Wednesday Nov 27
Fire Crews Contain Vegetation Fire Near Orcutt
Firefighters responded Wednesday to a vegetation fire that was burning on ranch land east of Orcutt, according to the Santa Barbara County Fire Department .
Pacific Coast Oil Trust Announces December Cash Distribution
PACIFIC COAST OIL TRUST a perpetual royalty trust, announced today a cash distribution to the holders of its units of beneficial interest of $0.13084 per unit, payable on December 13, 2013 , to unitholders of record on December 5, 2013 .
Pacific Business Times
Emissions cap prompts oil firm backlash
Santa Barbara County's decision to impose a strict cap on carbon emissions from a proposed oil project puts the county at a competitive disadvantage in California and likely will cut into the money energy firms pump into the regional economy.
Santa Barbara Independent
It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's a Doga
What wasn't nearly so clear was who the bad guys were. When it was over, I almost felt sorry for Santa Maria Energy, which has made the most convincing case imaginable that it's not really a big bad oil company at all, but "just folks."
Board OKs Santa Maria Energy Oil Project With Stricter Conditions
Environmental Defense Center attorney Nathan Alley addresses the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors during Tuesday's appeal hearing regarding Santa Maria Energy's request for expansion of an oil field.
Fire Damages Travel Trailer in Orcutt
Fire crews were able to quickly douse a fire that broke out late Friday night in a travel trailer in Orcutt, according to the Santa Barbara County Fire Department .
STEM Center Helps Allan Hancock College Students Prepare for Transfer
The clock high on the wall steadily ticked past noon, an unwelcome reminder to a group of Allan Hancock College students scurrying to finish physics homework before a fast-approaching class.