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Photographer Arrested for Sex with Minor

Police worry his work may have put him in contact with other victims Read story.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Man Sentenced to Life for Raping, Impregnating Stepdaughter

Guevara-Oliva is first child molester to receive life sentence in Santa Barbara County. Read story.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Goleta: Good and Safe

City wins ranking in Safest Cities in California survey. Read story.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Deputies Seize Five Pounds of Meth During Traffic Stop

Johnny Salamanca-Rodriguez was parked in a red zone when his car was searched. Read story.

Monday, May 18, 2015

Water Bill Fraudsters Alert

New scam extracts phone payments in exchange for keeping the water turned on. Read story.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Ortega Parking Lot Closes for Painting

One-week closure will be followed by on-and-off delays. Read story.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Bikes and Belts Be Good

Seatbelt and motorcycle rules enforcement stepped up for May. Read story.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Suspects in Isla Vista Shooting Charged

Two held on attempted murder and firearm counts. Read story.

Friday, May 15, 2015

Isla Vista Government Takes One Step Forward

Das Williams's AB 3 approved in Assembly's Local Government Committee. Read story.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Hard Stop on Traffic Deaths

Despite critics, city council embraces "Vision Zero" program. Read story.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

City Still Spilling Too Much Sewage

The number of sewage spills within the City of Santa Barbara more than doubled between 2013 and 2014 ​— ​from 9 to 20. Read story.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Supes Support Das's DOGGR Bill

The Board of Supervisors deliberated this week whether state DOGGR (Division of Oil, Gas, and Geothermal Resources) regulators need new laws to better carry out their mission. Read story.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Major S.B. Oil Driller Files for Bankruptcy

Houston-headquartered ERG Intermediate Holdings filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in a federal court in Texas on 4/30. Read story.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Chumash Paying for More Firefighters, Ladder Truck

A 13-year-old contract between County Fire and the Chumash was beefed up this week with the Board of Supervisors’s approval. Read story.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital Finishes $12 Million Remodel

Supporters and boosters of the Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital celebrated the completion of a $12 million seismic retrofit and remodel this weekend. Read story.

Thursday, May 14, 2015
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