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Anti-smuggling program gets $110 million in federal funds

By   /  Monday, July 24th, 2017  /  Central Coast, Latest news  /  Comments Off on Anti-smuggling program gets $110 million in federal funds

An anti-narcotic and human trafficking effort, Operation Stonegarden, received $110 million in funding on July 24 to help curb the use of so-called “panga” boats for smuggling drugs and people onto the Central Coast. U.S. Representative Salud Carbajal, D-Santa Barbara, announced the appropriation of funds through fiscal year 2022 via the Department of Homeland Security’s Authorization Bill. Read More →

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Editorial: FDA rules aim to curb prescription drug abuse

By   /  Friday, September 13th, 2013  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Editorial: FDA rules aim to curb prescription drug abuse

The Food and Drug Administration has come up with new rules aimed at curbing an epidemic of pain pill addiction.

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Ventura County sheriff takes aim at rougue doctors, pharmacists

By   /  Friday, September 6th, 2013  /  Columns, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Ventura County sheriff takes aim at rougue doctors, pharmacists

Suddenly, the buzz among my peers over dinner and drinks has turned to the television show “Breaking Bad.” Whether you’re a fan of the show on cable, on DVD or perhaps a casual channel surfer like me, there is a morbid fascination with the tale of a teacher-turned-meth-mogul and the characters around him. Which brings Read More →

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Taser to give South Coast jobs market a jolt

By   /  Friday, December 2nd, 2011  /  Features  /  Comments Off on Taser to give South Coast jobs market a jolt

Taser International sees a huge future for its operations in Carpinteria.

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