Santa Barbara County Sees More City Manager Retirements
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At least two administrators from the Santa Barbara County area will vacate their positions this month.

Brittany Maldonado 09/12/2023 - 5:00 AM
Carpinteria City Manager Dave Durflinger to Retire After 22 Years

Durflinger called it an honor and privilege to have served the Santa Barbara County community for so long.

Brittany M. 01/26/2023 - 8:26 AM
Grand Jury Slams Santa Barbara’s Cultivation Ordinance

Cities and residents that have long complained about Santa Barbara County’s permissive cannabis rules got a boost from a Grand Jury report

Brittany M. 07/07/2020 - 9:43 AM
Santa Barbara Adopts New Grow Restrictions But Stops Short of Countywide Conditional Use Permits

The Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors rejected a proposal last week requiring conditional use permits (CUPs) for all commercial cultivation operations.

Brittany M. 06/18/2020 - 10:05 AM
Santa Barbara Supes Could Crack Down on Cannabis Grows
The Board will consider conditional use permits for cannabis growing operations after complaints from surrounding cities.
Brittany M. 06/11/2020 - 9:20 AM
In Santa Barbara, Cannabis Causes Headaches for Traditional Farmers

Santa Barbara County now leads the state in the number of legal marijuana grows.

Brittany M. 08/22/2019 - 5:40 AM
Santa Barbara County Approves New Restrictions on Marijuana Grows

Santa Barbara supervisors approved changes to the county’s permissive cannabis rules last week amid growing frustration from residents and officials in Goleta, Lompoc, Carpinteria, and elsewhere.

Brittany M. 07/16/2019 - 2:53 AM
Santa Barbara’s Liberal Marijuana Rules Spark Concerns in Carpinteria

Carpinteria City Council members passed a resolution on June 17, articulating a litany of community concerns over the widespread cultivation of cannabis in Santa Barbara County.

Brittany M. 06/24/2019 - 8:08 PM
California’s Top Biking Cities, Ranked

Santa Barbara has been named the leading bicycle city of California, according to new rankings from PeopleForBikes.

Brittany M. 05/20/2019 - 9:29 PM
Remembering the Victims of the Thousand Oaks Shooting

Wednesday’s shooting at the Borderline Bar and Grill in Thousand Oaks hits painfully close to home.

Brittany M. 11/12/2018 - 8:11 AM