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Feds Deny Water to Central Valley Farmers - The Federal Bureau of Reclamation has announced it will not release reservoir water for most Central Valley farmers for the second straight year. 285 4
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Mar 02, 2015 reads comments
Boy In Critical Condition After Playing With Fire - A teenage boy is in critical condition at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital with second-degree burns after playing with fire, reports KEYT. 2238 16
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Mar 01, 2015 reads comments
Alternatives to Deltopia Partying - Student leaders at SBCC brainstorm alternative activities to deter partying during Deltopia. 1014 21
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Feb 28, 2015 reads comments
Google Investment Made To Spur Solar Panel Install - Google announced plans to invest $300 million into a Solar City fund to help install solar panels on thousands of homes, reports KEYT. 1197 10
Santa Maria Murder Trial: Day 24 - The Anthony Ibarra murder trial resumed Thursday morning with more defense cross-examination of one of the two lead Santa Maria Police Detectives. 628 2
Fire, Sheriff, CHP get set for real emergency - Several fire and law enforcement agencies took part in a Montecito drill involving a fatality inside a car and dangerous gases, reports KEYT. 516 add
Container Port Chaos Takes Light Toll on Ag - Import-export businesses chaos is taking a light toll on Agriculture in Central Coast, reports KEYT. 619 add
UCSB Shuts Down Phi Sigma Kappa Frat - Phi Sigma Kappa, a fraternity in Isla Vista, has been shut down for violating chapter policies amid allegations of hazing and misconduct. 1147 10
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Feb 27, 2015 reads comments
Santa Barbara Asks for Community Input - Santa Barbara is asking the community for help to decide which of many projects need to be fixed first on a long list of priorities. 1409 37
Santa Claus Lane Project Rising Up - A new housing and business project is appearing on Santa Claus Lane near Carpinteria. 1306 4
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Feb 25, 2015 reads comments
Hills Bandit Pleads Guilty to Bank Robbery - The "Hills Bandit" pleaded guilty Monday to five federal charges relating to bank robberies from Laguna Niguel to Santa Barbara. 946 3
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Feb 22, 2015 reads comments
Lompoc Officer Arrested for Domestic Violence - A Lompoc Police Officer was arrested Friday evening on domestic violence charges. 1930 20
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Feb 21, 2015 reads comments
Richard Box Pled No Contest to Sex Abuse - Richard Box pleaded no contest last week to felony sex crimes and domestic violence charges. 2298 23
Privacy Challenges of Drones Examined - An oversight hearing led by Sen. Jackson earlier this week examined the innovative uses and privacy challenges of drones.  1170 13
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Feb 19, 2015 reads comments
PODER Protests Milpas Restaurant Over EBID - Several protests took place this week at a local Milpas restaurant over the proposed Eastside Business Improvement District.  2996 60
Student Diagnosed with Whooping Cough - A Santa Maria High School student has been diagnosed with whooping cough. 1463 16
Goleta Approves Short-Term Rental Rules - The City of Goleta has approved some new short-term vacation rental regulations. 1982 30
Santa Maria Ibarra Murder Trial - Santa Maria's U-Haul murder trial resumed Tuesday after a break of six days, reports KEYT. 1158 4
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Feb 18, 2015 reads comments
Santa Maria Man Arrested for Throwing Explosive - Chad Ramos is in jail after police say he threw a homemade explosive at a Santa Maria home, reports KEYT. 1272 7
Santa Maria Man Involved in Hit and Run Arrested - Santa Maria Police arrested Alberto Rosales after he was involved in a two vehicle car crash, then tried to run from the scene. 1028 10
Charities Struggle with Run or Dye Broken Promises - Through their tipline, KEYT investigated the broken promises of the Run or Dye 5k runs who advertised partnerships with local charities. 2157 15
Record Number Of Sea Lion Pup Rescues - A nonprofit Marine Mammal Center has been busy rescuing a record number of seal pups abandoned by their mothers. 1287 10
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Feb 14, 2015 reads comments
Sheriffs Issue Deltopia Noise Ordinance - County Board of Supervisors approved a restrictive noise ordinance in Isla Vista on Tuesday to take place during the first two weekends of April in hopes of deterring Deltopia.  1135 26
