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Rey Fire 87% Contained - [Update]: The Rey Fire is now 87% contained at 32,606 acres in the Los Padres National Forest in Santa Barbara County. 27770 43
Rollover Accident on Wentworth - Roger reports a rollover traffic accident in the 600 block of Wentworth Ave. 173 2
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Aug 30, 2016 reads comments
Vegetation Fire Near Los Alamos - [Update]: Fire crews managed to keep a roadside vegetation fire on Palmer Road at Los Alamos to 1/4 acre on Monday afternoon. [vid] 719 2
Sheriff's Vehicle Rear Ends Ambulance - Five people were injured after a Santa Barbara Sheriff's vehicle rear-ended an AMR ambulance on Saturday evening. 2486 29
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Aug 29, 2016 reads comments
Fatal Accident Near Vandenberg Air Force Base - Two people died and two were injured in a head-on collision on Santa Lucia Canyon Read near the Vandenberg Air Force Base. 1948 5
Half Acre Brush Fire on Hollister Ave. - [Update]: A half acre brush fire broke out on Hollister Ave at Santa Felicia Drive Sunday afternoon. 3098 3
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Aug 26, 2016 reads comments
Power Line Causes Bar Fire - [Update]: A bird flying into a power line caused the Bar Fire off Refugio Road on Wednesday. It was fully contained at 17.9 acres. 9294 62
Motion Filed Against Plains All American - A Class Action Motion for Certification was filed against Plains All American Pipeline for people hurt by the 2015 Refugio Oil Spill. 749 1
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Aug 23, 2016 reads comments
Former Mesa Albertsons to Reopen as Vons on Aug 31 - Mesa Vons will hold its grand opening on August 31st after a complete remodel and brand change from Albertsons. 2248 21
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Aug 22, 2016 reads comments
Rey Fire Now at 23,546 Acres - [Update]: The Rey Fire is now at 23,546 acres and containment is at 20% in Santa Barbara's Los Padres National Forest. 75749 197
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Aug 21, 2016 reads comments
2 Zika Virus Cases in Local Counties - There are two Zika Virus related infections reported in the Santa Barbara and Ventura County areas. 2093 6
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Aug 19, 2016 reads comments
Three Semi-Trucks Collide on SR-1 - [Update]: A traffic accident involving three semi-trucks resulted in at least one serious injury and road closures on SR-1 near Lompoc until 8:00pm Wednesday. 3461 7
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Aug 18, 2016 reads comments
Cabin and Brush Catch Fire Near Zaca Lake - [Update]: A cabin and 3-5 acres of brush were burned during a vegetation fire near Zaca Lake early Wednesday evening. 4280 23
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Aug 17, 2016 reads comments
Judicial Ethics Agency to be Audited - Based on a request by Senator Jackson the state legislature has approved an audit of the Commission on Judicial Performance. 2088 11
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Aug 16, 2016 reads comments
Emergency Landing at Santa Barbara Airport - A commercial airplane landed at Santa Barbara Airport after reported smoke in the cockpit. 2012 8
Notice of Data Breach - HEI Hotels and Resorts warns of possible security breach at several locations, including Hyatt Centric Santa Barbara. 2032 13
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Aug 15, 2016 reads comments
Search & Rescue Aids Two Hiker Rescues - [Update]: Search and Rescue aids in two separate hiker injuries on Saturday. 3676 21
Author Thomas Steinbeck Dies in Santa Barbara - Thomas Steinbeck, the eldest son of author John Steinbeck, died Thursday at his Santa Barbara home at the age of 72. 3791 13
Fatal Traffic Collision on Highway 101 - One person has died after a traffic collision on Highway 101 near El Capitan after 2:00 a.m. Sunday. 2452 14
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Aug 14, 2016 reads comments
20th Century Women premieres in New York - 20th Century Women, Mike Mills' new film set in Santa Barbara will premiere at New York Film Festival. 1485 12
New Discovery in Santa Barbara Channel - Researchers have made an unusual discovery in the Santa Barbara Channel. 2994 16
Acclaimed Chef Passes at 68 - James Beard Award winning Chef Michel Richard passed away Saturday morning at 68. 2723 10
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Aug 13, 2016 reads comments
