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Bill Macfadyen: With Dawn’s Early Light Comes a Discovery of Dead Man Floating Off Stearns Wharf

NoozWeek’s Top 5 finds hallucinogenic drugs and trauma — not racism — to blame in UCSB student’s death, chases a pair of Highway 101 collisions, and puts away 2 rapist cousins for life

Published on 11.20.2015 8:30 a.m.


Bill Macfadyen: Fateful Stand Proves Fatal for Carpinteria Woman on Railroad Tracks

NoozWeek’s Top 5 pairs wine with alleged embezzlement, nurses a three-dog bite, and talks smack with an investigative series on heroin use

Published on 11.13.2015 8:30 a.m.


Bill Macfadyen: Santa Ynez Crash Scene Just the Start of Search for Murder-Suicide Clues

Rambling wrecks take a terrible toll on this NoozWeek’s Top 5, but Isla Vista finally gets a Halloween pass

Published on 11.06.2015 8:30 a.m.


Bill Macfadyen: Best Way to Fight Gibraltar Fire Appears to Be Up in the Air

Also in NoozWeek’s Top 5 is a benefit for a 10-year-old crash victim, an alleged rape, a dry lake and high density. But first, Small Business of the Year!

Published on 10.30.2015 8:30 a.m.


Bill Macfadyen: I-5 Closure Puts a Stop to Traffic in Santa Barbara County

Racism cry rings hollow in NoozWeek’s Top 5, along with car wrecks in Summerland and Goleta, and a Palm Springs plane crash

Published on 10.23.2015 8:30 a.m.


Bill Macfadyen: Missing College Student’s Odyssey As Much a Mystery As an Adventure

Randy Quaid saga returns to NoozWeek’s Top 5, along with very isolated thunderstorms, persistent interest in the Los Olivos killings, and ants in my rants

Published on 10.16.2015 8:30 a.m.


Bill Macfadyen: Suspected Los Olivos Murder-Suicide Makes a Big Impact on a Small Town

Carrie Gelles’ fatal collision, Craig Buck’s bike crash, our closer look at Heidi Good Swiacki’s murder, and a Smart & Final play round out NoozWeek’s Top 5

Published on 10.09.2015 8:30 a.m.


Bill Macfadyen: Jim Drain’s Death Leaves a Hole, and Not Just in Carpinteria

Haggen lingering in NoozWeek’s Top 5, which closes book on Sojourner Café, wants to throw one at Genise Schu, and goes pug-eyed for a reunion

Published on 10.02.2015 10:15 a.m.


Bill Macfadyen: Readers Keep Coming Back to Discovery of Dead Body in Park

What else is in NoozWeek’s Top 5? A fatal bike wreck on Highway 154, Haggen calls it quits, sharks!, and a mystery woman mystery

Published on 09.25.2015 8:30 a.m.


Bill Macfadyen: Did Paula Lopez or a Tsunami Make the Biggest Wave of the Week?

After riding out a couple of reader surges, NoozWeek’s Top 5 shops a ‘gateway’ grocery proposal, rereads me, and makes some elevator rescues

Published on 09.18.2015 9:15 a.m.


Bill Macfadyen: With Paula Lopez, Noozhawk Readers Pick Up Where They Left Off

NoozWeek’s Top 5 has the exclusive on the progeny of a pair of prominent politicians, hits the center divider and goes before Santa Barbara’s Architectural Review Board

Published on 09.11.2015 8:30 a.m.


Bill Macfadyen: Public’s Interest Still Strong 2 Weeks After Crash That Killed Ismael ‘EZ’ Gil

NoozWeek’s Top 5 turns up another rollover with a surprise twist, scoops ICE, finally sees Dr. Julio Diaz convicted, and nets Salty Dog Seafood as catch of the day

Published on 09.04.2015 8:30 a.m.


Bill Macfadyen: In a Race Against Time, Noozhawk Is in the Right Place to Get a Big Picture

This NoozWeek Top 5 is a tough one, with 2 fatal crashes, a gut-shot woman, and felony charges in the case of a severely burned Santa Barbara boy

Published on 08.28.2015 8:30 a.m.


Bill Macfadyen: ‘Child-Annoying’ Case Puts Unwelcome Focus on ... Someone

NoozWeek’s Top 5 gnaws at a jealous bone, picks on Haggen again, goes back to the tracks, and mourns the death of Righetti High teacher Deanna Byrne

Published on 08.21.2015 8:30 a.m.


Bill Macfadyen: Another Fatal Motorcycle Crash Spurs Traffic While Stopping It

NoozWeek’s Top 5 trails a pre-Fiesta parade stabbing, finds a backcountry plane crash, follows a tow-truck tribute, and gets a surprise from the Santa Barbara City Council

Published on 08.14.2015 8:30 a.m.


Bill Macfadyen: Will Cute Cookie-Cutter Houses Take Bite Out of Workforce Housing Imbalance?

NoozWeek’s Top 5 talks illegal immigration, vicious murders, a Haggen discrimination lawsuit and sinkholes, but first meet Noozhawk Mutton Buster Diego ‘Dedo’ Alvarez

Published on 08.07.2015 8:30 a.m.


Bill Macfadyen: Will Santa Barbara Brake Out Ferrari, Maserati and Alfa Romeo?

NoozWeek’s Top 5 covers its bear tracks, rescues a dog, mixes use in Old Town Goleta, and sets the sheen for an enduring controversy

Published on 07.31.2015 9:40 a.m.


