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Great-White Shark Sighting Reported Off Leadbetter Point

City of Santa Barbara posts warning signs at beaches and lifeguard towers

Published on 08.15.2012 11:50 a.m.


Sheriff’s, Probation Officials Hoping Jail Population Will Level Off

Effects of state realignment are still being felt in Santa Barbara County

Published on 08.15.2012 12:46 a.m.


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Council Remains Silent on Public Review of Patrol Car Recordings

City officials support a letter from Santa Barbara's mayor and police chief rejecting the county Grand Jury's call for access

Published on 08.14.2012 11:44 p.m.


Goleta Planning Commission Signs Off on Willow Springs II Development Agreement

The pact, which next goes to the City Council for approval, would require a longer rental period on the housing units

Published on 08.14.2012 9:37 p.m.


Accident Closes Highway 101 Lane in Santa Barbara

Slow lane is closed between Las Positas and La Cumbre roads after truck strikes an overpass, according to Caltrans

Published on 08.14.2012 5:33 p.m.


Firefighters Respond to Blaze at Former Michael Jackson Ranch

Fire involved a barbecue hood system that had not been properly maintained, according to Santa Barbara County fire officials

Published on 08.14.2012 3:11 p.m.


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Santa Barbara Man Accused of Assault, Attempted Rape

Police say the suspect had been a longtime friend of the victim

Published on 08.14.2012 11:21 a.m.


Dryer Blamed for Fire That Damaged Garage

Firefighters quickly knocked down the blaze in Mission Hills near Lompoc

Published on 08.14.2012 12:16 a.m.


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Mayor, Police Chief Say No to Recommendation for Video Disclosure

Santa Barbara County Grand Jury had urged department to give public access

Published on 08.13.2012 8:41 p.m.


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Martian Pinnacle Has Santa Barbara Connection

Mount Sharp, a target of Mars rover Curiosity, was named after the late Robert Phillip Sharp, a Caltech geologist who lived on the South Coast in retirement

Published on 08.13.2012 8:04 p.m.


Excessive Heat Warning in Place for Central Coast

National Weather Service says above-normal temperatures expected through the weekend

Published on 08.13.2012 7:48 p.m.


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Fire Crews Respond to Smoke in Santa Barbara Businesses

Air compressor catches fire in basement of Velo Pro Cyclery in 600 block of State Street

Published on 08.13.2012 5:58 p.m.


Santa Barbara County Housing Trust Fund Receives $600,000 Grant

Funding will help provide low-cost financing to sponsors of affordable community housing projects

Published on 08.13.2012 5:47 p.m.


Former Police Explorer Files Suit Claiming Officer Raped Her

Teen makes allegations against Santa Maria Officer Albert Covarrubias Jr., who was fatally shot by a colleague earlier this year

Published on 08.13.2012 2:17 p.m.


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Goleta Water Board Asked to OK Raise for General Manager

John McInnes has done an 'extraordinary job,' officials say, and deserves the proposed 1-percent merit increase

Published on 08.13.2012 2:05 p.m.


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Lars Bildsten Takes Over as Director of UCSB’s Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics

Following in the footsteps of Nobel laureate David Gross, physics professor charts a course into a future that includes a Higgs boson particle element

Published on 08.12.2012 10:29 p.m.


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Suspect Piles Up the Charges During 30-Minute Spree in Santa Maria

Wild afternoon includes alleged bank holdup, attempted carjackings, stolen police car and a major collision that injured four

Published on 08.12.2012 3:35 a.m.


Triple-Digit Temperatures Expected in Backcountry on Sunday

Slightly cooler weather is on the way Monday, after another weekend blast of heat on South Coast

Published on 08.11.2012 11:34 p.m.


Chase Bank Reportedly Robbed in Santa Maria

Published on 08.11.2012 5:54 p.m.


Open House Listings for Santa Barbara, Goleta, Montecito: Aug. 12, 2012

Coldwell Banker, Prudential and Sotheby's share Sunday open house listings

Published on 08.11.2012 3:56 p.m.


Local CHP Officer Facing DUI Charge

Michael Shane Mallory was taken into custody after crashing his vehicle in Arroyo Grande

Published on 08.10.2012 7:59 p.m.


Open House Listings: Aug. 11 & Aug. 12, 2012

Coldwell Banker, Prudential and Sotheby's weekend open house listings for Santa Barbara, Goleta, Montecito, Carpinteria and Santa Barbara County

Published on 08.10.2012 3:53 p.m.


Driver Facing Manslaughter Charge in Fatal Wreck

Mario Lopez Vasquez, 28, was arrested Thursday after accident that killed one person and injured six others

Published on 08.10.2012 2:59 p.m.


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Regional Leaders Talk Budgets at Legislative Summit in Goleta

Jobs and economic growth the focus of a discussion by local, state and federal office-holders at Goleta Valley Chamber of Commerce forum

Published on 08.10.2012 1:06 a.m.


Candidates Lining Up to Vie for Seats on Santa Barbara School Board

Local races continue to take shape for the November election

Published on 08.09.2012 10:26 p.m.


Highway 192 at Westmont Road Again Open for Traffic

Large sinkhole closed the Montecito roadway in late July

Published on 08.09.2012 1:54 p.m.


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Chick-fil-A Controversy Heats Up in Santa Barbara Over Restaurant Plan

City planning staff intervene after ABR members abstain from voting on landscaping changes because of apparent personal beliefs

Published on 08.09.2012 12:27 a.m.


Former Eastside Gang Member Turned Mentor Matt Sanchez Dies

The founder of the nonprofit All for One worked to help divert young people from gang life in Santa Barbara

Published on 08.08.2012 11:29 p.m.


Goleta Council Approves Library, Street Lighting Tax Rates

Members vote to raise the library parcel tax 2.7 percent; the per-parcel fee for street lighting will continue at its same rate

Published on 08.08.2012 11:14 p.m.


One Dead, Several Injured When Van Hits Tree on Rural Road

Initial reports indicate six people suffered moderate to major injuries in the crash on Foxen Canyon Road

Published on 08.08.2012 8:33 p.m.


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Former Editor Jerry Roberts Moving to Collect Money from News-Press Owner

His attorneys expect by the end of August to have most of the $1.1 million owed by Ampersand Publishing and its owner, Wendy McCaw

Published on 08.08.2012 6:34 p.m.


2 Suspects Arrested, 1 At Large in Attempted Vehicle Burglary

Santa Maria police officers detain a man and a girl trying to run from the area

Published on 08.08.2012 11:55 a.m.


Santa Maria Driver Arrested After Police Pursuit

Unlicensed man flees as officer tries to pull him over for a traffic violation

Published on 08.08.2012 11:41 a.m.


Santa Barbara Police Relocate Briefings to Combat Gang Intimidation of Residents

In monthly update to the City Council, Police Chief Cam Sanchez also calls Sunday's Fiesta bike ride 'an unmanageable mess'

Published on 08.07.2012 11:43 p.m.


Santa Maria Police Operations Return to Normal After Suspicious Item Removed

County bomb squad transported locked safe to a remote location to be destroyed, according to city spokesman

Published on 08.07.2012 5:25 p.m.


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