Brooks Institute Announces Full Closure - Brooks Institute will close for good administrators announced Friday morning. 8285 21
One Person Injured in Vehicle Accident - One person suffered a minor injury after a vehicle accident on Cathedral Oaks Road near Glen Annie on Friday morning. 1479 4
Families Mourn Victims of Car Crash - [Update]: Families remember the three people who died in a traffic collision on Cliff Drive Tuesday evening. 31041 98
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Aug 12, 2016 reads comments
Passenger Bus on Fire - Update: Six farm workers sustained injuries after a vehicle fire on their bus near Santa Maria. 1539 17
Santa Maria Insurance Agent Charged with Fraud - A Santa Maria insurance agent was arraigned Wednesday morning after being charged with nine felonies, including embezzlement and grand theft. 1335 6
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Aug 11, 2016 reads comments
Shelter Dogs Run with Teens - The cross country team at St. Joseph High School in Santa Maria took Santa Barbara County Animal Shelter dogs for a run last week. 1244 16
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Aug 10, 2016 reads comments
New Area Code for Parts of 805 - Sections of the 805 may be getting a new area code as available numbers are expected to run out by December 2018. 3414 44
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Aug 08, 2016 reads comments
3 Injured After Highway 101 Crash - Three people were injured after a vehicle accident on Highway 101 near Winchester Canyon on Saturday evening. 1600 1
ATV Accident at Oso Campground - A woman is injured after rolling over in an ATV at the Upper Oso Campground on Saturday morning. 1280 15
Injured Hiker on Rattlesnake Trail - Update: A 50-year-old hiker was rescued Saturday morning after possibly breaking an ankle on Rattlesnake Trail. 1910 22
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Aug 07, 2016 reads comments
SB Zoo Welcomes Giraffe Calf, Parker - Update: Santa Barbara Zoo, and Masai giraffe Betty Lou, welcome new calf, Parker. 2300 11
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Aug 06, 2016 reads comments
3.0 Magnitude Earthquake near Santa Ynez - A 3.0 magnitude earthquake struck the Santa Ynez area on Friday around 8:45 a.m. 1878 10
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Aug 05, 2016 reads comments
Class Action Suit Against Sansum Settled - Sansum Clinic has settled a wage and hour class action lawsuit for $2 million. 2023 17
New Hotel Proposed in Goleta - [Update]: A new 3-story, 148 room hotel is being proposed at the old SB Motorsports location on Calle Real in Goleta next to Zodos. 3728 82
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jul 29, 2016 reads comments
Anti-SBCC Student Campaign Surfaces - A new campaign has surfaced throughout the Mesa targeting non-local Santa Barbara City College students. 5097 70
Chinese Rocket Flashes Across Sky - [Update]: A piece of space junk from China's newest satellite launcher barreled through Earth's atmosphere over the United States Wednesday evening. 5203 15
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jul 24, 2016 reads comments
Daring Rescue Featured on 20/20 - A heart pounding 2012 rescue on Highway 101 near Buellton was featured on the ABC show 20/20: In an Instant this week. 2075 14
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jul 23, 2016 reads comments
Attempted Murder Investigation - [Update] Santa Maria Police are investigating an attempted murder shooting that took place on Betteravia Road Thursday afternoon. 1774 16
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jul 22, 2016 reads comments
Power Outage in Old Town Goleta - A power outage around Old Town Goleta affected approximately 470 customers Thursday afternoon. 1620 4
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jul 21, 2016 reads comments
Old Town Goleta Structure Fire - Eight people and one dog are displaced after their home caught fire in Old Town Goleta Wednesday evening. 2164 23
Coast Guard Rescue Near Santa Rosa Island - The Coast Guard rescued 2 adults and 8 Sea Scouts near Santa Rosa Island Tuesday evening. 1560 6
Missing Woman Found Sagely - [Update]: The missing Santa Barbara woman, first reported by an edhat subscriber, has been safely located. 10054 31
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jul 20, 2016 reads comments
Man Rescued from Hillside - A man was air lifted from the hillside near Highway 1 and Highway 246 around 5:30pm Tuesday evening, suffering from severe dehydration. 1213 4
