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Suspected Murder/Suicide in Los Olivos - [Update]: The Los Olivos incident with reports of a shooting that caused a lockdown of local schools Thursday morning is now being reported as a murder-suicide. [pic] 6980 43
Los Olivos Barn Catches Fire - A barn in Los Olivos caught fire on Thursday morning, fire officials are calling it a total loss. 1113 3
Randy Quaid Arrested in Canada, Could be Deported - [Update]: Randy Quaid has been arrested again in Canada and wife Evi voices her frustration about Santa Barbara on Twitter. 2125 33
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Oct 08, 2015 reads comments
Vegetation Fire off Cathedral Oaks - [UPDATE]: Roger reports a small vegetation fire on the hillside off Paseo del Pinon, near Cathedral Oaks in Goleta. Firefighters confirm the fire is out and kept to 1/4 acre. 1492 24
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Oct 07, 2015 reads comments
Possible Stabbing Near Foodland - Edhat is receiving reports of a possible stabbing in the 1500 block of San Andres near Foodland with an injured subject in the area. 2192 35
Reports of Man with Rifle Near Skofield Park - [Updated:] A man with a gun was spotted at Skofield Park. Police are currently setting up a perimeter and Las Canoas Road is blocked off. 4420 55
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Oct 06, 2015 reads comments
Haggen Stores to be Auctioned - Pending bankruptcy court approval, Gelson's Markets and Smart and Final will buy multiple Haggen Food and Pharmacy stores. 3617 56
Court Denies Convicted Child Molester Alimony - The court has denied convicted child molester, Genise Gomez (Schu), spousal support from her ex-husband. 2590 18
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Oct 05, 2015 reads comments
Bear Found in Santa Maria Neighborhood - A young bear was found in a Santa Maria neighborhood early Saturday morning. 1222 12
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Oct 04, 2015 reads comments
Missing GoPro Finds European Owner - A Belgian tourist will soon be reunited with her lost GoPro after a local woman found it off the shore of East Beach. 2362 23
Dos Pueblos Seniors Win $25k in Drawing - Dos Pueblos High School seniors won $25,000 from a Men's Wearhouse drawing last spring and celebrated at Friday's football game. 1122 6
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Oct 03, 2015 reads comments
Local Woman Dies in Single Vehicle Accident - A Santa Barbara woman passed away after a single vehicle traffic accident on Foothill Road and her 1-year-old dog is still missing.  4765 18
Suspicious Subject Near Goleta Jr. High - The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office is investigating a report of a white male in his 40s-50s driving a brown/gray rusted vehicle approaching children. 1554 23
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Oct 02, 2015 reads comments
Arsonist Targets Ventura County Planned Parenthood - A suspected arsonist is believed to have targeted a Planned Parenthood facility in Thousand Oaks on Wednesday evening. 1815 71
Charges Filed Against Paula Lopez Ochoa - The District Attorney's Office announced that six misdemeanor charges have been filed against local news anchor Paula Lopez Ochoa. 6517 79
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Oct 01, 2015 reads comments
Traffic Accident Overturns Dump Truck - A vehicle accident on Foxen Canyon Road overturned a dump truck and sent three people to the hospital. 1301 2
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Sep 30, 2015 reads comments
Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against Sientra - Sientra, a locally based implant manufacturer, has been hit with several class action lawsuits for alleged violations of the federal securities laws. 1634 9
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Sep 29, 2015 reads comments
Venoco Trucks Out Oil - After being granted an emergency permit from Goleta, Venoco finished trucking out approximately 5,500 barrels of crude oil. 841 12
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Sep 27, 2015 reads comments
Sojourner Cafe Closed For Good - Amidst rumors, the owner of Sojourner Cafe confirms the eatery is closing for good. 2248 29
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Sep 26, 2015 reads comments
Broken Water Main Leads to Street Closure - [Update]: Roger reports a broken water main at Olive and Gutierrez Streets. Public Works is responding. 1178 11
Shooting at Mobile Home Park in Orcutt - [Update:] Sheriff's Office announces a suspect has been arrested following a shooting at a mobile home park in Orcutt on Friday morning. 1258 15
