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Wildfire in Refugio Canyon

Update: 1,200-acre Scherpa Fire evacuates Refugio, Venadito, Las Flores, El Capitan Canyons. Highway 101 is now open. Read story.

Originally published 4:55 p.m., June 15, 2016
Updated 10:45 a.m., June 16, 2016

Santa Barbara Stands with Orlando

Indy assistant editor pens personal commentary in response to the tragedy. Read story.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

School District Selects New Superintendent

Cary Matsuoka says he'll be a champion for the underdogs. Read story.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Carbajal, Fareed Voice Conflicting Gun Control Views

Congressional candidates weigh in on Senate proposals. Read story.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Soap Opera Star Faces Felony DUI

Jensen Buchanan allegedly responsible for May 18 injury crash on Highway 154. Read story.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

EDC Names Lester Environmental Hero

The recently fired Coastal Commission director said the state faces "huge challenges." Read story.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Santa Barbara Selects New Police Chief

Lori Luhnow comes from San Diego and will be the city's first female top cop. Read story.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Guilty Verdicts for Panga Boat Smugglers

Two convicted of trafficking two tons of marijuana from Mexico to S.B. Read story.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Mental Health Advocates Push for More in Budget Hearing

Their demands got Supervisor Adam's goat. Read story.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

The 'Third Age' of Water: Stretching Every Drop

Efficiency plus conservation is smarter, cheaper than dams and desal, experts say. Read story.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Microsoft to Purchase LinkedIn for $26.2 Billion

Stock prices for the networking company nearly doubled overnight. Read story.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Probation Search Yields Drug Bust

Four arrested on marijuana, methamphetamine, weapon charges in Santa Maria. Read story.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Grand Jury Calls Los Prietos ‘Effective But Underutilized’

Report finds boys’ camp operating under capacity for years. Read story.

Monday, June 13, 2016

Oakland Homicide Suspect Shoots Self in Santa Maria

Update: Las Vegas resident Gale Lee Boyd, 46, brain dead after likely suicide at truck stop. Read story.

Originally published 3:01 p.m., June 13, 2016
Updated 10:34 a.m., June 15, 2016

Axe-Wielding Rampage Lands Suspect in Hospital

Ilya Yegudkin, 25, attacked several people at Paradise Campground. Read story.

Originally published 1:21 p.m., June 13, 2016
Updated 1:40 p.m., June 13, 2016
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