New Chief of Police Sworn In - The Santa Barbara Police Department has sworn in Lori Luhnow as their new Chief of Police. 1440 10
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jul 19, 2016 reads comments
Hikers Rescued at Cathedral Peak - [Update]: The Santa Barbara Sheriff's Search and Rescue Team assisted with the rescue of two stranded hikers at Cathedral Peak. 2017 10
Fatal Motorcycle Accident in Orcutt - [Update]: There was a fatal motorcyclist accident in Orcutt Sunday night. 1603 3
Downtown U.S. Post Office Building Discusses Sale - The U.S. Postal Service is considering a sale of downtown Santa Barbara's most iconic building. 2447 38
School District Logo Controversy - The Santa Barbara Unified School District has updated their logo, but not everyone is happy with it. 3352 52
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jul 18, 2016 reads comments
Local Athlete Qualifies for Summer Olympics - Local track athlete Barbara Nwaba is headed to Rio de Janeiro to compete in the Heptathlon during the Summer Olympics. 1257 5
3.4 Earthquake Strikes Santa Ynez - A 3.4 magnitude earthquake struck near Santa Ynez early Sunday morning. 2104 14
Major Injuries After Car Goes Over Gibraltar - A man is seriously injured after his car crashed approximately 500 feet over the side of Gibraltar Road late Saturday evening. 3204 14
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jul 17, 2016 reads comments
Fire Breaks Out at Channel City Lumber - [Update]: A fire broke out at Channel City Lumber in Goleta early Saturday evening. 2567 16
Goleta Beach Bridge Renovation - The bridge entrance to Goleta Beach Park will receive a $4.86 million renovation after years of deterioration. 1168 14
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jul 16, 2016 reads comments
Elderly Man Dies from Hit and Run - [Update]: An elderly man has died from his injuries after a hit and run incident on Thursday morning while CHP officers arrested the suspected driver for manslaughter. 6889 55
Injured Hiker on W. Camino Cielo - A juvenile hiker in the 6000 block of West Camino Cielo was transported to Cottage Hospital with minor injuries. 1368 7
Wendy's Customers Targeted by Hackers - The fast food chain Wendy's is the latest victim of a cyber attack after numerous customers reported suspicious activity on their credit cards. 1967 10
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jul 13, 2016 reads comments
Car Accident at Quality Inn - A driver attempting to park at the Quality Inn had a minor non-injury collision. [pics] 6856 34
Motorcyclist Killed in Collision on Highway 101 - [Update]: A motorcyclist was killed on Highway 101 after a collision with a box truck on Monday afternoon. 10060 41
Central Coast Leash Laws - Whether you're pro-leash or prefer to let your dog run free, it doesn't matter when it comes to the law. Be mindful, and don't let Fido get in trouble. 2097 28
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jul 10, 2016 reads comments
Missing Teen Found Safe - Update: The missing 16-year-old Morro Bay teen returned home safely. 4234 17
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jul 09, 2016 reads comments
Major Injuries from Goleta Traffic Collision - A head-on traffic collision on Cathedral Oaks sent two people to the hospital with major injuries on Friday evening. 5716 21
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jul 08, 2016 reads comments
Gemina Returns to Santa Barbara Zoo in New Exhibit - Beloved late zoo resident Gemina the Crooked-Neck Giraffe will return to the Santa Barbara Zoo, at least in part. 2928 33
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jul 07, 2016 reads comments
Melchiori Pleads Not Guilty - Mark Melchiori pleaded not guilty Tuesday to 47 felony counts after being formally charged with embezzlement and fraud last month. 2480 13
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jul 06, 2016 reads comments
Jeep Rolls Over on Chapala Street - Update: A driver of a Jeep was transported to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital after the vehicle rolled over on Chapala Street at Micheltorena. 2969 10
No More Parking Fees for Hikers - The U.S. Forest Service has ended parking fees for hikers in Southern California forest areas after a recent lawsuit. 4321 37
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jul 03, 2016 reads comments
