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Western Goleta Residents Meet with Power Company Over Ellwood Plant’s Noise, Emissions Concerns

The Hideaway residential development was built near the plant, which company officials say will be getting refurbished and new battery storage to cut down on operations

Published on 07.27.2015 7:21 p.m.


Family Mourns Death of 7-Year-Old Gwendolyn Strong

Her parents started a foundation in her name to fund research for a cure for spinal muscular atrophy

Published on 07.27.2015 7:02 p.m.


Santa Barbara’s Cabrillo Bridge Replacement Project May Continue Into 2017

City planners expect major work to be completed by the end of 2016 but utility work could continue longer and keep impacting traffic near Stearns Wharf

Published on 07.27.2015 4:14 p.m.


Wardens Monitor Bear As It Leaves Lompoc Neighborhood On Its Own

Department of Fish and Wildlife officials keep an eye on the black bear sighted in the La Purisima Highlands area as it wanders into a wooded area

Published on 07.27.2015 2:41 p.m.


Santa Barbara Creates Real-Time Downtown Parking Availability App On City Website

Published on 07.27.2015 2:00 p.m.


Deputies Searching for Armed-Robbery Suspect in Isla Vista

Published on 07.27.2015 1:38 p.m.


Black Bear Spotted Wandering Around Lompoc Neighborhood

California Fish & Wildlife warden responding to La Purisima Highlands after sighting

Published on 07.26.2015 7:58 p.m.


Firefighters Come to Rescue of Severely Dehydrated Dog on Trail Near Gaviota

Luna, a 105-pound German shepherd, and her owner have Santa Barbara County crew from Station 18 to thank

Published on 07.26.2015 6:52 p.m.


Vegetation Fire Chars 8 Acres along Highway 101 at Gaviota

Blaze burning in brush on ocean side of highway; no structures threatened

Published on 07.26.2015 6:18 p.m.


Santa Barbara Dunkin’ Donuts to Open at Taco Bell Site on Upper State Street

Coffee-and-doughnuts chain battles some Architectural Board of Review resistance over plan to alter mission-style, curved architecture

Published on 07.26.2015 3:00 p.m.


Vehicle Fire Sparks Small Blaze Along Highway 154 Near San Marcos Pass Summit

Flames spread to nearby grass and light brush but are quickly contained; no injuries reported

Published on 07.26.2015 2:36 p.m.


Another Round of Hot Weather Headed for Santa Barbara County

Published on 07.26.2015 1:39 p.m.


2015 Fiesta Flower Girls, Las Senoritas Provide a Colorful Picture of Old Spanish Days

Over 140 members of the Class of 2015 are ready to serve as official greeters for Fiesta, Aug. 5-9

Published on 07.25.2015 11:20 p.m.


Drive Under Way to Get Greyhound Bus Station a New Home in Santa Maria

8-year-old girl asks City Council to find new site after burglar linked to bus broke into her family's house near the current station

Published on 07.25.2015 6:36 p.m.


Santa Maria Man Facing Attempted-Murder, Sexual-Assault Charges in Back-to-Back Break-Ins

Published on 07.25.2015 5:12 p.m.


Santa Barbara Spurns Effort to Modify Property Sale Zoning Information Reports

City Council votes to keep real estate transaction-related reports mandatory, despite calls from agents and county Grand Jury to make them voluntary

Published on 07.25.2015 4:57 p.m.


4th Suspect Arrested in Gang-Related Fatal Stabbing in Lompoc

Published on 07.25.2015 1:53 p.m.


Not So Fast, Santa Barbara Tells Ferrari, Maserati and Alfa Romeo — Or So Large

Size and appearance of proposed two-story dealership on Hitchcock Way runs into opposition from nearby residents, city’s Architectural Board of Review

Published on 07.25.2015 12:08 p.m.


Annual Dog Shows Fill Lompoc With Pampered Pooches

All-breed events set for Saturday, Sunday at Ryon Park after two days of specialty competitions

Published on 07.24.2015 7:33 p.m.


Santa Barbara County Contending With Bluff Erosion in Isla Vista

Property owners have applied for permits to modify buildings that end up close to the edge after soil drops away due to cliffside erosion

Published on 07.24.2015 7:01 p.m.


Santa Barbara County Courthouse Tower Now Open To People With Disabilities

Elevator now reaches the top; stairs were only way to reach the observation deck prior to Friday

Published on 07.24.2015 1:58 p.m.


Fifth Arrest Made in Guadalupe Murder Case

Published on 07.24.2015 11:40 a.m.


Santa Barbara Bike Plan Hits Rough Patch With Council Members, Residents

Bicyclists praise the ideas while Westside residents object to proposal to convert some roads into one-way streets with bicycle lanes

Published on 07.23.2015 7:20 p.m.


Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Deputies Assigned to Protect Judge Brian Hill

Published on 07.23.2015 6:59 p.m.


Santa Maria Takes Creative Approach To Water Conservation

City expands well use, educates customers about leaks, and reduces outdoor irrigation during the drought, cutting back on water use by 18 percent

Published on 07.23.2015 5:53 p.m.


Girl Airlifted to Santa Barbara Hospital After Crash Near VAFB

Published on 07.23.2015 5:41 p.m.


University of California System Raising Employee Minimum Wage to $15 Per Hour By 2017

Published on 07.23.2015 1:30 p.m.


Bicyclist, Pedestrian Injured in Goleta Beach Bike Path Collision

Published on 07.23.2015 12:46 p.m.


Pedestrian Seriously Injured in Santa Maria Accident

Published on 07.23.2015 8:07 a.m.


Santa Maria Police Investigating Late-Night Shooting

Published on 07.23.2015 7:50 a.m.


Ocean Swimmer Used Her Fins to Fight Off Attack by Seal or Sea Lion Near Leadbetter Beach

Maryejo Del Meijer recounts a harrowing tale of her offshore encounter, which resulted in a puncture wound to her leg

Published on 07.22.2015 8:10 p.m.


El Niño Could Bring Winter Storms and Much Needed Rain

Strong rainfall could help drought-plagued Santa Barbara County and rest of Southern California, UCSB and NOAA experts say

Published on 07.22.2015 7:33 p.m.


Appellate Court Says Rapper Should Face Felony Charges For Criminal Threats

Anthony Ray Murillo allegedly threatened two teenage rape victims in song lyrics

Published on 07.22.2015 7:09 p.m.


Goleta Considering Special Tax to Keep Struggling Library Open

City also may take over control of the branch on North Fairview Avenue that is primarily funded by Santa Barbara County

Published on 07.22.2015 5:17 p.m.


Santa Barbara Police Release Name of Man Killed By Train

Thomas Henry Grimm, 59, of Santa Barbara died Monday night when struck near the zoo

Published on 07.22.2015 2:40 p.m.


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