News Features

CHP Calls for Safer Driving on Highway 154

Responsibility key to reducing crashes, says law enforcement officials. Read story.

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Santa Ynez Water Agency Quits Cachuma Operations Board

Says the board is spending too much money and water on fish passage projects. Read story.

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Mark Melchiori Pleads Not Guilty to 47 Felonies

Former construction company president denies embezzlement, fraud charges. Read story.

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Goleta Library Struggles to Offer Full Services

Children’s librarian position faces a cut to balance budget. Read story.

Saturday, July 2, 2016

I.V. Community Rejects Special Tax Proposal

Bed tax takes backseat to community services district’s user utility tax. Read story.

Friday, July 1, 2016

Highway 154 Collisions Increase

In 2015, there were 12 percent more collisions with 23 percent more injuries than the five-year average. Read story.

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Lotusland Named Among World's Top 10 Gardens

Santa Barbara's horticultural jewel is fundraising to improve its Japanese garden and koi pond. Read story.

Thursday, June 30, 2016

City Considers 20 Percent Tax on Medical, Recreational Marijuana

Council votes in favor of creating a November ballot item. Read story.

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Cottage Embarks on Listening Tour

Polls community health by phone. Read story.

Friday, June 24, 2016

Attorney Altered Will of Elderly, Alcoholic Client

John LeBouef implicated in "serial inheritance" scheme. Read story.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Report: Michael Jackson Had Disturbing Porn Stash at Neverland Ranch

Newly-released documents show King of Pop stockpiled gruesome photos and videos. Read story.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Heat-Exhausted Teen Rescued from Rattlesnake Trail

The 14-year-old boy became dehydrated near Skofield Park. Read story.

Monday, June 20, 2016

County Passes 'Status Quo' Budget

For the fourth year in a row, the $1 billion budget passed on a 4-1 vote Read story.

Friday, June 17, 2016

Advanced Leak Detection Ordered for Ruptured Plains Pipeline

Federal agency seeks quicker discovery of oil spills. Read story.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Fire Teams Hammering Scherpa's East, West Borders

Commanders are calling Thursday a "transition day" as high winds and temps are forecasted. Read story.

Originally published 2:48 p.m., June 16, 2016
Updated 5:11 p.m., June 16, 2016
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