Weed Whacker Causes Two Acre Brush Fire - [Update]: A two acre brush fire was quickly contained on Saturday afternoon in Mission Canyon after it was accidentally caused by a weed whacker. 12187 55
Rescued Coyote Humanely Euthanized - A blind coyote that was rescued earlier this year near Solvang has been humanely euthanized. 2518 17
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jul 02, 2016 reads comments
Orcutt Man Charged with Murder of Toddler - [Update]: A 24-year-old Orcutt man has been charged with murder in connection with the death of 18- month-old Delilah Cossio-Molina. 4773 12
Dick's Sporting Goods Coming to Goleta - Dick's Sporting Goods has won the auction for the Sports Authority brand. 2975 16
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jul 01, 2016 reads comments
Semi-Truck Crashes on Highway 166 - A semi-truck crashed near Highway 166 in Cottonwood Canyon injuring two men who were extricated from the vehicle. 1441 10
CHP Warns of SR-154 Driving Dangers - California Highway Patrol reminds residents to drive safely on State Route 154 after several recent traffic collisions. 1695 35
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jun 30, 2016 reads comments
Man Arrested for Attempted Murder & Hate Crime - A Florida man was arrested for a hate crime and attempted murder of a Santa Barbara homeless resident. 3760 38
Disoriented Hiker Rescued in Sherpa Burn Area - A helicopter rescued a disoriented 19-year-old male hiker off N. Refugio Road in the Sherpa Fire burn area on Wednesday morning. 3832 17
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jun 28, 2016 reads comments
Brush Fire in Santa Maria - [Update]: Santa Barbara County fire crews contained an 18 acre brush fire off Cat Canyon Road, just east of Santa Maria, on Monday afternoon. 1554 14
Gang Member with Loaded Firearm Arrested Downtown - [Update]: An alleged gang member with a loaded firearm was arrested on State Street Saturday evening. 8174 42
Sherpa Fire Containment Pushed Back - Still holding at 7,474 acres burned, the Sherpa Fire is not expected to be fully contained until July 7. 1133 1
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jun 27, 2016 reads comments
Sherpa Fire Still Not Contained - The Sherpa Fire is still 93% contained and has yet to reach full containment. 1365 1
Woman Injured in Rollover Accident - An elderly woman was injured after a single vehicle rollover on Highway 101 southbound at Tajiguas on Sunday morning. 1334 6
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jun 26, 2016 reads comments
Hikers Rescued on Upper Oso Trail - Two hikers were rescued by a helicopter on upper Oso Trail Saturday afternoon. 1450 6
San Marcos Grad a YouTube Sensation - A San Marcos High School alum made the June cover of Variety magazine after becoming a YouTube star. 3872 10
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jun 25, 2016 reads comments
Disturbing Video Leaked from Michael Jackson Home - Documents and videos from the 2003 child molestation investigation of Michael Jackson and Neverland Ranch by the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office were leaked. 5232 36
Crosby Pays $3 Million in Settlement - Rockstar and Santa Ynez resident David Crosby has agreed to pay a $3 million settlement after striking a jogger with his car last year. 3510 21
Sherpa Fire is 93% Contained - [New Fire Updates]: The Sherpa Fire holds at 93% containment and 7,474 acres. Full containment is now expected on Monday evening. 10372 30
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jun 24, 2016 reads comments
Goleta Man Arrested for Alleged Animal Cruelty - [Update]: Kyle Barbre, a 21-year-old Goleta man, was officially charged on Thursday with one count of felony animal cruelty after allegedly killing his adopted chihuahua. 5725 43
Crude Oil Spill in Ventura - [Update]: Approximately 700 barrels of crude oil spilled in Ventura near Grove Lane Thursday morning. 3587 19
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jun 22, 2016 reads comments
Diablo Canyon Power Plant to Close by 2025 - Pacific Gas and Electric has announced its plan to close the Diablo Canyon Power Plant in San Luis Obispo county by 2025. 1615 12
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jun 21, 2016 reads comments
Sherpa Fire: 54% Contained at 7,893 Acres - The Sherpa Fire is 54% contained and holds at 7,893 acres. Most mandatory evacuations will be reduced to warnings on Wednesday morning. 81984 196
Dog Rescue on Tunnel Trail - [Update]: A dehydrated dog was rescued near Tunnel Trail on Monday afternoon. 2916 41
