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Los Olivos Wine District Approved

Feds grant request to create Los Olivos District AVA, Fred Brander’s widely supported effort. Read story.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Water Main Breaks Slow the 101 in Santa Barbara

[UPDATE] Man loses car to sinkhole on Castillo; water main break causes cascading effects. Read story.

Originally published 10:09 a.m., January 21, 2016
Updated 4:58 p.m., January 21, 2016

Suspected Burbank Carjackers Arrested in Carpinteria

Five Santa Barbara County residents implicated in car theft at gunpoint. Read story.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Four Arrested in Alleged Oxnard Counterfeit Ring

Officials believe the group passed fake $100 bills across California. Read story.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Two Arrested in South County Meth Investigation

Alleged meth trafficker taken into custody. Read story.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Chumash Casino Bus Accident Kills One

Simon Ruiz, of Norwalk, died in a head-on collision with the bus. Read story.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Sex Assault at I.V. Frat House

Two incidents have been reported near UCSB in the last week. Read story.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

'New to Medicare' Seminar Offered

Free Medicare introductory talk at downtown public library Wednesday, January 20. Read story.

Sunday, January 17, 2016

J.J. Hollister III Dies

The attorney and descendant of an epic land-holding family dies at age 83. Read story.

Friday, January 15, 2016

Former Insurance Agent Gets 10 Years for Senior Scam

Joseph Anthony Mele cheated two elderly women out of $2 million over seven years. Read story.

Friday, January 15, 2016

Walker Finds Man’s Body on Haskell’s Beach

Milton Oglesby, 69, is the man's name; he was a local transient. Read story.

Friday, January 15, 2016

Harris Grade Road Accident Injures One

The husband and wife’s car slid 40 to 50 feet down the hillside. Read story.

Friday, January 15, 2016

Detectives Arrest Bank Robbery Suspect

Jesse Rogers allegedly stole $1,000 from Santa Barbara Teachers Federal Credit Union. Read story.

Friday, January 15, 2016

Child Molester Gets Maximum Sentence

Juan Carlos Medina to serve 16 years in state prison on five felony counts. Read story.

Friday, January 15, 2016

Lead Prosecutor Cut

Paul Greco no longer works for the DA. Read story.

Originally published 5:41 p.m., January 14, 2016
Updated 10:50 a.m., January 15, 2016
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