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3 hrs ago | Noozhawk

County Supervisors Vote to Put Bed-Tax Increase Measure on November Ballot

Voters will be asked this fall whether to approve a slight increase on taxes paid by visitors who stay in hotels in unincorporated areas of Santa Barbara County.

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Related Topix: Solvang, CA, Goleta, CA, Carpinteria, CA, Buellton, CA

Tue Apr 22, 2014

Noozhawk

Santa Barbara Council Takes Public Vote in Favor of Proposed Gang Injunction

The Santa Barbara gang injunction will go to trial May 5 as scheduled after the City Council took its first public vote Tuesday in favor of the civil suit, which would restrict alleged gang members from certain activities.

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Related Topix: Santa Barbara, CA, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Noozhawk

AJAX Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Marks 65 Years in Santa Barbara

The business, family owned since its founding, continues its growth and has a little fun with its new 'penguin mobile' AJAX Santa Barbara Refrigeration & Air Conditioning owner Christopher Montigny, second from left, poses with some of his staff.

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Related Topix: Santa Barbara, CA

Noozhawk

SBCC Senior Holly Highfill Selected as Coca-Cola Academic Gold Scholar

Santa Barbara City College senior Holly Highfill recently was selected as a 2014 Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team Gold Scholar.

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Related Topix: Santa Barbara, CA, Sacramento, CA, Goleta, CA

Noozhawk

Long-Term Closure Begins Monday of Gaviota Rest Areas on Highway 101

The Gaviota Safety Roadside Rest Areas on Highway 101 will be closed in both directions beginning Monday, April 28 for approximately nine months for a major project to improve this facility.

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Related Topix: Goleta, CA

Noozhawk

Partners in Environment Recruiting Members to Boost Volunteerism

The Partners in Environment , a coalition of environmental nonprofits that operate on the South Coast, has begun recruiting members in an attempt to boost local volunteerism.

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Related Topix: Goleta, CA

Mon Apr 21, 2014

Noozhawk

Capps Pushes for More Federal Funding in Fight Against Panga Smuggling

Sheriff Bill Brown and Rep. Lois Capps , D-Santa Barbara, met with federal and state authorities Monday morning to discuss strategy for stopping the influx of drug- and people-smuggling boats landing on the Central Coast.

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Related Topix: Santa Barbara, CA, Drugs

Edhat

Seventeenth Annual Tip-A-Cop Luncheon

ALL TIPS received as well the sale of our special edition "2014 Santa Barbara County Tip-A-Cop T-Shirt" and Special Olympics Southern California Fundraiser T-shirt for only a $ 10.00 donation will benefit the Santa Barbara County Chapter of Special Olympics.

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Noozhawk

Conservancy, Naples Coalition Share 'Visions of the Gaviota Coast' at Annual Art Show

The two-day exhibit of more than 100 works of art, painted and photographed on the Gaviota Coast, assisted the Naples Coalition and GCC in raising funds and awareness in their efforts to preserve and maintain the beautiful rural character of the Gaviota coastline.

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Related Topix: Photography, Arts, US Military, Vandenberg Air Force Base, US Air Force, Goleta, CA

Noozhawk

Get Paid to Recycle Your Old Refrigerator or Freezer with SCEEP

The South County Energy Efficiency Partnership , a partnership of Southern California Edison, Southern California Gas Co., the cities of Carpinteria, Goleta and Santa Barbara, and the County of Santa Barbara, is hosting a free refrigerator pickup weekend on Saturday, May 17 and Sunday, May 18 from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. All residents and businesses in ... (more)

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Related Topix: Goleta, CA, Carpinteria, CA, Santa Barbara, CA

Edhat

Gang Injunction

The Santa Barbara County Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Commission is appointed by the Presiding Judge of the Santa Barbara County Superior Court pursuant to the California Welfare and Institutions Code.

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Related Topix: Santa Barbara, CA, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Noozhawk

Three Dead in Crash on Highway 101 in Santa Barbara

Three people were killed and another critically injured early Monday in a crash on Highway 101, according to the Santa Barbara City Fire Department .

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Related Topix: Santa Barbara, CA, Goleta, CA

The Daily Nexus

Fracking? Let's Just Forget About It

World powers are running out of time to slash their use of high-polluting fossil fuels and stay below agreed limits on global warming.

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Related Topix: Global Warming, Environment

Sun Apr 20, 2014

SanLuisObispo.com

4 questions for 9 candidates in 24th District congressional race

Bradley Allen, 59, is a pediatric heart surgeon and former surgical director at Children's Heart Institute in Houston.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, Summerland, CA

Santa Barbara Independent

Qualities of a Sheriff

The Santa Barbara County sheriff's responsibility is to enforce the laws, provide custody and court services, and protect persons and property.

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Related Topix: Drugs, New Cuyama, CA, Santa Maria, CA

Sat Apr 19, 2014

Noozhawk

Pacifica Commercial Realty Reports Strong Commercial Sales, Leasing Activity in 1st Quarter

Market momentum continued from 2013 right into the new year. Sales and leasing activity continued its steady pace - nothing extraordinary, but solid activity in each submarket, and across all product types.

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Related Topix: Goleta, CA

Edhat

Women's Literary Festival of Santa Barbara

ABOUT THE WOMEN'S LITERARY FESTIVAL In 2004 the WLF steering committee, made up of volunteers from throughout Santa Barbara County, came up with the idea of a literary festival to celebrate women authors and their diverse life experiences.

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Santa Barbara Independent

Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians' Tribal Elder Reginald Pagaling...

The California State Senate Rules Committee recently confirmed the nomination of Reginald "Reggie" Pagaling, a Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians tribal elder, to the state's Native American Heritage Commission.

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Related Topix: Santa Ynez, CA

Ventura County Star

Peers welcome new Ventura County Superior Court judge

JOSEPH A. GARCIA/THE STAR F. Dino Inumerable is administered the oath as Ventura County Superior Court judge by Judge Bruce A. Young on Friday at the Hall of Justice in Ventura.

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Related Topix: Ventura, CA, Ventura County, CA, Asian-American

Fri Apr 18, 2014

Noozhawk

Citi Foundation Commits $50,000 to Support 'WEV en Espanol' Program

Marsha Bailey, center, founder and CEO of Women's Economic Ventures, receives a $50,000 check for the WEV en Espanol Program from Rashi Kallur, vice president of Citi community development, and Ray Torres, branch manager/vice president of the Santa Barbara Citibank branch.

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Related Topix: Santa Barbara, CA, Ventura County, CA, Ventura, CA

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