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Female Farmworkers Unite

Lideres Campesinas creates a Santa Barbara County chapter to push for better working conditions. Read story.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Police Make Arrest in Eastside Murder Case

Police say Enson Lopez brutally killed Ian Nicholas after multiple confrontations. Read story.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Paraglider Killed in Sunday Accident Identified

Dr. Ron Faoro, 60, was a popular veterinarian at St. Francis Pet Clinic. Read story.

Originally published 9:30 a.m., March 2, 2015
Updated 4:45 p.m., March 2, 2015

South Coast Commercial Market Stays Hot

Close to half-a-billion in commercial real estate sold in 2014. Read story.

Monday, March 2, 2015

No Baby Steps for District Elections

Mad scramble to draw lines for new boundaries. Read story.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Paraglider Dies After Falling 1,000 Feet into Rattlesnake Canyon

The pilot, flying in tandem with his daughter, slipped out of his harness. Read story.

Originally published 3:00 p.m., March 1, 2015
Updated 4:45 p.m., March 2, 2015

Injection Well Bill Proposed to Protect Groundwater

New rules introduced to monitor groundwater at belowground oil facilities. Read story.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Cox Condemns FCC's Net Neutrality Vote

The telecom company calls the new policy "unnecessary government overreach." Read story.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Four Spelling Bee Champs Headed to State Match

The elementary and junior high school kids proved their way with words. Read story.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

District Elections Lawsuit Could Hit Santa Maria

Activists all but promise legal action in the wake of the Santa Barbara decision. Read story.

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Ramp, Lane Closures Starting Sunday

Upgrades to signs and lights along the freeway are planned. Read story.

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Partial Overnight Closures for 101 Carpool Lane

Installing signs and striping is the final work on the lane, which opened last September. Read story.

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Rapist Sentenced to 30 Years to Life

Raul Yescas III was convicted on two rape charges. Read story.

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Gambling, Gold, and Attempted Murder

Maurice Joyles, accused of trying to strangle his 80-year-old friend, appears in court. Read story.

Friday, February 27, 2015

Arson Threat Nets Five Years' Probation

Montecito jeweler David Tallman pleads guilty in July incident. Read story.

Friday, February 27, 2015
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