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Santa Barbara Airport gets $3M grant from FAA

By   /  Monday, April 20th, 2015  /  Central Coast, Latest news, South Coast, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Santa Barbara Airport gets $3M grant from FAA

The Santa Barbara Municipal Airport is getting an infrastructure overhaul thanks to a Federal Aviation Administration grant of just over $3 million. Retiring Congresswoman Lois Capps announced the FAA funding, most of which will go toward the airport’s $3.37 million airfield lighting and safety project. “The project will improve airfield pavement, markings, lighting, and security Read More →

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Editorial: As Lois Capps bows out, race for her seat begins

By   /  Friday, April 10th, 2015  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Editorial: As Lois Capps bows out, race for her seat begins

The challenge for the next Democratic nominee will be to keep a broad coalition of Hispanic and small-business voters energized while appealing to environmentalists.

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Capps exit from D.C. to reshape Central Coast politics

By   /  Wednesday, April 8th, 2015  /  Latest news, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Capps exit from D.C. to reshape Central Coast politics

The Congresswoman will leave behind a legacy as a staunch environmentalist and party loyalist who also developed a reputation for supporting small business and building relationships with her political foes.

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Editorial: Capps puts spotlight on Isla Vista murders

By   /  Friday, January 23rd, 2015  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Editorial: Capps puts spotlight on Isla Vista murders

More movement on local governance issues, more answers and a better approach managing mental health and gun ownership would be welcome developments.

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Dubroff: Business and politics shake hands at tri-county voting booths

By   /  Friday, November 7th, 2014  /  Columns, Latest news, Opinion, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Dubroff: Business and politics shake hands at tri-county voting booths

With Tuesday’s elections headed to the rear view mirror, it’s clear that politics on the Central Coast have tilted toward the center and toward a more business-friendly agenda.

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Officials discuss gun laws proposed in wake of Isla Vista tragedy

By   /  Monday, July 7th, 2014  /  Law, South Coast, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  1 Comment

In the wake of the May 23 mass murder in Isla Vista, a coalition of public officials has formed to support a set of state and federal gun-control proposals designed to fill “gaps” in the way firearms laws and the mental health system mesh.

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Editorial: Incumbents hold their spots in regional races

By   /  Friday, June 6th, 2014  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Editorial: Incumbents hold their spots in regional races

With the June 3 primary results in, a few of the races we’ve been watching have been decided, a ballot measure has been rejected and November certainly looks more interesting than it did a week ago. Last week’s results in Santa Barbara County represented a victory for incumbent 2nd District Supervisor Janet Wolf and Sheriff Read More →

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