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County Adopts Stringent New Emissions Limits

Santa Barbara is now the strictest in the state. Read story.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Man Killed By Train in Apparent Suicide

60-year-old transient laid down on the tracks, police said. Read story.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

As Refugio Oil Slick Spreads, Spill Estimate Rises

Authorities now say 105,000 gallons of crude may have gushed from the pipeline. Read story.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Puppy Abuser Pleads Guilty in Court

Faces a maximum of six years and six months in prison for abuse of Min Pin that led to its death. Read story.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

County Looks to Big Pharma to Fund Drug Take Back

Santa Barbara’s collection bins often overflow with unused meds. Read story.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Big Oil Spill Along Refugio Coast

UPDATE: The leak is contained, but at least four miles of coast are now covered in crude. Read story.

Originally published 2:08 p.m., May 19, 2015
Updated 8:00 a.m., May 20, 2015

Fire Chief Forced to Retire Receiving $200,000 Severance Deal

Michael Mingee was successfully sued for retaliating against department whistle-blowers. Read story.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Photographer Arrested for Sex with Minor

Police worry his work may have put him in contact with other victims Read story.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Man Sentenced to Life for Raping, Impregnating Stepdaughter

Guevara-Oliva is first child molester to receive life sentence in Santa Barbara County. Read story.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Goleta: Good and Safe

City wins ranking in Safest Cities in California survey. Read story.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Coalition Against Gun Violence Celebrates 20 Years of Activism

A flock of dignitaries attended the group's yearly fundraiser. Read story.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Brandon Sportel Named Teacher of the Year

The superstar in special education has been racking up the awards. Read story.

Monday, May 18, 2015

Murder Orchestrated from Behind Bars

Fourth suspect named in Santa Maria homicide. Read story.

Monday, May 18, 2015

Deputies Seize Five Pounds of Meth During Traffic Stop

Johnny Salamanca-Rodriguez was parked in a red zone when his car was searched. Read story.

Monday, May 18, 2015

Mom of Accused Puppy Torturer Pleads for Leniency

She blames her son's alleged actions on his sheltered upbringing and ignorance of U.S. law. Read story.

Monday, May 18, 2015
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