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Two Suspects Arrested for Robbing Chase Bank

A man and woman from Los Angeles were detained with brass knuckles and cocaine. Read story.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Parking Restricted During Deltopia

Parking west of Isla Vista by permit only. Read story.

Monday, March 30, 2015

Flamesniffers Installed in Mission Canyon

The pilot devices will read changes in temperature, wind, and smoke and alert firefighters to problems. Read story.

Monday, March 30, 2015

One Ramp Opens, Two More Close

Drainage project in Goleta halfway finished. Read story.

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Design Team Chosen for New Jail

The county inked contracts this week with three firms handling the design of the planned jail’s recidivism-reducing wing. Read story.

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Energy Bigwigs Descend on Bacara

The Wall Street Journal hosted its annual conference analyzing the intersection of the economy and the environment. Read story.

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Affordable Carp Townhouses Up for Lottery

Casas de las Flores pre-application process ends March 31. Read story.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Child Molester Faces Life in Prison

Santa Barbara jury took just 18 minutes to find Santos Guevara guilty. Read story.

Friday, March 27, 2015

County Considering Emissions Limits

The Board of Supervisors and the Air Pollution Control District will weigh greenhouse-gas ceilings. Read story.

Friday, March 27, 2015

Alleged Girlfriend and Puppy Abuser in Court

Duanying Chen calls ex-girlfriend from jail to ask her to lie about incident. Read story.

Friday, March 27, 2015

Santa Barbara Law Enforcement Acting on ISIS Threat

The Islamic militant group says its targeting military personnel living in Solvang. Read story.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Supes Consider Bills on Vaccinations, Life-Ending Meds

The board mulls throwing its support behind SB 277 and SB 128. Read story.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

ADMHS Staff Apply Personal Perspectives on Mental Illness

The county’s Department of Alcohol, Drug and Mental Health Services (ADMHS) recently won $150,000 from the state to train employees and volunteers who have a personal perspective on mental illness, either from their own experience or a family member’s. Read story.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

County Parks, Buildings Getting $1.4 Million in Repairs

By the end of this fiscal year, select county buildings and parks will receive facelifts paid for with $1.4 million set aside for preventative maintenance projects; Nojoqui Falls Park, Ocean Beach Park, Goleta Beach, Manning Park, and various offices and fire stations will be upgraded. Read story.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Top Personnel Changes at County Fire

Eighteen-year veteran Rob Heckman was named Santa Barbara County Fire’s new second-in-command, replacing Eric Peterson, who was just named Fire Chief. Read story.

Thursday, March 26, 2015
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