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Man Killed by Security Guard at Chumash Casino

[Update]: The Sheriff’s Office announced Santa Barbara resident Jose Guido was shot and killed. Read story.

Originally published 11:28 a.m., February 20, 2018
Updated 8:42 a.m., February 21, 2018

Montecito Resident Arrested over Investment Schemes

Efstratios “Elias” Argyropoulos accused of operating two fraudulent investment schemes. Read story.

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Disaster-Relief Volunteers Needed in Montecito

Hand crews continue digging out mud-flooded homes and trees in the Montecito disaster area. Read story.

Saturday, February 17, 2018

County Supervisors Place Isla Vista Tax on Ballot

County supervisors place a utility user tax on June ballot. Read story.

Friday, February 16, 2018

Battling Governor Brown for Commuter Rail

Senator Jackson plays cap 'n' trade hardball with the governor and wins. Read story.

Friday, February 16, 2018

Santa Maria High School Reports Handgun Scare

Disturbing social media post prompted parents to pull kids from class. Read story.

Friday, February 16, 2018

Santa Barbara County Supervisors Finalize Pot Tax for June Ballot

If approved by voters, a general tax could bring in $25 million annually. Read story.

Originally published 12:00 a.m., February 15, 2018
Updated 9:18 a.m., February 16, 2018

Changes Are Coming to California Sex Offender Registry

A new state law will distinguish registered sex offenders by crime severity. Read story.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Santa Barbara's Drought Upgraded from ‘Moderate’ to ‘Severe’

Southern California is recording yet another one of its hottest, driest winters ever. Read story.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Santa Barbara Police Department Proposes Mental Health Detail

Medical professionals would engage the chronically homeless. Read story.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Steelhead Trout in Santa Ynez Are Getting a $1M Bridge

A state grant will help restore more natural conditions along Quiota Creek. Read story.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

What’s to Become of Macy’s on Lower State Street?

Rents for retail spaces downtown are reportedly dropping. Read story.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Glorifying Sex and Tolerating Assault in Isla Vista

A personal investigation into hookup culture and its gruesome consequences. Read story.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Plans to Convert Juvenile Detention Center into Mental-Health Facility Put on Hold

Officials are seeking out a better location for the proposed 15-bed facility. Read story.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Save Money with Amtrak in Santa Barbara

Travelers arriving by train to Santa Barbara can get deals on lodging and attractions. Read story.

Thursday, February 15, 2018
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