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Dry Conditions, Mesa Fire Spark Officials’ Concerns About Use of Fireworks

Only safe and sane versions are allowed in Santa Maria, Lompoc and Guadalupe while all types are banned throughout the rest of Santa Barbara County

Published on 07.01.2015 8:30 p.m.


Fireworks Ruled Out as Cause of Lompoc’s Mesa Fire; Crews Fully Contain 320-Acre Blaze

Published on 07.01.2015 7:54 p.m.


Crews Douse Fire Along Bike Path Near Goleta

Cause of small blaze adjacent to Maria Ygnacio Creek remains under investigation

Published on 07.01.2015 4:24 p.m.


Water-Quality Warning Issued for Leadbetter Beach

Published on 07.01.2015 4:20 p.m.


Santa Barbara Recycled Water Plant Project Delayed Due to Design Mistake

Published on 07.01.2015 3:08 p.m.


Goleta Officials Ask for More Liquor License Oversight

All proposed license changes will go before the City Council on its consent agenda

Published on 07.01.2015 1:25 p.m.


All Evacuations Lifted, Roads Reopened with Burton Mesa Fire Near Containment

HEET volunteers quickly mobilized to provide shelter for livestock at the Santa Maria rodeo grounds after Monday's blaze broke out near Lompoc

Published on 06.30.2015 9:22 p.m.


Southern Santa Barbara County Fishery Closures Lifted After Refugio Oil Spill

Commercial and recreational fishing and shellfish take are allowed again in the 138-square-mile area off the Gaviota Coast after officials declare no health threat

Published on 06.30.2015 7:44 p.m.


Student Injured in Isla Vista Rampage Suing Sheriff’s Department, UCSB and Gunman’s Parents

Published on 06.30.2015 7:19 p.m.


Plane Lands On Belly at Santa Maria Airport

No injuries are reported after the pilot apparently fails to lower the landing gear

Published on 06.30.2015 6:52 p.m.


Santa Barbara Council Agrees to Loan $1 Million to Low-Income Senior Housing Project

The city's Ordinance Committee also votes to delay action on regulating news racks

Published on 06.30.2015 6:32 p.m.


Warm Temperatures to Continue in Santa Barbara County

Published on 06.30.2015 6:00 p.m.


Santa Barbara Man Sentenced to Jail, Probation in Animal-Cruelty Case

Published on 06.30.2015 5:45 p.m.


Woman Suffers Major Injuries in Two-Vehicle Collision in Goleta

Second driver has minor injuries after accident at Patterson Avenue and Overpass Road

Published on 06.30.2015 4:19 p.m.


California Gov. Jerry Brown Signs Vaccination Bill Eliminating Personal Belief Exemptions

Published on 06.30.2015 11:20 a.m.


Suspect in Residential Burglary in Santa Maria Arrested After Short Pursuit, Confrontation

Published on 06.30.2015 9:30 a.m.


Santa Barbara Looks To Crack Down On News Racks, Charge Annual Fees

City proposes an annual fee for news racks, requiring fresh paint or replacement to make them look the same

Published on 06.29.2015 9:31 p.m.


Santa Barbara May Loan $1 Million to Low-Income Senior Housing Project

Housing Authority's $16-million Grace Village project on the 3800 block of State Street will replace the Grace Lutheran Church at the site

Published on 06.29.2015 7:34 p.m.


County-Contracted Forensic Pathologist Investigated By Santa Barbara County DA, Sheriff

Published on 06.29.2015 7:24 p.m.


Burton Mesa Fire Near Lompoc Held to 320 Acres

Full containment expected Tuesday; Investigators looking for 1-2 people seen near fire's origin

Published on 06.29.2015 1:39 p.m.


Edison Extends Monday’s Planned Downtown Santa Barbara Power Outage

Published on 06.29.2015 11:09 a.m.


Two ‘Drunk’ Pedestrians Hurt in Santa Maria Collision

Published on 06.29.2015 7:34 a.m.


Taco Bell Runs Into Goleta Challenge as Design Board Puts Off Approval of New Plan

Current North Fairview Avenue restaurant will soon be demolished, but committee has problems with aspects of replacement structure

Published on 06.28.2015 11:24 p.m.


1925 Santa Barbara Earthquake Rocked a Community That Would be Reborn from Its Rubble

Interactive Santa Barbara Historical Museum exhibit ensures 90th anniversary of deadly — and transformative — quake won’t go unnoticed

Published on 06.28.2015 10:30 p.m.


Isla Vista Foot Patrol Sees New Community Resource Deputy As Vital Piece of Police Presence

With the right officer, history of community policing in student-heavy area next to UCSB portends a successful future for concept

Published on 06.28.2015 10:04 p.m.


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.


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