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Bar Fire in Refugio

UPDATE: Crews quickly contained the blaze and, as of 8 p.m., are in mop-up mode. Read story.

Originally published 5:33 p.m., August 24, 2016
Updated 7:34 p.m., August 24, 2016

Feds Notified of Intent to Sue over Fracking at Offshore Platforms

Center for Biological Diversity claims Endangered Species Act violations. Read story.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Teacher Tenure Still on the Books

Santa Barbara teacher's union reacts to the state Supreme Court decision. Read story.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Smash 'n' Grab Suspects Sought

Keg N Bottle burgled, public help requested Read story.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Sansum's Urgent Care Moving to Pesetas Lane

The Hitchcock Way location will close this Saturday. Read story.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Rey Fire: Monday Evening Update

Despite ominous skies, firefighters continue to make progress. Read story.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Suspected Burglar Attacks, Injures Deputies

Sage Wyttenberg, 33, slipped out of his handcuffs three different times. Read story.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Rey Fire Closes East Camino Cielo Road

Now blocked at Painted Cave and Gibraltar roads. Read story.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Rey Fire: Monday Morning Update

Good news: wind is light; bad news: terrain is especially steep and inaccessible. Read story.

Monday, August 22, 2016

And Standing for Goleta Council Are …

Five file for two council seats. Read story.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Rey Fire: Sunday Night Report

Big smoke and much movement but wildfire remains in backcountry. Read story.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Rey Fire Remains Within Containment Lines

[UPDATE] Winds now shifting out of the west; smoke from fire visible from Santa Barbara. Read story.

Originally published 1:00 p.m., August 21, 2016
Updated 5:41 p.m., August 21, 2016

Rey Fire: Sunday-Morning Update

The acreage count is now nearly 19,000 acres. It is 10 percent contained. Read story.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Westmont Summer Chemistry to Offer Fellowships

Science research program endowment now fully funded. Read story.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Rey Fire: Saturday-Afternoon Update

The fire continues to burn into the backcountry; it is not posing a threat to any communities. Read story.

Saturday, August 20, 2016
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