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Santa Barbara mayor’s race enters last leg

By   /  Friday, September 24th, 2021  /  Government, Latest news, left, South Coast, Subscriber content, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Santa Barbara mayor’s race enters last leg

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Our View: Santa Barbara DA takes a stand on gun violence

By   /  Friday, September 24th, 2021  /  Editorials, Government, Latest news, Law, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Our View: Santa Barbara DA takes a stand on gun violence

Without leaving her elected post, Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce Dudley has taken on a national role in the fight against the scourge of mass shootings. She will join Bronx District Attorney Darcel Clark as volunteer co-chair of Prosecutors Against Gun Violence, an organization whose members represent more than 60 million people in 24 Read More →

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Opinion: ExxonMobil’s oil trucking plan in Santa Barbara County is dirty and dangerous

By   /  Friday, September 24th, 2021  /  Energy, Government, Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Opinion: ExxonMobil’s oil trucking plan in Santa Barbara County is dirty and dangerous

By Linda Krop On Sept. 29, the Santa Barbara County Planning Commission will consider ExxonMobil’s proposal to restart its three platforms offshore from Gaviota and truck its oil along highways 101 (to Santa Maria) and 166 (to Pentland, in Kern County). Last year, the county planning staff recommended against allowing tanker trucks on the windy Read More →

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Deadline approaching for final round of state pandemic relief grants

By   /  Tuesday, September 21st, 2021  /  Government, Latest news, left, Nonprofits, Restaurants, Small Business, Top Stories  /  No Comments

The clock is ticking for qualified small businesses and nonprofits looking to get a financial boost from the final round of the California COVID-19 pandemic relief grant program. Applications for the ninth round of the state’s Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant will be accepted until Sept. 30. Eligible businesses must be affected by the pandemic Read More →

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Facing jump in demand due to pandemic, Women’s Economic Ventures gets federal grant

By   /  Friday, September 17th, 2021  /  East Ventura County, Government, Latest news, Small Business, South Coast, Subscriber content, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County, Women Inc.  /  Comments Off on Facing jump in demand due to pandemic, Women’s Economic Ventures gets federal grant

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Opinion: ‘Use it or lose it’ policy wastes our natural resources

By   /  Friday, September 17th, 2021  /  Education, Energy, Government, Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Opinion: ‘Use it or lose it’ policy wastes our natural resources

By James Salzman The Bureau of Land Management auction in February 2016 for oil and gas drilling rights near Arches National Park was unremarkable. The high bidder, Tempest Exploration Co. LLC, paid $2,500 for the 1,120-acre lease by credit card and began paying annual rental fees. What soon did prove remarkable, though, was the revelation Read More →

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Governor signs bills that promise more housing density

By   /  Thursday, September 16th, 2021  /  Government, Latest news, Law, Real Estate, Subscriber content, Top Stories, Top Story  /  Comments Off on Governor signs bills that promise more housing density

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