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Bill Macfadyen: Shell Shocks Solvang, But Explosive Situation Is Safely Resolved

Beneath a ‘blood moon,’ NoozWeek’s Top 5 runs off a road, finds a long-lost wedding ring and opens a public market, but it’s Noozhawk’s Tom Bolton who’s No. 1 in our book

Published on 04.18.2014 12:25 p.m.


Bill Macfadyen: Deltopia Mob Scene Drives a Tsunami of Traffic Noozhawk’s Way

After a night of rioting, NoozWeek’s Top 5 opens up to add a futile search, two Nick Johnson stories, a boatload of infection, and the aftermath of an abortion protest

Published on 04.11.2014 12:00 p.m.


Bill Macfadyen: Fateful Walk on Railroad Tracks Ends in Death for Santa Barbara Man

Horses are casualties in NoozWeek's Top 5 while we follow the death of Nick Johnson, rain and a joyous baptism gone terribly wrong

Published on 04.04.2014 12:00 p.m.


Bill Macfadyen: Doesn’t Make It Any Easier, But Nick Johnson Died Doing What He Loved

NoozWeek’s Top 5 also includes Joe Biden’s dollar signs, a UCSB professor’s unflattering picture, a teen’s rape and a mysterious ice-pick stabbing

Published on 03.28.2014 1:50 p.m.


Bill Macfadyen: It Was Supposed to Be Fun, But Couple’s Hike to Tangerine Falls Goes All Wrong

Supervisor Peter Adam, The Bachelorette, a suspected hit-and-'walk’ and a record real estate deal round out NoozWeek’s Top 5

Published on 03.21.2014 12:45 p.m.


Bill Macfadyen: Isla Vista Mob Scene Follows Stabbing, Arrests of 3 Men

NoozWeek’s Top 5 rounds out with a strawberry upside-down wreck, Rep. Lois Capps and lawlessness, a fatal DUI sentencing, and a Hawaii murder fugitive

Published on 03.14.2014 12:39 p.m.


Bill Macfadyen: Waves of Storm Leave Mark on Santa Barbara County, but Rain ... Not So Much

NoozWeek's Top 5 goes heavy on weather but includes drought conditions, road rage, a hit-and-run bicycle collision, and Uggs

Published on 03.07.2014 2:34 p.m.


Bill Macfadyen: Fatal Head-On Collision on Highway 154 Accompanies Year’s First Big Rain

NoozWeek’s Top 5 has rapists on the loose in Isla Vista, a Kurt Russell-Kate Hudson wine pairing, human trafficking locally and a follow-up on a pedestrian’s death

Published on 02.28.2014 12:00 p.m.


Bill Macfadyen: About Last Night ...

Published on 02.25.2014 12:20 a.m.


Bill Macfadyen: Daily Grind Employees Take Baby Steps to Help Their Late Co-Worker

NoozWeek’s Top 5 comes upon another wrong-way crash, averts a harrowing bus wreck, ignites a fire feud with Edison, and rescues 6 stranded Chinese students

Published on 02.21.2014 12:00 p.m.


Bill Macfadyen: Hands-On Suspect Thwarted in Teen’s Attempted Kidnapping

NoozWeek’s Top 5 averts a jump, schools Mark Shields and Chris Christie, gets water wise and, oh, candida. Also, want to hear Muhammad Yunus speak?

Published on 02.14.2014 12:17 p.m.


Bill Macfadyen: Disaster But Not Death in DUI Suspect’s Wrong-Way Freeway Drive

NoozWeek’s Top 5 chases a downtown gang stabbing, delivers a verdict on Darryl Genis, sends a DUI driver off to prison, and catches up with Ellen and Jim Atwood

Published on 02.07.2014 12:00 p.m.


Bill Macfadyen: Highway 1 Commute Takes Deadly Turn with Head-On Collision

NoozWeek’ Top 5 stalks the aisle with The Bachelor, tees up for Mallory Dies, falls for a cat and puts a new restaurant on the menu

Published on 01.31.2014 12:00 p.m.


Bill Macfadyen: Shoplifting Incident Leads to Trio’s Arrest in Alleged Rape of UCSB Student

Two fatal rollover wrecks crash NoozWeek’s Top 5, along with Santa Barbara County’s drought emergency and a heroin bust

Published on 01.24.2014 12:00 p.m.


Bill Macfadyen: Small-Plane Crash Spurs Big Traffic with Search for Missing Pilot

NoozWeek's Top 5 squeezes in some laughs, bails out a jailbird, reports on the flu taking a deadly shot, and wraps up with child porn and ex-Dr. Julio Diaz

Published on 01.17.2014 12:00 p.m.


Bill Macfadyen: Macho Man Wins Fight with Puppy, Senior Citizen But Loses to Police

NoozWeek's Top 5 finds a decomposing body and more Obamacare aggravation, runs into a motorcycle wreck, and for sub sandwich king Tino Ziliotto ... arrivederci

Published on 01.10.2014 12:50 p.m.


Bill Macfadyen: In Santa Barbara and in Texas, Harold Simmons Gave as Good as He Got

NoozWeek's Top 5 follows another pedestrian fatality and a spectacular — and mysterious — Porsche wreck, explores a dry Lake Cachuma, then counts to 13

Published on 01.03.2014 12:00 p.m.


