A Los Angeles-based grocery chain may expand its presence on the Central Coast in the coming months. Smart & Final, LLC has put in its bid for 27 Haggen stores in California, including six Central Coast locations.
The state will continue to provide money to pay for emergency plans related to Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant now that Governor Jerry Brown has given his signature. The new law also addresses seismic safety.
A local airport wants its passengers to be able to skip the security line. Enrollment for 'TSA Pre Check' at the Santa Barbara Airport is now being extended through the last week of October. It's the only Central Coast airport participating currently.
Another high profile endorsement is being touted in the 24th District Congressional race. Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) is throwing her support behind Santa Barbara Mayor Helene Schneider.