Lead News

All Aboard the Commuter Rail?

Amtrak may change train schedule for Santa Barbara-Ventura workers. Read story.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

The Electric Coral Acid Test

Scientists study a deep-sea "poster child" for changing ocean climates. Read story.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Granada Books on Brink of Closure

Its owners make a public plea for $50,000 to cover overhead this year and stay open. Read story.

Monday, March 23, 2015

New Subdivisions Going Up in Goleta Valley

Work begins on The Knoll, a 12-home project on Patterson Avenue approved in 2008; two more nearby projects coming soon. Read story.

Friday, March 20, 2015

Sheriff, Mental Health in the Red

Budget deficits are plaguing the county departments. Read story.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Well Moratorium Dead on Arrival

The proposal pushed by the Montecito Water District gets no traction. Read story.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Alleged Embezzler Appears in Court

Freddy Pachon reportedly siphoned $700,000 from Select Staffing. Read story.

Monday, March 16, 2015

Salary Shootout at the County Corral

Supervisors yowl over pay raise hypocrisy. Read story.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Water Rates Rising, Lake Cachuma Dropping

County considers taking no supplies from reservoir come October. Read story.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Teen Burned in 'Fire Challenge' Is Clinging to Life

Family friends set up a donation webpage for his rising medical bills. Read story.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Democracy Alive in Isla Vista

Participants debate over district boundaries and board makeup of a special district. Read story.

Friday, March 6, 2015

Sheriff, DA Rain on Prop 47 Parade

Caution supervisors over supposed benefits of new sentencing law. Read story.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Paraglider Dies After Falling 1,000 Feet into Rattlesnake Canyon

The pilot, flying in tandem with his daughter, slipped out of his harness. Read story.

Originally published 3:00 p.m., March 1, 2015
Updated 4:45 p.m., March 2, 2015

Gambling, Gold, and Attempted Murder

Maurice Joyles, accused of trying to strangle his 80-year-old friend, appears in court. Read story.

Friday, February 27, 2015

Neo-Nazi Sentenced to 22 Years

Ryan Zietlow-Brown pleaded no contest to attempted murder and hate crime charges. Read story.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015
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