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October 16, 1992 | MATTHEW HELLER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Environmentalists here know Bill Wallace, a veterinarian by trade and chairman of the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors, as a strong friend of slow-growth policies. Frustrated developers, on the other hand, call him Dr. No. "He's anti-everything," said Jerry Beaver, president of Beaver-Free Corp. in Santa Barbara. "The attitude is stop everything at any cost because any growth is bad." Like him or not, the Nov.
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January 17, 2008 | Catherine Saillant, Times Staff Writer
Santa Barbara County supervisors this week began a crackdown on oil companies that repeatedly spill fuel, asking staff to draft legislation that would increase penalties, make companies pay for the emergency response and give the county the tools to shut down repeat offenders. The tough plans were prompted by the many complaints that supervisors heard Tuesday during a four-hour hearing on the Greka Energy Corp., a Santa Maria-based company with fields in northern Santa Barbara County.
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NEWS
May 5, 1993 | KATHLEEN SHARP, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
With its purple wildflowers, red foxes and great blue herons, the Ellwood Shores area seems an idyllic coastal refuge. But a 254-acre mesa here is the site of a contentious battle over growth along the seaside bluffs northwest of Santa Barbara. "It's a political hot potato that's burning a lot of us up," said one resident.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 12, 2003 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Former Republican Assemblyman Brooks Firestone announced Tuesday that he has decided to seek a seat on the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors representing the 3rd District, an area stretching from UC Santa Barbara to the Santa Ynez Valley. Firestone, 67, a millionaire Santa Ynez Valley winemaker and political moderate, said he decided to run to try to mend a political feud between the northern and southern halves of the county.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 12, 2003 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Former Republican Assemblyman Brooks Firestone announced Tuesday that he has decided to seek a seat on the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors representing the 3rd District, an area stretching from UC Santa Barbara to the Santa Ynez Valley. Firestone, 67, a millionaire Santa Ynez Valley winemaker and political moderate, said he decided to run to try to mend a political feud between the northern and southern halves of the county.
BUSINESS
April 8, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Santa Barbara County Opposes Chevron Plan: The Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors said Chevron should not be allowed to use tankers to transport millions of barrels of crude oil from offshore platforms at Port Arguello to refineries in Los Angeles while a 170-mile pipeline is being built. The board adopted this position and sent a letter to the California Coastal Commission to raise the issue at the commission's meeting today in Marin County.
NEWS
November 13, 1992
Santa Ynez Valley rancher Willy Chamberlin has pulled into a 74-vote lead in a count of ballots cast Nov. 3 for a pivotal seat on the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors. County officials, terming the latest results semiofficial, said Chamberlin leads Board Chairman Bill Wallace by a count of 17,121 to 17,047. An undetermined number of ballots that could not be read by the county's vote-counting machines are yet to be tabulated, officials said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 20, 1997 | SCOTT STEEPLETON
Area environmental activists say they will attend a Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors meeting Tuesday to oppose a 2-year-old policy that allows companies to ship oil by tanker along the coastline from San Francisco to Los Angeles. The supervisors are considering ways to implement federal policies regarding the oil industry in accordance with policies adopted by Santa Barbara County and the state, said J. Lisle Reed, Pacific regional director of the U. S.
