News Blogs

UC Prez Protested at Small Business Awards

University workers decried the selection of Yudof as the event's keynote speaker in light of recent budget slashing. Read story.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Our Man in Azerbaijan

Los Angeles-based Consul General Elin Suleymanov makes a Santa Barbara stop. Read story.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Bodies Recovered From Panamanian Plane Crash

Michael Klein, daughter Talia, and pilot dead, Francesca Lewis survives crash in Panama Read story.

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Three Santa Barbarans Reported Missing in Panama

A small plane headed for Chiriqui volcano is reported missing with pilot and three Santa Barbara residents. Read story.

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

A World Record - With a Footnote?

A Goleta company may brand the Barry Bonds world record baseball with an asterisk. Read story.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Hobbs Takes the Stand

Dawn Hobbs, former crime and courts reporter for the News-Press, bantered with Ampersand Publishing attorney Barry Cappello as she took the stand Friday, September 7, to testify as a government witness against the daily newspaper, which is accused of illegal interference with union organizing. Read story.

Saturday, September 8, 2007

Father Kelly's Curse

At first, Andrew Ruiz was relieved. But his relief quickly gave way to frustration, followed by anger. Ruiz was initially happy not to take the witness stand, not to answer difficult questions about a painful past. And content not to endure the agonies of a protracted trial with no certain outcome. A rawboned man with sad, piercing eyes, elaborately tattooed arms, and a direct, deliberate manner, Ruiz is one of 508 men and women who recently settled claims of sexual abuse with the Los Angles Archdiocese, which presides over Santa Barbara, Ventura, and Los Angeles county Catholic churches. Read story.

Thursday, September 6, 2007

Zaca Advisories and Bare Facts

Containment expected in September; helping evacuees with pets at the Dos Pueblos shelter Read story.

Saturday, August 4, 2007

Zaca Update:
Friday takes a turn for the worse

Evacuation Order Issued for Paradise Road and Lower Santa Ynez River Road to Gibraltar Dam at 4:30 pm; 154 closes down, Dos Pueblos High becomes a shelter, and County Board declares emergency with Governor's blessing. Read story.

Friday, August 3, 2007

Zaca Mesa Fire Again
Sends Smoke to Coast

Santa Barbara area blanketed in late afternoon spreading ash and alarm Read story.

Saturday, July 28, 2007

Zaca Fire 'Copter Crashes

Two Zaca Fire aid workers escaped serious injury as their helicopter crashed at the Figueroa Mountain Road staging area. Read story.

Sunday, July 8, 2007
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