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Sep 25, 2015 reads comments
Haggen Exits from Southwest Market - Haggen Food and Pharmacy announced Thursday they plan to exit from the Pacific Southwest market to realign around their Pacific Northwest operations. 6245 104
Vons Hit With Class Action Lawsuit - A $4 million class action lawsuit has been filed against Vons Supermarkets in Santa Barbara for alleged labor code violations. 3069 16
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Sep 23, 2015 reads comments
Complaints Lead to Refunds for Glass Animals Show - Glass Animals played at the Earl Warren Showgrounds this past Sunday and concertgoers are requesting refunds after a long wait and intensive security measures. 3385 25
Local Fisherman Fights Off Hammerhead Shark - A local man fishing from a kayak off the Gaviota coast, recently fought off a circling hammerhead shark and shares video of the encounter. 10673 59
Local VW Drivers File Class Action Suit - A class action lawsuit was filed by local Volkswagen owners after the company admitted to deceiving the public over pollutant emissions. 2066 35
Attempted Murderer Sent to Psych Hospital - A Santa Barbara man accused of trying to kill his next-door neighbor with an ax was found incompetent to stand trial. 2783 21
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Sep 22, 2015 reads comments
Suspicious Envelope Found on UCSB Campus - [Update]: Cheadle Hall at UCSB's campus has been determined to be safe for re-entry. 2444 9
2 Acres Burned in Fire Near Dos Pueblos Canyon - [Update]: A vegetation fire burned two acres off Highway 101 near Dos Pueblos Canyon Road on Monday afternoon. 1387 5
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Sep 21, 2015 reads comments
Attempted Robbery at Magnolia Center Ralph's - [Updated]: The Santa Barbara Sheriff's Office asks for the public's help to identify the suspect who robbed the U.S. Bank inside Ralphs at the Magnolia Shopping Center. [pics] 4379 22
First Deaf Woman Swims Anacapa Channel - A swimmer from Colorado made local history being the first deaf woman to complete the Anacapa Island Channel swim. 1653 7
Refugio Legal Counsels Combine Forces - A motion has been filed for law firms representing six class action cases against Plains All American Pipeline to combine legal counsel regarding the Refugio Oil Spill. 804 add
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Sep 20, 2015 reads comments
Former Jail Guards Acquitted of Beating - Two former Santa Barbara County Jail guards were acquitted by a federal jury for an  alleged assault of an inmate in 2013. 1103 17
Shark Sighting on East Beach - Signs are posted along East Beach warning beach goers of a recent shark sighting. 1969 14
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Sep 19, 2015 reads comments
Man Suffers Major Injury After Stuck in Harvester - A man was air lifted to Cottage Hospital on Friday afternoon after suffering severe injuries from getting his leg stuck in a Brussels sprout harvesting machine. 1978 19
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Sep 16, 2015 reads comments
Pearl Chase Society Boycotts Franceschi Demo - The Pearl Chase Society continues to petition the demolition option proposed for the historical Santa Barbara Franceschi house. 2321 60
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Sep 15, 2015 reads comments
Car Catches Fire After Rollover Accident - A traffic accident on Highway 101 near Los Alamos caused one vehicle to catch fire after rolling over into a vineyard on Sunday afternoon. 845 3
Boat Destroyed by Dock Fire at Cachuma - One boat was destroyed and three others were damaged after a dock fire at Lake Cachuma early Monday morning. 1204 3
Class Action Suit Filed Against Plains Pipeline - Oil industry workers affected by the Refugio Oil Spill have filed a class action lawsuit against Plains All American Pipeline. 1998 16
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Sep 12, 2015 reads comments
Paula Lopez DUI Case Expected to Transfer - The recent DUI and assault charges against news anchor Paula Lopez are expected to be filed in North County instead of Santa Barbara. 5865 51
Identity Released of Missing Woman Found - [Update]:The identity has been released of the woman who died in a traffic accident off Highway 154 on Thursday. [pics] 8785 41
Governor Vetoes Drone Privacy Bill - Governor Brown vetoed Sen. Jackson's drone privacy bill that would've prohibited drones flying lower than 350 ft above private property without permission. 1579 25
