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May 7, 1990 | MILES CORWIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Dawn Clark's cat gingerly walked across the newly painted lawn, stopped suddenly and looked bewildered. The cat sniffed tentatively, then bolted off the grass and spent the next few minutes trying to lick flecks of paint off its paws. The lawn was recently mowed and as green as a billiard table. But while it looked like a typical lawn, it didn't feel like one. "Scratchy," Clark said, after taking off her shoes and walking across the grass. "It doesn't feel quite right."
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July 26, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
The City Council decided there won't be an ordinance allowing medicinal marijuana in the city. Instead, the council voted Tuesday to send letters to state and federal officials urging them to support state Senate Bill 187, which would develop a plan to implement California's voter-approved Proposition 215 legalizing pot use with a doctor's recommendation. The proposition conflicts with a federal ban on marijuana use. In May, the U.S.
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July 26, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
The City Council decided there won't be an ordinance allowing medicinal marijuana in the city. Instead, the council voted Tuesday to send letters to state and federal officials urging them to support state Senate Bill 187, which would develop a plan to implement California's voter-approved Proposition 215 legalizing pot use with a doctor's recommendation. The proposition conflicts with a federal ban on marijuana use. In May, the U.S.
NEWS
June 7, 1993 | KATHLEEN SHARP, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
An old dispute over panhandlers is being revived on the cobblestone streets of downtown, just in time for the summer tourist onslaught. As the state's economy has languished, so has this seaside city's retail business. And now, merchants are targeting street panhandlers as the root of bad business. "Panhandlers follow people, they block them, and they use language that's intimidating," said Michael Cooper, a dentist and chairman of the merchants' Santa Barbara Downtown Organization.
NEWS
November 20, 1990 | ROBERT A. JONES
This story begins in Santa Barbara, although you could pick any city in California and produce more or less the same results. Sometime last summer I was walking through Santa Barbara's downtown, looking for city hall. Actually, I was lost. It's not easy to get lost in Santa Barbara, but I had managed. I kept turning one corner after another until, finally, there it was. Only it was different from what I remembered.
NEWS
March 2, 1990 | MILES CORWIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The chief of the drought police was on patrol in the streets of west Santa Barbara when he spotted his first clue: water in the gutter. He pulled over, studied the flow for a moment and then examined a nearby lawn. "There's evidence all over the place," said drought officer Mike Morales as he ran a hand over the damp lawn and examined a still-wet sprinkler head. "This is flagrant."
NEWS
March 1, 1990 | MILES CORWIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Santa Barbara is a city known for its Spanish architecture, its variety of flora, lush gardens and expansive lawns. But soon, tens of thousands of homes apparently will be framed not by manicured lawns but by straw-colored patches of desiccated grass. Faced with a water shortage of almost 50% this year, the Santa Barbara City Council voted Tuesday night to make watering lawns illegal.
NEWS
March 8, 1988 | DAVID G. SAVAGE, Times Staff Writer
The U.S. Supreme Court set the stage Monday for a trial in Los Angeles on the constitutionality of rent control ordinances for mobile home dwellers, a case that could affect laws in more than 40 California communities. Under Monday's order, a federal judge will be called upon to decide whether a 1984 Santa Barbara law is a reasonable method of limiting rent increases or whether instead it illegally benefits mobile home tenants at the expense of park owners.
NEWS
April 10, 1991 | MACK REED, TIMES STAFF WRITER
City officials here lifted a 14-month-old ban on lawn watering Tuesday, scant weeks after March rains eased the drought--but three days too late for homeowner John Golin. The Santa Barbara City Council decided that rain-swollen streams, an infusion of state water and plans to build a desalination plant would lessen drought conditions enough to allow residents to water their lawns again, between 6 p.m. and 8 a.m.
NEWS
October 12, 1990 | MILES CORWIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Homeless activists Thursday protested a new city law that prohibits sleeping in many public areas, the latest in a series of disputes between city officials and homeless activists that date from the mid-1980s. The law, which went into effect Thursday, discriminates against the homeless, activists said. Other cities have similar laws and Santa Barbara has again been unfairly singled out for criticism, city officials said.
