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  1. Volunteers Needed for Homeless SurveyRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 14, 2015 | Santa Barbara Independent

    Thirty homeless people died in Santa Barbara County in 2011 - on the streets, in shelters, in their vehicles, or elsewhere - but advocates around the county say current efforts to collect more data on homeless individuals will help save many of the most vulnerable from premature death. Thanks to a survey called the Vulnerability Index, said Debra Hamrick, a team leader for an area homeless outreach group Common Ground, service providers have been able to identify who could die on the streets this year, who needs medical insurance, and who needs mental health care.

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  2. Game of the WeekRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 14, 2015 | Santa Barbara Independent

    Division 1 play-offs, but instead of taking two weeks, it will be completed in two days. Every top 10 team in this week's champ.

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  3. A Regulatory Battle RoyaleRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 13, 2015 | Santa Barbara Independent

    Santa Barbara County is quietly deciding one of the most important environmental regulations it's ever had to develop in the face of intense pressure by the most powerful polluters in the county. The question is simple: What amount of greenhouse gas emissions from new stationary, industrial sources - like new oil drilling projects - is significant? On one hand, it's clear that any increase is significant.

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  4. The Habit Heads to the Middle EastRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 9, 2015 | Santa Barbara Independent

    The owners of The Habit Burger Grill announced on Thursday their intentions to induce burger-eating habits in the Middle East. The Goleta-born chain has struck its first international franchise deal with Food Quest Restaurant Management, with an agreement that will take the popular eatery far abroad to six Middle Eastern countries over the next ten years: the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, and Saudi Arabia.

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  5. Adoptable Pet of the WeekRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 9, 2015 | Santa Barbara Independent

    This boy goes by the name of Jocko and he loves every dog and human he meets. The social butterfly would be great for a first time dog owner.

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  6. Man Charged with Attempted Murder of Senior CitizenRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 7, 2015 | Santa Barbara Independent

    Authorities arrested Maurice Joyles, 40, on Tuesday after he reportedly tried to suffocate an 80-year-old man with a plastic bag on New Year's Eve. A Goleta resident, Joyles was booked into Santa Barbara County Jail at $1 million bail and charged with attempted murder, robbery, and elder abuse.

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  7. Goleta's Old Town Park DiscussionRead the original story

    Jan 2, 2015 | Santa Barbara Independent

    The City of Goleta will hold a workshop next week to discuss the latest plans for Old Town Park - near the corner of Hollister Avenue and South Kellogg Road - which have been amended due to the Stage 2 drought declaration. Though the park has historic water use and is not subject to the moratorium, the current park design would exceed its water use allowance, according to city staff.

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  8. Training Courses for New Adult Literacy Program TutorsRead the original story

    Dec 29, 2014 | Santa Barbara Independent

    The second week into the new year, the public library's Adult Literacy Program will offer training courses for new tutors. Three courses will be held on Sunday, January 11, from 1 to 5 p.m., Monday, January 12 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., and Tuesday, January 13, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. New volunteers must attend all three classes, which meet in the Faulkner Gallery at the main library on Anapamu Street.

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  9. French Press Opening Goleta ShopRead the original story

    Dec 28, 2014 | Santa Barbara Independent

    The French Press announced this week it will open a new location in Goleta. The new shop, which is the company's third on the South Coast, will be at 250 Storke Road near the corner of Storke and Hollister avenues.

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  10. Adoptable Pet of the WeekRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 26, 2014 | Santa Barbara Independent

    Hi future best friend, my name is Panda. I'm a two-year-old lab/pit mix with an adventurous side.

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  11. City Holiday ClosuresRead the original story

    Dec 23, 2014 | Santa Barbara Independent

    Though police, fire, harbor patrol, and 9-1-1 services will operate throughout the holidays, most city administrative offices will be closed from Wednesday, December 24, thought Friday, January 2, reopening on Monday, January 5. City public works offices will also be closed, but repair requests will be responded to as necessary: 560-7505. The librarians are taking the holidays off, too, with Central, Eastside, Solvang, Goleta, Montecito, and Carpinteria libraries closing on Christmas and New Year's day.

