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Dead Man Found on Bench

Police don't suspect foul play and but have not a released name. Read story.

Originally published 10:49 a.m., July 15, 2014
Updated 11:12 a.m., July 15, 2014

Police Investigating Two Stabbings

It's unclear if the attacks were related, and no arrests have been made. Read story.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Venoco to Test Siren

A loud test siren will blare from Venoco's Ellwood Onshore Facility in Goleta on Wednesday, July 16, as part of a yearly drill put on by County Fire and the county's Office of Emergency Management. Read story.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Can We Be Ready for the Big One?

Santa Barbara County unveils early warning system for earthquakes. Read story.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Authorities Searching for Man Missing at Lake Cachuma

Rescue workers looking for 22-year-old last seen in the water Friday night. Read story.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Santa Barbara Man Arrested for Cocaine, Child Endangerment

Police find drugs and kids in home on July 3. Read story.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Community Drought Discussion on Monday

Water, or the lack of it, underlies a UCSB-sponsored talk with Misty Williams, senior water resources analyst with the Goleta Water District, and Madeline Ward, acting water conservation coordinator for the City of Santa Barbara. Read story.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Cops Find Lots of Pot on Pedregosa

Travaris Amps, 28, busted with 83 pounds of marijuana on July 8. Read story.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Final Report Released on Death of UCSB Student Sierra Markee-Winkler

Detectives and doctors believe she accidentally fell from the Isla Vista cliffs, suffered a broken neck, and drowned. Read story.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Kobe Bryant Comes to Town

The L.A. Lakers star came to Santa Barbara on Wednesday to kick off annual basketball academy at UCSB. Read story.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Jail Funding a 'Moving Target'?

Supervisors question Sheriff over fluctuating dollar figures. Read story.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Racial Disparity in Juvenile Justice System?

County Probation will seek a $200,000 state grant that would allow the department to examine potential racial and ethnic disparities in the area’s juvenile justice system. Read story.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Craig McCaw Donates $300,000 to County Fire

Santa Barbara County Fire recently received a $300,000 donation from Montecito billionaire Craig McCaw; the money comes out of concern over how the drought could affect the summer-fall fire season. Read story.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Expanded Health Coverage Reaches County Patients

Expanded health insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act has allowed most of the approximately 1,000 patients formerly served by the county’s Medically Indigent Adult Services Program to qualify for MediCal or private plans, causing the state to rescind most of its funding for the program. Read story.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

New State Tests Go Smoother Than Expected

Given the angst leading up to the trial run of the new statewide assessments this spring, school administrators were pleasantly surprised with the feedback. Read story.

Thursday, July 10, 2014
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