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  1. IV Tenants Union Protests EvictionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Santa Barbara Independent

    The Isla Vista Tenants Union launched a campaign this week to highlight the plight of six Latino households that were served 60-day eviction notices at their apartments on the 6700 block of Abrego Road last August. The notices came shortly after the apartments changed ownership and a new management company took over.

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  2. Boy Scout Abuse Trial BeginsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 27 | Santa Barbara Independent

    In a Boy Scout abuse trial with national implications, a former Scout testified in Santa Barbara Superior Court on Monday that he was traumatized and fearful to leave the house after a 400-pound, 29-year-old volunteer molested him. The case is being watched closely in national legal circles to see if the jury awards actual and punitive damages and, if so, how much.

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  3. Jordano's Gets $10.6 Million PropertyRead the original story

    Wednesday Jan 21 | Santa Barbara Independent

    Pacific Beverage, the sister company of Jordano's Inc., announced last week it purchased a $10.6 million, seven-acre property at the Cabrillo Business Park in Goleta, according to the Pacific Coast Business Times . About to celebrate its 100th anniversary, Santa Barbara-based Jordano's Inc. is a food and beverage distributor that has mushroomed from a small family business to a powerhouse that employs more than 500 people.

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  4. Showdown at Slippery RockRead the original story

    Wednesday Jan 21 | Santa Barbara Independent

    In an unprecedented move, the Goleta Water District served notice last week it intends to sue owners of the Slippery Rock Ranch, a 725-acre avocado operation located in the Goleta foothills, to stop the ranch owners from selling their water to the Montecito Water District. The declaration of legal war came just two days after a delegate from the water-strapped Montecito District addressed the Goleta Water board, beseeching its boardmembers to work cooperatively with the agency to explore the Slippery Rock deal.

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  5. Don't Discount Isla VistaRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 19 | Santa Barbara Independent

    Winston Churchill is credited with saying, "The victors write the history." Now, unlike Churchill's time, history is being constantly rewritten or reinvented by online bloggers, blowhards, and bilious lurkers who are uninformed at best and biased at worst.

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  6. Volunteers Needed for Homeless SurveyRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 14 | Santa Barbara Independent

    Thirty homeless people died in Santa Barbara County in 2011 - on the streets, in shelters, in their vehicles, or elsewhere - but advocates around the county say current efforts to collect more data on homeless individuals will help save many of the most vulnerable from premature death. Thanks to a survey called the Vulnerability Index, said Debra Hamrick, a team leader for an area homeless outreach group Common Ground, service providers have been able to identify who could die on the streets this year, who needs medical insurance, and who needs mental health care.

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  7. Game of the WeekRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 14 | Santa Barbara Independent

    Division 1 play-offs, but instead of taking two weeks, it will be completed in two days. Every top 10 team in this week's champ.

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  8. A Regulatory Battle RoyaleRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 13 | Santa Barbara Independent

    Santa Barbara County is quietly deciding one of the most important environmental regulations it's ever had to develop in the face of intense pressure by the most powerful polluters in the county. The question is simple: What amount of greenhouse gas emissions from new stationary, industrial sources - like new oil drilling projects - is significant? On one hand, it's clear that any increase is significant.

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  9. The Habit Heads to the Middle EastRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 9 | Santa Barbara Independent

    The owners of The Habit Burger Grill announced on Thursday their intentions to induce burger-eating habits in the Middle East. The Goleta-born chain has struck its first international franchise deal with Food Quest Restaurant Management, with an agreement that will take the popular eatery far abroad to six Middle Eastern countries over the next ten years: the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, and Saudi Arabia.

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  10. Adoptable Pet of the WeekRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 9 | Santa Barbara Independent

    This boy goes by the name of Jocko and he loves every dog and human he meets. The social butterfly would be great for a first time dog owner.