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Feb 13, 2015 reads comments
Gas Leak and Suspicious Package at UCSB - Edhat subscribers report a gas leak and another suspicious package on Wednesday at UCSB. 786 5
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Feb 12, 2015 reads comments
Sex Toy Presented at City Council Meeting - A Santa Barbara City Council meeting turned X-Rated on Tuesday when a local business owner presented a dildo found on State Street.  3521 52
Family of Crash Victims Discontent With Courts - The family of three teenagers who were killed in a DUI crash in April 2014 express concern about the ongoing legal process, KEYT reports. 2112 20
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Feb 11, 2015 reads comments
Santa Maria Police Condemned for Firing Ltn. Ast - On February 4, a decision was issued that lambasted Santa Maria Police Chief Ralph Martin for firing Lt. Dan Ast for his supposed role in the death of Officer Albert Covarrubias. 1227 6
Child Molester Sentenced to 75 Years - Manuel Munoz, 65-year-old San Francsico resident, was sentenced to 75 years to life in prison for molesting his two grandsons in Santa Barbara.  1729 16
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Feb 10, 2015 reads comments
Subterranean Sprinklers Not Saturating The Market - KEYT reports the Eco-Mat system being installed in various locations within Santa Barbara with aims to conserve water. 1371 5
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Feb 09, 2015 reads comments
Lompoc Police Shoot Armed Teenager - A teenage boy is now in the hospital after being shot by Lompoc Police early Saturday morning, reports KEYT. 2509 40
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Feb 06, 2015 reads comments
PODER Responds to News-Press Email Requests - PODER responds to the Santa Barbara News-Press by demanding corresponding emails between the News-Press and Councilmembers Francisco and Hotchkiss. 2706 50
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Feb 05, 2015 reads comments
Lompoc Enters Agreement with Space Center - This City of Lompoc voted unanimously Tuesday night to go to the ENA process with Eva Blaisdell and the consortium, on their proposal to for the California Space Center. 906 11
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Feb 04, 2015 reads comments
Santa Maria Teen Charged with Manslaughter - Prosecutors have filed vehicular manslaughter charges against the 17-year old driver who was involved in a street race Friday night that led to the death of a student. 2653 21
Police Seek Missing Santa Maria Teenager - Santa Maria Police are seeking the public's assistance in locating an at-risk missing juvenile. 1275 2
Neverland Ranch May Become Sexual Assault Rehab - Michael Jackson's estate in Santa Ynez Valley, Neverland Ranch, may become a rehabilition center for sexually abused children. 2701 32
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Feb 03, 2015 reads comments
Piano Services Extraordinaire - When it comes to piano players, there's one go-to guy in Santa Barbara. His name is Dennis Schwendtner. 1020 8
Santa Barbara Desalination Plant Permit Approved - A permit dating back to 1991 to operate Santa Barbara's desalination plant was approved Friday by the Central Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board. 1172 28
Multi-Car Accident Leaves One Person Trapped - An accident on U.S. 101 through Montecito and Summerland snarled traffic Monday morning. 1406 2
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Feb 01, 2015 reads comments
Lompoc Man Charged with Embezzlement - A Lompoc man is facing felony embezzlement charges after allegedly stealing more than $150,000 from his employer. 1591 6
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jan 31, 2015 reads comments
Jewelry Store Robbery on State Street - Churchill Jewelers on State Street was robbed Friday morning by four males wearing masks, reports KEYT. 3385 24
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jan 30, 2015 reads comments
Boy Scouts Settle Molestation Case - The Boy Scouts of America have settled a lawsuit brought by the family of a former scout who was molested by a volunteer Scout leader in 2007. 1259 4
Negative Measles Test in SB County - The Public Health Department has announced the laboratory test results for the possible measles case are negative. 1479 79
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jan 29, 2015 reads comments
Fatal Hit-and-Run and Cab Company Trial - UPDATE: A jury is deliberating over the role of a cab company in the fatal 2013 hit-and-run death of Simon Chavez.  3189 48
