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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. 1065 31
Possible Armed Subject Near Chase Bank - Roger reports a subject with a shotgun taped to his leg is near Chase bank on Fairview. 1847 21
Venoco Requesting Emergency Permit - Venoco is requesting an emergency permit to truck oil out of the Goleta facility. 490 8
Firefighters Rescue Dehydrated Dog - A dehydrated dog was rescued from a Gaviota trail by firefighters this past Sunday. 959 19
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. 920 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. 1453 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. 1713 5
Gwendolyn Strong Passes Away - Gwendolyn Strong, a local girl and inspiration to many, passed away Saturday morning. 3971 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. 2753 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. 814 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. 1519 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. 882 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. 4531 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. 2135 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. 2626 52
Desalination Plant Voted to Reactivate - The Santa Barbara City Council has voted to reactivate the desalination plant amid drought concerns. 1329 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. 2693 44
Albertsons Sues Haggen - Grocery store giant Albertsons is suing Haggen for failing to pay $36 million in grocery inventory. 3824 73
Oil Spill in Cuyama Valley - A ruptured gas line and oil spill leaked into Cuyama Valley on Monday morning. 1258 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. 3685 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. 5297 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. 834 11
Mammoths Reached Channel Islands Earlier - A recent geological report shows mammoths reached the Channel Islands much earlier than previously thought. 1359 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. 1102 21
European Brewery Merges with Firestone - A large european brewery has purchased a major share of the Firestone Walker Brewing Company. 2003 19
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jul 18, 2015 reads comments
The Diamonds Lead Singer Passes Away in SB - Dave Somerville, frontman of 1950s rock and roll band The Diamonds, passed away at the age of 81 in Santa Barbara. 1138 5
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jul 17, 2015 reads comments
Police Pursue Suspect in RV - Update: The suspect who led Santa Barbara Police on a wild RV chase through residential streets has been identified. 11040 118
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jul 16, 2015 reads comments
Fatal Train Accident in Goleta - UPDATE: A fatal train accident took place in Goleta on Tuesday evening after a pedestrian was struck. 5979 30
Former Goleta Residents Charged with Child's Death - A 9-year-old boy, who has ties to the Goleta area, passed away in Maryland after alleged physical abuse. 2706 31
Mulch Sparks Fire Near Veronica Springs - Spontaneous combustion in a huge mulch pit caused a fire in the Veronica Springs neighborhood early Wednesday morning. 1792 16
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jul 15, 2015 reads comments
Child Left on School Bus - A Goleta mom is demanding answers after her child with special needs was left alone on a school bus for four hours. 3200 42
Desal Plant Sparks Concerns Over Cost - The Washington Post reports the Santa Barbara desalination plant has sparked a debate over cost and environmental harm. 1810 32
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jul 14, 2015 reads comments
Haggen Cuts Staff Numbers in Central Coast Stores - KEYT reports that new Haggen grocery store employees are worried about their jobs after hours are being cut. 5715 119
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jul 12, 2015 reads comments
StormTrooper Walks California Coast - A man dressed in a Stormtrooper costume walked the California Coast in memory of his late wife. 1904 11
Massive El Niño Heading Our Way - Dust off your umbrellas - evidence shows that a massive El Niño is growing and possibly heading to California.  8657 43
Report Released of Deadly Plane Crash - The National Transportation Safety Board released a preliminary report of the deadly plane crash that killed Hollywood composer, James Horner, last month. 1393 4
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jul 10, 2015 reads comments
Fatal Traffic Accident in Los Alamos - UPDATE: A fatal injury vehicle accident took place on Highway 101 near Los Alamos Wednesday evening. 2389 9
Fire at Old Town Tavern - UPDATE: An early morning structure fire broke out at Old Town Tavern in Goleta on Thursday, due to an overloaded power strip. 5095 15
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jul 09, 2015 reads comments
