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City Council protects tenants, no evictions for the next two months

Jun Starkey, Editor-in-Chief

March 26, 2020

Santa Barbara residents who are unable to pay their rents for April and May will not be evicted from their homes or businesses. The Santa Barbara City Council voted 7-0 Tuesday for a moratorium on the eviction of commercial and r...

The oil and plastic pollution in Santa Barbara break my heart

Valerie van den Broek, Staff Writer

October 22, 2018

The first time I arrived in Santa Barbara I was amazed by its beauty and relaxed lifestyle. But, it’s not as clean as you think. While walking on the beach last year, I immediately noticed black oil sticking to my feet and I ...

Tenant protections could be decent start for needy renters

Austin P. Ambrose, Channels Staff

May 5, 2017

Anyone who’s lucky enough to find a place to rent in Santa Barbara probably pays an arm and a leg for it too. The Santa Barbara City Council did the right thing for renters and tenants at its March 21 meeting by acknowledging that capping rents is not the answer to the ci...

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