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Man Wins $1 Million Slot Jackpot at Chumash Casino

Slot player Jesse Castillo, 72, hit a $1,021,730 jackpot at the Chumash Casino on 7/8, which is one of the biggest payouts in the casino’s history. Read story.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Goleta Candidates Pull Papers for November Election

Goleta City Councilmembers Michael Bennett and Roger Aceves have pulled papers to run for the November 4 election, according to the city clerk; Councilmember Paula Perotte, first elected in 2010 and also up for reelection, hadn’t announced her plans as of press time. Read story.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

City College: Tax Locally, Serve Globally?

Debate and discussion swirl around new bond measure and affordable housing issue. Read story.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Who Gives a Frack?

State regulators hear arguments for, against drilling law. Read story.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Tenants Chosen for Funk Zone Artist Village

Developer Neil Dipaola is also paving the way for a four-story mega project at the site. Read story.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Prosecution Launches Attack on David Lack

Is the contractor and GOP bigwig guilty of financial chicanery? Read story.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Goleta Looks to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Goleta wants to reduce its greenhouse-gas emissions by 11 percent by 2020 and by 26 percent by 2030, under the city’s Climate Action Plan approved by the City Council 5-0 on Tuesday; the city started working on the plan in 2007 after the state passed AB 32, which calls for strong reductions by 2020. Read story.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Authorities Make Eight More Deltopia Arrests

The suspects were tracked down using tips and video footage. Read story.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

San Miguel Island Closure Irks Officials

Many are now questioning the U.S. Navy’s sudden shutdown of the Channel Islands National Park isle. Read story.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Indy Photographer Paul Wellman Wins National Award

Association of Alternative Newsmedia names him top shutterbug among 77 outlets. Read story.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

State Seeks Public Input on Oil and Gas Well Stimulation

New extraction regulation hearings start in Santa Maria on Tuesday and then move across the state. Read story.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Dead Man Found on Bench

Police don't suspect foul play and but have not a released name. Read story.

Originally published 10:49 a.m., July 15, 2014
Updated 11:12 a.m., July 15, 2014

Police Investigating Two Stabbings

It's unclear if the attacks were related, and no arrests have been made. Read story.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Venoco to Test Siren

A loud test siren will blare from Venoco's Ellwood Onshore Facility in Goleta on Wednesday, July 16, as part of a yearly drill put on by County Fire and the county's Office of Emergency Management. Read story.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Can We Be Ready for the Big One?

Santa Barbara County unveils early warning system for earthquakes. Read story.

Sunday, July 13, 2014
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