Santa Barbara County oil pipeline shutdown could mean years of economic losses

If you’ve taken a drive along the 101 through Santa Barbara or San Luis Obispo counties or spent any time on the Central Coast, you know oil is a way of life here. Oil operations have coexisted with our beaches and rolling hills for more than 100 years, and the industry has employed generations of workers. (Full disclosure: I have done work for energy industries along the Central Coast.)

Amid alerts and worries, Thanksgiving still beckons

The State Department has issued a chilling worldwide travel alert, warning that the threat of terrorism looms large. Cable news and Twitter carry round-the-clock breaking news of attacks around the world. Police officers patrol major airports with bomb-sniffing dogs and carry intimidating weapons like shotguns and AR-15s.

This week's circulars

Nipomo quarterback Gavin Hall leads the Titans on a game-winning drive with a minute left and Juan Eguiluz makes a field goal as time expires to give the Nipomo a 17-14 win in the second round of the CIF Southern Section playoffs.
Travis Gibson, Sports Reporter

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