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jun 20, 2016 reads comments
Coast Guard Rescue Near Anacapa Island - The U.S. Coast Guard and Ventura County Fire rescued two people near Anacapa Island Saturday morning. 2513 9
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jun 19, 2016 reads comments
Microsoft To Buy LinkedIn for $26.2 Billion - Microsoft announced a deal to buy professional social network LinkedIn for $26.2 billion, just a year after LinkedIn purchased local company Lynda.com. 1904 12
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jun 17, 2016 reads comments
Sherpa Fire Jumps Highway 101 - Brush Fire Update: The Sherpa Fire grows to 1,400 acres and jumped onto the center divide of Highway 101 at Mariposa Reina. Highway 101 closed in both directions. 86993 219
Vegetation Fire at Knapp's Castle - A second vegetation fire sparked near Knapp's Castle off E. Camino Cielo on Thursday afternoon. 10907 27
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jun 16, 2016 reads comments
Serial Killer Has Ties to Local Area - [Update]: The FBI has issued a $50,000 reward for information relating to a suspected serial killer who has committed as many as 175 crimes across California.  8453 33
Homicide Suspect Standoff in Santa Maria - [Update]: The Oakland homicide suspect who sustained a self-inflicted gunshot wound after barricading himself in Santa Maria has been identified. 4218 32
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jun 15, 2016 reads comments
Actress Charged with Felonies after DUI Collision - Felony charges have been filed against the Los Angeles soap opera actress, Jensen Buchanan, after a head-on traffic collision that occurred on Highway 154 last month. 3274 26
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jun 13, 2016 reads comments
Hikers Rescued on Cold Springs Trail - A group of hikers were rescued off Cold Springs Trail on Saturday after getting stuck on boulders. 1859 3
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jun 11, 2016 reads comments
Man Dies After Being Struck by Train in Montecito - [Update]: A man's death is being ruled a suicide after being struck by an Amtrak train in Montecito late Wednesday afternoon. 8482 45
Police Search for Alleged Dog Abuser - Lompoc Police are searching for an alleged dog abuser who was witnessed beating a young pit bull mix during the Memorial Day weekend. 1753 31
Early Southern California Earthquake - A 5.2 magnitude earthquake struck southern California along the San Jacinto fault just after 1:00 a.m. Friday. 2980 11
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jun 10, 2016 reads comments
Mother Claims Safety was Reason for Abduction - An Orcutt mother says she feared for her children's safety when she fled with them to Mexico after a custody hearing last year.  1360 12
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jun 09, 2016 reads comments
Vehicle Crashes into Goleta 7-Eleven - An SUV crashed through the front window of a 7-Eleven store in the 7300 block of Calle Real in Goleta on Wednesday morning. 4935 19
Vehicle Fire on La Cumbre - Santa Barbara City firefighters extinguished a small vehicle fire inside the engine of a truck on La Cumbre Tuesday afternoon. 795 3
Brush Fire Near Oil Tanks in Los Olivos - A brush fire was held to one acre in Los Olivos near a group of tanks holding crude oil on Tuesday afternoon. 845 3
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jun 08, 2016 reads comments
Vehicle Fire at Chumash Casino - Santa Barbara County Fire crews responded to the report of a vehicle fire at Chumash Casino on Monday evening. 1186 9
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jun 07, 2016 reads comments
Hillary Clinton Stops in Santa Barbara - Hillary Clinton made a campaign stop in downtown Santa Barbara on Saturday afternoon. 2449 34
Man Arrested for Peeping at UCSB - UCSB Police Department detectives arrested a male suspect believed to be the man peeping in the UCSB Davidson Library women's bathroom. 2401 6
Structure Fire in Montecito - [Update]: No injuries were reported in the structure fire in the 600 block of Juan Crespi in Montecito on Sunday. 2482 10
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jun 06, 2016 reads comments
Board of Supervisors Political Donations - Betsy provides a follow-up to political donations for our Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors race.  1983 19

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