WEATHER »

Michael Jackson Fans Go After Prosecutor


A number of people showed up to the board of supervisors meeting Tuesday to express concerns that former DA Tom Sneddon committed felonies in his prosecution of pop star Michael Jackson in 2005, allegedly misusing his power to pursue a conviction on the molestation charges. An online petition has begun, and the group is asking for a full investigation be conducted by an independent special prosecutor. Jackson, who for a time lived at his Neverland Ranch in the Santa Ynez Valley, died in 2009.

To submit a comment on this article, email letters@independent.com or visit our Facebook page. To submit information to a reporter, email tips@independent.com.



event calendar sponsored by:

Goleta Target Store Confirmed

Set to open at Kmart location in 2019.

County Fire Chief Calls for More Fuel Breaks

Peterson wants to create a continuous front-country line from Montecito to Goleta.

Crime Rates Down, Youth Arrests Up in Santa Barbara County

A 'high percentage' of misdemeanor citations happen on school campuses.

Will Hollister Ranch Access Deal Hold Up Under Public Scrutiny?

State commissioners are taking a closer look at settlement over beach access to Santa Barbara County gated ...

Faced with a Gun, Sheriff’s Sergeant Holds His Fire

Sgt. Freddy Padilla reflects on potentially life-saving decisions during welfare call.