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June 28, 2019

In the latest installment of Santa Barbara’s most riveting civic soap opera, the plot thickens, twists and turns: 

As Laura fires an editorial shot across Das’s bow, he abruptly postpones a big fundraiser, but manages to shore up his political base anyway, while Hannah...

June 27, 2019

The plans for a new operations building at the Montecito Sanitary District – a project 15 years in the making – are suddenly in limbo, a potential casualty of Montecito’s divisive water wars.

The district board awarded $4.6 million in contracts for a 5,000-square-foot “...

June 26, 2019

From Bernie and Biden to Warren and Williamson, the race for the Democratic presidential nomination begins for real on Wednesday evening -- the first of two consecutive nights of nationally televised, speed dating debates featuring 20 contenders among the vast field of...

June 21, 2019

Community conflict over cannabis remains Topic A in Santa Barbara’s political whirl, more than a week after the L.A. Times dropped its epic take on how the county came to be California’s capital of cultivation.

The story fueled a political narrative, pushed by a posse o...

June 13, 2019

It’s been an open secret for months that a reporter for the L.A. Times has been sniffing around for a piece about the surprise emergence of tiny Santa Barbara County (3,789 square miles) as the cannabis cultivation capital of California (163,696 sq. mi.).

The piece...

June 3, 2019

A soupcon of Santa Barbara insiders, pols and media hacks joined the largest collection of presidential contenders to date at the California Democratic Party's San Francisco convention. 

Besides 14 presidential wannabes, the weekend event drew more than 5,000 offic...

(Editor's note: This weekend's California Democratic Party convention in San Francisco has attracted more than a dozen presidential hopefuls, along with political media from around the nation and thousands of delegates and activists from throughout California. This pie...

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