Melinda Burns

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Avocado farmers in Carpinteria neighboring cannabis growers are facing serious pest control issues this season.

Pesticide controversies continue in Carpinteria between avocado farmers and marijuana growers

Avocado farmers in Carpinteria neighboring cannabis growers are facing serious pest control issues this season.

from The 805

In Montecito, the top local races on the November ballot are for seats on the water and sanitary district boards.

An expensive race for the Montecito water district

In Montecito, the top local races on the November ballot are for seats on the water and sanitary district boards.

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Two local reporters talk whether or not fuel breaks successfully slow down fires and other top local stories of the week, including a cascarone controversy during Fiesta.

Fiesta's cascarón controversy and other local news of the week

Two local reporters talk whether or not fuel breaks successfully slow down fires and other top local stories of the week, including a cascarone controversy during Fiesta.

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