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Isla Vista Skateboard Assault

Man and woman battered during snatch and grab. Read story.

Friday, April 10, 2015

Car Thieves Found at Motel 6 in Carp

Early morning premises check nets stolen goods and autos. Read story.

Friday, April 10, 2015

Dead Inmate Identified

Man found unresponsive in County Jail Wednesday was named Matthew Wilbur. Read story.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Supervisor Salud Carbajal Announces Run for Congress

He joins Mayor Helene Schneider and Justin Fareed in vying to succeed Rep. Lois Capps. Read story.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

LinkedIn Buying Lynda.com for $1.5 Billion

"Most" Lynda.com employees are expected to join LinkedIn. Read story.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

San Benito Company Drops Drilling Ban Lawsuit

An oil company that filed a $1.2 billion claim against a San Benito County drilling ban dropped its lawsuit this week. Read story.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Sara Miller McCune Donates $5 Million to UCSB

SAGE Publications cofounder Sara Miller McCune (pictured above) recently gave a $5 million gift to UCSB. Read story.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Carbajal Pays FPCC Fine

Supervisor Salud Carbajal and his 2012 campaign treasurer paid a $7,500 fine to the state’s Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) for neglecting to report four late contributions to other campaigns (worth $11,500) and accepting a $15,000 donation to their own campaign in the form of a cashier’s check, which must be less than $100. Read story.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Pappas to Pay FPCC Fine

Former 3rd District Supervisor candidate Steve Pappas, who challenged incumbent Doreen Farr, will pay a $1,500 fine to the state’s Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) for failing to record $198,917 worth of expenditures during his 2012 campaign. Read story.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Marcos Vargas Taking Over Fund for Santa Barbara

The Fund for Santa Barbara will soon be headed by Marcos Vargas, who for 14 years served as the executive director of the Central Coast Alliance United for a Sustainable Economy (CAUSE), an organization he helped create. Read story.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Candace Winkler Named CEO of Scholarship Foundation

The Scholarship Foundation announced this week that Candace Winkler  ​will become its new CEO, replacing Colette Hadley, who has worked for the foundation for 22 years. Read story.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Justin Fareed Announces Run for Congress

He'll vie for Rep. Lois Capps's 24th District seat in 2016. Read story.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Mayor Helene Schneider Announces Run for Congress

The news comes on the heels of Lois Capps's statement that she won't seek reelection. Read story.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Doctor Identified in Hepatitis, HIV Infection Scare

Dr. Allen Thomashefsky's Bath Street practice has been shut down as part of the investigation. Read story.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Inmate Death at County Jail

A 59-year-old inmate in County Jail was pronounced dead Wednesday after he was found unresponsive and not breathing in his cell. Read story.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015
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