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  1. Fundraiser Saturday for Deputy Hurt in Freak AccidentRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 20 | Santa Barbara Independent

    What were once acts performed with mere muscle memory - walking, eating, holding a Styrofoam smoothie cup - are now hurdles for Senior Deputy Dan McSkimming. Even smiling, said his wife, Staci, has presented a learning curve.

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  2. Inside the Tiny House ProjectRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 19 | Santa Barbara Independent

    What began as an art project in the cozy backside Suite C at 5860 Hollister Avenue morphed from an all-purpose secondhand operation into The Control Lab, the area's only store that specializes in buying, selling, and trading retro video games. In case you don't already know, old-school consoles like Nintendo, Super Nintendo, and Sega Genesis are, as the saying goes, "a thing," and The Control Lab has got them by the score.

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

    Tuesday Feb 17 | Santa Barbara Independent

    Piper is a happy, young gal who is looking for a loving family. In a home environment, she is a calm, quiet, and all around well-behaved girl.

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  4. Help Close the Poop LoopRead the original story

    Tuesday Feb 10 | Santa Barbara Independent

    The time has come to Close the Poop Loop. The city's Creeks Division, in partnership with the County of Santa Barbara and the cities of Buellton, Carpinteria, Goleta, Guadalupe, Santa Maria, and Solvang are calling on all pet owners, dog lovers, and volunteer stewards to properly clean up after their polluting pups.

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  5. The S.B. Questionnaire: Brent AndersonRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 9 | Santa Barbara Independent

    Once a year, almost all nonprofit barbershop harmony chapters in the country perform "Singing Valentines," in which they surprise your loved one on Valentine's Day with a very special performance. The expected donation for this annual fundraiser is $50 per performance.

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  6. Ice in Paradise Gets $225,000Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 2, 2015 | Santa Barbara Independent

    The Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians recently donated $225,000 to Goleta's Ice in Paradise skating project, providing a funding boost for the long-sought skating rink slated to open its doors in September. The multi-year grant commitment will aid in construction costs for the 46,500-square-foot facility, which will be featuring the tribe's name on the arena's main rink scoreboard.

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

    Jan 29, 2015 | 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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  8. Boy Scout Abuse Trial BeginsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 27, 2015 | 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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  9. Jordano's Gets $10.6 Million PropertyRead the original story

    Jan 21, 2015 | 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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  10. Showdown at Slippery RockRead the original story

    Jan 21, 2015 | 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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  11. Don't Discount Isla VistaRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 19, 2015 | 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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  12. Volunteers Needed for Homeless SurveyRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 14, 2015 | 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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  13. Game of the WeekRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 14, 2015 | 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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  14. A Regulatory Battle RoyaleRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 13, 2015 | 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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  15. The Habit Heads to the Middle EastRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 9, 2015 | 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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  16. Adoptable Pet of the WeekRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 9, 2015 | 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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  17. Man Charged with Attempted Murder of Senior CitizenRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 7, 2015 | 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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  18. Goleta's Old Town Park DiscussionRead the original story

    Jan 2, 2015 | 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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