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jan 28, 2015 reads comments
Boy Scouts Molestation Trial Starts - The trial began on Monday for the victim molested by a Boy Scouts volunteer in 2007. 1082 6
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jan 27, 2015 reads comments
Local Media Wins at Golden Mike Awards - KEYT, KCOY, KKFX (Fox 11) won several awards at the 65th Annual Golden Mike Awards hosted by the Radio and Television News Association of Southern California 1098 10
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jan 24, 2015 reads comments
Students Plan Trip To See Israel's Prime Minister - When members of the Santa Barbara Hillel go to Washington, D.C. in March, they will witness a controversial visit by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, says KEYT. 1440 96
Lompoc Investigates Complaints Against CrossFit Gy - The City of Lompoc is reviewing a complaint accusing a local cross fit gym of causing a disturbance to a residential zone. 1742 17
Plea Deal for Granny Field Murder Suspects - Three defendants in the 2013 Granny's Field murder took a plea deal and pleaded guilty to felony voluntary manslaughter. [mugs] 2203 14
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jan 23, 2015 reads comments
Isla Vista Threat Suspect Identified - San Luis Obispo Police Department identified a man that made threats to Isla Vista over social media last Saturday, reports KEYT. 2081 6
IV Tenants Union Fights Evictions - The IV Tenants Union is fighting back and launching a public awareness campaign for six households that were forced out of their homes, reports KEYT. 1856 29
Two Community Colleges Snubbed for Bachelor Degree - Two local community colleges were not selected for the statewide pilot program to offer Bachelor Degrees. 1539 3
Barn Fire in Solvang - A large structure fire destroyed a barn in the Santa Ynez Valley early Thursday morning, reports KEYT. 1107 add
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jan 22, 2015 reads comments
Lompoc Police Investigating Homicide - Lompoc police are investigating a homicide on the 900 block of North H Street, reports KEYT. 1295 add
Vreeland Ordered to Stop Duck Dynasty Commercial - Vreeland Ford in Buellton has been ordered to pull their recent car commercial which parodies the show "Duck Dynasty." 2567 31
Isla Vista Foot Patrol to Wear Body Cameras - The Isla Vista Foot Patrol will start wearing body cameras while on-duty by late February. 1242 22
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jan 21, 2015 reads comments
Opposing Protests Outside Santa Barbara News-Press - Community activists and anti-immigration groups clashed in the De la Guerra Plaza on Monday, outside the Santa Barbara News-Press building. 4069 80
Mystery Illness Impacts Santa Barbara Teen - A mystery illness has top medical officials around the country focusing on Santa Barbara, reports KEYT. 5097 17
Banded Tail Pigeons Dying - Animal Rescue Team, Inc. has collected more than sixty dead banded tail pigeons to be sent to UC Davis for necropsy. Warning: Graphic [Pic] 2090 13
Mountain Lion Caught on Camera - A mountain lion was caught on camera in the lower Riviera, reports KEYT. 4164 23
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jan 19, 2015 reads comments
Opposition to Eastside Business District - A proposal by the Milpas Community Association to create an Eastside Business Improvement District has received some opposition, reports The Independent. 1634 35
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jan 18, 2015 reads comments
Credibility of Ibarra Trial Witness Challenged - Defense attorneys in the Anthony Ibarra murder trial cross-examined the woman called to testify in the first week of the trial about her heavy methamphetamine use 1355 add
War Of The Words - During a discussion about Santa Barbara County's legislative platform in 2015, things got heated over Chumash land issue comments, reports KEYT. 1720 46
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jan 17, 2015 reads comments
Plane Makes Emergency Landing Near Santa Maria - Updated With Press Release: A small two-seat plane had engine trouble and made an emergency landing on Highway 166 near the Twitchell Reservoir. 1614 1
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jan 15, 2015 reads comments
Police Investigating Santa Maria Shooting - Santa Maria police are investigating a shooting that left a teen with non-life threatening injuries. 1409 2
Increased Water Rates in Santa Barbara - Proposed rate increases for water in Santa Barbara could show up on bills starting this July. 1364 25
