News Briefs

The Independent Wins Numerous CNPA Awards

Takes home first place in writing, photography, illustration, and advertising categories. Read story.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Finding Harmony Sitting In with UCSB's Pops Orchestra

All-student-led ensemble brings music to all. Read story.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

District Elections a Go for Goleta

Plaintiffs and City Council agree to citywide by-district vote in 2022. Read story.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Cabrillo and State Back in Business

Mission Creek bridge replaced, all lanes open again. Read story.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Montecito Schools Pick New Superintendents

Amy Alzina heading to Cold Spring, Anthony Ranii taking over Montecito Union. Read story.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Bridges Montecito Estate Finally Sells

Hot Spring Road property goes for $16 million. Read story.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Hearts Equestrian Hay Barn Fire

No injuries reported in early morning fire. Read story.

Originally published 4:54 p.m., May 18, 2017
Updated 10:37 a.m., May 19, 2017

SBCC College Promise Going 'Spectacularly Well'

Of the 756 students who joined in the fall, 85 percent stuck with the program. Read story.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Parking Fee Fight Set to Kick Off

The county will look at charging at parks and beaches. Read story.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

County Committee Backpedals on Reworking Library Funding Formula

Last week's dispute brought up many tricky questions. Read story.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

School District Appraisal Pegs Armory at $12.3 Million

The state's appraisal is expected to be completed later this month. Read story.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Amgen Tour Stage 4 Kicks Off on Cabrillo

Riders will get going at 11:30 a.m. today. Read story.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

SoCal Gas Creates Notification System for La Goleta

Alerts residents to 'reportable' events at natural gas storage and extraction facility. Read story.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Law Enforcement Bravery and Excellence Honored

H. Thomas Guerry Awards bestowed on 20 officers in Santa Barbara County. Read story.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Metallic Balloon Outages Remain a Towering Problem

To prevent the usual spike in May, utility first responders and safety experts urge secure balloons in celebrating moms, grads and proms. Read story.

Friday, May 12, 2017
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