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Governor Gavin Newsom speaking with attendees at the 2019 California Democratic Party State Convention at the George R. Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco, California.

Newsom Defeats Recall

Luca D'Agruma, News Editor September 14, 2021

Santa Barbara: Governor Gavin Newsom defeated a tumultuous recall campaign Tuesday as all the major networks called the race for him, affirming that Democrats will maintain their dominance in the Golden...

Mask-wearing freshmen gather in front of the George Floyd mural in downtown Santa Barbara.

Urban Studies Unit Takes Students Downtown and to the Gainey Ranch

Nikki Mielcarek and Cierra Nervo June 4, 2021

The Downtown Trip to Santa Barbara (DTSB), part of the Urban Studies interdisciplinary unit for ninth-grade, is the result of the collaboration of three teachers: Ashley Tidey, Amanda Whalen and Kevin...

Portfolio Gets a Reboot

Portfolio Gets a Reboot

Dare Fitzpatrick June 4, 2021

This year’s Portfolio is different from the format of previous years. Rather than being a print magazine composed only of visual and written art, the 2021 Portfolio includes extensive online submissions. Behind...

The April Moon

The April Moon

Patrik Nugent May 4, 2021

The April Moon Have you ever heard of a pink moon? The pink moon only happens in April, as it is the first full moon of Spring. Luckily, there was a chance to see it on April 26.. The area around the...

Why We Need to Pass the Wyoming Rule

Why We Need to Pass the Wyoming Rule

Luca D'Agruma, News Editor April 29, 2021

On April 26, the Census results revealed which states gained and lost congressional seats in the House of Representatives. For the first time, California has lost a district. However, it is profoundly...

Fourth Estate Staff Inducted to NSPA 2021 Honor Roll

Fourth Estate Staff Inducted to NSPA 2021 Honor Roll

April 16, 2021

NSPA Journalism Honor Roll named 1,400 student journalists recognized for academic excellence MINNEAPOLIS — National Scholastic Press Association, the nation’s largest association for high school,...

The Battle Over the SALT Cap

The Battle Over the SALT Cap

Luca D'Agruma, Staff April 15, 2021

Seven Democratic governors, including Governor Newsom, set the stage for a major fight over what will be contained in President Biden’s upcoming infrastructure bill. In a joint statement addressed to...

Keeping Up with  Student Council

Keeping Up with Student Council

Cierra Nervo and Nikki Mielcarek March 26, 2021

Vice President: CATIE FRISTOE Why did you choose to join the Student Council? “I joined the Student Council because I really wanted to be a part designing and organizing student events, and I wanted...

Biden’s First 40 Days

Biden’s First 40 Days

Phoebe Stein, Co-Editor-in-Chief March 26, 2021

COVID-19 EFFORTS Just days before the inauguration, Joe Biden unveiled his nearly $2 trillion-dollar relief package. This plan would help struggling Americans recover from the extreme deficits brought...

Is the SAT Dead?

Is the SAT Dead?

Frances Carlson, Co-Managing & Visual Content Manager & Features Editor March 26, 2021

For many high school students, the prospect of waking up one day and being told that their SAT or ACT scores are no longer required for college applications might be a very stress-relieving concept. Whether...

Letter from the Editors

Letter from the Editors

Phoebe Stein and Daisy Finefrock March 26, 2021

Hey Laguna, It’s Phoebe and Daisy again, with your March Issue of the Fourth Estate. In our newest issue, the staff chose to center our theme around student “passion.” We delved into some of the...

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Patrolling the Santa Barbara Channel and its tributaries to identify and deter pollution and respond to citizen reports of pollution. We conduct scientific research to investigate critical threats facing our waters, and collect and disseminate scientifically sound water quality data.

Community Service Opportunities with Channelkeeper

March 19, 2021

 Santa Barbara Channelkeeper is eager to engage students in community service activities. Santa Barbara Channelkeeper is a registered 501c3 environmental nonprofit (EIN: 91-2151460) and is pleased...

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