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Becerra and Carbajal host Santa Barbara town hall

Aug 25, 2017
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California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and Central Coast congressman Rep. Salud Carbajal are hosting a town hall Saturday in Santa Barbara. Joining them will be California Assemblymember Monique Limon and California Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson. 

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Santa Barbara residents are now drinking treated seawater when they turn on their taps. City officials announced Tuesday the Santa Barbara water distribution system now includes water from the city’s long-shuttered - but recently reactivated - desalination plant. 

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On Tuesday and Wednesday, stages three and four of the Amgen Tour of California professional bicycle race are taking place on the Central Coast. 

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On Earth Day this year, the March for Science took place around the globe. There were 43 marches in cities and towns around California; here on the Central Coast marches were held in Monterey, Cambria, San Luis Obispo, and Santa Barbara.

The March for Science is taking place on Saturday, April 22. In what is now a global event, scientists and those who support science-based evidence will be hitting the streets in mass marches, similar to the Women’s March on January 21. In a mission statement, organizers say the event “champions robustly funded and publicly communicated science as a pillar of human freedom and prosperity.” 

Local government roundup: 04/03/2017

Apr 3, 2017

A main focus at Tuesday’s San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors meeting will concern groundwater basins and alleged violations of state law by some of the supervisors.

The allegations stem from the March 7 board meeting during which - without any prior public notice or discussion - Supervisor Arnold made a motion for the county to become the agency responsible for managing the area's groundwater basins. Supervisors Peschong and Compton’s supporting votes passed the motion that significantly changed policy. 

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Phillippa Bisou is the board president of the Santa Barbara Transgender Advocacy Network, or SBTAN. Friday on the UC Santa Barbara campus, SBTAN is hosting a Transgender Day of Visibility celebration. 

Greta Mart

An estimated 10,000 women, men and children turned out Saturday to participate in the Women’s March San Luis Obispo. Another estimated 10,000 people attended the Santa Barbara march. Similar events took place around the world and in many U.S. cities; all were sister marches to the Women’s March on Washington, which attracted hundreds of thousands of people to the nation’s capitol one day after the presidential inauguration. 

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A series of Central Coast events featuring candidates for President of the United States is underway, and it started Wednesday afternoon with Democratic front runner Hillary Clinton in Salinas. 

An organization that financially supports female business leaders in Santa Barbara is celebrating its 25th year, this year. 

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A new survey shows Santa Barbara is one of only two U.S. cities where women earn over ten percent more than men on average.

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The Amgen Tour of California is coming to a couple Central Coast cities next month and organizers are looking for volunteers to help out at those locations. 

Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office

Update: Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at 4:41 p.m.

The man suspected of killing a Santa Barbara-area family is facing three counts of First Degree Murder with a possibility for the Death Penalty if found guilty.

The number of candidates vying to succeed Lois Capps as the Central Coast representative in Congress is one less.

Santa Barbara Democrat Jeff Oshins announced Friday he is withdrawing from the 24th Congressional District race.

Ken Pfeiffer Photography

Orchid experts and enthusiasts from around the world are coming to the Central Coast this weekend for the 71st Santa Barbara International Orchid Show. KCBX's Lisa Osborn speaks with George Hatfield, president of this year's show, who calls the event 'the Disneyland of orchids' because it offers something for everyone.

City of Santa Barbara

The City of Santa Barbara is in the planning stage for a new public park on 14.7 acres of land purchased this week. 

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A well-known Central Coast businessman is investing heavily in a new project that's aimed at encouraging entrepreneurs and innovative start-ups.

Santa Barbara Fire Department

Businesses and roads opened Tuesday afternoon after a gas line break in Santa Barbara shut down a portion of the lower State Street area.

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Concern over the Zika virus is growing in California as an outbreak of the disease continues to spread in Central and South American countries. 

Ken Pfeiffer Photography

A new year seems like a logical time for making a fresh start. Lisa Osborn speaks with Suzanne Marlow a Santa Barbara area marriage and family therapist who offers some practical ideas for weaving mindful rituals into daily life, such as expressing gratitude.

Lisa Osborn

Take a look at Santa Barbara's poetry scene with Lisa Osborn, as she speaks with Gunpowder Press publishers and emeritus Santa Barbara Poet Laureates, Chryss Yost and David Starkey in a gathering to celebrate the release of Rare Feathers, Poems on Birds and Art (Gunpowder Press 2015).

San Luis Obispo has a new police chief set to take over on January 4, 2016. 

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The tax money generated by the City of Santa Barbara's hotel industry is not hitting government projections. 

USFS

UPDATE: Friday, October 30, 2015 at 10:13 a.m.

Overnight winds in Santa Barbara did not fan the Gibraltar Fire beyond its 50 acre footprint, allowing crews to gain containment ground. The Santa Barbara County Office of Emergency Management said Friday morning that fire was 50 percent contained—up from 10 percent on Thursday night.

UCSB reports record-breaking donations approaching academic year

Sep 23, 2015
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UC Santa Barbara begins the academic year Thursday on the heels of an historic fiscal year. 

NWS Los Angeles Oxnard

UPDATE: Thursday, 12:38 p.m.

Vandenberg Air Force Base announced late Thursday morning that its beaches would resume normal operations because "the Tsunami Advisory has been terminated."

The National Weather Service tweeted at 12:40 p.m. that the "tsunami advisory for SW California has been canceled. No impacts or damages reported with this event."

ORIGINAL STORY:

The National Tsunami Warning Center issued a Tsunami Advisory on Thursday morning, following an 8.3 magnitude earthquake that hit on Wednesday afternoon off the coast of Chile.

Finding a parking space in downtown Santa Barbara just got easier. 

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Santa Barbara's Charles E. Meyer Desalination Plant is approved to reopen after nearly 20 years of sitting idle. The Santa Barbara City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to spend $55 million in order to get the plant back into working order. 

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An ordinance that would ban single-use plastic bags in unincorporated areas of Santa Barbara County goes before the Board of Supervisors Tuesday. 

Refugio dive team says evidence of underwater oil contamination hard to find

Jul 2, 2015
NOAA

A visual underwater survey of the Refugio oil spill site showed promising signs of recovery according to the group, Reef Watch California.

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