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Santa Barbara County to regulate short-term rentals

By   /  Friday, February 26th, 2016  /  Latest news, Real Estate  /  Comments Off on Santa Barbara County to regulate short-term rentals

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Refugio oil spill sparks federal resource reshuffling

By   /  Friday, February 19th, 2016  /  Energy, middle, South Coast  /  Comments Off on Refugio oil spill sparks federal resource reshuffling

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Study claims short-term rentals in SB County generated $471.6 million in 2014

By   /  Thursday, February 18th, 2016  /  Latest news, South Coast, Tourism  /  Comments Off on Study claims short-term rentals in SB County generated $471.6 million in 2014

A new study backed by vacation rental owners and a popular vacation rental platform claims that short-term rentals accounted for more than $471.6 million in economic activity throughout Santa Barbara County in 2014. The study was commissioned by Home Away, an Austin, Texas-based vacation rental marketplace with more than one million vacation rental listings in Read More →

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Growers urged to share information on crops, groundwater

By   /  Friday, February 12th, 2016  /  Agribusiness, Central Coast, left, South Coast, West Ventura County, Wine & Viticulture  /  Comments Off on Growers urged to share information on crops, groundwater

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SOAR revisions needed for agribusiness to grow

By   /  Friday, February 12th, 2016  /  Editorials, Latest news, Opinion  /  Comments Off on SOAR revisions needed for agribusiness to grow

SOAR, short for Save Open Space and Agricultural Resources, has had a big impact on land use in Ventura County. Up for renewal after two decades, a revised SOAR should go before voters this fall. Among other things, SOAR needs revisions that carve out exceptions for food processing facilities. It needs to recognize the growing Read More →

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San Buenaventura’s 150th anniversary deserves celebration

By   /  Friday, February 5th, 2016  /  Columns, Latest news, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on San Buenaventura’s 150th anniversary deserves celebration

You might say that the modern history of Ventura County began 150 years ago with the founding of the City of San Buenaventura. In April of 1866, Ventura was an emerging commercial center built around the mission. Cattle ranching was the biggest industry and the discovery of the prolific Ventura Avenue oil field was still Read More →

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Santa Barbara County OKs ExxonMobil’s emergency permit to truck oil

By   /  Monday, February 1st, 2016  /  Energy, Latest news  /  Comments Off on Santa Barbara County OKs ExxonMobil’s emergency permit to truck oil

The county of Santa Barbara has approved ExxonMobil’s emergency permit to truck oil. Exxon plans to transport 425,000 barrels of oil currently sitting in two tanks at its Las Flores Canyon storage facility to destinations up to 140 miles north on Highway 101. Trucking to empty the tanks is expected to take three to six Read More →

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