NEWS
April 10, 1991 | MACK REED, TIMES STAFF WRITER
City officials here lifted a 14-month-old ban on lawn watering Tuesday, scant weeks after March rains eased the drought--but three days too late for homeowner John Golin. The Santa Barbara City Council decided that rain-swollen streams, an infusion of state water and plans to build a desalination plant would lessen drought conditions enough to allow residents to water their lawns again, between 6 p.m. and 8 a.m.
NEWS
November 20, 1990 | ROBERT A. JONES
This story begins in Santa Barbara, although you could pick any city in California and produce more or less the same results. Sometime last summer I was walking through Santa Barbara's downtown, looking for city hall. Actually, I was lost. It's not easy to get lost in Santa Barbara, but I had managed. I kept turning one corner after another until, finally, there it was. Only it was different from what I remembered.
NEWS
October 27, 1990 | MILES CORWIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Dozens of people protesting Santa Barbara's new law that prohibits sleeping in many public areas feigned sleep Friday night in the hopes of getting arrested, but police would not cooperate. They refused to arrest anyone for sleeping in public. Some protesters curled up in sleeping bags in front of City Hall. Others lay on blankets. Some just sat on the steps and closed their eyes.
NEWS
October 12, 1990 | MILES CORWIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Homeless activists Thursday protested a new city law that prohibits sleeping in many public areas, the latest in a series of disputes between city officials and homeless activists that date from the mid-1980s. The law, which went into effect Thursday, discriminates against the homeless, activists said. Other cities have similar laws and Santa Barbara has again been unfairly singled out for criticism, city officials said.
NEWS
July 12, 1990 | MILES CORWIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The fire danger from dry grass and withered vegetation spurred the Santa Barbara City Council to lift a ban on lawn watering that had been in effect for almost five months. In the aftermath of the disastrous wildfire that destroyed more than 400 homes near Santa Barbara and blackened 4,500 acres, the City Council unanimously voted Tuesday to lift the watering ban, said Mayor Sheila Lodge. The resolution is expected to go into effect next week.
NEWS
May 7, 1990 | MILES CORWIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Dawn Clark's cat gingerly walked across the newly painted lawn, stopped suddenly and looked bewildered. The cat sniffed tentatively, then bolted off the grass and spent the next few minutes trying to lick flecks of paint off its paws. The lawn was recently mowed and as green as a billiard table. But while it looked like a typical lawn, it didn't feel like one. "Scratchy," Clark said, after taking off her shoes and walking across the grass. "It doesn't feel quite right."
NEWS
October 27, 1990 | MILES CORWIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Dozens of people protesting Santa Barbara's new law that prohibits sleeping in many public areas feigned sleep Friday night in the hopes of getting arrested, but police would not cooperate. They refused to arrest anyone for sleeping in public. Some protesters curled up in sleeping bags in front of City Hall. Others lay on blankets. Some just sat on the steps and closed their eyes.
NEWS
July 12, 1990 | MILES CORWIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The fire danger from dry grass and withered vegetation spurred the Santa Barbara City Council to lift a ban on lawn watering that had been in effect for almost five months. In the aftermath of the disastrous wildfire that destroyed more than 400 homes near Santa Barbara and blackened 4,500 acres, the City Council unanimously voted Tuesday to lift the watering ban, said Mayor Sheila Lodge. The resolution is expected to go into effect next week.
NEWS
March 2, 1990 | MILES CORWIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The chief of the drought police was on patrol in the streets of west Santa Barbara when he spotted his first clue: water in the gutter. He pulled over, studied the flow for a moment and then examined a nearby lawn. "There's evidence all over the place," said drought officer Mike Morales as he ran a hand over the damp lawn and examined a still-wet sprinkler head. "This is flagrant."
NEWS
March 1, 1990 | MILES CORWIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Santa Barbara is a city known for its Spanish architecture, its variety of flora, lush gardens and expansive lawns. But soon, tens of thousands of homes apparently will be framed not by manicured lawns but by straw-colored patches of desiccated grass. Faced with a water shortage of almost 50% this year, the Santa Barbara City Council voted Tuesday night to make watering lawns illegal.
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