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One year later, Isla Vista faces murky future over safety

By   /  Friday, May 22nd, 2015  /  Latest news, Top Stories  /  No Comments

Sam Hassan, owner of Isla Vista Deli Mart, stands before a memorial for Christopher Martinez, a UCSB student who was shot dead inside the store during the May 23 shooting last year. Five other UCSB students were also killed, along with the shooter. (File Photo)

  A year after the murder of six UC Santa Barbara students shook the beachside community of Isla Vista, residents grapple with public safety issues while a bill providing the community of 20,000 with a quasi-independent governing body sits in the California state legislature. Just about 2 square miles wide and situated alongside the UCSB […]

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Water market proposed in Ventura County

By   /  Friday, May 15th, 2015  /  Latest news, Top Stories  /  No Comments

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Cocktail supply boutique rides tide of more artful drinks

By   /  Monday, May 11th, 2015  /  Latest news, Top Stories  /  No Comments

Jeremy Bohrer, owner of Still, Elevate your Ethanol, is betting on a Renaissance in spirits consumption. (Nik Blaskovich photo)

  Along with the rise of locally sourced produce, artisanal foods, craft beers and the renaissance of basically anything that’s handmade, homemade or just generally more authentic, comes one more item to be better crafted — the cocktail. And one downtown Santa Barbara shop is looking to ride the tide of fancier, tastier drinks. Located […]

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Irwin presses Assembly for engineering program at CSUCI

By   /  Friday, May 8th, 2015  /  Latest news, Top Stories  /  No Comments

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Nepal quake doesn’t stop area dentist

By   /  Friday, May 8th, 2015  /  Latest news, Top Stories  /  No Comments

It was around noontime and Camarillo dentist Dr. Mark Lisagor was 8,000 miles from Ventura County, lying on his back receiving acupuncture treatments at a clinic in Kathmandu, Nepal. “I was on the ground floor in an old building. Everything was shaking and people started to just run out the door,” he said. A few […]

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Pot lawsuit seeks $2.2M in BOE relief

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Cancer foundation launches fund, enlists Amgen

By   /  Friday, April 17th, 2015  /  Health Care, Latest news, Nonprofits, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Cancer foundation launches fund, enlists Amgen

The roots of the Kids’ Cancer Research Foundation in San Luis Obispo go back more than a decade ago to a diagnosis that changed the life of Frank Kalman, the organization’s founder.

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