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Gambling, Gold, and Attempted Murder

Maurice Joyles, accused of trying to strangle his 80-year-old friend, appears in court. Read story.

Friday, February 27, 2015

Arson Threat Nets Five Years' Probation

Montecito jeweler David Tallman pleads guilty in July incident. Read story.

Friday, February 27, 2015

Police Investigating Possible Murder

Bloody body found near Yanonali and Quarantina streets. Read story.

Originally published 9:00 a.m., February 27, 2015
Updated 2:00 p.m., February 27, 2015

Second UCSB Frat Closed in Three Months

The international office and UCSB officially shut down Phi Sigma Kappa after multiple policy violations. Read story.

Friday, February 27, 2015

Volunteers Assemble Direct Relief Medical Backpacks

The field supplies are heading to 160 health centers across the country. Read story.

Friday, February 27, 2015

City Studies New Off-Leash Areas

On the short list of options are Dwight Murphy Field, Ortega Park, MacKenzie Park, and the Sheffield Reservoir Open Space. Read story.

Friday, February 27, 2015

Higher Bail Denied for Man Charged with Beating Girlfriend and Puppy

Duanying Chen faces counts of domestic violence, animal cruelty, and dissuading a witness. Read story.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Cottage Hospital Holding Breast Milk Donor Drive

On Friday, nursing moms can help make sure premature babies have all the supplies they need. Read story.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

John Palminteri Named Santa Barbara's Citizen of the Year

The longtime KEYT reporter was a "natural" and "fantastic" choice, city officials said. Read story.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Drizzly Days Ahead

Meteorologists expect rain to come in Friday night and last through Tuesday morning. Read story.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Supervisor Pay Raises Getting Closer Look

Their salaries may be checked every three years and compared to other counties. Read story.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Mystery Spill Under Investigation

A "rusty chemical liquid" was discovered on a Goleta beach. Read story.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

City Drilling New Well in Alameda Park

Sound walls started going up in Alameda Park this week to buffer nearby residents from the audio assault associated with drilling a new city well. Read story.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Funding Approved for Eastside Bike and Pedestrian Bridges

Engineering work on two new bicycle and pedestrian bridges slated for the Eastside ​— ​ one over Cacique Street and one over Soledad Street ​— ​got the green light on 2/24, as the City Council voted to authorize $442,000 to cover design, engineering, and permit costs. Read story.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Direct Relief Headquarters and Warehouse Get Go-Ahead

Plans to build a new warehouse and headquarters for Direct Relief was designated a “community benefit” by the City Council this week. Read story.

Thursday, February 26, 2015
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