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Santa Barbara County finds its CEO

By   /  Tuesday, September 28th, 2010  /  Latest news  /  Comments Off on Santa Barbara County finds its CEO

Santa Barbara County will get its first woman CEO when Chandra Wallar replaces Mike Brown on Nov. 1. Wallar comes from San Diego County, where she has been deputy chief administrative officer and general manager over the Land Use and Environment Group since 1999 — experience that will come in handy in Santa Barbara County, where Read More →


Editorial: Jail tax a necessary pain

By   /  Monday, September 27th, 2010  /  Opinion  /  Comments Off on Editorial: Jail tax a necessary pain

In Santa Barbara County, an unusually broad coalition is backing Measure S, a public safety initiative that would at last give the Santa Maria Valley a viable way to lock up criminals. There is no doubt that Measure S has a hefty price tag. It would increase the sales tax by half a cent for Read More →


McCain’s green agenda

By   /  Friday, June 27th, 2008  /  Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on McCain’s green agenda

At times, it seemed like Sen. Barack Obama was talking to a group of some 150 guests at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History on June 24, touting incentives to entrepreneurs who create zero-emission vehicles and replace the federal government’s vehicle fleet with fuel-efficient cars. But it was John McCain, the presumptive Republican presidential Read More →