News Features

Mom Says She Abducted Daughters to Protect Them

Michelle Gibbs, who fled with her girls to Mexico for six months, is sentenced to probation. Read story.

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Montecito Union Expedites Pedestrian Safety Plan

A growing number of frustrated and careless motorists are putting kids at risk. Read story.

Thursday, June 9, 2016

High School Kids Building Tiny Homes

The 230-square-foot houses include a bathroom, loft, and solar panels. Read story.

Thursday, June 9, 2016

The San Ysidro Ranch, a Water Guzzler, Gets Break on Penalties

Montecito Water District votes to forgive $16,000. Read story.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Eastside Housing Development Breaks Ground

Forty affordable units coming by fall 2017. Read story.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

S.B. Rallies Against Gun Violence

Dignitaries, activists wore orange to honor shooting victims. Read story.

Monday, June 6, 2016

Deepwater Horizon Oil Lingered, Says UCSB Study

Residue fouled seafloor in “dirty blizzard” months after spill. Read story.

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Fareed on the Hot Seat over Campaign Finances

Congressional candidate pressed about out of district donations. Read story.

Originally published 2:39 p.m., June 4, 2016
Updated 4:43 p.m., June 6, 2016

An Acidic Ocean a Foregone Conclusion for Decades

West Coast expected to face severe changes to ecosystems. Read story.

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Banking on Phantom Lake Cachuma Water

Grand Jury issues grim report on future supplies and upcoming challenges. Read story.

Friday, June 3, 2016

Farmworker Housing Approved by Planning Commission

Bonipak proposes to build 30 "bunkers" for 600 guest workers in Santa Maria Valley. Read story.

Originally published 2:00 p.m., June 2, 2016
Updated 10:46 a.m., June 3, 2016

Felony Charge for World of Pinot Noir’s Blonde Bandit

District Attorney charges Heather Avner Ogle with single count of grand theft for March heist. Read story.

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Anti-Feminism Talk Draws Crowds, Critics

Breitbart journalist invited by UCSB’s Young Americans for Liberty chapter. Read story.

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Carbajal Biggest Spender in 24th

Congressional candidates spend over a million; parties drop more. Read story.

Friday, May 27, 2016

Chamber Explodes over Endorsing Das

Highway 101 widening emerges as hot-button issue. Read story.

Originally published 5:00 p.m., May 26, 2016
Updated 5:14 p.m., May 27, 2016
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