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  12. Deputy Shot in Training ExerciseRead the original story

    Dec 21, 2014 | Santa Barbara Independent

    A Santa Barbara Sheriff's deputy was shot Saturday afternoon during a training exercise in Goleta. "There was an accidental discharge and a deputy was shot in the arm," said Sheriff's Office spokesperson Kelly Hoover in an email.

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  13. Wet 'n' Wild While High and DryRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 18, 2014 | Santa Barbara Independent

    Flexing most aggressively is the Goleta Water District, which announced last week it had retained a heavy-duty Los Angeles law firm to prevent the Montecito Water District from pursuing a deal with the owners of Goleta's Slippery Rock Ranch, who boast they have an underground water basin with the same storage capacity as Lake Cachuma. Whether such claims can be backed up has yet to be seen, but John McInnes, general manager of the Goleta Water District, put the Montecito Water District on definite notice there would be no discussion on the matter.

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  14. New Finance Director for GoletaRead the original story

    Dec 18, 2014 | Santa Barbara Independent

    The move won't be far for Genie Wilson, the current treasury manager for the City of Santa Barbara, who will become the finance director for the City of Goleta starting on January 7. Wilson will take over the post vacated in April by former director Tina Rivera. Wilson, a certified public accountant, holds a degree from California State University, Fullerton and also previously served as the chief financial officer for the City of Temecula.

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  15. State Lands Approves Ellwood Oil WellRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 17, 2014 | Santa Barbara Independent

    Despite the City of Goleta's move on Tuesday night toward a possible shut down of Venoco's Ellwood Onshore Facility , the State Lands Commission on Wednesday essentially approved the reopening of an old well off Haskell's Beach and directed the resulting oil be processed at the . The well is accessed through one of the two piers that extend from the bluffs below Sandpiper Golf Club, and has not been operational since it was turned off due to a leak in 1994 when Mobil owned it.

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  16. Goleta Moves to Shut Down Venoco's Oil PlantRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 17, 2014 | Santa Barbara Independent

    What started more than a year ago as a seemingly innocuous proposal to reopen an old well off Haskell's Beach may become a death penalty for Venoco's Ellwood Onshore Facility , the processing plant between Sandpiper Golf Club and the Bacara Resort that the oil company took over in 1997. With the State Lands Commission expected to approve that project on Wednesday , the City of Goleta took preemptive steps in City Hall on Tuesday night to fight back, essentially going for the throat of the 40-plus-year-old A split Goleta City Council - with Tony Vallejo and Roger Aceves both dissenting - called for a March 2015 hearing to consider shutting down the for good.

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  17. Fairview On-Ramp ReopeningRead the original story

    Dec 16, 2014 | Santa Barbara Independent

    Weather permitting, the Highway 101's Fairview Avenue onramp will reopen on Wednesday at 10 p.m. after being closed for six months as part of the Goleta Drainage Project, which will improve two drainage culverts along Las Vegas Creek and San Pedro Creek. The $16.6 million project - a partnership between Caltrans and the county's flood control district - will prevent flooding north of Calle Real and the highway.

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  18. FLIR Building Sells for $2.8 MillionRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 16, 2014 | Santa Barbara Independent

    The facility, at 5756 Thornwood Drive between Fairview Avenue and Highway 217, was purchased by Richard and Candice Doolittle - real estate investors who own a heating and air-conditioning business - from longtime owners Parrish Trust, James Knight, and Alcor Enterprises. Broker Bob Tuler, who represented the Doolittlers in the deal, said they plan on putting the building on the market next month and will seek one tenant.

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  19. Goleta May Shut Down Venoco FacilityRead the original story

    Dec 16, 2014 | Santa Barbara Independent

    That's what is on the table, as the council considers how to reign in the oil processing plant, which has been considered a nonconforming use even before the city was incorporated back in 2002. The council will discuss whether to update the existing ordinance for shutting down nonconforming uses, and then whether to use that ordinance call a hearing for shutting down the The decision, which is expected to draw large crowds on all sides of the issue to the 6 p.m. hearing, comes on the eve of Wednesday's State Lands Commission hearing in Newport Beach that may allow more oil to flow into the facility.

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  20. Pedaling at Night and When It's WetRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 16, 2014 | Santa Barbara Independent

    When I was a teenager I used to deliver newspapers on my blue Schwinn Speedster. I'd ride out early every morning, and in the winter it was cold, wet, and dark.

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