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Sep 10, 2015 reads comments
Two Former Jail Guards Currently Standing Trial - The trial for two former Santa Barbara County Jail guards has begun for their alleged assault of an inmate. 1867 14
Haggen Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy - Haggen Food and Pharmacy has filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy to reorganize around a reduced portfolio of locations. 5543 62
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Sep 09, 2015 reads comments
Coast Guard Suspends Search for Missing Man - [Update]: The Coast Guard has suspended the active search efforts for a missing person near Point Sal State Beach at 7:22 pm, Monday. 3141 17
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Sep 08, 2015 reads comments
Paula Lopez Arrested for DUI - KEYT anchor Paula Lopez was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol and assaulting officers after driving the wrong way on Highway 101 Sunday evening. 30127 217
Alleged Assault of Byrne Campaign Volunteer - [Update]: Sharon Byrne is alleging one of her campaign volunteers was assaulted while canvassing on the west side of Santa Barbara. 3084 65
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Sep 07, 2015 reads comments
Search For Blue Whale Tangled In Line - The search for a blue whale entangled in fishing line continues Sunday off the Southern California coast. 579 add
Motorcycle Crash on Old San Marcos Rd. - A motorcycle collided into a vehicle on Old San Marcos Road Saturday afternoon causing two injuries. 2048 21
Kayaker Bit by Hammerhead Shark - A kayaker near Point Mugu in Ventura County was attacked by a hammerhead shark on Saturday. 3547 30
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Sep 05, 2015 reads comments
Ruptured Gas Line in Santa Barbara - On Thursday a ruptured gas line closed Cabrillo Blvd and other streets in the Funk Zone. 782 2
Mitchum to Pay Legal Fees in Defamation Suit - A local judge has ordered former congressional candidate Chris Mitchum to pay Rep. Lois Capps' legal fees in a defamation lawsuit he filed. 1586 32
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Sep 04, 2015 reads comments
Traffic Pursuit Leads to Stabbing in Goleta - [Update]:Roger reports a subject stabbed himself at Cannon Green and Hillsboro Street in Goleta after being pursued by CHP. 4906 17
Suspicious Package at UCSB - [Update]: A suspicious package found on the UCSB campus has been dismantled and the evacuation orders were lifted. 3855 26
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Sep 03, 2015 reads comments
Haggen Slapped with Another Lawsuit - A former employee has filed a lawsuit against Haggen Food and Pharmacy alleging they systematically overcharged customers. 6958 62
Short Term Rental Feedback Requested - Santa Barbara County is asking for feedback on Short Term Rentals within unincorporated areas. The survey is open until 5pm on Thursday. 1860 35
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Sep 02, 2015 reads comments
Haggen Sues Albertsons for Damages - Haggen is suing Albertsons for more than $1 billion in damages. 6023 60
Over 240 Arrested in So Cal ICE Operation - U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers arrested more than 240 individuals who pose a threat to public safety in the Southern California areas. 2919 67
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Aug 29, 2015 reads comments
Vehicle Pursuit Injures Officer - [Update with Mug]: A vehicle pursuit began on Highway 101 in the Gaviota area on Thursday afternoon resulting in an arrest and an injured officer. 4550 33
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Aug 26, 2015 reads comments
Car Fire on Highway 101 Near Carrillo - A subscriber reports a car fire with lots of smoke on Highway 101 near the Carrillo Street exit. [pics] 2177 20
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Aug 25, 2015 reads comments
High-Speed Motorcycle Chase Ends in Santa Barbara - [Update:] A 28-year-old Santa Barbara motorcyclist was arrested after a high-speed pursuit that started in Santa Maria and ended in downtown Santa Barbara. 7356 75
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Aug 23, 2015 reads comments
Potential for Major Tsunami Damage in Ventura - New research indicates that Ventura and Oxnard are at a greater risk than previously thought for a potential tsunami. 3134 7
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Aug 22, 2015 reads comments
Sheriffs Investigate Goleta Shooting - [Update]: Sheriff's are investigating an alleged self-inflicted gunshot wound that occurred on Friday afternoon in Goleta. 4184 30
