A controversial plan by the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indian Tribe to annex more than 1,400 acres of mainly agricultural land in the Santa Ynez Valley into its sovereign nation through the fee-to-trust process has cleared a major hurdle.
Weeks of meetings have gone into a sweeping game plan to deal with the unsanctioned Isla Vista street parting set for Halloween night. Sheriff Bill Brown says there will be a large "law enforcement" presence to greet anyone attending.
Community West Bank is hosting shredding parties. The event is a free service to help prevent identity theft and fraud by allowing residents to get rid of their personal and sensitive documents in a safe and secure way.