Bill Macfadyen: Different Week, Same Story for Fatal Motorcycle Crash on Highway 154

NoozWeek’s Top 5 investigates a fatal freeway fall, shuffles around the Santa Barbara Public Market, tracks another train death, and revisits the Sojourner Café

Published on 07.24.2015 9:45 a.m.


Bill Macfadyen: Readers Chase Details of High-Speed Motorcycle Wreck on San Marcos Pass

NoozWeek’s Top 5 includes a camper scamper, another fatal train collision, a 9 year old’s horrific murder, Lordside Gangsta, and a farewell to our Michelle Nelson

Published on 07.17.2015 9:00 a.m.


Bill Macfadyen: Dos Pueblos High School Robotics Call Has Students Kicking It Into High Gear

NoozWeek’s Top 5 raises the threat level with Russia, follows a fire and a fatal crash with a suspected DUI driver, and R.I.P. Debby Davison

Published on 07.10.2015 8:30 a.m.


Bill Macfadyen: Burton Mesa Brush Fire a Timely Reminder of Vulnerability

NoozWeek’s Top 5 includes a wedding ring, a fire truck, purse snatching and Taco Bell. Meanwhile, puppy brutality ‘punishment’: Judge for yourself.

Published on 07.03.2015 8:30 a.m.


Bill Macfadyen: Issue of Short-Term Vacation Rentals Shows No Sign of Moving Out

NoozWeek’s Top 5 includes 2 tragic fatal accidents, one scary close call, and the saga of Franceschi House

Published on 06.26.2015 8:30 a.m.


Bill Macfadyen: What Can I Say About What I’ve Already Said Before?

NoozWeek’s Top 5 also includes a city council that refuses to see the tree for the forest, a sea of turquoise, and a couple of car wrecks

Published on 06.19.2015 8:30 a.m.


Bill Macfadyen: Dead Man Hanging Not What You Expect to Find on the Trail

NoozWeek’s Top 5 takes turn for the worse with a head-on skateboard crash, a fatal wreck on Highway 154, heroin overdoses, and good old Dario Pini

Published on 06.12.2015 8:30 a.m.


Bill Macfadyen: Slippery Sea Lion’s Great Escape Lands with a Thud But Has a Happier Ending

NoozWeek’s Top 5 hangs out with the Shalhoobs, makes a Stand in the Sand, investigates a suspicious fire, and splashes through a soggy underpass

Published on 06.05.2015 8:30 a.m.


Bill Macfadyen: Taking a Stab at Mending a Broken Heart Probably Isn’t the Wisest Course

NoozWeek’s Top 5 cleans up after two more wrecks, goes riding for a fall, and rescues a trio of UCSB students channeling their inner tubes

Published on 05.29.2015 8:30 a.m.


Bill Macfadyen: Oil Spill Waters Run Deep, and That’s What We’re Afraid Of

Before filling up on a gas station design, NoozWeek’s Top 5 finds a dead body in a crashed car, tracks a gruesome apparent suicide and rescues a badly injured bicyclist

Published on 05.22.2015 8:30 a.m.


Bill Macfadyen: Latest Isla Vista Violence May Be Nothing More Than a Drug Feud

NoozWeek’s Top 5 gets the drop on an elderly alleged killer, checks into short-term vacation rentals, is rained on, and keeps Cody West story going

Published on 05.15.2015 8:30 a.m.


Bill Macfadyen: Noozhawk Readers Won’t Let Go of Cody West Story

NoozWeek’s Top 5 repeats myself, feasts on The Timbers and Arts & Letters Café, and drives off the road — but, first, offensive artwork!

Published on 05.08.2015 8:30 a.m.


Bill Macfadyen: ‘Bring Back Cody’ Search Ends in Heartbreak, Not Far from Where It Started

NoozWeek’s Top 5 puts out back-to-back fires in Montecito, including a fatal one; takes a viral video of a cop stop; and revisits Café del Sol and Sizzler

Published on 05.01.2015 8:30 a.m.


Bill Macfadyen: Noozhawk Readers Put Up a Bite on Aggressive Dog Story Comments

NoozWeek’s Top 5 orders an art deco pizza parlor, wrangles over Obamacare, helps a teacher look for a kidney donor and is back on a party bus — but first, a few words about Rob Kuznia

Published on 04.24.2015 8:45 a.m.


Bill Macfadyen: Shoppers to Get First Taste of Haggen Store Brand as Grocery Conversions Begin

NoozWeek’s Top 5 gets a lesson in geology, goes head over wheels in a mountain biking crash, parties with the Junior League, and is given the mold shoulder

Published on 04.17.2015 9:00 a.m.


Bill Macfadyen: Postal Service Puts Its Stamp on Further Mail Delivery Delays

NoozWeek’s Top 5 avoids a riot sequel in Isla Vista, opens an On the Alley in Goleta, shuts downs a medical clinic, and gets caught up in another freeway crash

Published on 04.10.2015 8:30 a.m.


Bill Macfadyen: Alleged DUI Driver Big Loser in Game of Demolition-Derby Pinball

NoozWeek’s Top 5 mourns for Carina Velazquez, chases a real hit-and-run, puts a smug sexual predator on ice, and reveals the secrets of hideaway bar hopping

Published on 04.03.2015 8:30 a.m.


Bill Macfadyen: Thanks to One Guy in Los Alamos, Everyone Else Has to Go Around

NoozWeek’s Top 5 catches up with an improving Grace Fisher, collides with David Crosby, escapes Ebola, and repeats after me

Published on 03.27.2015 8:30 a.m.


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