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Hand Crew On Call Year-Round

A look at County Fire's hardworking wildland team. Read story.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Lawsuit Forces Fire Chief into Early Retirement

Carpinteria-Summerland’s Michael Mingee is accused of bullying and firing department whistleblowers. Read story.

Friday, May 15, 2015

Coastal Commission Grants Goleta Beach Rocks

A 20-year permit was awarded, with regular monitoring planned. Read story.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Reactions to I.V. Shooting Roll In

Chancellor Yang, Assemblymember Williams, and murder victim's father speak out. Read story.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Lake Cachuma May Be Drying Up Faster Than Expected

Water agencies desperately want to dip into its steelhead reserves. Read story.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Shooting in Isla Vista

[UPDATE]: Two UCSB students wounded; two gang suspects in custody. Read story.

Originally published 7:45 p.m., May 11, 2015
Updated 7:15 a.m., May 12, 2015

Sardine Fishery Closes Early

Drop in numbers affecting seabirds and sea lions. Read story.

Monday, May 11, 2015

Funk Zone Business Owners Wage Parking Wars

They’re erecting fake “No Parking” signs to save spaces for their customers. Read story.

Friday, May 8, 2015

Authorities Lauded for Actions During Isla Vista Shooting

This year’s H. Thomas Guerry Awards went to eight Isla Vista responders and several others. Read story.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

County May Buy Electricity Wholesale then Sell to Customers

The Community Choice Energy programs are popular throughout the state. Read story.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Cottage Gets ‘C’ Grade on Safety Report Card

Marian Regional Medical Center in Santa Maria received an A. Read story.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Meth-Fueled Woman Stabs Senior with Pitchfork

Madeline Shaw, 19, was arrested in Goleta and charged with attempted murder. Read story.

Monday, May 4, 2015

Judge Tosses Mitchum Defamation Suit Against Capps

Judge Geck finds political campaigns are ‘not for the thin-skinned or the faint-hearted.’ Read story.

Friday, May 1, 2015

A Year Without War

SBCC professor Joe White suggests we just say yes at Saturday event. Read story.

Friday, May 1, 2015

Coastal Commission Voting on Fate of Goleta Beach Rock Wall

The state agency has been asked to follow the county's desire to keep wall. Read story.

Friday, May 1, 2015
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