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Bill Macfadyen: Setting the Record Straight About Mission & State

NoozWeek’s Top 5 takes a back seat but includes a gang injunction ruling, Kenon Neal, sheriff’s intrigue, a suspected drug lab explosion, and Allergan layoffs

Published on 07.25.2014 9:00 a.m.

 

Bill Macfadyen: Body at a Bus Stop Gets Our Attention

Deadly VAFB crash, UCSB health insurance, Nick Johnson’s cause of death, and a missing boater at Lake Cachuma round out NoozWeek’s Top 5

Published on 07.18.2014 12:20 p.m.

 

Bill Macfadyen: Man’s Explosive Threats Give Montecito a House Warning

Suspected arson at UCSB lights up NoozWeek’s Top 5, along with John Bennett’s restaurant growth spurt, Huguette Clark’s dolls, and the Fourth of July

Published on 07.11.2014 12:00 p.m.

 

Bill Macfadyen: NoozWeek’s Top 5 Takes a Crash Course, But Clunks the Road Test

2 motorcycle wrecks, 2 broken legs, then there’s a damaged building, a brush fire west of UC Santa Barbara and a woman-on-woman attempted murder

Published on 07.04.2014 1:20 p.m.

 

Bill Macfadyen: Say What You Will about Syphilis, But It’s Powerful Link Bait on the Internet

NoozWeek’s Top 5 gets into the Summer Solstice spirit, nabs an alleged child molester, finds fault in a head-on collision with a fire truck, then crash lands at the airport

Published on 06.27.2014 3:00 p.m.

 

Bill Macfadyen: ATV Crash That Killed Holly Brooks Still Drawing Reader Response

NoozWeek’s Top 5 resurrects Huguette Clark, discovers a decomposing body, checks out The Hideaways and gets serious about water conservation

Published on 06.20.2014 12:00 p.m.

 

Bill Macfadyen: Horse Hauler’s Activity Spurs Lawsuit Over Deadly, Devastating Trailer Crash

Janene Scully gives Noozhawk a significant presence in the North County; NoozWeek’s Top 5 also includes sharks, Apple, kayaks and a Favorite of Bill’s, Los Agaves

Published on 06.13.2014 12:00 p.m.

 

Bill Macfadyen: USS Ronald Reagan Appears to Take Evasive Action in Stealth Visit

What else is in NoozWeek’s Top 5? Fire truck withstands car crash, getting mad at Diane Dimond, Noleta injury collision, and another Isla Vista bluffs fall

Published on 06.06.2014 12:00 p.m.

 

Bill Macfadyen: Mass Murder in Isla Vista, and the Stories Behind the Story

Except for an apparent hoax, NoozWeek’s Top 5 is all a killing zone this time

Published on 05.30.2014 2:00 p.m.

 

Bill Macfadyen: Tail End of Whale’s Entanglement Has Happy Ending off Goleta Coast

NoozWeek’s Top 5 includes an East Camino Cielo wreck, a Smart & Final Extra!, drought response rules and a mysterious ‘gunshot.’ And do you know about Mission & State?

Published on 05.23.2014 12:00 p.m.

 

Bill Macfadyen: Noozhawk Welcomes Mission & State, Plans Sharper Focus on Local News

Published on 05.21.2014 10:50 a.m.

 

Bill Macfadyen: Who Am I Kidding? Daughter’s Graduation Is My Biggest News

NoozWeek’s Top 5 has a Lompoc wildfire, killer orcas, my column, a downed crossing guard and a plastic-bag ban

Published on 05.16.2014 12:00 p.m.

 

Bill Macfadyen: Another UCSB Student Found Dead on Beach Below Isla Vista

NoozWeek’s Top 5 follows an attack on Thayer White at UC Berkeley, an alleged DUI crash of a prominent pastor, an alleged creeper in the AYSO ranks, and Goleta’s House of Horrors

Published on 05.09.2014 12:15 p.m.

 

Bill Macfadyen: Blistering Heat, Blustery Winds and Towering Smoke Always Get Our Attention

A body on State Street, the surrender of a hit-and-run suspect, alleged embezzlement and a possibly distracted driver upend NoozWeek’s Top 5

Published on 05.02.2014 12:30 p.m.

 

Bill Macfadyen: Deadly Crash Forges Link Between 2 Communities as Past Ties Paint Fuller Picture

NoozWeek's Top 5 also goes for a ride-share, tracks a second rollover, finds a stolen bike that wasn't stolen, and votes on a gang injunction

Published on 04.25.2014 12:00 p.m.

 

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.

 

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