Bill Macfadyen: Second Murder Charge Filed This Month in a Suspected DUI Fatality

NoozWeek's Top 5 enlists in a don't-drink-and-drive campaign in honor of Mallory Dies, gets stuck in Highway 101's 'Montecito crawl,' confronts a suspected sex abuse case, and hears from Sonos

Published on 12.27.2013 12:00 p.m.


Bill Macfadyen: Mallory Rae Dies’ Family, Friends Take a Break to Celebrate Her Life

NoozWeek's Top 5 hears sharp words from victim's dad, plugs into The Motley Fool and electric vehicles, and keeps its distance from alleged prostitutes and a suspected drug dealer

Published on 12.20.2013 12:00 p.m.


Bill Macfadyen: Community’s Embrace of Mallory Dies a Heartfelt Outpouring of Compassion

As DUI suspect Raymond Morura awaits hearing, NoozWeek's Top 5 also watches Dumb and Dumber and hunts a mountain lion

Published on 12.13.2013 12:00 p.m.


Bill Macfadyen: Locally, Paul Walker Known for Good Deeds, Not Need for Speed

Police shooting, a strange attempted murder and suicide, UCSB's meningitis outbreak and a bridge fall round out NoozWeek's Top 5, but first: Want a job?

Published on 12.06.2013 12:26 p.m.


Bill Macfadyen: Sheriff’s Department Sexting Scandal Is One Hot Topic

NoozWeek's Top 5 makes a pitch for meningitis survivor Aaron Loy, follows a bicyclist hit on Highway 101 and a three-car wreck, then déjà views last week's column

Published on 11.29.2013 12:00 p.m.


Bill Macfadyen: Laid-Off Raytheon Employees’ Misfortune Gets Noticed on Noozhawk

NoozWeek Top 5 includes a meningococcal disease outbreak, a Funk Zone site, gangs and home prices, but first a salute to Goleta Teen of the Year Maddy Matthys

Published on 11.22.2013 12:00 p.m.


Bill Macfadyen: A Tragic Crash in Goleta Raises Questions about Worrisome Intersection

NoozWeek's Top 5 is a grim report, chock-full of death and destruction, but it ends in the peacefull place of a Sacred Space in Summerland

Published on 11.15.2013 12:51 p.m.


Bill Macfadyen: Isla Vista Was No Sleepy Hollow, but Halloween Not So Scary This Year

NoozWeek's Top 5 heralds White, Hart and Hotchkiss; plays in the street; resurrects old material; and catches Dumb and Dumber

Published on 11.08.2013 12:52 p.m.


Bill Macfadyen: Another UCSB Student Death in Isla Vista Draws a Crowd of Readers

Open-and-shut restaurant, a stabbing, a frightful school bus ride, and the death of educator Mike Caston round out NoozWeek's Top 5

Published on 11.01.2013 12:00 p.m.


Bill Macfadyen: Noozhawk Story Comments to Change Platforms Monday

Published on 10.27.2013 7:55 p.m.


Bill Macfadyen: Big-Rig Doesn’t Budge in Collision with Sedan, but Woman Survives

NoozWeek's Top 5 also finds faith in a car-surfing death, tracks Chumash annexation intrigue, picks up a rollover crash and dissects an 18-foot 'sea serpent'

Published on 10.25.2013 12:30 p.m.


Bill Macfadyen: Noozhawk’s Expanding Reader Commenting Options with Disqus

Beginning Oct. 28, story discussions will be accessible through socia-media programs; Noozhawk-specific site registration will no longer be required

Published on 10.22.2013 9:36 a.m.


Bill Macfadyen: Coroner Checks Out Body Found in Bathtub at Motel

NoozWeek's Top 5 attends firefighter Allen Escobar's funeral, investigates a suspected DUI injury and a kooky shooting, and sends a child molester to prison for 145 years

Published on 10.18.2013 12:00 p.m.


Bill Macfadyen: ‘Grand Theft Auto V’ Hits the Streets of Santa Barbara

Burglary suspect takes a shot at freedom, while NoozWeek's Top 5 hunts 4 stabbing suspects, confronts the Obamacare reality, and tracks a train collision survivor

Published on 10.11.2013 12:00 p.m.


Bill Macfadyen: Noozhawk Readers Take Our Isla Vista Fall Story to the Top Spot

NoozWeek's Top 5 makes a surprise landing, reports a firefighter's death, holds on to a holdup and gets some help from the Discovery Channel. Oh, and the LIONs roar

Published on 10.04.2013 5:25 p.m.


Bill Macfadyen: Middle-of-the-Night Missile Launch Hits Sky-High Traffic Target

NoozWeek's Top 5 also writes up a bathhouse haircut shower scene, a couple of car wrecks, and the saga of Huguette Clark

Published on 09.27.2013 12:00 p.m.


Bill Macfadyen: Can You Spare a Few Minutes to Take Noozhawk’s Readership Survey?

Published on 09.23.2013 12:00 a.m.


Bill Macfadyen: Fatal and Freak Goleta Industrial Accident Pushes Reader Traffic

Notorious Dario Pini makes another appearance in NoozWeek's Top 5, along with Katy Perry's brother, Book Ends Café and Ty Warner. Plus: Go Dodgers!

Published on 09.20.2013 12:00 p.m.


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