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Casting an early vote for Bob Nelson

The next election may be a year away, but it is not too early to express my support for Bob Nelson for the position of 4th District Santa Barbara County Supervisor. In my view, Bob embodies all that we desire in a public servant. He is a product of this community, is involved in numerous…

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Bob Nelson announces run for supervisor seat

Kicking off his official bid to replace his current boss as Santa Barbara County’s 4th District supervisor in 2020, Bob Nelson echoed a sentiment that’s probably on a lot of voters’ minds. “Many of you are asking yourselves, didn’t we just finish with an election? How on earth can we be starting another one already?”…

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Nelson announces run for Santa Barbara County 4th District supervisor’s seat

Hard on the heels of Peter Adam’s decision not to seek re-election to the 4th District supervisor’s seat in 2020, his chief of staff has thrown his hat into the ring in a bid to assume the job. Bob Nelson announced his run for the seat at noon Saturday at a rally and barbecue attended…

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Peter Adam Won’t Seek 3rd Term on Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors

His aide, Bob Nelson, and Santa Barbara County Taxpayers Association Executive Director Joe Armendariz expected to vie for the post Peter Adam has decided eight years will be enough. The Fourth District representative on the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors will not seek a third term, he confirmed Thursday, as candidates have started jockeying to replace…

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Veterans Treatment Court graduates three from latest class

Three Santa Maria veterans pledged to live a drug- and substance-free future Friday afternoon, marking the latest group to successfully complete the Santa Maria Veterans Treatment Court. Established November 2011 in Santa Maria by retired Superior Court Judge Rogelio Flores, the 12-month program helps veterans who were struggling with substance abuse, addiction, mental health issues…

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Lompoc’s Homeless Triage Center for Riverbed Dwellers Closes Amid Successes

More than 60 people were served, well beyond the expectations of city officials. When the city of Lompoc evicted homeless residents from the Santa Ynez Riverbed, Police Chief Pat Walsh wasn’t sure how many would show up at a triage center aimed at getting them help. That center’s 30-day mission ended Wednesday, and Walsh said he considered it…

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