News Features

VIDEO: Rare Hammerhead Shark Sighting off Anacapa Island

A spearfishing group chummed the water then filmed the encounter. Read story.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Anti-Abortion Group Sues UCSB, Professor, Students

The lawsuit seeks compensation for battery, property theft, and civil-rights violations. Read story.

Monday, November 10, 2014

East Berlin Through 10-Year-Old Eyes

On 25th anniversary of its fall, Eric Friedman recalls six months behind the Berlin Wall in 1988. Read story.

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Drought Emergency Persists Despite Trick-or-Treat Rains

Possible new water source for Montecito emerges. Read story.

Originally published 12:00 a.m., November 7, 2014
Updated 12:00 p.m., November 7, 2014

The ‘Dangerous’ Dog Dilemma

Supervisors consider reworking finer points of euthanasia orders. Read story.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Capps Survives; Measures P and S Flame Out

Close congressional and school bond races; two-thirds vote against drilling ban. Read story.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Capps, Richard Martinez Encourage Students to Vote

Father of Isla Vista shooting victim says a trip to the polls could help prevent future tragedies. Read story.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Former DA Tom Sneddon Dies

Prosecutor's career highlighted by hard-charging approach and Michael Jackson trial. Read story.

Monday, November 3, 2014

County Approves Permanent Fencing in Isla Vista

A 1,400-foot stretch is meant to prevent future cliff falls. Read story.

Friday, October 31, 2014

Getting Out the Student Vote

UCSB and Cal Poly sign up thousands before November election. Read story.

Friday, October 31, 2014

Sovereign Citizens on Trial for 'Paper Terrorism'

Two men charged with conspiring to file false lien on judge's home. Read story.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Sheriff Addresses Law Enforcement Militarization

Sheriff Bill Brown spoke last Saturday afternoon at an ACLU-hosted discussion on the militarization of law-enforcement agencies, acknowledging the similarities between the military and the police but noting “very distinct differences” between the two. Read story.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Jerry Estrada Named Head of MTD

The veteran leader has been Interim General Manager since July. Read story.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Mitchum’s Biggest Role Yet?

Rep. Lois Capps defends her seat against the former actor. Read story.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Methodist Church Upholds Isla Vista Pastor's Reinstatement

Frank Schaefer was defrocked last year for officiating a wedding for his gay son. Read story.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014
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