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Gibraltar Skateboarder Sustains Major Head Injuries

She collided with a car coming up the road. Read story.

Originally published 3:29 p.m., June 8, 2015
Updated 9:00 p.m., June 9, 2015

Refugio Oil Spill — Two Weeks In

Damages pile up, first lawsuit filed, new legislation proposed. Read story.

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Tribal Leaders Oppose Serra Sainthood

Weekend of events recall trauma left by Mission system. Read story.

Originally published 6:00 a.m., June 3, 2015
Updated 11:30 a.m., June 4, 2015

Dead Dolphins, Pelicans Continue to Wash Ashore after Refugio Oil Spill

The body count rose sharply on Monday, two weeks after the rupture. Read story.

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Supes Gently Grill Feds over Refugio Spill Response

County asks for timeline; Plains All American mum on ‘emergency response plan.’ Read story.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Huge Oversight Gap on Refugio Pipeline

How did 2,500 barrels of crude oil escape without Plains All American Pipeline noticing? Read story.

Originally published 3:20 p.m., May 21, 2015
Updated 1:25 p.m., May 22, 2015

Mom of Accused Puppy Torturer Pleads for Leniency

She blames her son's alleged actions on his sheltered upbringing and ignorance of U.S. law. Read story.

Monday, May 18, 2015

Students Stage Sit-In at Cheadle Hall

Present Chancellor Yang with list of requests to reform UCSB's response to sexual assaults. Read story.

Friday, May 15, 2015

Boys & Girls Club Savior?

Four months in, new leader Michael Baker is already mending bridges and paving roads. Read story.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Isla Vista 'Party House' Owners Put on Notice

Foot Patrol cracks down as long-term residents rise up. Read story.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Who Will Manage the Miramar?

Rosewood, an operator of luxury resorts worldwide, is widely rumored to be the top contender. Read story.

Monday, May 11, 2015

Citrus Psyllid Predator Released in County

Bug v. bug war commences against disease. Read story.

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Stage III Drought Emergency Declared

Pool industry packs council chambers, beats back proposed ban. Read story.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

S.B. Economy Looking Good, But Rental Market a Mess

The UCSB Economic Forecast Project hosted its annual summit. Read story.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

District Elections: Wild Hair Gets Comb-Over

Judge dismisses last hold-out, Cruzito Cruz, in settlement. Read story.

Friday, May 1, 2015
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