Debby Davison Passes Away - Former KEYT news anchor and community figure, Debby Davison, passed away after battling breast cancer. 4259 43
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jul 08, 2015 reads comments
Hollywood Producer Dies in Santa Barbara - Famed Hollywood Producer, Jerry Weintraub, passed away in Santa Barbara Monday morning at age 77. 2128 7
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jul 04, 2015 reads comments
Fatal Accident in Lompoc Early Friday Morning - UPDATE: A fatal accident occurred in Lompoc on Highway 1 early Friday morning, killing a 22-year-old woman and seriously injuring an 8- year-old girl. 3469 20
Autopsy Released for Cody West - The autopsy report has been released for Cody West, the 22-year-old missing Goleta man found in a drainage ditch off Los Carneros. 4692 14
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jun 28, 2015 reads comments
Santa Barbara Homes Sell Above Asking - A recent report shows that Santa Barbara tops the list of homes selling well above their asking price. 2381 21
UCSB Student Sues Government Over Shooting - A UCSB student injured in the Isla Vista shooting last year is suing the government and the shooter's parents. 1945 20
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jun 26, 2015 reads comments
Fatal Plane Crash in Los Padres Forest - UPDATE: Coroner has confirmed that Hollywood composer James Horner was the pilot in Monday's fatal plane crash in the Los Padres National Forest, and has ruled the death accidental. 5459 20
Residents Speak Up on Vacation Rentals - Local homeowners and renters filled City Hall to provide their input on short-term vacation rentals within Santa Barbara on Tuesday. 2432 55
Venoco South Ellwood Field Project Hearing Held - Venoco's South Ellwood Field Project was the subject of two crowded hearings at the Goleta Community Center Wednesday. 663 8
Local Captain Saves Dolphin - The Condor Express Captain recently saved an entangled dolphin off the Santa Barbara coast. 2030 22
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jun 25, 2015 reads comments
Local Reporters Join Reality Show - Two local KEYT reporters have joined the newest season of the hit CBS show, The Amazing Race. 4472 17
Brush Fire Between Highway 1 & 101 - UPDATE:A hillside fire has been reported between Highway 1 and 101 near Faria State Beach in Ventura. 1651 5
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jun 24, 2015 reads comments
Bull Charges Officer in Buellton - UPDATE: An escaped bull with horns charged a CHP officer in Buellton after escaping its pen. 3613 50
Oil Spill Did Migrate to Southern California - Oil Spill: Plains All American Pipeline confirms that oil from the Refugio Oil Spill migrated south to Ventura and Los Angeles Counties. 1294 14
Updated Numbers on Refugio Oil Spill - Oil Spill: The Unified Command releases updated numbers of affected wildlife and clean up efforts for the Refugio Oil Spill. 1881 13
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jun 22, 2015 reads comments
Oil Situation Map - Oil Spill: Operations continue, but there are no significant updates to report at this time. 444 2
Large Diesel Spill in Buellton, Culprit Takes Off - UPDATE: A large red diesel fuel spill took place in Buellton on Friday morning and investigators are looking for the culprit. 2035 7
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jun 21, 2015 reads comments
Exxon Shuts Down Platforms - ExxonMobil is no longer able to produce oil from three platforms off the Santa Barbara County coast due to a major pipeline disruption nearby. 1247 16
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jun 20, 2015 reads comments
Vegetation Fire in Orcutt - UPDATE: The vegetation fire in Orcutt is now 15% contained and one firefighter was sent to the hospital for burn injuries. 1676 5
Plains All American to Pay SoCal Claim - Oil Spill: The company responsible for the Refugio Oil Spill, Plains All American Pipeline, has agreed to pay for damage to a sail done by tar drifting in the water off of Redondo Beach. 1339 19
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jun 18, 2015 reads comments
More Money for Desalination Plant Reactivation - The Santa Barbara City Council has voted to reactivate Santa Barbara's desalination plant costing about $55 million, reports KEYT. 1901 54
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jun 15, 2015 reads comments
Boom Removed From Refugio Beach - Oil Spill: Response crews removed a boom from Refugio Beach on Saturday. 908 3
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jun 14, 2015 reads comments
Chainsaws Used in Vehicle Crash - A driver crashed into a row of trees in Goleta on Friday night, causing fire officials to use a chainsaw to remove the vehicle. 2332 12
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jun 13, 2015 reads comments
Soil Removal and Released Pelicans - Oil Spill: Rehabilitated pelicans were released at Goleta Beach and the soil removal process is gaining speed. 729 5
