News Features

Chill Deltopia in Warm Temperatures

Citations, arrests drop in comparison to past years. Read story.

Monday, April 9, 2018

Mudslides Force Casa de Maria’s Sister Pauline to Leave Santa Barbara

Mudslides force Casa de Maria’s 88-year-old Sister Pauline to Move to Los Angeles Read story.

Monday, April 9, 2018

Invasion of Privacy Lawsuit Against Sheriff's Deputy Moves Forward

Judge Geck will allow plaintiff to access deputy's personnel records. Read story.

Thursday, April 5, 2018

The Green Rush Comes to Lompoc

Growers and processors are buying warehouse space. Read story.

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Funding Sought for Expanded Mental Health Training

$350,000 from county coffers could fund a more robust program. Read story.

Thursday, April 5, 2018

County Avoids Shocks to the Library System

Continues per capita funding; curbs admin fee; creates equity fund. Read story.

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Morning Train Beats Cars to Santa Barbara

But is delayed an hour by cascading pauses in service. Read story.

Originally published 4:01 p.m., April 2, 2018
Updated 7:05 a.m., April 3, 2018

Two More Suits Filed Against Edison in Montecito Disaster

Wrongful death litigation brought against utility by families of victims. Read story.

Originally published 5:11 p.m., March 29, 2018
Updated 8:00 a.m., March 30, 2018

Montecito Water District Responds to Lawsuit Allegations

The water district contends its ruptured waterlines did not contribute meaningfully to 1/9 flooding. Read story.

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Private Criminal Defenders Weigh In on Changes to Justice System

The attorneys will formally tackle video arraignment and juvenile justice, among other proposed changes. Read story.

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Santa Ynez Animal Rescuer in Legal Fray with Neighbors

Julia Di Sieno’s property is home to injured wildlife, and nuisance complaints. Read story.

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Assemblymember Limón Gets Emergency Psychiatric Measure Signed

Destroyed by the Thomas Fire, Ventura’s Vista del Mar psychiatric hospital to open temporary location. Read story.

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Cottage Health Offers Natural-Disaster Therapy Sessions

The free 90-minute group sessions are open to anybody traumatized by recent wildfire and mudslides. Read story.

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Lt. Brian Olmstead Wins Union Endorsement in Race for Sheriff

The Deputy Sheriffs' Association endorsed in the race for the first time in 12 years. Read story.

Monday, March 26, 2018

Santa Barbara County Sets Carpinteria Cannabis Grow Cap

Neighborhood activist Anna Carrillo scores a victory in limiting pot acreage. Read story.

Friday, March 23, 2018
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