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Olive Street Murderer Gets Max Sentence

Isaac Jimenez to serve life in prison without parole; Joseph Castro awaits sentencing. Read story.

Monday, March 7, 2016

Is Isla Vista Growing Up?

With a mixture of optimism and unease, residents feel somewhat safer. Read story.

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Farmworkers Fight for Rights

County Ag Committee questions report on poor working conditions. Read story.

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Easing the Burden of Illness with Palliative Care

How Visiting Nurse & Hospice Care supports patients and family caregivers. Read story.

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Former Inmate Awarded $60,000 in Excessive Force Lawsuit

Charles Owens alleged he was beaten by guards after a verbal altercation. Read story.

Originally published 6:00 a.m., February 27, 2016
Updated 10:13 a.m., March 1, 2016

Report Says Mentally Ill Jail Inmates Are Often Mistreated

Disability Rights California finds imprisoned are "subject to neglect." Read story.

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Micheltorena Bike Lane Environmentally Defective?

A long night at City Council ends with a serious CEQA curveball. Read story.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Sheriff Opts to Self-Police Jail

He hired a former custody lieutenant to oversee the complaints process. Read story.

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Suspect Pleads Not Guilty in 2014 Gang Rape

He faces life in prison with possibility of parole. Read story.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Santa Barbara Confiscates 83 Firearms

State Justice and County Sheriff sweep nets weapons and ammo. Read story.

Friday, February 12, 2016

Santa Maria: Murder City

The string of January killings was unprecedented. Read story.

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Guilty Verdicts in Olive Street Murder Trial

Joseph Castro and Isaac Jimenez will be sentenced to life in prison without parole. Read story.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

More Mesa Caves Collapse

Firefighters say no injuries, bluffs still dangerous. Read story.

Monday, February 8, 2016

Hot Dog Man Bill Connell Dies

He was an effective crusader for military veterans. Read story.

Originally published 9:27 a.m., February 8, 2016
Updated 1:24 p.m., March 1, 2016

Coastal Commish Drama Bleeds into S.B.

Worries arise over access and development. Read story.

Thursday, February 4, 2016
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