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Woman Offers Reward for Wedding Ring Lost While in Town for Daughter’s UCSB Graduation

Juliette Applewhite says she's hoping someone finds — and returns — her prized possession, given to her by her husband 30 years ago

Published on 06.24.2015 6:50 p.m.


Flower Festival Blossoms in Lompoc Valley

Five-day event at Ryon Memorial Park includes a parade on Saturday with artichoke grower Steve Jordan serving as grand marshal

Published on 06.24.2015 6:45 p.m.


Judge Rules Former Allan Hancock College Basketball Players to Be Tried on Murder, Other Charges

Published on 06.24.2015 6:36 p.m.


State Supreme Court to Hear Franchise Fee Lawsuit Against City of Santa Barbara

Civil suits have already cost the city $1.5 million in 2015, and in this case it stands to lose $700,000 plus 'several hundred thousand dollars' in taxpayer refunds

Published on 06.24.2015 5:44 p.m.


Volunteers Reach Out to Lompoc Hotels, Motels in Effort to Help Prevent Child Sex Trafficking

Published on 06.24.2015 5:23 p.m.


Free Summer Workshop at UCSB Helps Veterans with Writing — and Healing

The inaugural five-day pilot program is designed for students from across the UC System in making the transition from military to civilian life

Published on 06.24.2015 1:33 p.m.


County Supervisors Give $1 Million for Health Insurance Program for Children, Including Undocumented

Published on 06.24.2015 1:13 p.m.


Despite Pleas from Public, Santa Barbara Council Backs Ban on Short-Term Vacation Rentals

City leaders vote to support an ordinance already in place and direct staff to determine an appropriate 'amnesty period' for homeowners

Published on 06.23.2015 11:49 p.m.


Santa Barbara Council Approves $292 Million Budget

Councilman Gregg Hart dissents, preferring a more swift restoration of reserves

Published on 06.23.2015 10:53 p.m.


Goleta Stops Developer From Cutting Down Trees, Then Gives the OK to Continue

A resident files a complaint after at least 50 eucalyptus trees are removed next to Highway 101 at The Village at Los Carneros

Published on 06.23.2015 10:00 p.m.


Santa Barbara Council Shelves Decision on Fate of Historic Franceschi House

After a plea from the Pearl Chase Society, city leaders vote to allow six more months to come up with alternatives to demolishing the 108-year-old home

Published on 06.23.2015 8:00 p.m.


Preliminary Hearing Begins for Former Hancock College Basketball Players Charged with Murder

Ali Mohammed and Lavell White are accused in the fatal shooting of a 23-year-old man in Santa Maria during an alleged drug deal

Published on 06.23.2015 7:12 p.m.


Medical Examiner Releases Names of Santa Maria Teens Killed in Crash Near Ventura

Published on 06.23.2015 6:51 p.m.


Santa Barbara County Supervisors Extend State of Emergency for Refugio Oil Spill

Board also delays a decision on renewing a contract for inmate health care at the jail

Published on 06.23.2015 4:43 p.m.


CHP Officer Injured After Bull Escapes in Buellton

Published on 06.23.2015 3:00 p.m.


Gas Leak Shuts Down Westside Santa Barbara Street

Break in distribution line apparently caused by a sewer-rooter crew

Published on 06.23.2015 12:14 p.m.


Goleta Halts Hollister Avenue Traffic Improvements Amid Concerns

Planners saw more congestion than they bargained for at the busy Storke-Hollister intersection

Published on 06.22.2015 11:00 p.m.


Bicyclist Flown to Santa Barbara Hospital After Collision on Gibraltar Road

Published on 06.22.2015 10:55 p.m.


City of Santa Barbara Appears Poised to Bulldoze Historic Franceschi House on Riviera

Franceschi's great-great grandson sends a letter with a last-minute plea to the council to postpone its vote and calling for preservation of the 108-year-old building

Published on 06.22.2015 8:44 p.m.


Initial Results Show Some Tar Balls Found South of Santa Barbara County Were From Refugio Oil Spill

Published on 06.22.2015 7:45 p.m.


Leadership Switch in the Works at Vandenberg AFB

Published on 06.22.2015 4:30 p.m.


2 Santa Maria Teens Killed in Highway 101 Crash Near Ventura

Victims were 15-year-old students at Pioneer Valley High School; 2 others suffered major injuries

Published on 06.22.2015 1:04 p.m.


Authorities Identify Man Killed in Crash on Hollister Avenue in Western Goleta

26-year-old Michael Moore appeared to strike a median before over-correcting and sliding out of control and colliding with a tree

Published on 06.22.2015 10:05 a.m.


Pilot Killed in Plane Crash Near Cuyama

Single-engine aircraft, reportedly registered to famed film composer James Horner, went down west of Highway 33

Published on 06.22.2015 9:49 a.m.


Despite Project Challenges, Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital On Track for 2018 Completion

Construction slips 30 days behind schedule with emergence of challenges of asbestos, concrete recycling and how to protect a Moreton Bay Fig Tree

Published on 06.21.2015 11:55 p.m.


Santa Barbara Public Library Granted Control Over Buellton Library

Published on 06.21.2015 11:03 p.m.


Fire Reported 50% Contained Near Santa Margarita in San Luis Obispo County

Park Hill Fire has charred some 1,800 acres since it broke out Saturday; 2 homes, several outbuildings reported burned

Published on 06.21.2015 9:53 p.m.


Senior Citizen Hit by Car, Dragged in Parking Lot Mishap Outside Santa Barbara Restaurant

Authorities say husband accidentally knocked down woman as they were leaving a restaurant on Upper De la Vina Street

Published on 06.21.2015 9:39 p.m.


South Coast Bracing for Afternoon, Evening of Sundowner Winds

Published on 06.21.2015 2:27 p.m.


Courthouse Sunken Garden to Come Alive with the Sound of Summer Musicals

Beginning in July, Santa Barbara County Courthouse again hosting free summer film series with seven classics

Published on 06.21.2015 2:15 p.m.


Driver Dies After Car Crash on Hollister Avenue in Western Goleta

Speed believed to be factor in wreck that killed 26-year-old Goleta man near Sandpiper Golf Club

Published on 06.21.2015 12:38 a.m.


Motorcyclist Killed in Collision with Pickup Truck Near Santa Maria

Published on 06.21.2015 12:28 a.m.


San Luis Obispo County Wildfire Escalates to Over 1,000 Acres Near Santa Margarita

Hundreds of residents evacuated from rural area 11 miles east of Highway 101; several homes may have burned

Published on 06.20.2015 10:59 p.m.


Santa Maria Man Arrested After Allegedly Choking Victim in Family Dispute

Published on 06.20.2015 9:54 p.m.


Video Released of Buellton Fuel Spill, Sheriff’s Department Asks for Help to Identify Driver

Published on 06.20.2015 7:03 p.m.


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