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jun 12, 2015 reads comments
Goleta Arrest Caught on Tape - UPDATE: Santa Barbara Sheriff's Deputies arrested a man in Goleta early Thursday morning and his family is sharing video footage calling the arrest "police brutality." 13059 216
Historic Gas Station Donated to Goleta - The historic Barnsdall-Rio Grande Gas Station in Ellwood has been donated to the City of Goleta by Ty Warner. 2202 32
Marijuana Grow House Catches Fire - Firefighters responded to a structure fire off West Camino Cielo that turned out to be a marijuana grow house. 2661 28
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jun 11, 2015 reads comments
Miramar Slated to Open in 2018 - The new and improved Miramar resort in Montecito, owned by Rick Caruso, is scheduled to open in 2018. 2274 31
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jun 10, 2015 reads comments
Refugio Oil Spill Animal Statistics - Oil Spill: The Oiled Wildlife Care Network provides a detailed breakdown of affected wildlife by the Refugio Oil Spill. 2960 24
Man Almost Misses Organ Transplant Opportunity - Scott Burns almost missed his opportunity for a kidney transplant while out sailing last month. 1481 8
Planning Commission Approves Marijuana Dispensary - The Santa Barbara City Planning Commission has approved a storefront medical marijuana dispensary for the Ontare Plaza on Upper State Street. 3089 44
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jun 09, 2015 reads comments
Refugio Oil Spill Response Progress Update - Latest Oil Spill News: Of the 96.5 miles of shoreline surveyed in Santa Barbara County, 75 percent have met cleanup goals from the Refugio Oil Spill. 2376 24
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jun 07, 2015 reads comments
Second Recall of Santa Barbara Smoked Salmon - Santa Barbara Smokehouse has voluntarily recalled cold smoked salmon because of possible health risks, for the second time this year. 1418 3
Suicide at More Mesa - A man was found hanging from a tree in the More Mesa area on Thursday evening. 4761 35
Exxon Applies to Truck Oil on 101 - Exxon Mobil is requesting an emergency permit to transport oil from Las Flores Canyon via truck on Highway 101. 1194 19
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jun 04, 2015 reads comments
Another Oil Leak in Santa Barbara County - A second oil leak has occurred in Santa Barbara County, but this time it's in Santa Maria and oil was reportedly leaking into the streets. 1334 6
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jun 03, 2015 reads comments
Suspension Of Night Cleanups - Oil Spill: Cleanup operations will not occur at night when the grunion spawning runs occur. 1005 4
Class Action Lawsuit Filed Over Oil Spill - Oil Spill: A local fisherman has filed a class action lawsuit against Plains All-American Pipeline after the oil spill near Refugio State Beach. 2127 36
Refugio Oil Spill Traffic and Wildlife Updates - Latest Oil Spill News: The Unified Command reports 50 birds and 30 mammals have died due to the effects of the Refugio Oil Spill. 2458 21
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jun 02, 2015 reads comments
Power Outages Planned for Downtown - So Cal Edison has scheduled upcoming power outages in Downtown Santa Barbara 2080 5
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jun 01, 2015 reads comments
Continued Clean Up in Refugio Oil Spill - Latest Oil Spill Update: The Unified Command is working with Ventura County in response to tar balls washing ashore. 14678 119
Articles from Daily Newsletter on May 27, 2015 reads comments
Explosion at Cachuma Lake - A butane explosion at the Cachuma Lake campground sent three people to the hospital with first and second-degree burns. 1507 8
Articles from Daily Newsletter on May 25, 2015 reads comments
Oil CleanUp Continues as Affected Sea Life Grows - Oil Spill: The cleanup continues for the Refugio Oil Spill as the number of affected sea life increases.  1739 28
Articles from Daily Newsletter on May 24, 2015 reads comments
Local School Featured on Ellen - A Guadalupe elementary school was featured on the Ellen DeGeneres Show on Friday afternoon. 1363 7
Remembering Isla Vista One Year Later - It's been a year since the tragedy occurred in Isla Vista and edhat takes a moment to remember those we've lost. 1257 2
Santa Barbara Oil Spill: From 1969 to 2015 - The oil spill at Refugio is reminding local Santa Barbara County residents of the devestating spill in 1969. 4826 8
Articles from Daily Newsletter on May 23, 2015 reads comments
Two Water Rescues on Friday in SB County - Two water rescues were reported on Friday afternoon, one at Goleta Beach and the other off Santa Cruz island. [pic] 1940 4
Articles from Daily Newsletter on May 22, 2015 reads comments
