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Santa Barbara County Joins "We Are Still In"

The county supervisors adopted a resolution to oppose President Trump's decision to back out of the Paris Accord. Read story.

Friday, July 14, 2017

Darkness Highlights Whittier's Flames

Work continues to build containment lines in rough terrain. Read story.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Apparent Suicide Attempt in County Jail

In 2016, had been more than one attempt a month. Read story.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Blue Skies over Whittier Fire

Not a good sign for heat and low humidity. Read story.

Originally published 10:47 a.m., July 13, 2017
Updated 11:38 a.m., July 13, 2017

Santa Barbara's Opioid Death Rate Almost Double State Average

Prescription spike in 2009 followed by lower 'scrip numbers. Read story.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Report Tallies Assisted Suicide's First Half-Year

Across California, 258 terminally ill patients started end-of-life process. Read story.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Running for Mayor?

Five declared in Santa Barbara mayor's race; council districts each have a pair of contestants. Read story.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Food Trucks Get Four Hours in Private Lots

New City of Santa Barbara zoning ordinance sets rules for operators. Read story.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Six Contractors Bid on Peabody Stadium

Offers have $10 million spread. Read story.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Sailboat Capsizes, Owner Dies

Sunday incident off Santa Barbara Harbor brings waterfront deaths to three. Read story.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Three-RV Fire on Upper State

Mechanic mishap broils three vehicles; man severely burned. Read story.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Goleta Golden 1 Robbed

Suspect photographed wearing similar black ball cap seen in previous robberies. Read story.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

County, State, and Forest Service Officials Give Press Conference on Whittier Fire

The U.S. Forest Service, Cal Fire, County Sheriff, and County Fire departments held a joint press conference on Sunday at 2 p.m. Read story.

Originally published 11:52 a.m., July 9, 2017
Updated 2:50 p.m., July 9, 2017

Isla Vista Community Center Awarded $435,000

Additional grant money will move opening to fall of 2018. Read story.

Originally published 6:00 a.m., July 9, 2017
Updated 1:00 p.m., July 9, 2017

Construction Suspended at New Cajun Kitchen

Removal of ficus tree triggers 'stop work' on Fairview. Read story.

Saturday, July 8, 2017
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