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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

Goleta Monarch Numbers Still Troublingly Low

More monarchs migrated to the Goleta groves this season than last season, but the numbers still show a drastic drop from years past. Read story.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Al Pizano, Latino Business Leader, Dies

Al Pizano, a mover and shaker in Santa Barbara Latino business and cultural circles from the late 1970s to the early 1990s, has died. Read story.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Republican Activist Rod Sumner Dies

Limo driver, shoe salesman, and onetime Republican activist Rod Sumner died of a heart attack this week at the age of 65. Read story.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Museum of Natural History Survives Neighborhood Challenge

On Tuesday, the City Council gave the green light for the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History’s renovation plan, rejecting an appeal by neighbors Mark and Lauren Carey of Las Encinas Lane, who wanted more controls on outdoor speakers, construction timing, and the placement of trash cans. Read story.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Santa Barbara Cheer Elite Celebrates Multiple Wins

The auditorium at Monroe Elementary School was buzzing with excitement Saturday afternoon. Read story.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

'Candyman' Trial Postponed Until August

Julio Diaz charged in 11 drug-related patient deaths. Read story.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Pacific Coast Energy Installs New Seep Cans

The company is working with state overseers. Read story.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Dyslexia Talk Thursday at SBHS

Math teacher and ice sculptor to talk. Read story.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Missile Blasts Off and Blows Smoke Ring

Vandenberg Air Force Base carried out the Minuteman III test flight on Monday. Read story.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

High School Coach Pleads No Contest to Sex with Minor

Brian Hook faces up to five years in prison when he's sentenced next month. Read story.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015
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