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Goleta Engineer Awarded $1.13 Million in Discrimination Case

Carlos Ortiz sued sonar equipment maker Teledyne RESON Inc. for favoring its Danish employees. Read story.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Dog Mauled to Death at County Shelter

12-year-old Kitti was killed after an employee accidentally left a kennel gate open. Read story.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Wells Fargo to Open on Milpas

Bank plans to make Milpas Street home to fourth city branch. Read story.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Two-Day Crosswalk Sting Nets 144 Citations

Pedestrian right-of-way enforced across Goleta and Santa Barbara. Read story.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Couple Arrested for Drug Sales, Child Endangerment

Armando and Jessica Arrayga were in possession of 138 grams of meth and an AR-15 rifle. Read story.

Friday, July 25, 2014

How Will County Handle Exemptions to Fracking and Acidizing Ban?

Supervisors return Tuesday to mull protocol options for property owners and oil companies. Read story.

Friday, July 25, 2014

UCSB Professor Pleads No Contest in Theft, Battery Case

Dr. Mireille Miller-Young will likely be ordered to pay a fine and restitution and perform community service. Read story.

Originally published 12:00 p.m., July 24, 2014
Updated 2:30 p.m., July 24, 2014

La Entrada Hits Snag

Worries emerge that traffic along lower State Street may back up to the railroad tracks. Read story.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Water Hogs Facing Stiff Fines

And the county sees a 100% increase in new well applications. Read story.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Death Penalty Terminated

Santa Barbara has nine men on death row. Read story.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Questions Linger Over UCSB Housing Fire

Questions remain about the massive fire that engulfed a UCSB housing construction site in the early hours of 7/4. Read story.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Latest Unemployment Numbers Released

Santa Barbara County’s unemployment rate in June (5.4 percent) jumped slightly from May (5 percent) but showed a positive trend from June 2013 (6.8 percent), according to the county’s Workforce Investment Board. Read story.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Botox Company Closing Goleta Office

Drug giant Allergan ​— ​famous for Botox ​— ​will be shuttering its Goleta facility and axing 1,500 of its 11,600 positions system-wide, the company announced Monday. Read story.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Jail Food Free of Maggots

The complaints hurled in recent weeks against prison-system food-provider Aramark — maggots in the food and inappropriate relations between staff and inmates in many client institutions in the Midwest — haven't presented themselves at the Santa Barbara County Jail, according to Sheriff's spokesperson Kelly Hoover, who said the department hasn't heard of vermin in the food or misconduct by its one Aramark employee. Read story.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Plug Pulled on Mission & State

Over $300,000 in unspent donations — out of $1 million total — will be returned. Read story.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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