November 2, 2021
Tag: Cathy Murillo
Low Voter Turnout Expected in Today’s City Election
Other recent news: Drama at the election's finish line; monarch butterflies are slowly returning to Goleta, but in low numbers; Morro Bay's power plant stacks are to be demolished; an increase in women board members at the region's publicly traded companies.
April 4, 2021
Santa Barbara County Is on the Verge of a Covid-19 Backslide
Other recent news: County Democrats endorse incumbents; Montecito's Read 'N Post to be replaced by new shop; interview with mayoral candidate Randy Rowse; billionaire buys $31 million Butterfly Beach house; Figueroa Mountain wildflower update; Aman Resorts in talks regarding possible Mount Baldy resort.
March 11, 2021
San Marcos Foothills Preservationists Have 90 Days to Raise $20 Million
Other recent news: Gauging how many county residents have been vaccinated to date; Santa Barbara city secondary schools will reopen when we reach the red tier; county creates more Safe Parking spaces for the homeless; Randy Rowse joins the mayoral race; grocery store owners must retrieve their shopping carts; interview with city council member Alejandra Gutierrez; Montecito residents band together to keep pharmacy in local hands; what's up at the Big Yellow House in Summerland; photos of last night's crazy weather downtown. 2
March 9, 2021
Santa Barbara County Is Getting Close to the Red Tier
Other recent news: Santa Barbara's mayor wants to create official homeless encampments; stylish hotel and intriguing restaurant opening in Ojai; how one organization would address the homeless situation; more on the cannabis operators hoping to open shops in the county; the push for a State Street master plan; local politician could be appointed to the California Coastal Commission.
January 7, 2021
County Hospitals Are Preparing a Shift to “Crisis Care”
Other recent news: Committee to recommend that Santa Barbara ban natural gas in new construction; school district might temporarily eliminate D and F grades because of the pandemic; the man whose house was electrified; cannabis shop opening in Goleta. 1
May 12, 2020
Santa Barbara Wants Restaurants to Expand Into Sidewalks, Streets, and Parking Lots
Other local news: There's talk of closing 13 blocks of State Street to cars; the state released guidelines for restaurant dining rooms; county reopening being slowed by Lompoc prison outbreak; pot-delivery business doing well; Botanik has a new greenhouse; Republican house candidate Andy Caldwell.
March 7, 2020
All the Latest Local Coronavirus Updates
A Grand Princess passenger in Ventura County tested positive; the ship is scheduled to visit Santa Barbara on March 24; why the city resists banning cruise ships; no cases reported in Santa Barbara County; smaller stores more likely to have supplies; giraffe and leopard being transferred to other zoos.
March 3, 2020
California Realtors Association Tries to Sway Local Assembly Race
Other recent news: Elings Park is bringing in sheep for landscaping maintenance; successful pilot program to reduce homelessness downtown; one of the state labs for coronavirus testing is in Ventura County; city attorney attempts to thwart vacation-rental lawsuits; visitors to Cottage Health hospitals must now have their photo taken.
February 18, 2020
The Argument for Taller Buildings in Santa Barbara
Other local news: TV anchor pushes teen, goes viral; county to send fewer weather alerts; five blocks of De La Vina will be narrowed to one lane; state assembly debate; Lotusland's plant health care coordinator; Goleta sidewalk project update; sewer lateral software.
November 8, 2019
A Visit to the New Virtual Reality Studio on State Street
Other recent news: Initiatives to curb homeless encampments get stymied; more on the new debris basin in Montecito; Caltrans has a plan to deal with Highway 1 traffic in Big Sur; one of the last drive-in theaters on the Central Coast is in peril.