Monday, December 22 , 2014, 2:50 am | Fair 68.0º

Carpinteria Council on Board with Plans for Skate Park Near City Hall

After years of talk but with a long ride still ahead, city agrees to seriously pursue skateboard park for rippers, groms and newbies

Published on 12.21.2014 11:45 p.m.


Isla Vista Report Recommends Uniform Community Policing Practices, Restorative Court

To strengthen shared civic responsibilities among stakeholders, UC Santa Barbara trustee committee emphasizes success of policing, justice court, task force

Published on 12.21.2014 9:50 p.m.


Winds Pick Up Along South Coast, with 60 mph Gusts and Power Outages

Strong gusts sweep through region in advance of warming trend through midweek; wind advisory extended to Monday morning

Published on 12.21.2014 2:50 p.m.


Wind Advisory in Effect for Santa Barbara County’s South Coast Through Sunday Morning

Published on 12.20.2014 11:15 p.m.


Village Dirtbags Roll Out New Bicycles in Annual Giveaway for Vandenberg Air Force Base Youths

Delivering Christmas cheer, mountain biking enthusiasts mark ninth year of supporting military kids for the holidays

Published on 12.20.2014 11:00 p.m.


James Mosby to Fill Lompoc City Council Vacancy Created by Bob Lingl’s Election As Mayor

During special meeting Saturday, four-member council taps utilities commissioner from field of 12 applicants

Published on 12.20.2014 5:50 p.m.


Toppled Trailer Spills Hay Near Vandenberg Air Force Base Gate

Published on 12.20.2014 4:58 p.m.


Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Deputy Shot in Training Mishap

Published on 12.20.2014 4:41 p.m.


Waves of Young Surfers Join Lakey Peterson at Inaugural Leadbetter Beach Surf Competition

Popular local pro surfer partners with Surf Happens to help inspire kids to paddle out and follow in her wake

Published on 12.20.2014 12:56 p.m.


2 Seriously Injured in SUV Wreck at Carrillo Street Exit on Highway 101 in Santa Barbara

CHP says Cadillac Escalade slammed into trees and a wall after exiting freeway; one dog reportedly killed in the crash, another hurt

Published on 12.20.2014 9:51 a.m.


Santa Barbara County Police Agencies Prepare to Use Body-Worn Cameras

Local law enforcement looks to pilot models while others are still searching after President Barack Obama's recommendation to implement the devices

Published on 12.19.2014 11:00 p.m.


Highway 101 Ramp Closures Could Cause Headaches for Motorists

Delays shouldn’t affect holiday travelers, but little else is clear about the schedule

Published on 12.19.2014 10:33 p.m.


Ventura County Man Pleads Guilty in 2009 Murders of Faria Beach Couple and Unborn Child

Published on 12.19.2014 5:30 p.m.


State Street Motel Evacuated After Report of Suicidal Man

Published on 12.19.2014 4:34 p.m.


No Injuries in Vehicle Accident, Fire in Santa Barbara

Two-car crash occurred at about 3:30 p.m. on Sycamore Canyon Road

Published on 12.19.2014 3:52 p.m.


Wrongful Death Lawsuit Settled with Host Mom for Santa Barbara’s Education First International

Published on 12.18.2014 5:46 p.m.


3 Men Arrested in Old Town Goleta Stabbing Case

Published on 12.18.2014 5:28 p.m.


Flooded Fire Station Forces Crew in Santa Maria to Evacuate During Repairs

Last week's rainfall fills the living quarters with several inches of water, causing damage to drywall, baseboards and cabinets

Published on 12.18.2014 5:15 p.m.


Helene Schneider Snubbed for SBCAG Board Chair Seat

Decision is prompted by her vocal opposition to aspects of Highway 101 widening plan

Published on 12.18.2014 11:42 a.m.


Trash Truck Overturns On Highway 217 Near UCSB

Published on 12.18.2014 8:19 a.m.


State Lands Commission Allows Venoco’s Goleta Oil Project to Move Forward

But the future of the company's nearby Ellwood processing facility remains in limbo after a City Council vote just a day earlier

Published on 12.17.2014 9:30 p.m.


Schneider Cuts Ties with Chamber of Commerce for Santa Barbara’s State of the City Breakfast

Published on 12.17.2014 8:43 p.m.


Santa Maria Police Department Undergoes ‘Complete Overhaul’ in Complying with Recommended Reforms

Published on 12.17.2014 6:03 p.m.


Longtime Police Officer Chris Nartatez Reflects on North County Career

The sergeant rose through the ranks to chief of the Guadalupe Police Department before joining the force in Santa Maria

Published on 12.17.2014 5:03 p.m.


Former Santa Barbara Doctor Julio Diaz Withdraws Guilty Plea; Case Will Go to Trial

A judge decides Diaz hadn't been properly advised by his attorney when he pleaded guilty to overprescribing charges stemming from 11 patient deaths

Published on 12.17.2014 4:35 p.m.


Thunder, Lightning But Not Much Rain From Latest Storm

Published on 12.17.2014 8:32 a.m.


Goleta Council Sets ‘Termination’ Hearing for Venoco Facility After Adopting Ordinance

The ordinance would establish new procedures for the city to end legal nonconforming uses, and could force the closure of the Ellwood oil and gas plant

Published on 12.16.2014 11:44 p.m.


Etta Waterfield Joins Santa Maria Council as Jack Boysen Begins Second Term

Mayor Alice Patino proclaims Willie Green Day in honor of the departing councilman, who lost his election bid after being appointed to the seat in 2013

Published on 12.16.2014 10:40 p.m.


As Drought Persists, Santa Barbara Council Talks Development Restrictions

Published on 12.16.2014 6:30 p.m.


Los Padres’ Goleta Office Closed After Flooding

Published on 12.16.2014 5:37 p.m.


Search for New Santa Barbara City Administrator Narrows to Five Candidates

Published on 12.16.2014 4:00 p.m.


More Rain Expected Through Wednesday in Santa Barbara

Most areas expected to receive between half an inch and an inch of rain

Published on 12.16.2014 10:27 a.m.


Santa Maria Police Department Adds 10 New Officers

Diverse class includes recruits with strong families ties to law enforcement

Published on 12.15.2014 9:20 p.m.


Isla Vista Community Considers Self-Governance Options

Assemblyman Das Williams introduces bill that could create a community services district following recommendation of UCSB trustee committee report

Published on 12.15.2014 7:07 p.m.


Santa Barbara Bar’s Liquor License Briefly Suspended

Published on 12.15.2014 5:51 p.m.


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