Man Run Over By Tractor - A man run over by a tractor in Santa Maria has been airlifted to Cottage Hospital. 1069 4
Suspicious Package at Allan Hancock College - [Update]: Police are investigating a suspicious package on the Santa Maria campus of Allan Hancock College. 1230 5
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Aug 20, 2015 reads comments
Shark Attack Off Gaviota - A kayaker was attacked by a great white shark while fishing off Gaviota on Tuesday morning. 6509 60
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Aug 17, 2015 reads comments
Brush Fire at Nojoqui Grade - Updated: A brush fire along Highway 101 and Nojoqui Grade near Buellton quickly burned 15 acres but is now under control. [pics] 3760 5
Motorcyclist Falls Over Jalama Cliff - A motorcyclist was seriously injured after falling nearly 100 feet over the side of Jalama Road on Saturday. 1840 12
Lifeguards Save Boy from Near Drowning - Lifeguards at Santa Barbara High School pool saved a 10-year-old boy who nearly drowned on Friday. 2370 13
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Aug 16, 2015 reads comments
Cormorants Stuck In Trees - Cormorants are becoming tangled and hung in trees by fishing lines, reports SBWCN. 2084 21
Isla Vista Residents Protest Del Playa Movie - A horror film titled Del Playa has outraged Isla Vista residents who feel it's too reminiscent of last year's murders. 2260 28
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Aug 15, 2015 reads comments
Haggen to Close Recently Opened Stores - Haggen has announced it will close or sell some of their recently acquired stores in California, Nevada, Arizona, Oregon and Washington. 7677 63
Pedestrian Struck and Killed by Train in Montecito - A 60-year-old woman was struck and killed by a train in Montecito on Friday morning. Roger reports a train vs pedestrian on Eucalyptus Lane in Montecito. The victim involved is confirmed dead. 4251 30
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Aug 14, 2015 reads comments
Rare Wildflower Protected in Santa Barbara County - Nearly 6,000 acres are now protected as a critical habitat for a rare wildflower found in Santa Barbara County. 2336 31
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Aug 12, 2015 reads comments
Fire Near Santa Maria Airport - Updated With Pics: Edhat subscribers report a structure fire near the Santa Maria airport. 1342 3
Fire Near Cowboys Training Camp - Updated: A brush fire is currently burning in the Santa Clara riverbed, near the Dallas Cowboys training camp. 1557 1
Fatal Motorcycle Accident In Summerland - Updated: The victim of a fatal motorcycle accident on southbound Highway 101 in Summerland this weekend has been identified. 10533 13
Brutal Murder Gains National Attention - The Santa Maria Police Chief is blaming immigration policies in the brutal death of a Santa Maria woman.  2706 83
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Aug 09, 2015 reads comments
PETA Protests Outside Rodeo - Local activists are protesting the Fiesta Stock Horse Show and Rodeo outside the Earl Warren Showgrounds this weekend. 1880 31
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Aug 07, 2015 reads comments
Local Limo Company Involved in Crash Investigation - Rockstar Transportation is at the center of an accident investigation involving a limousine crash in the Santa Clarita Valley area. 2543 8
Refugio Oil Spill Larger Than Reported - Oil Spill: A new report states the Refugio Oil Spill is larger than originally projected. 1328 20
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Aug 06, 2015 reads comments
Two Arrested For Attempted Murder - The Santa Maria Police Department have arrested two suspects connected with the attempted murder of 64-year-old Marilyn Pharis. 2090 17
International UCSB Student Seeks Political Asylum - A UCSB student from the Republic of Gambia is seeking political asylum after making a public Facebook post supporting LGBTQ rights. 2767 10
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Aug 05, 2015 reads comments
Possible Shark Off Jalama Beach - Lifeguards reported a large shark off Jalama Beach late Tuesday morning. 2524 13
Chorro Fire Continues Burning Near Ojai - Update: The Chorro Fire is now 75% contained and has reached 282 acres in the Los Padres National Forest. [pics] 8415 22
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jul 30, 2015 reads comments
Possible Oil Spill off Goleta Beach - UPDATE: A possible oil spill has been reported off Goleta Beach. The Coast Guard reports an oil sheen spreads 3 square miles and is investigating the source. 13487 107
