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County Fire Chief Reports Improved Response Times

Michael Dyer says a task force's efforts to help the department's processing of calls have made a difference

Published on 04.10.2012 10:13 p.m.


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Lavagnino’s ‘Stand Down’ Project for Homeless Vets Earns Praise from County Supervisors

Public commenters also speak out in support of the effort, scheduled for Oct. 13 at the Santa Maria Fairpark

Published on 04.10.2012 9:02 p.m.


Rainfall Expected By This Evening From First of Two Storms

Most areas are likely to see a half-inch to an inch of precipitation

Published on 04.10.2012 2:53 p.m.


Bicyclist Crashes, Charged with Riding Under Influence

CHP says the 29-year-old man was not wearing a helmet when he lost control and veered off Tunnel Road

Published on 04.10.2012 12:01 p.m.


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Witness Testimony Turns Emotional in Vargas Murder Trial

Jurors hear from an eyewitness and a friend and former roommate of victim Vincent Velasquez, stabbed multiple times last May in Isla Vista

Published on 04.10.2012 12:52 a.m.


Doctor Loses Antitrust Case Against Cottage, Surgeons

Jury sides with defendants, deciding there was no conspiracy or basis for damages

Published on 04.09.2012 11:33 p.m.


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Owner of Burned-Out Printing Business on De la Vina Vows to Carry On

Late-night weekend blaze, sparked by an electrical problem, caused an estimated $200,000 in damage to DCM Graphics

Published on 04.09.2012 10:54 p.m.


SB Police Make Arrest in Attempted Rape of Homeless Woman

Suspect, a 40-year-old probationer, had eluded capture on several occasions before being caught

Published on 04.09.2012 7:22 p.m.


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SB Police Arrest Man on Suspicion of Indecent Exposure

Officers locate suspect after several reports of a man masturbating in public

Published on 04.09.2012 3:34 p.m.


After Holiday Weekend, Rain Expected to Return to the Central Coast

Two storms are headed toward the region this week, although rainfall amounts are likely to be light

Published on 04.09.2012 11:00 a.m.


Two Teens Seriously Injured as Handgun Accidentally Discharges

A 35-year-old Santa Maria man who was showing the boys the weapon when it went off was arrested on suspicion of child endangerment

Published on 04.08.2012 10:47 p.m.


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Lavagnino Spearheads ‘Stand Down’ Project for Homeless Veterans in Santa Barbara County

Donations and volunteers still needed for services, assistance at event scheduled for the fall at Santa Maria Fairpark

Published on 04.08.2012 5:52 p.m.


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Citrus Disease Discovery in Los Angeles County Has Local Ag Officials on Heightened Alert

'Greening' disease, spread by a tiny flying insect, could devastate commercial and backyard trees in Santa Barbara County

Published on 04.08.2012 4:37 p.m.


De la Vina Street Business Burns in Saturday Night Fire

No injuries reported in blaze across from Trader Joe's; damage estimate, cause not yet determined

Published on 04.08.2012 4:20 a.m.


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Residents Escape from Fire That Destroys Montecito Home

No apparent injuries in Cota Lane structure blaze reported around 9 p.m. Saturday

Published on 04.08.2012 2:12 a.m.


Open House Listings for Santa Barbara, Goleta, Montecito: April 8, 2012

Coldwell Banker, Prudential and Sotheby's post Sunday open house listings

Published on 04.07.2012 4:39 p.m.


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Cruise Ship Docks and Visitors Swarm State Street

More than 2,600 passengers from the 952-foot Sapphire Princess of Princess Cruises embark at Sea Landing

Published on 04.07.2012 12:26 a.m.


Williams’ Visit to Farm During Union Dispute Could Bring Ethics Complaint

Agricultural association leader accuses freshman assemblyman of misrepresenting himself as UFW organizer to gain access to private property

Published on 04.06.2012 6:08 p.m.


Open House Listings: April 7 & April 8, 2012

Coldwell Banker, Prudential and Sotheby's weekend open house listings for Santa Barbara, Goleta, Montecito, Carpinteria and Santa Barbara County

Published on 04.06.2012 5:45 p.m.


Sightings of Large Black Bear Reported in Montecito

Sycamore Canyon Road resident and her daughters watch as the bear walks through their yard toward a chicken coop

Published on 04.06.2012 11:37 a.m.


Juvenile Hall Staff Members Thwart Attempted Murder

Inmate from Lompoc allegedly tried to kill is cellmate by strangling him with a bed sheet

Published on 04.06.2012 3:31 a.m.


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Downtown Businesses Question Schneider’s Proposed License Fee Initiative

Mayor says her plan is designed to help pay for SBPD officers who spend their nights patrolling the city's 'entertainment district'

Published on 04.06.2012 3:04 a.m.


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County Closing Isla Vista Beaches Saturday to Block Floatopia

Officials will cut off public access in an effort to prevent a recurrence of 2009's destructive beach party

Published on 04.06.2012 1:09 a.m.


Argument Leads to Arrests on Narcotics, Car-Theft Charges

Oxnard woman faces multiple counts after incident at Santa Ynez Valley motel

Published on 04.06.2012 12:54 a.m.


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Habitat for Humanity Looking for Qualified Homeowners for Eastside Project

Informational meetings will be held this month for families interested in applying for units on East Canon Perdido

Published on 04.05.2012 11:13 p.m.


Lompoc Man Gets Lengthy Prison Term for Molesting 8-Year-Old

Daniel Cruz was sentenced after entering into a plea agreement with Santa Barbara County prosecutors

Published on 04.05.2012 10:31 p.m.


Santa Maria Man Arrested on Molestation Charges

Victim told police the assaults occurred over a lengthy period of time

Published on 04.05.2012 9:18 p.m.


Goleta Police Cite 13 Motorists During Crosswalk Sting

Officers target three locations to watch for drivers failing to yield to pedestrians

Published on 04.05.2012 6:37 p.m.


Infant Found in Makeshift Shed Taken Into Protective Custody

Boy's mother arrested on suspicion of being under the influence of methamphetamine

Published on 04.05.2012 6:07 p.m.


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Suspect Identified in Rooftop Burglaries in Carpinteria

Sheriff's Department seeks public's help locating 19-year-old Robert Thornton

Published on 04.05.2012 4:29 p.m.


50 mph Gusts Spur High Wind Advisory Through Thursday Night

Just in time for Easter weekend, temperatures expected to climb into mid-70s through Monday

Published on 04.05.2012 3:21 a.m.


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Licensing Board Cites Melchiori Construction for Failure to Pay Subcontractors

Company is accused of owing more than $800,000 for work on Santa Barbara County's new emergency operations center

Published on 04.05.2012 1:46 a.m.


Appeals Court Delays Release of Sexually Violent Predator

Lower court had ordered convicted rapist Tibor Karsai released to Santa Barbara County as a transient

Published on 04.05.2012 1:32 a.m.


Jury Hears Closing Arguments in Doctor’s Antitrust Case

Dr. Alan Moelleken claims Cottage Health System and other surgeons conspired to keep him off an on-call list

Published on 04.05.2012 12:48 a.m.


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County Launches Audit of Defunct Lompoc Housing Group

Officials want to ensure contributions were spent appropriately by the Lompoc Housing & Community Development Corporation

Published on 04.04.2012 10:54 p.m.


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