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Is Nicolas Holzer Sane Enough to Be Found Guilty of Murder?

The trial starts May 30 in Judge Brian Hill’s courtroom. Read story.

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Internal Records Reveal Mixed Messages, Missed Opportunities Before 1/9 Debris Flow

County officials worked hard but struggled to convey the true dangers of the storm. Read story.

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Refugio Oil Spill Focus of Criminal Trial

Open arguments were presented Monday on the pipeline rupture. Read story.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Last Weekend's Gun Buyback Put 260 Firearms Out of Commission

The police department traded gift cards for guns. Read story.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Santa Barbara City College Has Its #MeToo Moment

A chemistry professor is facing backlash after raising concerns about a guest lecturer. Read story.

Originally published 12:00 a.m., May 10, 2018
Updated 2:08 p.m., May 14, 2018

San Marcos Video Threat Lands in Juvenile Court

New details have emerged about a handful of chat-room boys connected to threats of violence against fellow female students. Read story.

Thursday, May 10, 2018

District 3 Candidates Go Toe-to-Toe in Debate

The election games begin in race to represent Santa Barbara's Westside. Read story.

Thursday, May 3, 2018

County Leaders Tackle the Hard Facts of Montecito’s Future

A recent gathering of scientists and emergency personnel produced hard facts about the unstable mountains. Read story.

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Who’s the Real Westsider?

Four candidates fight for Santa Barbara's District 3. Read story.

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Will the Lights Go Out at La Casa de la Raza? 

As boardmembers move to sell the building, its owner says no way. Read story.

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Big Nature on the Jack and Laura Dangermond Preserve

The Nature Conservancy is three months into a comprehensive approach to managing the 24,000-acre property. Read story.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

The Cost of Santa Barbara Superior Court's ‘Culture of Delay’

The supervisors are in the middle of complex budgetary talks. Read story.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Nearly Three Years After Refugio Oil Spill, Plains All American Trial Begins

Pipeline company faces 15 criminal counts from the 2015 spill. Read story.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

School Chief Plays Poker with Sacramento Over Armory

The state and Santa Barbara can't agree on the property's price tag. Read story.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

An Art Revival on State Street

Santa Barbara artists have installed their work along downtown corridor. Read story.

Thursday, April 5, 2018
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