With a spark of enthusiasm and a joke or two about the perks of local power, Roger Aceves opened his last Goleta City Council meeting as mayor on Dec. 3. But there was work to be done before he could pass the gavel to his successor, Mayor Michael Bennett and new Mayor Pro Tempore Paula Perotte, who will take on the mayor’s responsibilities should he be absent.
Sansum Clinic recently announced that it has become an in-network provider under the Affordable Care Act's Anthem Blue Cross PPO plan—a better bargain than any Cyber Monday deal. It was a long time coming and negotiations weren't easy. "Like other providers, Sansum did make financial concessions to participate," said Sansum Clinic CEO Kurt Ransohoff.