• Northern Lights in Santa Barbara, edhat

    Northern lights from East Camino Cielo

    By Ariana V. Northern Lights seen from E. Camino Cielo on Friday, May 10th. I took these using an iPhone at 3 seconds exposure but you could see the pink and columns with the naked eye as well. More

  • Op-Ed: Project Disconnect descends upon Old Town

    I have worked in Old Town Goleta for over 45 years. The lack of parking in Old Town is a longtime problem that merchants have always had to deal with, but now we face a much more daunting problem caused by the city of Goleta’s poor planning. Their plan to narrow Hollister to one lane More

  • Preapproved ADU Program for City of Santa Barbara

    NOW ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS The City of Santa Barbara is pleased to announce it is now accepting submissions for designer-owned preapproved plans for detached Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs). These plans will be considered for preapproval by the City, with the goals of speeding up the review and approval process, guiding homeowners who may not know where More

  • Santa Barbara Police Schedule DUI Checkpoint on Friday

    On May 17th, 2024, the Santa Barbara Police Department will conduct a driving under the influence (DUI) checkpoint within the City of Santa Barbara. DUI checkpoint locations are determined based on data showing incidents of impaired driving-related crashes. The primary purpose of DUI checkpoints is to promote public safety by taking suspected impaired drivers off More

  • District Attorney Announces Two Defendants Sentenced for Animal Cruelty

    Santa Barbara County District Attorney John T. Savrnoch announced that [last] week, two defendants pled guilty and were sentenced in separate animal abuse cases. In the first case, 47-year-old Lompoc resident David George Brown pled guilty to felony violation of Penal Code section 597(a), animal cruelty, and admitted the aggravating factors that the crime involved More

  • Why are Local Doctors Charging Monthly Fees?

    I received a letter from my general practitioner’s office that he will now be charging $50 per month. This is regardless of having an appointment with him during that month. So if I only see him 2x per year for general blood work and check ups, I’m paying $600 per year just to be a More

  • Rank the Four Franceschi House Site Concept Designs

    Four concept designs have been developed for a future project at the site of Franceschi House based on feedback from a community workshop and almost 700 survey responses. A second online survey is open through Monday, May 27 for the public to rank each of the potential designs. Please review and rank the four concept More

  • WAY BACK WHEN IN SB – Hope Ranch Cliff Collapses

    Dateline – May 1915 I hope that the “Flying A” movie studio alerted the residents of the area about this. For an episode of their silent movie serial “The Diamond From the Sky,” a fight between hobos and gypsies was staged on the beach below Hope Ranch. The gypsy camp on the beach is destroyed More