Monday, March 30 , 2015, 9:12 am | Fog/Mist 58.0º

11 Things You Need to Know About Santa Barbara’s City Council District Elections

After lengthy deliberations over how to divide city, council to pick final map Monday as required by settlement of California Voting Rights Act lawsuit

Published on 03.29.2015 9:16 p.m.


San Miguel Island May Reopen in Fall After Old Military Ordnance Removed from Trails, High-Use Areas

Published on 03.29.2015 8:15 p.m.


Off-Duty Sheriff’s Deputy Foils Would-Be Carjacker at Santa Maria Restaurant

Published on 03.29.2015 6:17 p.m.


Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital in Raze to the Finish of Rebuilding Project for Seismic Safety

Massive demolition enters final phase as six-story central wing torn down to make way for larger emergency room, new Pediatric and Neonatal intensive care units

Published on 03.28.2015 11:05 p.m.


Santa Ynez Jazz Band Holding Sunday Fundraiser for Family of Crash Victim Carina Velasquez

Published on 03.28.2015 10:17 p.m.


Suspected Hit-and-Run Driver Injured in Highway 154 Rollover Crash

Major injuries reported in series of collisions that began earlier in the evening on Santa Barbara’s Lower Eastside

Published on 03.28.2015 7:05 p.m.


Lompoc’s Creative Crossings Competition Issues Call for Artists to Create New Street Scenes

April 15 deadline for entries to transform simple crosswalks into unexpected paths for pedestrians at Old Town Lompoc intersection

Published on 03.28.2015 12:08 p.m.


Teen Driver Sentenced After Pleading Guilty in Fatal Speed-Racing Crash in Santa Maria

Boy admits to charges under a special program for juveniles and must perform community service warning others against reckless driving

Published on 03.27.2015 7:30 p.m.


Jury in Child-Rape Case Takes Just 18 Minutes to Reach Guilty Verdict

Santos Javier Guevara Oliva faces life in prison without parole, making it the first non-murder case in county history to receive such a sentence

Published on 03.27.2015 7:00 p.m.


Woman Airlifted to Santa Barbara with Stab Wounds

Published on 03.27.2015 4:46 p.m.


Girl Fatally Injured in Accident Near Santa Ynez High

Carina Velazquez, 15, was struck by vehicle while crossing Highway 246 near Refugio Road

Published on 03.27.2015 9:09 a.m.


Vandenberg Reports 2nd Successful Minuteman Launch

Published on 03.27.2015 8:11 a.m.


Law Enforcement Gearing Up for ‘Deltopia’ Street Party in Isla Vista

The unsanctioned event, set for Easter weekend, is expected to draw thousands of revelers to the community near UC Santa Barbara

Published on 03.26.2015 8:30 p.m.


A Year Later, Santa Maria Gang Prevention Documentary Racks Up Thousands of Viewings

Life Facing Bars screened this month at the San Luis Obispo International Film Festival and is requested routinely by prosecutors and professors nationwide

Published on 03.26.2015 6:11 p.m.


Partnership Hosts Community Workshops on Developing Food Action Plan

Local leaders and residents from a range of professions participate in three outreach meetings in Santa Barbara County

Published on 03.26.2015 5:15 p.m.


Board Discusses Santa Barbara County’s $84 Million Maintenance Backlog

Published on 03.26.2015 4:47 p.m.


Air Force Reservist with Santa Maria Roots Searching for Girl He Saved in Hurricane Katrina

Mike Maroney, captured in an iconic photo with the youngster during the rescue 10 years ago, posts a video to YouTube that goes viral

Published on 03.25.2015 9:30 p.m.


Montecito Water District Board Approves Rate Surcharge, Boosts Rationing By 26%

Published on 03.25.2015 8:45 p.m.


Highway 101 Access Ramps in Fairview Avenue Area of Goleta Will Close Next Week

The northbound on-ramp and southbound off-ramp are expected to be closed until January 2016 for a drainage construction project

Published on 03.25.2015 7:49 p.m.


Lompoc Empty Bowls Serves Hundreds to Help Feed Hungry

Fundraiser for the Foodbank of Santa Barbara County raises both money and awareness

Published on 03.25.2015 7:26 p.m.


Santa Barbara Mayor, Chamber President Reflect on Modified State of City Breakfast

Published on 03.25.2015 7:03 p.m.


Another Minuteman III Missile Test Set from Vandenberg

Published on 03.25.2015 6:00 p.m.


Santa Barbara County Planning Commission Talks Threshold for Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Published on 03.25.2015 5:10 p.m.


Southern California Edison Gives Update on Outages, Santa Barbara Infrastructure Projects

Published on 03.25.2015 4:43 p.m.


Santa Barbara Sets Heat Record; More High Marks May Be On the Way

Friday expected to be the hottest day as high-pressure system moves over the region

Published on 03.25.2015 2:44 p.m.


Expansion Moves Forward for Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History

The City Council rejects — with conditions — a neighbor's appeal of the planned improvement project, including an exterior PA system

Published on 03.25.2015 12:38 p.m.


Guadalupe Council Declines to Take Stand On Oil Train Project in San Luis Obispo County

Published on 03.25.2015 12:00 p.m.


Santa Barbara Council Begins Review of District Election Maps But Delays Decision

The City Council must adopt a final map when it meets next Monday in order to meet a deadline imposed by the lawsuit settlement agreement

Published on 03.24.2015 11:00 p.m.


Board of Supervisors Weighs In on Vaccine Exemptions, Physician-Assisted Suicide

Published on 03.24.2015 8:18 p.m.


Vegetation Fire in Goleta Foothills Sparked by Permitted Burn

Blaze in North Patterson area chars 1.5 acres before being contained; no structures threatened

Published on 03.24.2015 7:24 p.m.


El Encanto Hotel Agrees to Parking Management Program to Ease Neighbors’ Concerns

A lack of on-site parking has forced employees to find parking on nearby streets

Published on 03.24.2015 6:30 p.m.


Montecito Association Committee Rebuffs Neighbors’ Request for Casa Dorinda EIR

Concerns are raised about the impacts of the proposed expansion of the senior community on Hot Springs Road

Published on 03.24.2015 6:00 p.m.


County Supervisors to Hear Miramar Appeals in April

Published on 03.24.2015 5:38 p.m.


Kayaker Reported in Distress at Goleta Beach

Published on 03.24.2015 2:14 p.m.


Jury Begins Deliberating in Santa Maria Torture-Murder Trial

After more than 10 weeks of testimony, jurors now will decide verdicts against the six men charged in the 2013 death of Anthony Ibarra

Published on 03.24.2015 11:30 a.m.


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