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Construction crews are tearing up the sidewalk, curbs, gutters and asphalt along Hollister Avenue for a new bike lane and pedestrian pathway in Goleta, which should be completed by the end of the year. The city has rerouted traffic and buses on the busy stretch of road, between Pacific Oaks Road and Ellwood School , in the meantime.

 

The student death and the alleged sexual assault both happened at the same residence on Estero Road, police said. Stephen Manga / Daily Nexus Police found a UC Santa Barbara student who died at an Isla Vista residence on July 5 while investigating a sexual assault on Estero Road.

 

BizHawk is published weekly, and includes items of interest to the business community. Share your business news, including employee announcements and personnel moves, by emailing Three years after Santa Barbara kicked the boy and his pet gator out into the proverbial cold and off the wall of Santa Barbara's Cajun Kitchen , the mural of a boy drinking a cup of coffee riding an alligator is back.

 

The Santa Barbara Foresters were held to a pair of singles and suffered their third straight loss, a 3-2 decision against the Orange County Riptide on Thursday at Pershing Park. Luke Ritter and Austin Todd had the only hits for Santa Barbara, Ritter's coming in the fourth and Todd's in the sixth.

 

Goleta Beach County Park has a severe case of missing sand and the county of Santa Barbara is in desperate search for a solution that can save the beach for the million and a half estimated park visitors. Children and other beach-goers need soft sand under their feet and blankets during the day and grunion need wide beaches to spawn at night.

 

Adding another dimension to what promises to be a politically explosive 2017 election, moderate Democrat Harwood "Bendy" White has decided to run for mayor, joining a crowded field and tangling a contest full of eclectic characters. White likes to straddle the middle and enjoys the powerful position of swing vote on a council that is ensnared in community debates over high-density housing, vacation rental conversions, and the decline of State Street.

 

A 16-inch-wide bite mark from a great white shark on a kayak that Bret Z. Jackson, 40, was paddling Thursday off Santa Barbara. A 16-inch-wide bite mark from a great white shark on a kayak that Bret Z. Jackson, 40, was paddling Thursday off Santa Barbara.

 

After a few sound issues, Blondie settled into a rockin' groove during a sold-out, co-headlined concert with Garbage at the Santa Barbara Bowl on July 7. Blondie's Debbie Harry dons a bee hat in promotion of the band's latest album, Pollinator . After a few sound issues, Blondie settled into a rockin' groove during a sold-out, co-headlined concert with Garbage at the Santa Barbara Bowl on July 7. Blondie's Debbie Harry dons a bee hat in promotion of the band's latest album, Pollinator .

 

Students of all backgrounds in the Santa Barbara Unified School District have the opportunity to participate in music education, but it begins with the generosity of the public. Since 2008, hundreds of instruments have been donated through the instrument drive to local schools and provided to students who can't afford to buy or rent those of their own.

 

More than 300 oh-so-pretty and stylishly attired guests descended on the Santa Barbara Polo Guests at this invite-only soiree included friends and business associates of both hosts, polo club members and players, and other lucky individuals, with millennials in full force, but every age group well represented. Bon Fortune Style Many guests chose to stand for easy mingling, while others opted to recline in lounge areas comprising luxurious sofas, armchairs, and rugs scattered throughout the space.

 

That's when the new state law took effect that shielded granny flats from most of the local review and restriction controls that had impeded their development. That number does not include the 20 applications submitted to the county's Planning and Development department.

 

The Santa Barbara City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to create an ocean-view overlook on Shoreline Drive east of La Mesa Park. Mesa Architects has worked with the community to develop the overlook on undeveloped blufftop land owned by the U.S. Coast Guard.

 

Applications for water wells in Santa Barbara County have been approved as long as people met the technical requirements, but the Board of Supervisors this week signaled support for changing to a discretionary process for non-agricultural wells that are on parcels already served by a water agency. The supervisors voted 3-2 Tuesday to pursue making permits discretionary for non-agricultural well applicants in unincorporated areas who are already served by a water agency, and requiring flow meters to monitor how much is pumped from those wells.

 

Elected twice to represent Santa Maria on the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors and boasting plenty of battle scars from his poltical stint, Steve Lavagnino announced Wednesday that he will seek a third 4-year term in 2018. With his wife, Marian, by his side, Lavagnino, 53, made his announcement while flanked by supporters in front of the Betteravia Government Center.

 

The Santa Barbara Association of Realtors will host an annual Fiesta Kick-off Party to start off the week of festivities in Santa Barbara. Old Spanish Days, began in 1924 and has been a summer event in Santa Barbara for 93 years.

 

Two of the current wildfire season's biggest blazes, the Alamo and Whittier fires, have ravaged tens of thousands of acres in California's Central Coast region, in San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties, respectively. And the Alamo fire, after a day burning out of control, turned abruptly south toward the Santa Maria Valley, threatening one of the oldest and most venerated vineyards in the state, Bien Nacido Vineyard, as well as its famous tenants, Au Bon Climat and Qup wineries.

 

Lost Art of Love Letters and the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum will host a community evening of ocean awareness, film, art, and drinks 5:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 26, at the museum, 13 Harbor Way No. 190. Attendees will be provided with inspiration and supplies to create handmade Love Letters to the Sea.

 
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