NEWS
July 31, 1994 | From a Times staff writer
Twenty months ago, a rancher named Willy Chamberlin won a seat on the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors. Or did he? In one of the more bizarre election disputes in recent California history, Chamberlin's narrow victory over veteran Supervisor Bill Wallace has been in question since November, 1992, tied up in a legal fight over a ballot count. This week, the matter was finally settled by the California Supreme Court. The upshot: Chamberlin is officially out. Wallace is in.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 17, 2008 | Catherine Saillant, Times Staff Writer
Santa Barbara County supervisors this week began a crackdown on oil companies that repeatedly spill fuel, asking staff to draft legislation that would increase penalties, make companies pay for the emergency response and give the county the tools to shut down repeat offenders. The tough plans were prompted by the many complaints that supervisors heard Tuesday during a four-hour hearing on the Greka Energy Corp., a Santa Maria-based company with fields in northern Santa Barbara County.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 15, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
Santa Barbara County supervisors placed County Administrator Michael F. Brown on a two-week, unpaid leave because at a managers' meeting Nov. 2 he reportedly referred to all Muslims as terrorists.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 20, 1997 | SCOTT STEEPLETON
Area environmental activists say they will attend a Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors meeting Tuesday to oppose a 2-year-old policy that allows companies to ship oil by tanker along the coastline from San Francisco to Los Angeles. The supervisors are considering ways to implement federal policies regarding the oil industry in accordance with policies adopted by Santa Barbara County and the state, said J. Lisle Reed, Pacific regional director of the U. S.
NEWS
July 31, 1994 | From a Times staff writer
Twenty months ago, a rancher named Willy Chamberlin won a seat on the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors. Or did he? In one of the more bizarre election disputes in recent California history, Chamberlin's narrow victory over veteran Supervisor Bill Wallace has been in question since November, 1992, tied up in a legal fight over a ballot count. This week, the matter was finally settled by the California Supreme Court. The upshot: Chamberlin is officially out. Wallace is in.
NEWS
May 5, 1993 | KATHLEEN SHARP, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
With its purple wildflowers, red foxes and great blue herons, the Ellwood Shores area seems an idyllic coastal refuge. But a 254-acre mesa here is the site of a contentious battle over growth along the seaside bluffs northwest of Santa Barbara. "It's a political hot potato that's burning a lot of us up," said one resident.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 29, 1993 | CARLOS V. LOZANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hoping to ease the blow of massive state funding cuts, Ventura and Santa Barbara county officials pledged Wednesday to "share the grief" by exploring ways to combine services and purchases to reduce expenditures. Ventura County Supervisors Susan Lacey, Maria VanderKolk and Maggie Kildee met with the Santa Barbara Board of Supervisors for two hours to discuss budget-cutting strategies.
NEWS
April 2, 1993 | Special to The Times
A drawn-out battle for a seat on the County Board of Supervisors ended when a judge ruled that challenger Willy Chamberlin defeated longtime incumbent Bill Wallace by two votes in the November election. The decision by Superior Court Judge Nat Agliano allows Chamberlin to keep his 3rd District seat on the board, which he assumed in January after a recount showed him winning by five votes.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 15, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
Santa Barbara County supervisors placed County Administrator Michael F. Brown on a two-week, unpaid leave because at a managers' meeting Nov. 2 he reportedly referred to all Muslims as terrorists.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 29, 1993 | CARLOS V. LOZANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hoping to ease the blow of massive state funding cuts, Ventura and Santa Barbara county officials pledged Wednesday to "share the grief" by exploring ways to combine services and purchases to reduce expenditures. Ventura County Supervisors Susan Lacey, Maria VanderKolk and Maggie Kildee met with the Santa Barbara Board of Supervisors for two hours to discuss budget-cutting strategies.
NEWS
November 13, 1992
Santa Ynez Valley rancher Willy Chamberlin has pulled into a 74-vote lead in a count of ballots cast Nov. 3 for a pivotal seat on the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors. County officials, terming the latest results semiofficial, said Chamberlin leads Board Chairman Bill Wallace by a count of 17,121 to 17,047. An undetermined number of ballots that could not be read by the county's vote-counting machines are yet to be tabulated, officials said.
NEWS
October 16, 1992 | MATTHEW HELLER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Environmentalists here know Bill Wallace, a veterinarian by trade and chairman of the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors, as a strong friend of slow-growth policies. Frustrated developers, on the other hand, call him Dr. No. "He's anti-everything," said Jerry Beaver, president of Beaver-Free Corp. in Santa Barbara. "The attitude is stop everything at any cost because any growth is bad." Like him or not, the Nov.
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