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Fundraiser Saturday for Deputy Hurt in Freak Accident

Sheriff’s Office rallies around Dan McSkimming. Read story.

Friday, February 20, 2015

Elliot Rodger Report Details Long Struggle with Mental Illness

It also describes his penchant for Nazis and knives, and a year of meticulously planning the Isla Vista murders. Read story.

Friday, February 20, 2015

Santa Maria Jury Finds Forklift Driver Guilty

Daniel Castillo could face up to 15 years in prison for a 2013 collision that killed two. Read story.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Street-Smart Medicine

Two experts talk to UCSB students about local and overseas needs. Read story.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Skids Greased for Las Varas Development Decision

The showdown continues between conservations and landowners. Read story.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

School District Mulls Facilities Bond

But worries remain over recently failed measures at SBCC and Montecito Union. Read story.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

'Death Warrant' Stabber Convicted

A man accused of stabbing two homeless people as they slept in the summer of 2012 was convicted by a Los Angeles jury this week on three counts of attempted murder after he stabbed three transients in that city and left rambling “death warrants” at each scene. Read story.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Select Staffing Boss Fired Over Missing $2.7 Million

New Koosharem Corporation, the parent company of Santa Barbara–based Select Staffing and recent merger partner EmployBridge, announced Monday its board of directors had fired longtime Select Staffing leader and Hope Ranch resident Stephen Sorensen after discovering he allegedly “orchestrated the diversion of $2.7 million” of company money into an “entity” he controls. Read story.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

County Approves Mission Canyon Improvement Plan

What will be a joint effort by the City and County of Santa Barbara regarding transportation-related changes to the Mission Canyon area passed muster with the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, one week after the City Council gave its green light. Read story.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Coroner's Building Riddled with Problems

The Coroner’s Bureau building “should be replaced as soon as possible,” due to health and safety concerns, the county Grand Jury stated in a recent report. Read story.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Seven Isla Vista Businesses Busted for Selling Booze to Minors

The Sheriff's Office recently received a $50,000 to crack down on underage drinking in the area. Read story.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Mitchum Sues Capps for Defamation of Character

Claims campaign ad inflicted “severe emotional shock and distress.” Read story.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Power Outage on State Street Stymies Retail

Crews are working to restore power by midnight. Read story.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Panga Found Offshore Tajiguas Beach

Fuel containers found in water; no narcotics or suspects found. Read story.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Hundreds Raise Money for Sick Teen

Santa Barbara High School senior Grace Fisher was diagnosed last December with a rare, paralyzing illness. Read story.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015
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