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Goleta Butterfly Preserve Closed

Falling trees endanger viewers at Ellwood; public forum to be held Wednesday.

Whittier Fire: Friday, July 21 Update

Containment reaches 83 percent, brief flare-ups visible Thursday night.

Well, Well, Well

I watched the Board of Supervisors' July 18 meeting on TV, agenda item two.

The Dog Days of Summer

An overheated dog can suffer brain damage after only 15 minutes.


Darling kitty needs a home!

Man Killed on Tracks near Goleta Train Station

[UPDATE] Identified as Edmund Backus of Goleta; did not respond to blowing train whistle and horn.

Three Shark Encounters in Two Days

Seen near Leadbetter Beach and off Goleta.

One UCSB Student Sexually Assaulted, Another Fatally Overdoses at Same 4th of July Party

The incidents appear to be unrelated.

Noche de Fuego Is One Hot Night

Santa Barbara Magazine and South Coast Plaza Host event.

Lavagnino Announces Run for Reelection

The moderate Republican was first elected in 2010.

Granny Flat Applications Explode

The number has tripled since May.

Home-to-Hotel Conversion Shot Down

Council denies a proposal to turn a condominium into a short-term rental.

Well Shamers Prevail

County imposes discretionary review for all water-well permits.

County Settles Excessive Force Lawsuit for $800,000

Jeremy Bordegaray was shot after breaking into a home and stealing a cop car.

Melchiori Fraud and Embezzlement Trial Begins

He faces a maximum of 47 years in prison.

EDC, Channelkeeper Win Key Decision Against Feds on Fracking

The groups are demanding more environmental review before permits are issued.

Nonstop Travel in Morro Bay

A seaside escape, 100 miles from town.

The Day Is Here

Clara Hillis always takes the challenge.

Foresters Have Weekend of Wins

The baseball team bagged four victories over the weekend.

Netflix’s 'Girlboss' Disappoints

Bored twenty-something falls into niche business success based on a skill set of knowing little and demanding everything.

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