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Trader Joe's Leases Scolari's Spot on Milpas

New store set to arrive in 2018. Read story.

Friday, July 22, 2016

Paving Company Owner Pleads Guilty to Fraud

Workers' comp, tax, and labor placement violations acknowledged. Read story.

Friday, July 22, 2016

VIDEO: Man with Knife Fatally Shot by Santa Maria Police

Bystanders criticize the lethal force used against Javier Gaona, 31. Read story.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

South Santa Barbara County Under Red Flag Warning

[UPDATE] Heat and winds expected to be strong overnight, upgraded to Red Flag conditions for Friday. Read story.

Originally published 12:57 p.m., July 21, 2016
Updated 4:39 p.m., July 21, 2016

Dueling Polls and Dollars in Congressional Race

Carbajal boasts more funds raised overall and within district. Read story.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Search Ongoing for Madelon Irene Carlisle

UPDATE] Elderly woman, last seen on West Islay Street, located 24 hours later at a De la Vina hotel. Read story.

Originally published 5:00 p.m., July 20, 2016
Updated 8:18 a.m., July 21, 2016

Group Defends Short-Term Vacation Rentals

Says they "do not result in heightened nuisance issues.” Read story.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Ryan Zinke Speaks at RNC

The Montana congressmember, a regular Hope Ranch visitor, said more troops will die if Clinton is elected. Read story.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Search Begins for Missing UCSB Professor

UPDATE: Angela Karmis, 32, was found safe Tuesday night in a Pasadena hospital. Read story.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Police Responding to Shots Fired in Mission Canyon

[UPDATE] Call of street fight leads to discovery of uninjured man suffering possible mental health issues and controlled substance use. Read story.

Originally published 4:04 p.m., July 19, 2016
Updated 2:00 p.m., July 20, 2016

Two Hikers Rescued on Cathedral Peak Trail

They took a wrong turn and stranded themselves on a cliff. Read story.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

New Conservation Center Opens at Botanic Garden

Facility named after John C. Pritzlaff launched July 13 on land destroyed by Jesusita Fire. Read story.

Monday, July 18, 2016

Motorcyclist Killed in Orcutt Crash

SUV driver Garrett Alford, 31, arrested for DUI. Read story.

Originally published 11:22 a.m., July 18, 2016
Updated 3:11 p.m., July 18, 2016

Pseudo-News: Anti-Pokémon Backlash Roils City Hall

Fantasy play evokes fantastic facts. Read story.

Monday, July 18, 2016

805 Area Code No More?

In 2018, we’ll be dialing area codes for all local calls. Read story.

Monday, July 18, 2016
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