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jan 14, 2015 reads comments
Boy Scouts Could Pay Out Millions for Fines - The Boy Scouts of America could pay millions of dollars in penalties after a Santa Barbara judge allows attorneys to use secret files of hidden molestation.  1511 14
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jan 13, 2015 reads comments
Murder-Torture Trial For 6 Begins in Santa Maria - Opening statements began Monday in the murder trial of six men accused of killing Anthony Ibarra, reports KEYT. 969 add
Allan Hancock Athletes Arrested for Murder - Santa Maria Police Department SWAT Team arrested two Allan Hancock Athletes in connection to the death of 23 year-old Terence Richardson, reports KEYT. 1747 7
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jan 09, 2015 reads comments
News-Press Offices Vandalized Over Headline - UPDATE: The Santa Barbara News-Press offices were vandalized with pink paint, allegedly over their recent controversial headline. [pics] 6729 117
A-Frame Surf Shop Burglary - A Carpinteria surf shop has released video footage of a recent burglary and are asking the public for information. 2204 11
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jan 08, 2015 reads comments
Missing Person Identified in 20 Year Old Case - The remains of a SB County man who was declared missing in 1995 have been identified. 2993 add
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jan 07, 2015 reads comments
Dead Body Found on Castillo Street - The dead body of a transient was found Monday evening on Castillo Street. 2464 27
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jan 06, 2015 reads comments
First Flu Related Death in Santa Barbara County - The Santa Barbara County Public Health Department has its first confirmed flu related death. 2313 18
Post-Holiday Blues - January can be a busy month for therapists due to an increase in the post-holiday blues. 888 9
Local Activist Honored at White House - A Santa Maria immigration activist, now a senior at Harvard University, received White House Honors. 1159 18
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jan 04, 2015 reads comments
Winter Wonderland in Carpinteria - People in Carpinteria got a blast of winter weather Saturday as the city hosted its annual Snow Much To Do winter fun event. 854 1
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jan 02, 2015 reads comments
Direct Relief Sends Ebola Supplies - Local organization Direct Relief will send an Ebola relief shipment to Liberia this week, reports KEYT. 630 1
Deadly New Year's Eve Crash in Santa Maria - A fatal single vehicle crash took place on Highway 101 in Santa Maria Wednesday night, reports KEYT. 1359 9
Local Teen Has Rare Illness - The CDC has confirmed a Santa Barbara teen was diagnosed with a rare illness similar to polio. 3262 11
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jan 01, 2015 reads comments
Police Involved Vehicle Collision - A Santa Barbara Police officer was treated and released from Cottage Hospital after a collision with a Range Rover just before 9:30 p.m Tuesday, reports KEYT. 2170 13
Man Shot and Killed in Santa Maria - Santa Maria Police are investigating a deadly shooting that happened late Tuesday night, reports KEYT. 974 1
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Dec 31, 2014 reads comments
Shark Attack Survivor Speaks Out - KEYT Reporter Cory James interviewed the Montana de Oro surfer who was attacked by a Great White shark on Sunday. 1152 add
Local Stock Promoter Charged with Fraud by SEC - A stock promoter and Prima Capital Group of Montecito have been charged by the SEC for fraud involving Facebook and Twitter shares. 2628 7
Body Found in Lompoc - KSBY reports that a deceased male body was found in Lompoc near the riverbed this weekend. 1539 3
Robbery at Radio Shack - Edhat subscribers report a robbery at Radio Shack on Monday evening. 1248 9
Woman Speaks Out After Dog is Killed In DUI Crash - The woman whose dog was killed in a DUI crash on Christmas morning speaks out to KEYT News. 2171 8
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Dec 30, 2014 reads comments
Mallory Dies Family Wins $2.5 Million Settlement - The family of Mallory Dies has been awarded $2.5 million by the Federal Government for the hit and run death caused by Lois Capps' congressional aide, Raymond Morua.  8989 61
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Dec 29, 2014 reads comments
Surfer Attacked at Montaña De Oro - A 50-year-old man is recovering after a shark attacked him at Montaña De Oro State Beach in San Luis Obispo County, reports KEYT. 2646 18
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Dec 27, 2014 reads comments
