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In an effort to combat climate change, Santa Barbara County is developing an Active Transportation Plan for unincorporated areas and is conduc…
Santa Barbara County’s unemployment rate in May was 2.5 points lower than the statewide rate, according to statistics released Friday by the California Employment Development Department.
Santa Barbara County Fire Department staffing was increased even before the excessive heat and red flag warnings were issued Monday by the National Weather Service office in Oxnard, Fire Chief Mark Hartwig said Tuesday.
Two presenters in a REACH Central Coast webinar Wednesday listed the tourism, agriculture, hospitality and certain high-tech industries as key areas of strength as the region starts to recover from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday tackled the discrepancy between new federal guidelines eliminating the need for fully vaccinated people to wear masks and the state’s continuing mask requirements as well as a claim about the validity of COVID-19 testing that public health officials said is untrue.
Santa Barbara County Planning Commission is poised to uphold an appeal and deny a permit for a homestay at a 5-acre ranch off North Refugio Road at its June 9 meeting, after continuing the hearing Wednesday so staff can develop findings to support the decision.
Commissioners on Wednesday unanimously agreed to continue a decision on the Neighborhoods of Willow Creek and Hidden Canyon until June 30 and expect their vote at that time will be to recommend the Board of Supervisors deny the project.
The COVID-19 pandemic has driven changes in the operation of Santa Barbara County’s Health and Human Services departments that, in many cases, are expected to carry over into the 2021-22 fiscal year, the Board of Supervisors was told Wednesday.
No reductions in services are included in preliminary budgets submitted by the Sheriff’s, District Attorney’s and Public Defender’s offices and the Probation and Fire departments Monday as Santa Barbara County kicked off budget workshops.
The Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors is conducting their budget hearings this week with heads of various departments reporting to the…
Santa Barbara County is looking for public input for its Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan as part of its update to improve disaster preparedness and reduce or eliminate risks to community, life and property, a county spokesman said.
A recently completed mitigation agreement will conserve 320 acres of California tiger salamander habitat while allowing development of a vineyard on the 684-acre property in the Purisima Hills near Lompoc.
The preliminary list of cannabis retail storefront applicants ranked by suitability was released Thursday by Santa Barbara County for all community plan areas except Orcutt.
The Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors didn’t discuss whether steadily increasing cannabis tax revenue should be viewed as one-time or ongoing income, but they did direct staff to come back with options for dealing with several important issues Tuesday.
After weeks of mostly dry weather, rain finally returned to northern Santa Barbara County late Tuesday night, blown in by an upper-level low that dropped daytime temperatures and brought thunderstorms, hail and even snow to local mountains.
On a split vote, the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors OK’d funding for the Citizens Independent Redistricting Commission’s choice of attorney without commenting on legal action taken in an attempt to block the approval.
Santa Barbara County could move into the red tier of California’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy as soon as Friday if the state hits its first vaccination goal and the county’s adjusted case rate remains at its current level, according to a report delivered Tuesday to the Board of Supervisors.
Despite a new layer of deadlines and milestones related to management plans, conservation easements and funding drawn out by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, the project is still on track, according to Daniel Duke, vice president of development with BayWa r.e.
A project that’s been successful in encouraging children to eat more healthy foods in Ventura County is being launched in Santa Barbara County…
Resolution Thanking 4th district Supervisor Peter Adam for his Service
Santa Barbara County’s Independent Redistricting Commission will face a difficult task when it meets Monday morning to choose the last six members while hitting as close as possible to the bull’s-eye of the demographic target prescribed by county ordinance.
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