Santa Barbara City Council Slams Door on Controversial Vacation Rental Proposal | Local News

Santa Barbara City Council Slams Door on Controversial Vacation Rental Proposal |  Local News

A proposal to allow vacation rentals in residential neighborhoods blew up at Tuesday’s City Council meeting. Vacation rental advocates and opponents agreed in comments that the “framework” brought to the City Council was half-baked, and council members tasked the Planning Commission with working on a new plan. “We are 100% against short-term rentals in single-family … Read more

Santa Barbara Looking to Tighten Rules on Short-Term Vacation Rentals | Local News

Santa Barbara Looking to Tighten Rules on Short-Term Vacation Rentals |  Local News

The City of Santa Barbara is looking to legalize short-term vacation rentals nearly citywide, but make it much harder to operate them. On Tuesday, the City Council is to discuss a program that regulates short-term rentals with flat fees, performance standards and on-site inspections, among other new rules. Currently, short-term vacation rentals, where people stay … Read more

Outdoors Q&A: Is CDFW Doing Anything to Improve Genetic Diversity of Planted Steelhead? | Outdoors

Outdoors Q&A: Is CDFW Doing Anything to Improve Genetic Diversity of Planted Steelhead?  |  Outdoors

Planted Steelhead Steelhead trout swims in Russian River. (CDFW) Q: Is California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) doing anything to improve genetic diversity of planted steelhead? HAS: Yes. CDFW follows recommendations from the Hatchery Science Review Group, requirements in Biological Opinions, and works with partner fisheries management agencies to develop Hatchery Genetic Management Plans … Read more

SpaceX Rocket Sails Away from Vandenberg SFB for Starlink Mission | Local News

SpaceX Rocket Sails Away from Vandenberg SFB for Starlink Mission |  Local News

For the sixth time, a Falcon rocket climbed away from Vandenberg Space Force Base on Friday to deliver another batch of Starlink satellites into orbit and set a record for the company’s yearly launch rate. The two-stage rocket, built by Space Exploration Technologies, blasted off at 10:39 am as a stubborn marine layer hugged Space … Read more