Lead News

Santa Barbara Vintners’ $1.7 Billion Argument 

Wine industry releases economic impact report as ordinance update looms.  Read story.

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Medical Pot in the Pipeline

Cities and county adopting laws ahead of the November election. Read story.

Originally published 12:00 a.m., January 7, 2016
Updated 9:46 a.m., January 8, 2016

Two Injured in Head-On Highway 154 Collision

Officials say pickup truck hydroplaned, hit S.U.V. Read story.

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Jack-Knifed Semi Closes 101 Southbound near Garden

Fuel spill delayed cleanup; no injuries reported. Read story.

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Refugio Reviewed

Did we learn our lesson on pipeline safety? Read story.

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Through the Rearview Mirror: Drought, Housing, Politics

All the news we could squeeze into print in 2015. Read story.

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Puppy Torturer Released from Jail

Duanying Chen was immediately placed into ICE custody. Read story.

Friday, December 18, 2015

Lead Prosecutor Placed on Leave After Workplace Affair

Paul Greco reportedly had a relationship with a subordinate that turned ugly. Read story.

Originally published 5:54 p.m., December 18, 2015
Updated 1:00 p.m., December 19, 2015

County Hit with Suicide Spike

Mental health experts struggle to explain why. Read story.

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Judge Blasts Analysis of Freeway-Widening Project

Said the Caltrans report failed to address traffic impacts on city streets. Read story.

Originally published 1:12 p.m., December 16, 2015
Updated 3:01 p.m., December 17, 2015

Homeless Shelter Yet to Hit Capacity

El Niño response plans still vague. Read story.

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Micheltorena Bike Lanes Approved by Planning Commission

City planners agree to swap on-street parking for new Bicycle Master Plan. Read story.

Friday, December 11, 2015

Sheriff Thanks His Lucky STAR

The new jail reentry wing was saved from the chopping block. Read story.

Originally published 12:00 a.m., December 10, 2015
Updated 3:06 p.m., December 10, 2015

Food Trucks Fight New City Laws

The proposed rules would put them all out of business, they say. Read story.

Thursday, December 10, 2015

'Ugly Year' for Avocados

Gaviota ranchers save water, finally, but lose their shirts. Read story.

Thursday, December 3, 2015
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