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  11. Man Charged with Attempted Murder of Senior CitizenRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 7 | Santa Barbara Independent

    Authorities arrested Maurice Joyles, 40, on Tuesday after he reportedly tried to suffocate an 80-year-old man with a plastic bag on New Year's Eve. A Goleta resident, Joyles was booked into Santa Barbara County Jail at $1 million bail and charged with attempted murder, robbery, and elder abuse.

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  12. Goleta's Old Town Park DiscussionRead the original story

    Friday Jan 2 | Santa Barbara Independent

    The City of Goleta will hold a workshop next week to discuss the latest plans for Old Town Park - near the corner of Hollister Avenue and South Kellogg Road - which have been amended due to the Stage 2 drought declaration. Though the park has historic water use and is not subject to the moratorium, the current park design would exceed its water use allowance, according to city staff.

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  13. Training Courses for New Adult Literacy Program TutorsRead the original story

    Dec 29, 2014 | Santa Barbara Independent

    The second week into the new year, the public library's Adult Literacy Program will offer training courses for new tutors. Three courses will be held on Sunday, January 11, from 1 to 5 p.m., Monday, January 12 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., and Tuesday, January 13, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. New volunteers must attend all three classes, which meet in the Faulkner Gallery at the main library on Anapamu Street.

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  14. French Press Opening Goleta ShopRead the original story

    Dec 28, 2014 | Santa Barbara Independent

    The French Press announced this week it will open a new location in Goleta. The new shop, which is the company's third on the South Coast, will be at 250 Storke Road near the corner of Storke and Hollister avenues.

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  15. Adoptable Pet of the WeekRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 26, 2014 | Santa Barbara Independent

    Hi future best friend, my name is Panda. I'm a two-year-old lab/pit mix with an adventurous side.

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  16. City Holiday ClosuresRead the original story

    Dec 23, 2014 | Santa Barbara Independent

    Though police, fire, harbor patrol, and 9-1-1 services will operate throughout the holidays, most city administrative offices will be closed from Wednesday, December 24, thought Friday, January 2, reopening on Monday, January 5. City public works offices will also be closed, but repair requests will be responded to as necessary: 560-7505. The librarians are taking the holidays off, too, with Central, Eastside, Solvang, Goleta, Montecito, and Carpinteria libraries closing on Christmas and New Year's day.

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  17. Deputy Shot in Training ExerciseRead the original story

    Dec 21, 2014 | Santa Barbara Independent

    A Santa Barbara Sheriff's deputy was shot Saturday afternoon during a training exercise in Goleta. "There was an accidental discharge and a deputy was shot in the arm," said Sheriff's Office spokesperson Kelly Hoover in an email.

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  18. Wet 'n' Wild While High and DryRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 18, 2014 | Santa Barbara Independent

    Flexing most aggressively is the Goleta Water District, which announced last week it had retained a heavy-duty Los Angeles law firm to prevent the Montecito Water District from pursuing a deal with the owners of Goleta's Slippery Rock Ranch, who boast they have an underground water basin with the same storage capacity as Lake Cachuma. Whether such claims can be backed up has yet to be seen, but John McInnes, general manager of the Goleta Water District, put the Montecito Water District on definite notice there would be no discussion on the matter.

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  19. New Finance Director for GoletaRead the original story

    Dec 18, 2014 | Santa Barbara Independent

    The move won't be far for Genie Wilson, the current treasury manager for the City of Santa Barbara, who will become the finance director for the City of Goleta starting on January 7. Wilson will take over the post vacated in April by former director Tina Rivera. Wilson, a certified public accountant, holds a degree from California State University, Fullerton and also previously served as the chief financial officer for the City of Temecula.

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  20. State Lands Approves Ellwood Oil WellRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 17, 2014 | Santa Barbara Independent

    Despite the City of Goleta's move on Tuesday night toward a possible shut down of Venoco's Ellwood Onshore Facility , the State Lands Commission on Wednesday essentially approved the reopening of an old well off Haskell's Beach and directed the resulting oil be processed at the . The well is accessed through one of the two piers that extend from the bluffs below Sandpiper Golf Club, and has not been operational since it was turned off due to a leak in 1994 when Mobil owned it.

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