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Santa Barbara Year in ReView: January 2012

As the year draws to an end, it’s a tradition on Santa Barbara View to look back at the stories that made news in Santa Barbara this year. Here are ten stories from January:

  1. Ten years of nesting for the Snowy Plover at UCSB’s Coal Oil Point reserve.
  2. KCOY jettisoned its local news department.
  3. We’re in good hands with the Partners In Education program.
  4. The California Supreme Court ruled to eliminate the state’s 400-some Redevelopment Agencies.
  5. Mickey and Dick Flacks hosted a fund-raising party for Cathy Murillo.
  6. Santa Barbara View began a charge to restore Santa Barbara’s deteriorating Chromatic Gate.
  7. Graffiti “artists” tagged trailheads at two of the front country’s most popular pathways.
  8. Lights, Camera, Action, Twitter…. the 27th Annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival.
  9. The WheelHouse, a modern bicycle and accessories store on Anacapa Street, closed.
  10. Never forgetting the 1969 Santa Barbara Oil Spill.

One Response to “Santa Barbara Year in ReView: January 2012”

  1. Pay to Play

    RE #10: If one is admonished to never forget the 1096 oil spill, one also needs to appreciate how many industry improvements been implemented since that time and why oil drilling today is not your grandfather 1969 environmental mistake.

    Oil has gotten too expensive to waste it and it that alone drives corporate conscientiousness, it is good enough to reconsider that past is not prologue any longer when it comes to utilizing our local resources prudently for our local benefit.