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Man Killed By Train in Apparent Suicide

60-year-old transient laid down on the tracks, police said. Read story.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Puppy Abuser Pleads Guilty in Court

Faces a maximum of six years and six months in prison for abuse of Min Pin that led to its death. Read story.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Big Oil Spill Along Refugio Coast

UPDATE: The leak is contained, but at least four miles of coast are now covered in crude. Read story.

Originally published 2:08 p.m., May 19, 2015
Updated 8:00 a.m., May 20, 2015

Fire Chief Forced to Retire Receiving $200,000 Severance Deal

Michael Mingee was successfully sued for retaliating against department whistle-blowers. Read story.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

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
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