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Al Pizano, Latino Business Leader, Dies

Al Pizano, a mover and shaker in Santa Barbara Latino business and cultural circles from the late 1970s to the early 1990s, has died. Read story.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Republican Activist Rod Sumner Dies

Limo driver, shoe salesman, and onetime Republican activist Rod Sumner died of a heart attack this week at the age of 65. Read story.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Museum of Natural History Survives Neighborhood Challenge

On Tuesday, the City Council gave the green light for the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History’s renovation plan, rejecting an appeal by neighbors Mark and Lauren Carey of Las Encinas Lane, who wanted more controls on outdoor speakers, construction timing, and the placement of trash cans. Read story.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Santa Barbara Cheer Elite Celebrates Multiple Wins

The auditorium at Monroe Elementary School was buzzing with excitement Saturday afternoon. Read story.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

'Candyman' Trial Postponed Until August

Julio Diaz charged in 11 drug-related patient deaths. Read story.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Pacific Coast Energy Installs New Seep Cans

The company is working with state overseers. Read story.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Dyslexia Talk Thursday at SBHS

Math teacher and ice sculptor to talk. Read story.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Missile Blasts Off and Blows Smoke Ring

Vandenberg Air Force Base carried out the Minuteman III test flight on Monday. Read story.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

High School Coach Pleads No Contest to Sex with Minor

Brian Hook faces up to five years in prison when he's sentenced next month. Read story.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Capps Co-Sponsors Bill for VA Reform

The government would pay for certain veterans needing medical care to see a private doctor. Read story.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Bank Robber Confesses to Santa Barbara Crimes

William Mitchell, arrested in Oregon last fall, recently admitted to robbing two South Coast banks. Read story.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Tattoo Shop Owner Sentenced to Five Years for Theft

Pablo Sela was also ordered to pay $500,000 in restitution. Read story.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

David Crosby Hits Jogger in Santa Ynez

The victim's injuries aren’t life-threatening; alcohol and drugs not a factor in the accident. Read story.

Monday, March 23, 2015

UCSB Student Missing in Yosemite

UPDATE: Michael “Mic” Dahl was found alive but badly injured and suffering from hypothermia. Read story.

Originally published 12:00 p.m., March 23, 2015
Updated 2:30 p.m., March 23, 2015

Birds And Bees Bash Celebrates Planned Parenthood Volunteers

Joan Wells was honored with the Jean K. Schuyler Award. Read story.

Monday, March 23, 2015
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