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Labor market statistics for Santa Barbara County show the trend in declining unemployment is continuing, with the percent of those without a job in October roughly equal to the rate in January 2020, just two months before the COVID-19 pandemic sent it soaring.

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Every session of the California Legislature generates some bills that can only be labeled as silly – that is, they defy common sense. One example this year is a bill that would abolish paper receipts at retail businesses, thereby requiring customers to supply their email addresses so merchants can send them electronic records of their purchases.