Store Owner Assaulted in Santa Maria Robbery - Santa Maria Police are seeking the public input to identify a suspect in a robbery that occurred on Christmas. 1701 15
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Dec 26, 2014 reads comments
Fake Firefighter Scams Business - KEYT is reporting that a man dressed as a firefighter scammed a local business. 1846 5
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Dec 25, 2014 reads comments
Son of Lompoc Woman Arrested For Her Murder - The son of a Lompoc woman killed over the summer now faces murder charges in her death, according to police officials in the Orange County city of La Habra. [pic] 2314 10
The Interview Plays at Arlington - The Arlington Theatre will be one of the few theaters in the country to screen the film "The Interview." 2817 25
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Dec 24, 2014 reads comments
Abused Coyote Puppy Released into Wild - A coyote pup found strung up by wire in Santa Maria this past August has been rehabilitated and released into the wild. [vid] 1651 12
Joe Cocker Dies at 70 - Famed musician and once resident of Santa Barbara, Joe Cocker, passed away on Monday at the age of 70. 2017 9
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Dec 23, 2014 reads comments
Santa Claus Visits Cottage Hospital Kids - Some of the youngest patients at Cottage Hospital got a surprise visit from Santa Monday morning. [pic] 1233 3
One Person Dead in Santa Maria Shooting - Police have confirmed a homicide that happened on the 1000 block of West Morrison in Santa Maria early Monday morning, reports KEYT. 1002 add
Laundromat Fire Off Turnpike - KEYT reports a laundromat fire off Turnpike Road shortly after 10 a.m. Monday morning. 861 1
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Dec 21, 2014 reads comments
Closed Company Accused of Ripping Off Customers - Customers of the American Laser Skincare Clinic are alleging they've been ripped off when the company closed their doors, reports KEYT. 2041 7
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Dec 20, 2014 reads comments
Montecito Jeweler in Court - David Tallman, a jeweler who created a standoff with Sheriff's in his Montecito home this July, appeared in court this week for several felony charges, 2031 5
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Dec 19, 2014 reads comments
A 700-Gallon Upgrade - A new 700-gallon tank will mean more room to swim for some central coast sharks at Cabrillo high school. 1423 12
Santa Maria Police Station - Construction crews are almost finished with the new Santa Maria police station on Bettaravia Road in Santa Maria. 680 add
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Dec 18, 2014 reads comments
Airman Dead at Vandenberg - An airman was found dead in his dormitory resident at Vandenberg Air Force Base on Sunday, reports KSBY. 1709 1
Solvang Man Threatens Power Crew - A 60-year-old Solvang man is accused of threatening PG and E crews at Nojoqui Falls County Park during the recent storm, reports KEYT. 1973 13
Candyman Dr. Could Face 1,500 Years in Prison - Dr. Julio Diaz, aka the "Candyman" who was charged with over-prescribing pain pills that led to patient deaths, will head to trial in May and could receive 1,500 years in prison. 1525 28
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Dec 17, 2014 reads comments
Caruso Issues Statement on Miramar - Billionaire developer Rick Caruso has issued a statement regarding the Miramar Hotel project in Montecito. 4347 88
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Dec 16, 2014 reads comments
Tractor Runs Over Man in Lompoc - An tractor-trailor struck a 40-year-old man in an agricultural field in Lompoc on Monday afternoon. 1130 8
Leni Fe Bland Passes Away - Local philanthropist Leni Fe Bland passed away on Sunday at the age of 99.  2166 11
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Dec 14, 2014 reads comments
Santa Claus Pays Surprise Visit to Local 7-Eleven - The 7-Eleven store at 7390 Calle Real in Goleta, got a surprise visit from Santa, reports KEYT. 1200 2
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Dec 13, 2014 reads comments
Police Surround Montecito Home - UPDATE: Santa Barbara County Sheriff's deputies have a man surrounded in the Montecito area who is refusing to come out from the residence he is in. 3834 25
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Dec 11, 2014 reads comments
Santa Barbara County Man Injured By Cow - Beth Farnsworth reports a 65-year-old man is hospitalized with moderate injuries after being charged and pinned by a cow during a branding operation. 1935 29

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