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Families of Three Victims Killed by Elliot Rodger in Isla Vista File Wrongful-Death Lawsuit

Federal complaint alleges negligence and violation of constitutional due-process rights by Santa Barbara County, Sheriff's Department and apartment owner

Published on 03.02.2015 10:00 p.m.


Survey Finds Number of Homeless Stays Stable for Santa Barbara County

Findings released by C3H and Common Ground show Santa Barbara with the largest population, but that the number is down significantly from 2011

Published on 03.02.2015 8:30 p.m.


Defense Witnesses Testify in Ibarra Murder Trial

A judge denies additional motions to drop charges against the defendants, and a jail buddy of one of the men takes the stand

Published on 03.02.2015 6:30 p.m.


Weather Blamed in Injury Accident on Highway 101 Near Orcutt

Published on 03.02.2015 1:12 p.m.


Hail Reported in Monday Thunderstorms in Santa Barbara County

Rainfall and thunderstorms move across the county, dropping hail on Orcutt and Santa Maria

Published on 03.02.2015 12:35 p.m.


Arrest Made in Slaying of Homeless Man in Santa Barbara

Published on 03.02.2015 12:30 p.m.


Santa Barbara Mourns Veterinarian Killed Paragliding

Published on 03.02.2015 11:14 a.m.


Santa Maria Man Jailed on Hit-Run, DUI Charges

Published on 03.02.2015 9:09 a.m.


Suspects Arrested in Robbery of Man Lured to Motel

Published on 03.02.2015 8:44 a.m.


Crash Sends Vehicle Into Building in Santa Barbara

Two people suffered minor injuries in rollover accident at Garden and Gutierrez streets

Published on 03.02.2015 8:23 a.m.


Plan for 3rd Montecito Fire Station Still Alive But Options on Hold for New Environmental Report

Jackson Ranch site on East Valley Road still considered first choice but board will await updated review before determining direction

Published on 03.01.2015 7:35 p.m.


Street Maintenance a Top Priority for Santa Barbarans, City Learns from Public Meetings

Residents press case for infrastructure in more than a dozen gatherings; officials say public-private partnerships also popular

Published on 03.01.2015 7:00 p.m.


Paraglider Plunges 3,000 Feet to Death in Rattlesnake Canyon Above Santa Barbara

Authorities say father-daughter team flying tandem when Ronald Faoro reportedly slipped from harness and fell; girl hurt in subsequent crash

Published on 03.01.2015 12:59 p.m.


Latest Storm Tip-Toes Through Santa Barbara County

Published on 03.01.2015 9:20 a.m.


Santa Barbara Courthouse Observation Deck Taking Last Steps to Full Accessibility

Beginning March 15, elevator tower and observation deck to be closed to public while repairs bring them into ADA compliance

Published on 02.28.2015 10:25 p.m.


NASA Satellite Successfully Deploys Antenna Made in Santa Barbara County

Carpinteria company’s creation — launched by Delta II rocket from VAFB — will enable scientists to map and measure earth’s soil moisture from space

Published on 02.28.2015 6:15 p.m.


Boy Badly Burned After Playing with Fire in Santa Barbara Backyard

Published on 02.28.2015 6:11 p.m.


Santa Barbara Asks for Public Input on Drawing Inaugural Election District Maps

Lawsuit settlement requires six separate City Council districts, two of which must have a majority of Latino eligible voters

Published on 02.28.2015 12:26 p.m.


Prosecution Rests in Santa Maria Trial of Six Defendants Charged in Ibarra Murder

Defense attorneys ask the judge to acquit their clients, accused of the gang-related torture-slaying of Anthony Ibarra in March 2013

Published on 02.27.2015 10:32 p.m.


Man Gets 30 Years to Life for Multiple Rape Charges

Published on 02.27.2015 5:44 p.m.


Sundowner Winds Expected in Front of Weekend Rains

Published on 02.27.2015 2:33 p.m.


Homeless Man Found Slain on Santa Barbara’s Eastside

Victim's bloody body was discovered Friday in a building alcove at Quarantina and Yanonali streets

Published on 02.27.2015 8:09 a.m.


Testing Equipment Focus of Testimony in Santa Ynez Valley DUI Trial

Published on 02.26.2015 8:30 p.m.


Fire Crews, Bomb Squad Practice Hazmat Response in Montecito Training Drill

Teams from local agencies work through disposing of hazardous materials and decontaminating each other in case of exposure

Published on 02.26.2015 7:24 p.m.


UCSB’s Phi Sigma Kappa Fraternity Forced to Close

Published on 02.26.2015 6:15 p.m.


No Charges Yet Against Truck Driver in Oxnard Train Crash

Jose Alejandro Sanchez Ramirez remains in custody in suspicion of hit and run, with bail set at $150,000

Published on 02.26.2015 1:37 p.m.


Man Pleads Guilty to Threatening to Blow Up His Montecito Home

David William Tallman is sentenced to 5 years of probation for July 2014 incident

Published on 02.26.2015 10:33 a.m.


Transient Injured In Jump Off Santa Maria Rooftop

Published on 02.26.2015 10:07 a.m.


Mayor, Manager Promote ‘Santa Maria Way’ for Keeping City Healthy and Growing

A new police station is at the forefront as Mayor Alice Patino and City Manager Rick Haydon give the 'State of the City' presentation

Published on 02.25.2015 9:30 p.m.


Santa Barbara Parks Commission Considering More Off-Leash Dog Areas

MacKenzie Park and Ortega Park are among four locations listed in a feasibility study presented to the public

Published on 02.25.2015 7:43 p.m.


Guadalupe Council Declines Action on Farr’s Request to Oppose Refinery Rail Spur Proposal

Published on 02.25.2015 4:37 p.m.


Man Gets 22 Years in Prison for Stabbing Stranger with Scissors in Santa Barbara

Published on 02.25.2015 3:20 p.m.


CHP: Driver Killed in Wreck Near Los Olivos was Drunk

Published on 02.25.2015 2:44 p.m.


UC Santa Barbara to Pitch In Funding for Permanent Fencing Along Isla Vista Cliffs

The safety barrier will consist of a three-rail wooden pole fence covered with chain link on the side facing land to help prevent falls

Published on 02.25.2015 2:15 p.m.


Rain Expected in Santa Barbara County This Weekend

Published on 02.25.2015 12:03 p.m.


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