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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

Santa Barbara Votes: 2016 Primary Election

Carbajal vs. Fareed; Hartmann Sweeps Porter; Williams Wins; Clinton Takes County; Prop 50 Passes. Read story.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Parking Garage Guitarist Allowed to Play Again

After banning him in March, city issues Bruce Goldish a permit to perform in Lot 9. Read story.

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Fareed on the Hot Seat over Campaign Finances

Congressional candidate pressed about out of district donations. Read story.

Originally published 2:39 p.m., June 4, 2016
Updated 4:43 p.m., June 6, 2016
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