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City Forced to Swallow $1.7 Million Water Filter Mistake

Wrong parts were purchased for Santa Barbara's reclaimed-water system. Read story.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Law Firm Settles Legal Malpractice Suit for $3.85 Million

Price, Postel & Parma was accused of getting too cozy with an engineering firm. Read story.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Ventura's Medical Examiner Under Criminal Investigation

Dr. Jon Smith continues to work in the Santa Barbara's Coroner's Office. Read story.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Public Health Says Beaches, Except Refugio, Are Fine For Swimming

Heading into the busy holiday weekend, the county Public Health Department says beachgoers can hit the water with peace of mind. Read story.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Brooks Institute Announces New President

he latest in a list of significant changes, Brooks Institute has announced Edward Clift as the new president of the school of visual, new media, and communication arts. Read story.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Papers Resist Proposed Newsstand Ordinance

They argue the guidelines would give City Hall too much discretionary authority to remove racks. Read story.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Santa Barbara Crime: No News Is Good News

Crime rates overall have been going down or holding steady. Read story.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Fishing Grounds Reopen After Refugio Oil Spill

The 138-square-mile zone was found free of contaminates sooner than expected. Read story.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

UCSB Student Files Lawsuit Over May 23 Attack

An injured Keith Cheung was wrongfully handcuffed after Rodger ran into him, complaint says. Read story.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Brush Fire Breaks Out in Lompoc

UPDATE: Mesa Fire is 95 percent contained; investigators searching for two youths. Read story.

Originally published 2:53 p.m., June 29, 2015
Updated 5:42 p.m., June 29, 2015

Police Investigate Theft Trend Against Elderly

The Sheriff's Office seeks public's assistance in identifying suspects from three June incidents Read story.

Monday, June 29, 2015

State Starts Phasing in Non-Lead Ammo for Hunting

Step one protects wildlife reserves. Read story.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

State Department Computer Problems Cancel King Sunny Adé Performance

The band was unable to get visas for their July 17 performance. Read story.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Fishing Grounds Still Closed Over Contaminant Fears

Shellfish and finfish being collected and tested for Refuio oil. Read story.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

OFF 5TH Due for State Street

Saks Fifth Avenue will transform into brand's outlet store. Read story.

Saturday, June 27, 2015
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