Supes Pick New Jail Consultants

Santa Barbara County officials on 5/13 continued to press forward with efforts to build a new North County jail, agreeing to contracts with several consultants related to the construction and design of the 376-bed jail, scheduled to open in 2017. The contracts the Board of Supervisors agreed to this week were built into the $96.1 million total cost of the project, $80 million of which will be covered by a state grant.

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Amtrak Strikes Man on Tracks in Montecito

A man was killed this morning on the railroad tracks near Montecito's Olive Mill Road.

Montecito Manhunt Underway for Third Suspect

Police have been searching since Wednesday evening for three burglary suspects; two are in custody.

Cruces Fire Update

Thursday morning report from County Fire expects full containment by this evening.

Young and Poor in Santa Barbara

Teens gathered for annual summit on safety and wellness.

County Redistricting Measures Head to Ballot

Voters will decide on a commission to change supervisor district boundaries.