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Firearm Scare at Carpinteria Middle School Leads to Arrest

Suspect has been charged with making criminal threats and booked into Juvenile Hall. Read story.

Saturday, February 24, 2018

SpaceX Launches Internet Satellite

Successful takeoff from Vandenberg AFB puts 'Paz' in orbit. Read story.

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Susan Epstein Talks County Issues

Candidate for supervisor lays out her views on the 2nd District. Read story.

Friday, February 23, 2018

Isla Vista Utility Tax Put to the Voters

An approved tax would raise funding for parking, public safety, and tenant mediation services. Read story.

Thursday, February 22, 2018

UCSB Sees Record Number of Freshman Applicants

The number of prospective students is up 12 percent over last year. Read story.

Thursday, February 22, 2018

United Way Distributes $500K to Thomas Efforts

Receiving agencies have helped more than 19,000 impacted by fire and flood. Read story.

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Winemaker Gala Raises $1M for Direct Relief

A third of the money raised will benefit victims of fire and flood. Read story.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Disaster Recovery for Undocumented Communities

In the wake of the Thomas Fire and 1/9 Debris Flow, 805 UndocuFund has been getting support from local grassroots organizations. Read story.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Archie McLaren Passes Away

Renowned oenophile and gourmand founded the Central Coast Wine Classic. Read story.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Teen Dies After Glass Factory Shooting Accident

Kaiden Vague was a sophomore at Dos Pueblos High School. Read story.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Man Killed by Security Guard at Chumash Casino

[Update]: The Sheriff’s Office announced Santa Barbara resident Jose Guido was shot and killed. Read story.

Originally published 11:28 a.m., February 20, 2018
Updated 8:42 a.m., February 21, 2018

Montecito Resident Arrested over Investment Schemes

Efstratios “Elias” Argyropoulos accused of operating two fraudulent investment schemes. Read story.

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Disaster-Relief Volunteers Needed in Montecito

Hand crews continue digging out mud-flooded homes and trees in the Montecito disaster area. Read story.

Saturday, February 17, 2018

County Supervisors Place Isla Vista Tax on Ballot

County supervisors place a utility user tax on June ballot. Read story.

Friday, February 16, 2018

Santa Maria High School Reports Handgun Scare

Disturbing social media post prompted parents to pull kids from class. Read story.

Friday, February 16, 2018
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