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jul 29, 2015 reads comments
CJA Responds to Hill's Sentencing in Chen Case - The California Judges Association has issued a statement regarding public criticism of Santa Barbara County Judge Brian Hill's sentencing in the Duanying Chen case. 2940 65
Possible Armed Subject Near Chase Bank - Roger reports a subject with a shotgun taped to his leg is near Chase bank on Fairview. 3351 40
Venoco Requesting Emergency Permit - Venoco is requesting an emergency permit to truck oil out of the Goleta facility. 1249 13
Firefighters Rescue Dehydrated Dog - A dehydrated dog was rescued from a Gaviota trail by firefighters this past Sunday. 1738 28
Murder Charges Dropped in Isla Vista Shooting - Attempted murder charges have been dropped against the two suspects involved in an Isla Vista shooting this past May. 1589 12
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jul 28, 2015 reads comments
Police Search for Isla Vista Robbery Suspect - Roger reports a robbery in the 6600 block of Picasso in Isla Vista with a suspect who simulated a handgun. 1900 14
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jul 27, 2015 reads comments
Brush Fire Near Gaviota Affecting Railroad Traffic - Updated: Roger reports a vegetation fire on Highway 101 at Calle Mariposa Reina. 2080 5
Gwendolyn Strong Passes Away - Gwendolyn Strong, a local girl and inspiration to many, passed away Saturday morning. 4420 13
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jul 26, 2015 reads comments
Santa Barbara Natives Reinvent the Surfboard - Two Santa Barbara natives are changing the way surfboards are made with their custom foam design. 3167 4
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jul 25, 2015 reads comments
Clock Tower Reopens With Better Accessability - The Santa Barbara Courthouse clock tower has reopened after making improvements for those with mobility challenges. 1091 4
Low Income Goleta Housing Upgrades to Break Ground - A low income apartment building in Old Town Goleta will be receiving $18 million in renovations. 1811 15
Hills Bandit Sentenced to 10 Years - The "Hills Bandit" was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison Tuesday for a string of bank robberies from Laguna Niguel to Santa Barbara. 1189 3
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jul 24, 2015 reads comments
Man Killed by Train Identified - The man who was struck and killed by an Amtrak train near the Santa Barbara Zoo on Monday has been identified. 4856 15
Seal Attack at Leadbetter - A local swimmer is recovering after a seal attacked and bit her leg on Wednesday morning, just off Leadbetter Beach. 2399 15
Judge Hill Receives Extra Protection After Threats - A Santa Barbara Judge is receiving extra protection by the Sheriff's Office after threats were made following the recent puppy torture case. 3041 52
Desalination Plant Voted to Reactivate - The Santa Barbara City Council has voted to reactivate the desalination plant amid drought concerns. 1531 42
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jul 22, 2015 reads comments
State Climatologist Shares El Nino Fact Sheet - The CA Department of Water Resources releases a fact sheet that states a strong El Niño can result in a continuing drought year. 3160 44
Albertsons Sues Haggen - Grocery store giant Albertsons is suing Haggen for failing to pay $36 million in grocery inventory. 5050 74
Oil Spill in Cuyama Valley - A ruptured gas line and oil spill leaked into Cuyama Valley on Monday morning. 1664 11
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jul 21, 2015 reads comments
Justice for Davey Rally - UPDATE: Hundreds of activists gathered at the Santa Barbara Courthouse on Sunday afternoon to rally for a local puppy that was tortured to death. 4102 83
Fatal Accident on Highway 101 - UPDATE: A Carpinteria resident died after falling from the Casitas overpass and onto Highway 101 in Carpinteria on Monday morning. 5767 11
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jul 19, 2015 reads comments
Mitsubishi Apologizes to Santa Maria WWII Veteran - Japanese corporation Mitsubishi will offer a landmark apology this weekend for using U.S. prisoners of war for forced labor during World War II, including a Santa Maria WWII vet. 1338 11
Mammoths Reached Channel Islands Earlier - A recent geological report shows mammoths reached the Channel Islands much earlier than previously thought. 1862 8
Activists Gather to Protest Arctic Drilling - Goleta Beach is filling with activists today to protest Shell's oil and gas exploration leases in the Arctic. 1309 21

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