News Features

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

More Thomashefsky Infections Likely

Four patients with hepatitis C received injections from him on the same day. Read story.

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Plan for Santa Barbara Salamanders Released

The draft outline for how to protect the endangered California amphibian is open for public comment. Read story.

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Capps Introduces Bill to Halt Offshore Fracking

More environmental review is needed, she says. Read story.

Friday, April 24, 2015

Art Foundry Disappears While 'Hundreds of Thousands' in Debt

After tenant Ian McTavish skipped town, the property owner is exploring his legal options and customers are filing small-claims cases. Read story.

Friday, April 24, 2015

Oil Company Proposes 296 New Wells

Aera Energy submits an application for "steam flooding" extraction. Read story.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Tiered Water Rates Bulletproof

A major legal ruling has no effect on Santa Barbara, city attorney says. Read story.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Fired News-Presser Wins Pulitzer

Reporter Rob Kuznia has won the coveted prize while with the Torrance Daily Breeze. Read story.

Monday, April 20, 2015

UCSB Students Call for Tougher Rape Penalties

Alejandra Melgoza claims her rapist's school suspension has not been enforced. Read story.

Monday, April 20, 2015

Electeds Talk Emissions at Air Agency Meeting

City councilmembers and county supervisors will set a limit later this month. Read story.

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Coast Guard Clashes with Yachters

S.B. boaters accuse an anti-terrorism unit assigned to protect last week's Princess cruise ship of going too far. Read story.

Originally published 12:00 a.m., April 17, 2015
Updated 7:00 p.m., April 17, 2015

S.B. Officials Peeved at State 9-1-1 Agency

They received "useless" documents after requesting info on the cell phone routing problem. Read story.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

The South Coast: A Tale of Two Workforces

Grim facts are revealed about the housing/jobs imbalance. Read story.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

An Empty Home for the Homeless

Goleta facility for elderly transients struggles to attract residents. Read story.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Miramar ‘Win-Win’

Caruso finally gets final approval to build Montecito hotel. Read story.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015
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