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  1. The Gorilla in the Vacation RentalRead the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | Santa Barbara Independent

    How should the people of Goleta define a two-story, four-bedroom "fully furnished house packed with amenities," as its owner advertises, that sleeps 12, has a five-hole putting green, lighted ping pong table, and basketball court? The city staff labels such a business a short-term vacation rental.

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  2. Thirsty Montecitans Trucking in Water During DroughtRead the original story

    Thursday | Santa Barbara Independent

    Montecito Water District executive Tom Mosby has been forced to seek refuge from the ongoing drought in grim humor.

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  3. Big Bucks for Bike ProjectsRead the original story

    Thursday | Santa Barbara Independent

    The California Transportation Commission awarded $8.6 million in grants to the City of Santa Barbara for four street-improvement projects designed to accommodate pedestrians and cyclists and otherwise "increase the safety for non-motorized users."

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  4. Jury Still Out on Jail FundingRead the original story

    Thursday | Santa Barbara Independent

    Santa Barbara supervisors this week poked holes in a Grand Jury report that faulted the county's savings scheme for the North County Jail's $17.3 million annual operating costs.

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  5. John Sperling DiesRead the original story

    Thursday | Santa Barbara Independent

    John Sperling, the outspoken educator who made billions by starting the University of Phoenix, died this week at age 93 in Marin County.

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  6. Step into the FunzoneRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Santa Barbara Independent

    If you're a live music fan living in Santa Barbara, you're already well aware of the increasing venue deficit plaguing this city.

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  7. Granny's Field Inches Closer to DevelopmentRead the original story

    Wednesday Aug 27 | Santa Barbara Independent

    Plans to convert a vacant lot into a senior living facility in Goleta have crept along since they were first introduced to the Santa Barbara school board late last year.

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  8. The Bicycle AlternativeRead the original story

    Wednesday Aug 27 | Santa Barbara Independent

    In his Voice on August 14, Frank Hotchkiss invited responses to the issues he raised regarding bicycles and cars [ "Bikes and Cars," independent.com/opinions ].

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  9. S.B. Trail RacingRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 27 | Santa Barbara Independent

    LEGGING IT: Endurance runners Tyler Hansen and Matt Dubberley test their mettle each year in two of the most difficult running events Santa Barbara has to offer: Nine Trails and Pier to Peak.

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  10. Persona Neapolitan Pizzeria Plans Big ExpansionRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 27 | Santa Barbara Independent

    The "fast-casual," production-line pizza movement has been in full swing for a while now, but there's only one game in the country that churns out Neapolitan pies in five minutes, and it's based right here in Santa Barbara, with big a expansion on the way.

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  11. Walls and BridgesRead the original story

    Wednesday Aug 27 | Santa Barbara Independent

    Mission Historical Park is one of the most significant locations of historical structures in Santa Barbara County.

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  12. Desal Go SolarRead the original story

    Tuesday Aug 26 | Santa Barbara Independent

    If the resuscitation of the Santa Barbara desalination plant had been based on minimal financial expenditure and maximal temporal efficiency, using the original fossil-fuel powering system would have made sense.

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  13. Funk Zone Funny Business Leads EvictionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 25 | Santa Barbara Independent

    A flagship Funk Zone building is in violation of serious structure and safety codes, and earlier this month a number of its tenants were hit with surprise eviction notices with talk of more kickouts on the way.

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  14. Santa Barbara Man Crashes and Dies off Highway 154Read the original story

    Monday Aug 25 | Santa Barbara Independent

    An 82-year-old Santa Barbara man was killed shortly before midnight on Saturday when he drove off the side of Highway 154 and crashed into a tree.

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  15. The S.B. Questionnaire: Randy RowseRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 25 | Santa Barbara Independent

    I first met Randy Rowse 16 years ago soon after I'd recently moved to town. As I walked into the Paradise CafA , which he's run since 1983, Randy greeted me with a firm handshake, asked where I was from, and wondered how I'd heard about his establishment.

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  16. More Bike Lanes, Not LessRead the original story

    Sunday Aug 24 | Santa Barbara Independent

    Santa Barbara City Councilmember Frank Hotchkiss writes that he and Councilmember Dale Francisco question if the public wants more bike lanes or their elimination in favor of wider roads.

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  17. Gaviota Pier Not Opening for YearsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 22 | Santa Barbara Independent

    Santa Barbara's only real storm of 2014 destroyed the last 100 feet of the pier at Gaviota State Park on March 1, and the structure - beloved by both those who fish from the wharf and the boat owners who use its hoist to access the remote reefs and surf breaks of the adjacent Hollister Ranch - has been closed ever since.

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  18. This Is Your Brain on DrugsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 22 | Santa Barbara Independent

    We've all heard the term "addictive personality," and many of us know individuals who are consistently more likely to take the extra drink or pill that puts them over the edge.

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  19. Homeless Shelters Receive $345,000Read the original story

    Thursday Aug 21 | Santa Barbara Independent

    Three homeless shelters spread throughout the county will receive a combined $345,000 through June 2015. 2 comments

  20. Hungry Cat Goes Crazy for CrabsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 21 | Santa Barbara Independent

    After nearly a decade of hosting Maryland-style Crabfests at its Hollywood location, the Hungry Cat is finally bringing the fest to Santa Barbara on August 24. "What David [Lentz, the Maryland-born Hungry Cat chef] wanted to emulate was the Maryland blue crab party," said general manager Bob van der Veer, "a laid-back vibe with the steamed crabs ... (more)

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