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2 hrs ago | Santa Barbara Independent

Santa Barbara Paying More for Less Water

This week, Stokesa are on the hook for $9.3 million, half payable by the end of this year, the rest by next July.

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Related Topix: Montecito, CA, Santa Barbara, CA

Wed Jul 09, 2014

Noozhawk

Santa Barbara County Infrastructure Initiative Derailed By Larger Turnout on South Coast

Exclusive review of Measure M precinct numbers finds support in 3 of 5 supervisorial districts, but not enough to overcome Santa Barbara-area voter opposition Road work, such as construction on a new bridge on Cathedral Oaks Road near Goleta, above, makes up a big part of Santa Barbara County's backlog in maintenance.

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Related Topix: Santa Barbara, CA, Goleta, CA, Isla Vista, CA

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Pilot Unhurt in Mishap at Santa Ynez Airport

Firefighters responding shortly after 3 p.m. found a single-engine aircraft that had sustained a collapsed nose gear, said Capt.

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Related Topix: Goleta, CA

Noozhawk

Jeff Moehlis: Playing in the Pocket - Guitarist Chris Pinnick Talks About Upcoming Show

There are a number of musicians who might not be household names, but have been instrumental to the music that we have known and loved over the years.

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Related Topix: The Black Crowes, Pop/Rock, Oingo Boingo

Noozhawk

Ron Fink: Lompoc Mayor Bends the Rules Governing How Public Business Is Conducted

Lompoc Mayor John Linn once again during a recent City Council meeting demonstrated his contempt for transparency when discussing public business.

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Related Topix: Lompoc, CA

San Francisco Magazine

West Coast Wineries Concerned About .Wine Domain Names

If there's one thing that California's wineries hate, it's squatters. No, not people living in the vineyards - they can always put them to work picking grapes.

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Related Topix: Wine, Drink, Paso Robles, CA, Sonoma County, CA, Sonoma, CA

Santa Barbara Independent

Back Door Prohibition

I previously lived near the San Fernando Valley and in Orange County, which was then full of agriculture and open land.

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Related Topix: Wine, Drink, Orange County, CA, us Travel, Travel

Tue Jul 08, 2014

Noozhawk

Strawberries Still in Sweet Spot as Santa Barbara County's Top Crop

Strawberries remain Santa Barbara County's top crop, but wine grapes have knocked broccoli out of second place as the value of agricultural products grown here in 2013 again surpassed $1 billion.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Wine, Drink, Life, Food, Avocado, Vegetables

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After Public Weighs In, County Supervisors Vote to Pursue Jail Construction Agreement

Sheriff Bill Brown reports higher estimates for personnel and operating costs for the facility, raising some concern among the board Santa Barbara County Supervisor Peter Adam, shown at a Board of Supervisors meeting in February, cast the lone dissenting vote on Tuesday to proceed with a pilot project stabilization agreement, or PSA, for phase two ... (more)

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High School Students Gain Firsthand Experience in Graduate-Level Research

Seven local high school sophomores and juniors were chosen to participate in UC Santa Barbara's California Institute for Regenerative Medicine program.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., UC Santa Barbara, Theater, Arts, Santa Barbara, CA

Noozhawk

Chumash Charity Golf Classic to Benefit Four Local Nonprofits

To celebrate the 10th year of its annual Chumash Charity Golf Classic, the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians has selected four well-deserving nonprofits to benefit from its popular fundraising tournament, which will be held July 30 at La Purisima Golf Course.

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Related Topix: Life, Charity , Santa Ynez, CA, Lompoc, CA, Santa Barbara, CA

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Genealogical Society to Hear from Nancy Loe on Retracing the Footsteps of Immigrant Ancestors

The Santa Barbara County Genealogical Society will hold its monthly general meeting from 9:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, July 19 at First Presbyterian Church, 21 E. Constance St. in Santa Barbara.

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Related Topix: Santa Barbara, CA, Life, Hobbies, Genealogy, Libraries

Noozhawk

Gas Leak Forces Temporary Evacuation in Santa Maria

A gas leak forced the evacuation early Tuesday of about 150 residents in the nearby Rancho Gardens housing complex in Santa Maria.

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Related Topix: Santa Maria, CA, Goleta, CA

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Public Comment Period Begins

The public comment period for a project to replace the Salsipuedes Creek Bridge on Hwy.

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Related Topix: Lompoc, CA, San Luis Obispo, CA

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Santa Maria Seeks Community Feedback Via Needs Assessment Survey

The City of Santa Maria is actively looking for the public's assistance in determining the unmet needs in the community.

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Related Topix: Santa Maria, CA, Goleta, CA

Mon Jul 07, 2014

Noozhawk

Youth Handlers Settle In with Their Livestock Projects at Santa Barbara County Fair

With the hectic pace of Sunday's arrival behind them, FFA, 4-H and Junior Grange members and their livestock projects waited patiently for their turns at Monday's weigh-in at the Santa Maria Fairpark .

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Related Topix: Lompoc, CA, Orcutt, CA, Santa Maria, CA, Carpinteria, CA

Noozhawk

School Districts Choosing to Incorporate Health and Wellness Into Accountability Plans

Workplace wellness is gaining traction in the United States, and many school districts now recognize that the benefits accrue to school communities as well.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Home Gardening, Home

Cal Coast News

Capps to speak out about Isla Vista rampage

Congresswoman Lois Capps is collaborating with several local and state officials to discuss action taking place in response to the May Isla Vista shooting and stabbing rampage that left seven college students dead.

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Related Topix: Isla Vista, CA, US House of Representatives, Lois Capps, US Politics, Democrat, US News

Noozhawk

Union Bank Donates $1,000 to Lompoc Police Activities League

Union Bank in Lompoc on Monday made a generous $1,000 donation to the Lompoc Police Department's Police Activities League.

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Related Topix: Lompoc, CA, Goleta, CA

Pensions & Investments

Santa Barbara County hires small-cap growth manager, specialist consultant

Santa Barbara County Employees' Retirement System hired Nichols Asset Management to run about $20 million in active domestic small-cap growth equities, said Eli Martinez, investment officer.

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