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Bill Macfadyen: Train Trestle Fatality a Split-Second Tragedy, and a Traffic Spike

NoozWeek’s Top 5 delivers a smashup mashup, a Montecito motorcycle crash, 2 Isla Vista cliff falls, and ‘Gatorboy’ — but it’s really all about us

Published on 10.17.2014 8:30 a.m.


Bill Macfadyen: 3 Friends Survive 101 Rollover, Then 1 Killed in 2nd Collision

2 dramatic shark attack rescues, a futile fugitive manhunt, power outages galore, and a Carpinteria Salt Marsh mystery round out NoozWeek’s Top 5

Published on 10.10.2014 8:30 a.m.


Bill Macfadyen: Feeling Powerless, Readers Plug In for Noozhawk’s Outage Updates

Kathy Lucatero’s untimely death, a UCSB professor’s arrest, a scooter vs. bicycle head-on crash and a bear attack round out NoozWeek’s Top 5

Published on 10.03.2014 8:30 a.m.


Bill Macfadyen: Readers Rush to Read Report of Apparent Drug Overdose at Harbor

NoozWeek’s Top 5 picks on a petting zoo, investigates a suspected serial molester, trades island fare for pizza, and, oh, yeah, that headline

Published on 09.26.2014 8:30 a.m.


Bill Macfadyen: Suicide Investigation Focuses on Dead Man’s Train of Thought

NoozWeek’s Top 5 also crashes coming and going, busts a suspected drug dealer, checks in on a new Goleta hotel and gets a taste of ‘air water’

Published on 09.19.2014 8:30 a.m.


Bill Macfadyen: Saturday Afternoon Head-On Crash Has a Deadly Impact on Highway 154

NoozWeek’s Top 5 includes two more collisions on Highway 101, a Russian billionaire’s mega-yacht sighting and a blind man’s lawsuit over Stearns Wharf

Published on 09.12.2014 8:30 a.m.


Bill Macfadyen: Noozhawk Readers Have Their Say on My Comments About Internet Trolls

NoozWeek’s Top 5 gives Patrick Becker a moving burial at sea, hits a traffic jam in the Diane Dimond lane, picks up after a scaffolding collapse, and finds 2 kayakers blowing in the wind

Published on 09.05.2014 9:30 a.m.


Bill Macfadyen: Deadly Wrong-Way Crash Brings Out the Worst in Internet Trolls

NoozWeek’s Top 5 finds a body after a 12-hour search, plumbs the depths of the Holzer family custody saga, repeats myself, and issues a BOLO for a highly contagious TB patient

Published on 08.29.2014 8:30 a.m.


Bill Macfadyen: What’s In Store at Trader Joe’s Was an Unfortunate Surprise

Middle-of-the-night chopper flight, ocean warming, a school sex abuse suit, and a UCSB professor’s First Amendment lesson round out NoozWeek’s Top 5

Published on 08.22.2014 9:00 a.m.


Bill Macfadyen: Mass Murder Sure Seems to be Hitting Closer to Home These Days

NoozWeek’s Top 5 tries to lift spirits with an affordable-housing lottery and Michael Jackson’s old Neverland Ranch, regresses to two gruesome collisions, and ends with a Street Fight

Published on 08.15.2014 8:30 a.m.


Bill Macfadyen: If a Car Crashes Into a Tree on the Mesa, We Hear About It

NoozWeek’s Top 5 goes on a rescue mission, remembers the Isla Vista mass murder victims, dances around the Elephant Bar, tracks an Amber alert, and wins the rodeo’s Mutton Bustin’ contest

Published on 08.08.2014 8:30 a.m.


Bill Macfadyen: Tino’s Deluxe Subs Get a New Lease on Life, and Noozhawk Readers Eat It Up

NoozWeek’s Top 5 follows a dog mauling, the Santa Barbara Arts and Crafts Show, Mission & State and a fatal head-on wreck, but hang on for mutton buster Lucia Smith

Published on 08.01.2014 8:30 a.m.


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.


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