new 12-story hotel tower - at a public meeting Thursday.

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Related Topix: Santa Ynez, CA

Tue Jul 29, 2014

Noozhawk

Officials Optimistic About Saving Goleta Beach Park

"You and I are prepared to go to the ends of the Earth," Farr said Tuesday at a committee meeting.

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Related Topix: Goleta, CA

Edhat

Board of Supervisors Approves Measure P

Community activists make presence felt at planning commission meeting to consider exemptions allowing current oil production and well maintenance to continue as directed under Measure "P" July 29 Special Meeting of the Board of Supervisor, Santa Barbara - An extensive group of community activists delivered public comment at special meeting of of ... (more)

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Noozhawk

Sheriff's Search & Rescue Team Holding First of Two Recruitment Meetings This Wednesday

The Santa Barbara County Search & Rescue Team is looking for new members to fill its next search and rescue training academy.

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Related Topix: Santa Barbara, CA

Noozhawk

Two Seriously Hurt in Highway 101 Crash in Buellton

Two people were seriously injured early Tuesday in a single-vehicle accident on Highway 101 in Buellton, according to the Santa Barbara County Fire Department .

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Related Topix: Buellton, CA

Santa Barbara Independent

The Fight for the Bees

Bees have made their way into conversations more times in the last few months than in years past, and there's a reason.

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Related Topix: Apiculture, Science, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Agriculture, Summerland, CA

Mon Jul 28, 2014

Edhat

Daily Edhat - 07/28/14

Do You Sudoku? - You can now play the Daily Sudoku on Edhat. How fast can you fill in the blanks? Edhat subscriber Aquaholic just returned from a solo four day trip to the Eastern Sierra Nevada range! She did lots of hiking and exploring and, of course, took many beautiful photos.

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

Noozhawk

One Dead in Head-On Crash on Highway 166 Involving Big-Rig

One person was killed early Monday in a head-on collision on Highway 166 near Cuyama, according to the Santa Barbara County Fire Department .

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