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Hedge Fund Manager Under Investigation Commits Suicide

Paul Welterlen was facing likely charges of grand theft, securities fraud, and money laundering. Read story.

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Jones, Hartmann Forge Unlikely Alliance in 3rd District Race

The Republican throws her support behind her Democratic challenger. Read story.

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Season Opener: A Sherpa Fire Retrospective

How fast-acting crews struggled with but ultimately contained the blaze. Read story.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Sherpa Fire: Tuesday Morning Update

As containment increases to 70 percent, firefighters are being sent home. Read story.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

PG&E Pulling Plug on Diablo Canyon

Nuclear generators shutting down by end of 2025. Read story.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Scherpa Fire: Monday Morning Update

Ground troops ready to roll and working to contain northeast edge today. Read story.

Monday, June 20, 2016

Scherpa Fire: Friday Afternoon Update

"It's ominous," says county fire chief. Read story.

Friday, June 17, 2016

Scherpa Fire: Thursday Afternoon Update

What's happened so far, and what's expected tonight. Read story.

Originally published 4:44 p.m., June 16, 2016
Updated 5:30 p.m., June 16, 2016

Sola Street Bike Route Approved

After major pushback from Micheltorena neighbors, City Hall reworked its plan. Read story.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Wildfire in Refugio Canyon

Update: 1,200-acre Scherpa Fire evacuates Refugio, Venadito, Las Flores, El Capitan Canyons. Highway 101 is now open. Read story.

Originally published 4:55 p.m., June 15, 2016
Updated 10:45 a.m., June 16, 2016

Santa Barbara Selects New Police Chief

Lori Luhnow comes from San Diego and will be the city's first female top cop. Read story.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Grand Jury Calls Los Prietos ‘Effective But Underutilized’

Report finds boys’ camp operating under capacity for years. Read story.

Monday, June 13, 2016

Bernie Surpasses Hillary in Santa Barbara

As provisional ballots continue to be counted, Sanders has slight edge over Clinton. Read story.

Originally published 8:40 p.m., June 10, 2016
Updated 9:00 a.m., June 11, 2016

Methadone Program Blasted

Number of people treated jumps; so do complaints. Read story.

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Big Night for S.B. Dems

2016 Primary Election nets victories for Carbajal, Hartmann, Williams, Limón, and Jackson. Read story.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016
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