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Santa Maria Jury Finds Forklift Driver Guilty

Daniel Castillo could face up to 15 years in prison for a 2013 collision that killed two. Read story.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

The Strange and Mysterious Case of Cruzito Cruz

Lawyer seeks to "fire" lone holdout in district elections settlement. Read story.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Street-Smart Medicine

Two experts talk to UCSB students about local and overseas needs. Read story.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Skids Greased for Las Varas Development Decision

The showdown continues between conservations and landowners. Read story.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

School District Mulls Facilities Bond

But worries remain over recently failed measures at SBCC and Montecito Union. Read story.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

'Death Warrant' Stabber Convicted

A man accused of stabbing two homeless people as they slept in the summer of 2012 was convicted by a Los Angeles jury this week on three counts of attempted murder after he stabbed three transients in that city and left rambling “death warrants” at each scene. Read story.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Select Staffing Boss Fired Over Missing $2.7 Million

New Koosharem Corporation, the parent company of Santa Barbara–based Select Staffing and recent merger partner EmployBridge, announced Monday its board of directors had fired longtime Select Staffing leader and Hope Ranch resident Stephen Sorensen after discovering he allegedly “orchestrated the diversion of $2.7 million” of company money into an “entity” he controls. Read story.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

County Approves Mission Canyon Improvement Plan

What will be a joint effort by the City and County of Santa Barbara regarding transportation-related changes to the Mission Canyon area passed muster with the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, one week after the City Council gave its green light. Read story.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Coroner's Building Riddled with Problems

The Coroner’s Bureau building “should be replaced as soon as possible,” due to health and safety concerns, the county Grand Jury stated in a recent report. Read story.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

The Life, Death, and Resurrection of Grace Lutheran Church

The 113-year-old place of worship is giving way to senior housing. Read story.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Tensions Roiling over Milpas Plan

Cops called during protest against business improvement district. Read story.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

UCSB Scientists Study Oceans Choked with Plastic

Eight million tons of waste enters the water every year. Read story.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

County Balks at $800,000 in Helicopter Gifts

Board knocks Sheriff's Office for not following proper procedures. Read story.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Seven Isla Vista Businesses Busted for Selling Booze to Minors

The Sheriff's Office recently received a $50,000 to crack down on underage drinking in the area. Read story.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Mitchum Sues Capps for Defamation of Character

Claims campaign ad inflicted “severe emotional shock and distress.” Read story.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015
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