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

    Thursday | 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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  2. New Finance Director for GoletaRead the original story

    Thursday | 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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  3. State Lands Approves Ellwood Oil WellRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | 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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  4. Goleta Moves to Shut Down Venoco's Oil PlantRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 17 | Santa Barbara Independent

    What started more than a year ago as a seemingly innocuous proposal to reopen an old well off Haskell's Beach may become a death penalty for Venoco's Ellwood Onshore Facility , the processing plant between Sandpiper Golf Club and the Bacara Resort that the oil company took over in 1997. With the State Lands Commission expected to approve that project on Wednesday , the City of Goleta took preemptive steps in City Hall on Tuesday night to fight back, essentially going for the throat of the 40-plus-year-old A split Goleta City Council - with Tony Vallejo and Roger Aceves both dissenting - called for a March 2015 hearing to consider shutting down the for good.

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  5. Fairview On-Ramp ReopeningRead the original story

    Tuesday Dec 16 | Santa Barbara Independent

    Weather permitting, the Highway 101's Fairview Avenue onramp will reopen on Wednesday at 10 p.m. after being closed for six months as part of the Goleta Drainage Project, which will improve two drainage culverts along Las Vegas Creek and San Pedro Creek. The $16.6 million project - a partnership between Caltrans and the county's flood control district - will prevent flooding north of Calle Real and the highway.

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  6. FLIR Building Sells for $2.8 MillionRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 16 | Santa Barbara Independent

    The facility, at 5756 Thornwood Drive between Fairview Avenue and Highway 217, was purchased by Richard and Candice Doolittle - real estate investors who own a heating and air-conditioning business - from longtime owners Parrish Trust, James Knight, and Alcor Enterprises. Broker Bob Tuler, who represented the Doolittlers in the deal, said they plan on putting the building on the market next month and will seek one tenant.

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  7. Goleta May Shut Down Venoco FacilityRead the original story

    Tuesday Dec 16 | Santa Barbara Independent

    That's what is on the table, as the council considers how to reign in the oil processing plant, which has been considered a nonconforming use even before the city was incorporated back in 2002. The council will discuss whether to update the existing ordinance for shutting down nonconforming uses, and then whether to use that ordinance call a hearing for shutting down the The decision, which is expected to draw large crowds on all sides of the issue to the 6 p.m. hearing, comes on the eve of Wednesday's State Lands Commission hearing in Newport Beach that may allow more oil to flow into the facility.

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  8. Pedaling at Night and When It's WetRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 16 | Santa Barbara Independent

    When I was a teenager I used to deliver newspapers on my blue Schwinn Speedster. I'd ride out early every morning, and in the winter it was cold, wet, and dark.

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  9. Barking Up the Wrong TreeRead the original story

    Tuesday Dec 16 | Santa Barbara Independent

    The Angry Poodle Barbecue has always been a South Coast refuge, dispensing informed commentary, satire, and wit in equal proportions. But "Biting the Hand That Bleeds You" wrong with Goleta on all counts.

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  10. Showers on WheelsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 15 | Santa Barbara Independent

    You've been camping in the mountains, and you come home tired and disheveled. What you want most is to get into a hot shower and get cleaned up.

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  11. Rain, Wind Pound Santa BarbaraRead the original story

    Friday Dec 12 | Santa Barbara Independent

    Mother Nature doused Santa Barbara County Thursday night and Friday morning and will continue to do so through Friday, but will take a break for the weekend before bringing more rain Monday and Tuesday. According to the county's Public Works Department, more than five inches of rain fell at San Marcos Pass, with Goleta, Orcutt, and Santa Maria experiencing totals around three inches.

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  12. Big Jump in Water Bills?Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 11 | Santa Barbara Independent

    Should the Santa Barbara City Council pull the trigger next April to reactivate the city's long-dormant desalination plant, the average ratepayer will experience a $22 increase in monthly water bills, bringing the average monthly cost for water to $100. This proposed rate increasea Before the desal plant can be authorized, the new rate structure must go into effect.

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  13. Made in Santa Barbara, Music EditionRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 11 | Santa Barbara Independent

    It's a sentiment shared by anyone who's ever thrown a truly epic bash, and it's precisely what happened in the wake of Halloween 2014 at Playback Studios. "It was a blast," recalled GrooveShine frontman Mike Mchugh.

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  14. Santa Barbara Tourism Outlook Is GoodRead the original story

    Wednesday Dec 10 | Santa Barbara Independent

    Tourism in Santa Barbara is up 31 percent, the future looks stunningly bright, attracting millennials will be key to sustaining growth, and the Goleta Valley will henceforth refer to itself as the "Goleta Coast." Such were the highlights of Monday morning's 2015 Travel Outlook, a breakfast gathering put on annually by the Visit Santa Barbara tourism board.

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  15. Isla Vista a Gold Mine of AltruismRead the original story

    Monday Dec 8 | Santa Barbara Independent

    The Angry Poodle Barbecue's latest idea about putting Isla Vista in Goleta should be debated, but the repeated descriptions of is a real estate gold mine where minimal county services and oversight allow the financial exploitation of students who live in overcrowded, under-maintained conditions that actively obstruct their education. The typical student got straight As in high school and wants to study a field that will help them change the world for the better.

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  16. Looking for a Few Good Volunteers and One Deputy City ManagerRead the original story

    Sunday Dec 7 | Santa Barbara Independent

    The City of Goleta has announced the search is on for a new deputy city manager to serve its 30,000 residents. The city's requirements include a bachelor's degree, though a master's is preferred, and experience in executive management and supervision, as well as in-depth knowledge of human resources, risk management, community development, and capital improvement.

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  17. If Life Hands You Carrots aRead the original story

    Thursday Dec 4 | Santa Barbara Independent

    The Angry Poodle Barbecue makes a brilliant proposal for carrots - incentives to solve problems of Isla Vista, Goleta, and Santa Barbara. Here's another carrot to consider.

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  18. Biting the Hand That Bleeds YouRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 4 | Santa Barbara Independent

    It's that in the world of realpolitika T.M. dream to the area real estate goons as one would sell feces to flies, and the landlords have been swarming ever since. With single rooms renting there for $1,400 a month, why not? This year, however, we got the proverbial wake-up call.

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  19. Isla Vista Finally Headed Toward Self-Governance?Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 3 | Santa Barbara Independent

    Efforts to bring a representative voice to Isla Vista took a big symbolic step forward after a bill was introduced this week that would establish a Community Service District in the unincorporated college town. Drafted by Assemblymember Das Williams, 3 would create a governing mechanism with the taxing powers to address infrastructure needs such as street lights, garbage, law enforcement, firefighting, and roads.

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  20. Fresh Fish at Your DoorRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 3 | Santa Barbara Independent

    Seafood lovers across the nation can now enjoy the fruits of our ocean waters a little more readily. Community Seafood, which was founded two years ago in Santa Barbara "to support local fisheries," now offers Shore to Door, a direct-to-consumer program where paying members across the country can receive their share of flash-frozen, vacuum-sealed, seasonal catch straight from the boats of fishermen who call the Santa Barbara Harbor home.

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