SANTA BARBARA, Calif | Aged gibbon dies unexpectedly at Santa Barbara Zoo

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. — An elderly gibbon recently transferred to the Santa Barbara Zoo from Northern California has died unexpectedly, possibly from cancer, authorities announced Tuesday. Nikko, a 35-year-old white-handed gibbon, died Sunday. He underwent tests and received a clean bill of health at the Oakland Zoo before arriving in Santa Barbara less than a … Continue reading SANTA BARBARA, Calif | Aged gibbon dies unexpectedly at Santa Barbara Zoo

California News: California Governor Brown Declares State of Emergency in Santa Barbara County Due to Holiday Fire

SACRAMENTO, CA – California Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. yesterday issued an emergency proclamation for Santa Barbara County due to the effects of the Holiday Fire, which has destroyed homes, threatened critical infrastructure and caused power outages and the evacuation of residents. Earlier this week, Governor Brown declared a state of emergency for the counties … Continue reading California News: California Governor Brown Declares State of Emergency in Santa Barbara County Due to Holiday Fire

Washington, DC | Carbajal Secures Funding for Central Coast Harbors and Water Project in Spending Bill

President signed bill to investment in Santa Barbara and Morro Bay Harbor dredging and the Cachuma Water Project Washington, DC – Congressman Salud Carbajal (CA-24) announced the passage of new federal funding for water projects on the Central Coast included in the Fiscal Year 2019 Energy and Water Appropriations Act (H.R. 5895). The bill includes … Continue reading Washington, DC | Carbajal Secures Funding for Central Coast Harbors and Water Project in Spending Bill

California highway swamped by deadly mudslides reopens

SANTA BARBARA, Calif./January 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — A coastal California highway swamped by deadly mudslides reopened Sunday after a nearly two-week closure that caused traffic headaches across the region, state officials said. Traffic began moving again on U.S. 101 in Santa Barbara County shortly after noon, according to Jim Shivers, spokesman for the California Department of … Continue reading California highway swamped by deadly mudslides reopens

Army of firefighters takes on still-growing California fire

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. / December 16, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) —  The fourth-largest wildfire in California history continues to grow and threaten thousands of homes despite armies of fire crews and fleets of bulldozers and aircraft. Although Santa Ana winds eased on Friday amid the blaze northwest of Los Angeles, they are expected to return with a … Continue reading Army of firefighters takes on still-growing California fire

No more ‘voluntary’ evacuations in area of California slide

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. /February 8, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Emergency authorities in a Southern California county are eliminating the word “voluntary” from language used in evacuation orders following the devastating mudslides that struck last month. Santa Barbara County officials said Thursday that the new terminology will be “pre-evacuation advisory,” ”recommended evacuation warning” and “mandatory evacuation order.” … Continue reading No more ‘voluntary’ evacuations in area of California slide

Santa Barbara Homeowner Saves Over $645,000 in Commission Fees Selling $21M Home Using Home Bay’s Disruptive Real Estate Model

SAN DIEGO/ Dec. 30, 2017 (STLRealEstate.News) — After attempting to sell his $20M+ home in Santa Barbara, CA using a traditional agent for nine months, Carl Westcott, switched to Home Bay Technologies Inc., where he sold his home in 45 days and ultimately saved $649,000 in fees. To date, Home Bay has transacted $380M in … Continue reading Santa Barbara Homeowner Saves Over $645,000 in Commission Fees Selling $21M Home Using Home Bay’s Disruptive Real Estate Model

Yardi Matrix: U.S. Multifamily Market Completes a Solid First Half

SANTA BARBARA, California/ July 17, 2018 (STL.News) — U.S. multifamily rents ended with a bang heading into the July Fourth holiday, with the average rent rising by $12 in June to an all-time high of $1,405, according to a survey of 127 markets by Yardi® Matrix. (Logo: https://mma.prnewswire.com/media/676064/Yardi_Logo.jpg ) Rents grew by 2.1% in the … Continue reading Yardi Matrix: U.S. Multifamily Market Completes a Solid First Half