The country has finally regained all the jobs it lost during the recession, adding 217,000 jobs in May. The unemployment rate nationally remains at 6.3 percent. Perhaps not surprisingly, many of the cities with the lowest jobless rates are college towns or boomtowns for oil drilling and other natural resources. Here are the latest figures available:
More water guzzling lawns may be replaced by drought tolerant plants throughout Santa Barbara because of the on going drought, and in some cases, homeowners will be getting a cash rebate for making the change.