Santa Barbara

Home builders fear bans on connections of homes to water systems, issued from the state and cities, will increase next month when Gov. Jerry Brown's new water mandates take effect June 1.
May 5, 2015   The Wall Street Journal
The Wall Street Journal examines desalination efforts on the Central and South Coasts, starting with the reactivation of a Santa Barbara plant. Notwithstanding criticisms on costs and environmental damage, eight plants have been built since 2006.
Mar 4, 2015   The Wall Street Journal
Anna Louise Bardach tells the story of Montecito, California, an extremely wealthy enclave near Santa Barbara, which has enough money to buy its way out of the drought.
Aug 26, 2014   Politico Magazine
The Economist wonders if Santa Barbara's relative financial health is owed to its aging population and resistance to development.
Mar 3, 2009   Economist
Last week, a Santa Barbara apartment community, The Garden Center, opened to 38 new residents. The apartments were specifically designed to combat homelessness through housing and mental health care all at once.
Dec 19, 2008   Miller-McCune
<p>An outreach counseling group in Santa Barbara, California, has worked with the city to set up 12 parking lots where people can sleep in their cars at night -- an act that is illegal on city streets.</p>
May 22, 2008   CNN
<p>The agreement trades a massive open space donation and other terms for clearance to conduct exploratory drilling off the coast.</p>
May 6, 2008   The Planning Report