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Bench Warrant Issued for Probation-Breaking Offender

This week’s sentencing of Jeremy Bordegaray was delayed and a bench warrant issued after the 30-year-old was arrested in Cayucos for violating his probation. Read story.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Summer Solstice Leader Bows Out

Just three months before this year’s Summer Solstice parade, Claudia Bratton ​— ​the wizard of Oz behind the celebration the past 14 years ​— ​announced she’ll be stepping down this May Read story.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Jackson Goes After DOGGR

Following reports that the Division of Oil, Gas and Geothermal Resources (DOGGR) erroneously issued exemption permits for hundreds of oil injection wells into water basins with potentially drinkable or irrigable water, State Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson introduced legislation last week that would, among other things, prohibit oil operators from keeping confidential records. Read story.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

S.B. Cities Hosting Special Olympics Athletes

Goleta ​— ​along with several cities across Southern California, including Santa Barbara, Santa Maria, and Solvang ​— ​will serve as a host town this summer for athletes and coaches ahead of the 2015 Special Olympics World Games. Read story.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Roosevelt Principal Takes New Position

Roosevelt Elementary School principal Donna Ronzone will begin a new position next school year as the district’s director of VAPA (Visual and Performing Arts). Read story.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Cleveland Principal on Medical Leave

Cleveland Elementary School principal Cynthia White was placed on immediate medical leave this week for undisclosed reasons. Read story.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Trader Joe's Recalls Walnuts

Five types of the nuts could possibly be tainted with Salmonella. Read story.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Free Tax Assistance by the Best

Dons Net Café offers to do low-income individuals' tax returns and can help alums with theirs. Read story.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Commission for Women Releases Gender Analysis

Women fill 39 percent of appointments to the city’s and county’s 103 boards and commissions, according to a recent analysis by the county’s Commission for Women. Read story.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

False Alarm at Neverland Ranch

Prank call prompts big emergency response. Read story.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Orcutt Mom Believed to Have Kidnapped Daughters

Michelle Gibbs and her children were last seen on 2/26 after a custody hearing. Read story.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Let Ian Cutler Sell Booze?

The Santa Barbara distiller and dozens of other craft liquor makers would benefit if proposed state law passes. Read story.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

NLRB Accuses the News-Press (Again)

Re-issues decisions charging paper with labor law violations. Read story.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Luncheon Rallies Support for Female Politicians

The annual Santa Barbara Women’s Political Committee event highlighted the need for more women — and Latinos — in area government. Read story.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

VIDEO: Elections Held at Santa Ynez Chumash Reservation

Vincent Armenta re-elected tribe's chair. Read story.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015
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