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District Elections: Riviera, Mesa Have Held Largest Political Power Base in Past Votes

Focus on neighborhoods comes into play as Santa Barbara makes the switch to district elections for City Council seats

Published on 03.31.2015 10:00 p.m.


Recruits for Santa Barbara County Fire Department Get Hands-On Training

An old motel in Buellton is used for an academy class teaching vertical ventilation tactics

Published on 03.31.2015 9:18 p.m.


Carpinteria Man May Face Multiple Felony DUI Charges

Timothy Joseph Siemann allegedly was involved in a series of hit-and-runs before crashing on Highway 154

Published on 03.31.2015 8:39 p.m.


Suspects in Carpinteria Bank Robbery in Custody

Published on 03.31.2015 1:39 p.m.


Gusty Winds Expected for Santa Barbara County

Published on 03.31.2015 10:05 a.m.


Santa Barbara City Council Adopts District Elections Map

Three of the six district council seats will be on November's ballot as required by the lawsuit settlement agreement

Published on 03.30.2015 10:30 p.m.


Mishap Sparked By Permitted Burn Leads County Fire to Change Procedures

After a small blaze in the Goleta foothills is blamed on a communication breakdown, officials vow 'it won't happen again'

Published on 03.30.2015 9:45 p.m.


Santa Maria Police Trying to Track Down Owner of Runaway Turtle

An officer rescues the slow-moving reptile from an alley off East Donovan Road

Published on 03.30.2015 9:20 p.m.


Juror Replaced, Deliberations Start Over in Santa Maria Murder Torture-Murder Trial

Published on 03.30.2015 9:00 p.m.


Memorial Service Set for Santa Ynez Teen Struck and Killed By Vehicle

The family of Carina Velazquez requests casual attire for Friday's gathering in celebration of the 15-year-old's 'relaxed approach to life'

Published on 03.30.2015 7:10 p.m.


Court-Martial Set at Vandenberg for Driver in Fatal Crash

Published on 03.30.2015 5:57 p.m.


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 Velazquez

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.


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