News Features

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

Family Sues Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office for Wrongful Death

Five deputies shot Bryan Carreño 20 times. Read story.

Thursday, March 22, 2018

County Race for Auditor-Controller Heats Up

An unexpected bloodbath erupts between Jen Christensen and Betsy Schaffer. Read story.

Originally published 12:00 a.m., March 22, 2018
Updated 3:40 p.m., March 23, 2018

Four Westside Candidates Vie for City Council Seat

The election for a District 3 representative will be held on June 5. Read story.

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Forbidden Gun Owners Tracked by State Justice Department

Statewide tracking program found 96 Santa Barbara County residents own guns illegally. Read story.

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Bellosguardo: A Legacy in Limbo

The foundation created to carry out Huguette Clark’s will is accused of mismanagement, favoritism, and neglect. Read story.

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Both Sides Draw Blood in Dario Pini Trial

The courtroom drama opened with questions about who should have control over how many properties. Read story.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Cannabis Farmer Gets Over $1 Million Insurance Payout

Thomas Fire ash destroys crop; analysis finds asbestos, lead, arsenic, and magnesium. Read story.

Monday, March 19, 2018

Next Debris Flow Could Take Different, Unknown Path

"I've never seen this degree of hazard," says Cal Fire scientist. Read story.

Monday, March 19, 2018

Lavagnino’s Sudden Victory

5th District supervisor a shoo-in as filing window closes; Gregg Hart also unopposed for 2nd District. Read story.

Originally published 4:45 p.m., March 15, 2018
Updated 8:23 p.m., March 19, 2018

After Disaster in Montecito, Where Is All the Money Going?

Santa Barbara nonprofits account for millions spent on relief efforts. Read story.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

City Says Franceschi House Has Got to Go

The estimate to rehabilitate the historical building was nearly $7 million. Read story.

Thursday, March 15, 2018
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