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Crews Work to Uncover Ruptured Pipeline, Continue Cleanup of Refugio Oil Spill

The cause of the rupture is still unknown, with more than 6,000 gallons of oil removed so far and more than 800 people involved in the response effort

Published on 05.25.2015 9:20 p.m.


New Veterans Plaque Dedicated in Solvang Park Remembering Santa Ynez Valley’s Casualties

The monument bearing the names of 18 men rests at the base of the park's flagpole, serving as 'a reminder for generations to come'

Published on 05.25.2015 8:22 p.m.


Santa Barbara Police Say Meth, Pot Use on the Rise

Published on 05.25.2015 7:45 p.m.


Hundreds Mark Memorial Day with Ceremony at Santa Barbara Cemetery

The solemn commemoration honors the sacrifices of America's fallen soldiers and salutes the veterans and military families in attendance

Published on 05.25.2015 6:30 p.m.


With Feasibility Study Complete, Goleta Moving Forward with Civic Center/City Hall Project

Negotiations continue with the school district to relocate its bus yard, and the council votes to extend RNT Architects' contract to allow for further scaling down of plans

Published on 05.25.2015 5:27 p.m.


Woman Hurt in Fall From Horse in Hope Ranch

Published on 05.25.2015 3:05 p.m.


Volunteers Can Now Help With Refugio Oil-Spill Response

Training sessions scheduled for dealing with hazardous materials

Published on 05.25.2015 9:10 a.m.


SBCC Ready to Begin Construction on $15 Million West Campus Classroom Building

Coastal Commission signs off on project, which finishes off the last of $77 million in bonds from Measure V authorization

Published on 05.24.2015 11:55 p.m.


I Madonnari Festival Chalk Full of Color as Artists’ Creations Come to Life

Drawing on famous artwork and iconic scenes as inspiration, street painters get down and dirty at Santa Barbara Mission

Published on 05.24.2015 9:50 p.m.


Motorcyclist Suffers Major Injuries in Highway 154 Crash Near Rancho San Marcos Golf Course

Published on 05.24.2015 11:10 a.m.


Bakersfield Woman Dies in Highway 166 Crash East of Santa Maria

20-year-old driver ejected in rollover wreck after apparently losing control of car early Sunday near Rockfront Ranch

Published on 05.24.2015 9:15 a.m.


Santa Maria Woman Jailed on DUI, Hit-and-Run Charges After 2 Collisions

Published on 05.23.2015 11:05 p.m.


Isla Vista Lights Up As Community Remembers 6 UCSB Students Killed in 2014 Massacre

Hundreds join procession from Storke Plaza into the heart of I.V. for one-year anniversary vigil at People’s Park

Published on 05.23.2015 10:59 p.m.


With Santa Maria Elks Rodeo on Horizon, Judges Whittle Down Winning Whiskers at Beard-A-Reno Dinner

Continuing a 56-year tradition, contestants split hairs for best beard before 72nd annual rodeo rides into town Thursday

Published on 05.23.2015 9:06 p.m.


Santa Barbara County Firefighters Join Oil-Spill Cleanup — Again

Hand-crew team was among first to respond to pipeline break, then was delayed from further work by bureaucratic red tape and required training

Published on 05.23.2015 7:15 p.m.


Campaign Under Way to Restore Lompoc’s Valley Drive-In Theatre to Former Glory

Lompoc Valley resident launches effort to produce a sequel for long-closed venue at city’s northern entrance

Published on 05.23.2015 1:55 p.m.


3 UCSB Students Rescued in Ocean Off Goleta Beach

Trio in inflatable inner tubes were blown out to sea

Published on 05.22.2015 10:03 p.m.


As Effects on Wildlife Mount, Officials Can’t Say How Long Refugio Oil Spill Cleanup Will Take

An injured sea lion pup is among the animals rescued after an estimated 21,000 gallons of crude flow into the ocean from a ruptured pipeline

Published on 05.22.2015 10:00 p.m.


Five Men Sentenced to Life in Prison Without Parole for Torture-Murder of Anthony Ibarra

Judge rules on numerous motions during the hearing, during which family members of Ibarra speak out about 'the nightmare that will never end'

Published on 05.22.2015 9:30 p.m.


Arraignment Continued for Mom, Caregiver Charged with Killing ALS Patient

Published on 05.22.2015 6:55 p.m.


One Year Later, Lasting Grief and Renewed Resolve for Father of Victim of Isla Vista Rampage

Progress has been made with gun-safety legislation, law-enforcement policy and mental health care, but some say much work remains

Published on 05.22.2015 5:30 p.m.


Big-Rig Fire Backs Up Holiday Traffic on Highway 101

Published on 05.22.2015 5:23 p.m.


Santa Barbara Environmental Groups ‘Saddened and Disgusted’ by Refugio Oil Spill

Cleanup and wildlife rescue crews are still at work on the fourth day of response efforts

Published on 05.22.2015 3:00 p.m.


Despite Missing Documents, Lompoc Council Agrees to Enter Negotiations for Space Center Project

Published on 05.22.2015 2:22 p.m.


Airports, Law Enforcement Gear Up with Travel Over Memorial Day Weekend Expected to Hit 10-Year High

Published on 05.22.2015 12:45 p.m.


Santa Barbara Garage, Home Damaged by Fire Overnight

No injuries reported in blaze in 300 block of La Marina Drive

Published on 05.22.2015 7:41 a.m.


Pipeline Company Responsible for Refugio Oil Spill Has Spotty Safety Record, Data Show

Officials are investigating the rupture of a Plains All American pipeline that sent thousands of gallons of crude into the ocean off Santa Barbara County

Published on 05.21.2015 11:00 p.m.


Faced with Tragedy, Good Samaritans Stepped Up to Help During Isla Vista Rampage

A year after the deadly tragedy, the heroic bystanders, the first responders and the families of the victims reflect on the selfless acts amid the horror

Published on 05.21.2015 9:48 p.m.


Former Fugitive Sentenced to 41 Years in State Prison for Molestation of Five Girls

Published on 05.21.2015 8:00 p.m.


Goleta Declares Emergency Amid Concerns Refugio Oil Spill Could Reach City Beaches

Officials expand no-fishing ban from Gaviota to Coal Oil Point, and bring additional cleanup response crews and equipment to the site

Published on 05.21.2015 1:20 p.m.


How to Help During the Refugio Oil Spill Cleanup

Authorities are asking people to keep checking volunteer hotlines for opportunities to help, but stay away from the scene during the multi-agency response efforts

Published on 05.20.2015 10:19 p.m.


Marian Regional Medical Center Reflects on Its History in Celebrating 75th Anniversary

Several nuns from the religious order that founded the Santa Maria hospital attend the ceremony, which included recognition of employees with service awards

Published on 05.20.2015 9:15 p.m.


Transient Killed by Amtrak Train in Santa Barbara

Suicide suspected in fatality just west of Milpas Street railroad crossing, according to police

Published on 05.20.2015 12:56 p.m.


Governor Declares State of Emergency for Santa Barbara County

Officials say nine square miles of oil slicks are spread alongthe coast as clean-up effort intensifies

Published on 05.20.2015 12:07 p.m.


Injured Cyclist Airlifted to Santa Barbara Hospital

Published on 05.20.2015 11:37 a.m.


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