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Supervisors Start Tackling Shabby Coroner’s Building

This week, the supervisors addressed a February report from the Grand Jury calling for the Coroner’s Office building to be “replaced as soon as possible” due to health and safety issues. Read story.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Endorsements Announced in Congressional Race

Endorsements started lining up this week for the upcoming congressional race to replace retiring Rep. Lois Capps. Read story.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Man Sentenced in Deadly DUI Case

Benjamin Bettencourt will spend five years in prison for the 2012 crash that killed his passenger. Read story.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

UCSB Slams into Second

Linguistics grad student wins runner-up in first all-UC Grad Slam event. Read story.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Arrests Made After String of Isla Vista Armed Robberies

Five suspects are in custody, but another group remains at-large. Read story.

Originally published 11:51 a.m., May 6, 2015
Updated 3:34 p.m., May 7, 2015

Franklin Trail Extended

New 3.3-mile stretch is opened into Carpinteria foothills. Read story.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Another Thomashefsky Infection

New hepatitis C patient identified. Read story.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Deputies Save Choking Girl

Deputies Brian Flick and Jorden Walker are heralded for their quick response to the 18-month-old girl in crisis. Read story.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Harbor Cleanup Yields Bicycles, Cell Phones, Toilet

The ninth annual event cleared a half-ton of trash from the water. Read story.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Carp Special Ed Teacher Gets State Award

The prestigious award comes with a $25,000 prize. Read story.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Farmworkers and Activists Gather at ICE Facility on May Day

They were there to "combat fear with love and a message welcoming immigrants." Read story.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Goleta Pier Reopens After Repairs

The 1,480-foot pier was heavily damaged in a storm last March. Read story.

Originally published 2:00 p.m., May 4, 2015
Updated 8:42 a.m., May 5, 2015

Driver Rescued After Plunging 100 Feet Down Embankment

The woman suffered moderate injuries and was extracted by City Fire crews. Read story.

Monday, May 4, 2015

Five Arrested for Robbery in Isla Vista

One suspect remains at large. Read story.

Monday, May 4, 2015

Resurfacing Closes Some County Roads

Project to fix roads covers north and south county. Read story.

Monday, May 4, 2015
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