Courthouse Suicide Victim Identified

Family Said He Was Depressed About Work, Money, and Personal Matters

The Santa Barbara Police Department has identified the man who jumped to his death from the County Courthouse clock tower yesterday. Danny Lee McLaughlin, 44, was distraught over unemployment, finances, and issues in his personal life, a family member told authorities. McLaughlin had given the family member no indication that he was thinking about taking his life.

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Home on San Andres Catches Fire

Sunday night blaze extinguished quickly.

Santa Barbara to Protest Narrower Gender Definition

The rally takes place Tuesday afternoon at State and Anapamu's "speaker's corner."

Body Discovered on Isla Vista Beach

No obvious signs of foul play, authorities said.

Das Won’t Run for State Senate if Monique Does

"I’ve encouraged Monique to do it,” he said.

The $120,000 Campaign for Montecito’s Water Future

Wealthy donors bankroll a five-member slate for the community's water and sanitary boards.