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Santa Barbara Gets a Feel for Rain, But Nothing More

Published on 06.27.2015 11:55 p.m.


Taliban Survivor Malala Yousafzai Brings Message of Empowerment to Santa Barbara

Pakistani teen and youngest Nobel Peace Prize winner recounts her inspiring life story, and the cause she represents for youth around the world

Published on 06.27.2015 6:55 p.m.


Flower Festival Parade Brings an Explosion of Color to Heart of Lompoc

Community cheers fuel the blooms during 63rd Annual Lompoc Valley Flower Festival celebration

Published on 06.27.2015 5:32 p.m.


Driver Hits Fire Engine After Suffering Heart Attack Near La Cumbre Plaza

Firefighters in right place at right time to quickly administer aid after collision at busy State Street intersection

Published on 06.27.2015 12:50 p.m.


Woman’s Lost Wedding Ring Found on UCSB Campus

Published on 06.26.2015 8:23 p.m.


South Coast Lawmakers Press Company Officials for Answers on Refugio Oil Spill

Few new details emerge during an oversight hearing in Santa Barbara, with Sen. Jackson telling a Plains rep, 'We expect and will demand better'

Published on 06.26.2015 7:10 p.m.


Cities in Santa Barbara County Gearing Up for Fourth of July Festivities

Local communities plan to mark Independence Day with fireworks, parades and more

Published on 06.26.2015 6:00 p.m.


County Fire Unveils New Smartphone App Designed to Help Save Lives During Cardiac Arrest

PulsePoint, free and now available throughout Santa Barbara County, alerts registered users trained in CPR of an emergency within 1,000 feet

Published on 06.26.2015 2:43 p.m.


Santa Maria Man Accused of Sex Assault on Underage Girl

Published on 06.26.2015 2:17 p.m.


Driver Seriously Injured in Santa Barbara Rollover Crash

Victim had to be extricated from Jeep that overturned on San Roque Road

Published on 06.25.2015 11:43 p.m.


Sharon Byrne Steps Up to Challenge Cathy Murillo for Santa Barbara Council Seat

Clash over the proposed Eastside Business Improvement District turns to the Westside, where the MCA executive says residents' needs haven't been met

Published on 06.25.2015 8:00 p.m.


Revised Islamic Center Proposed for Goleta Wins Support of Design Review Board

Some neighbors are opposed to the Islamic Society of Santa Barbara development, slated for the corner of Los Carneros Road and Calle Real

Published on 06.25.2015 7:00 p.m.


Homeowner Files Class-Action Suit Over Refugio Oil Spill

Published on 06.25.2015 5:20 p.m.


Inventor Pitches Waterbag Technology to Import Water to Santa Barbara Coast During Drought

Terry Spragg sets his sights on the Montecito Water District as a pilot client for his patented 'SpraggBag,' flexible fabric barges towed by drone boats

Published on 06.25.2015 4:30 p.m.


Goleta Residents Hot Over Venoco’s Proposed Drilling Project

Oil company hosts two community meetings about its plans to drill six wells ahead of consideration by the State Lands Commission

Published on 06.24.2015 10:30 p.m.


Pipeline Company CEO Gives Timeline for Refugio Oil Spill Response

Lawmakers question why it took Plains All American employees 3½ hours to notify the National Response Center of the equipment failure

Published on 06.24.2015 7:30 p.m.


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.


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