Cover photo courtesy of AMR / Cover design by Alex Zuniga

Sep 28 - Oct 8, 2023

Vol. 24, No. 31

Since April, Santa Barbara County has been attempting to hash out what the future of ambulance services looks like. The Board of Supervisors recently decided to award the contracts to the County Fire Department, essentially kicking longtime ambulance provider AMR out of the county. Residents are questioning the process that brought the county to this point, and AMR is threatening to sue. Staff Writer Taylor O’Connor speaks with the county and AMR about the saga and what the future holds for emergency services [6]
In addition, you can read about a grower with a slew of H-2A violations [4]; the centennial celebration for Cecil B. DeMille’s Ten Commandments [18]; and Lasagna Love, a nonprofit that delivers deliciousness [21].

Emergency fight

AMR is out and Santa Barbara County Fire is in for providing future ambulance services to residents

By Taylor O'Connor



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