Lead News

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

City Election Sea Change

Santa Barbara settles lawsuit over racial polarization and agrees to initiate new district system this November. Read story.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

The Strange and Mysterious Case of Cruzito Cruz

Lawyer seeks to "fire" lone holdout in district elections settlement. Read story.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

The Life, Death, and Resurrection of Grace Lutheran Church

The 113-year-old place of worship is giving way to senior housing. Read story.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Tensions Roiling over Milpas Plan

Cops called during protest against business improvement district. Read story.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Herd Immunity or Insanity?

Santa Barbara anti-vaxxers tip the scale. Read story.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Woman Sentenced to One Year in Jail for Deadly DUI Crash

Prosecutors were unsure they could prove that Kimberly Kreis was liable for the deaths. Read story.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Grand Jury Supports Tennis Court Transfer

Says the move complied with the city's charter and met all legal requirements. Read story.

Thursday, February 5, 2015
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