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Red Flag Warning Extended Through Tuesday Night

Hot and dry conditions worry fire officials. Read story.

Monday, September 15, 2014

DUI Arrests Down From Last Year

Sheriff’s Office records 148 incidents in second half of August. Read story.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Solvang Man to Serve Year in Jail for Child Porn

Richard Haenel, 70, will also have to register as a sex offender. Read story.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Surfing: S.B. Grom Wins NSSA Division

S.B.’s Hamilton Jacobs (age 9) made a big splash in the National Scholastic Surfing Association Gold Coast Conference season opener. Read story.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Woman Charged After Deadly Crash in April

After lengthy investigation, Kimberly Kreis is charged with possession of drugs and DUI, and avoided a charge of gross vehicle manslaughter. Read story.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Police for Lease?

Council squints hard at State Street rent-a-cops. Read story.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Anti-Vaxxers on the Rise

More parents opt out as whooping cough spreads. Read story.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Goleta Coast Oil Project Up for Another Review

Venoco wants to re-open old well near Sandpiper. Read story.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Caltrans Examines Wrong-Way Collisions

Caltrans officials reported that between July 2002 and 2012, nine people were killed and 64 injured in wrong-way collisions that occurred on state highways in Santa Barbara County. Read story.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Cuyama Groundwater Study Presented to Supes

Water-intensive crops grown in the Cuyama Valley are depleting the region’s groundwater supplies, and the associated pumping could be causing the ground to sink, according to a study conducted by the U.S. Geological Survey and the county’s Public Works department and presented to county supervisors this week. Read story.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Cuyama Solar Project Gets Green Light

Calling it a “win, win, win” for the county and his district, Supervisor Salud Carbajal championed the unanimous green light on 9/9 of a 40-megawatt solar-array system across 300 acres in Cuyama; once constructed, the project will be the county’s first foray into industrial-scale alternative energy. Read story.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

UCSB Named 10th Best Public National University

UCSB continues to live up to its “work hard, play hard” reputation, earning prestige this week for its academics after receiving high rankings for its party scene last month. Read story.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Chumash Choose Museum Designer

A 15,000-square-foot museum planned by the Chumash for the tribe’s 6.9-acre parcel across the street from its casino will be designed by a Seattle-based firm that created the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C. Read story.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

City Union Protests Over Pay, Health Care

About 20 workers active with the Service Employees International Union Local 620 marched in a loop in front of City Hall, chanting slogans over a megaphone that pierced the council deliberations taking place within. Read story.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Breast Cancer Walk Raises $4.6 Million

Approximately 2,000 people ​ ​walked 26.2 miles throughout Santa Barbara last weekend in the 12th annual Avon Walk for Breast Cancer, raising $4.6 million toward research, screening measures, and public outreach. Read story.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014
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