News Features

Montecito Pushes Back on Streamlined Rebuild Process

Not so fast with fast-track rebuilding, leaders tell the county Read story.

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Thousands of Plaintiffs Added to Refugio Oil Spill Case

Litigation follows footsteps of 1969 Union Oil spill attorneys. Read story.

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Push Comes to Shove Between Law Enforcement and Mental Health

County supervisors confront too many needs with not enough money. Read story.

Friday, April 20, 2018

Sheriff Brown Wins Endorsement from Governor, Feinstein

The incumbent is facing challenges from two of his lieutenants. Read story.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Casmalia Superfund Site Draws Renewed EPA Focus

The toxic waste site was closed in 1989. Read story.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Awareness and Practice Can Help Overcome Hidden Biases

Westmont College associate professor Carmel Saad lectures on the issue. Read story.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Arts Festivals Still Reeling from Fire and Flood

PuppetPalooza is struggling to pay its vendors and creditors. Read story.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Crime Rates Are Down, but Police Use of Force Is Up for Discussion

Chief Luhnow Takes Tough Questions from the Council Read story.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Post-1/9 Debris Flow, Private Montecito Group Partners with County

They've funded a new position within the County Executive Office. Read story.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Santa Barbara Commuter Train Back on Track

After a week of delays, the new service arrives on time. Read story.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Commentary | Brugger Says Farewell

After five years reporting for the Indy, Kelsey Brugger is headed for the nation's capital. Read story.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Talk Reveals Lone Woman of San Nicolas May Not Have Been Alone

Research by historian Susan Morris locates records of contemporaneous visits to the island. Read story.

Originally published 10:35 a.m., April 11, 2018
Updated 1:06 p.m., April 17, 2018

Chill Deltopia in Warm Temperatures

Citations, arrests drop in comparison to past years. Read story.

Monday, April 9, 2018

Mudslides Force Casa de Maria’s Sister Pauline to Leave Santa Barbara

Mudslides force Casa de Maria’s 88-year-old Sister Pauline to Move to Los Angeles Read story.

Monday, April 9, 2018

Invasion of Privacy Lawsuit Against Sheriff's Deputy Moves Forward

Judge Geck will allow plaintiff to access deputy's personnel records. Read story.

Thursday, April 5, 2018
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