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Ventura College to receive $62 million under AB 183 to build student housing

Ventura College will receive more than $62 million to build student housing that will include over 300 beds in 95 units.The funding comes from Assembly Bill 183, which approved more than $542 million for the construction of affordable student housing. All of Ventura County's community colleges received some funding through the bill — including $250,000 to Moorpark College and $249,000 to Oxnard College — but Ventura College received the most and will be just one of 11 of the state's 116 community colleges that will be able to offer student housing.Ventura College put the $62 million toward building apartment-type student...
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Fiesta Recap: Parades Rerouted, Thousands Flock Downtown, No Serious Crimes Reported

Santa Barbara’s Old Spanish Days Fiesta week has come and gone, and though it might be too early for an official count on how many flocked to the dozens of events downtown, or how many dollars were spent at local businesses, the event’s organizers are ecstatic for five successful days of reveling — and local law enforcement reported no serious crimes related to the festivities.
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California communities question Pacaso’s real estate model

When a home recently sold in Santa Barbara’s hillside Riviera neighborhood, resident Don Vogt was naturally curious to meet his new neighbor, so he walked down to introduce himself. But instead of a homeowner and a moving van, he found a “bouncy young lady who said, ‘Oh no, you’re going to have eight neighbors!’” Vogt recalls. “And I said, ‘What?’ And she said, ‘Yes, it’s been bought by a company called Pacaso,’ and I’m thinking of the artist, and she says, ‘No, it P-a-c-a-s-o. They buy the house and then sell ownership parcels to as many as eight other people.”
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Five Acre Brush Fire Progress Stopped in Santa Ynez

Santa Barbara County firefighters stopped the forward progress of a five-acre brush fire in Santa Ynez Monday afternoon. At 12:14 p.m., crews responded to the 1800 block of Fletcher Way for a reported 2-5 acre grass fire surrounded by vineyards with the potential to burn 15 acres. County firefighters were...
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Ashton Kutcher Plays Football On The Beach Shirtless With Mila Kunis After Health Scare

Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis had a blast at the beach on Saturday, August 6. The couple were spotted playing football in the sand together just days before Ashton, 44, revealed that he had suffered from a rare form of vasculitis in a preview for Running Wild With Bear Grylls. The couple seemed like they were in good spirits as soaked in some sun in Santa Barbara.
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Police Report No Serious Crimes This Fiesta Weekend

The Santa Barbara Police Department reports there were no serious criminal matters that occurred directly related to the Fiesta celebration within city limits. From August 3-7, 2022, there were 119 citations issued, which includes traffic infractions and municipal code violations. There were 181 calls for service, and 58 arrests including...
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