Refugio Oil Spill Facts and Emergency Declaration - Oil Spill: A fact sheet has been released regarding the coastal oil spill at Refugio Beach in Santa Barbara County and California Governor Jerry Brown issued an emergency proclamation. 5410 28
Articles from Daily Newsletter on May 21, 2015 reads comments
Oil Spill Reported Off Refugio Beach - Oil Spill Update: The Coast Guard continues to oversee clean up efforts of the coastal oil spill near Refugio Beach in Santa Barbara County. 19568 159
Randy Quaid Released from Detention Center - After being arrested on May 14th, Randy Quaid has been released from a Canadian detention facility. 2741 19
Articles from Daily Newsletter on May 19, 2015 reads comments
Nipomo Announces Changes To Water Disinfectant - The Nipomo Community Services District announced Monday it will soon change the way it disinfects water when its tie-in pipeline to Santa Maria is completed by July. 1136 5
Chen's Mother Pleads For Leniency - The mother of Duanying Chen, who was accused of animal cruelty and domestic violence last May, is pleading for leniency. 2491 39
Articles from Daily Newsletter on May 17, 2015 reads comments
Pardall Tunnel Art Installation - Updated With More [Pics]: The Pardall Tunnel in Isla Vista is now shining bright with LED lights in a new permanent art installation aimed to help heal the community from the tragedy last year. 2012 7
Articles from Daily Newsletter on May 16, 2015 reads comments
Plans Drawn to Demo Dos Pueblos High - Updated and corrected information: Dos Pueblos High School Principal discusses plans to demolish and rebuild the entire school campus. 8979 62
Articles from Daily Newsletter on May 15, 2015 reads comments
UCSB Students Sit-In for Sexual Assault Survivors - A group of UCSB students staged a 13-hour sit-in of Chancellor Henry T. Yang's office demanding policy changes for sexual assault cases. 2230 39
Articles from Daily Newsletter on May 14, 2015 reads comments
Man Sentenced to 5 Years for Stealing Cop Car - A man shot by law enforcement in 2013 after stealing a Police cruiser was sentenced to five years in prison. 908 3
Santa Barbara Residents Protest - Tuesday morning citizens rallied in Santa Barbara to protest for pedestrian and bicycle safety. 1487 39
Articles from Daily Newsletter on May 13, 2015 reads comments
Whale Flips Surfer Off Mesa - A mother gray whale flipped a surfer off his board near Santa Barbara Mesa Steps last Friday. 3550 20
Lompoc Skydiving Instructor Remembered - Memorials, tributes and fundraisers are planned for a popular former local skydiving instructor who died last week in a plane crash. 1704 9
Articles from Daily Newsletter on May 12, 2015 reads comments
Carpinteria-Summerland Election Results - The Fire Protection District election results have been finalized for Carpinteria and Summerland. 914 6
UCSB Bookstore Thefts - A suspect has been arrested involved with the UCSB Bookstore burglaries including the theft of two computers. 1866 5
Articles from Daily Newsletter on May 10, 2015 reads comments
Chumash Oppose Serra Sainthood - As Junipero Serra is scheduled to become a Catholic Saint, many Native Americans, including the Chumash, oppose the sainthood. 3403 37
Students Sent to Hospital for Smoking Spice - After smoking a substance called "spice", several students from El Camino Junior High School were sent to Marian Regional Medical Center. 2266 30
Articles from Daily Newsletter on May 08, 2015 reads comments
Vote for Santa Barbara! - Santa Barbara is in the running for America's "Best Town Ever" and you can vote to help us win! 2137 48
Articles from Daily Newsletter on May 07, 2015 reads comments
Santa Barbara Declares Stage 3 Drought - The Santa Barbara City Council voted to declare a stage 3 drought emergency, but they did not agree to ban new swimming pools. 2131 36
Solvang Brew Co Takes Over Lompoc Space - The Lompoc City Council approved the Solvang Brewing Company to build a new tap room and restaurant at the former Ford dealership space. 847 11
Articles from Daily Newsletter on May 06, 2015 reads comments
Activists Protest Bouchon Serving Foie Gras - On Sunday several local activists staged a protest on W. Victoria St. in front of Bouchon for their sale of foie gras. 2762 74
Articles from Daily Newsletter on May 05, 2015 reads comments
Support Fund For Cody West's Family - On May 7 a vigil will be held for Cody West to share memories, celebrate his life, and offer support to the West family. 2522 2
Articles from Daily Newsletter on May 04, 2015 reads comments
Nexclusive Interview: Shuji Nakamura - The Daily Nexus interviewed the recent Nobel Prize winner, UCSB Professor Shuji Nakamura. [vid] 640 add
Articles from Daily Newsletter on May 03, 2015 reads comments
Solicitation Scam - Four Spanish speaking parents notified Santa Barbara Unified School District of a door to door scam. 1100 1
Mitchum's Defamation Suit Rejected - The defamation lawsuit filed by Chris Mitchum against Lois Capps earlier this year has been thrown out by a local judge. 1438 49
Local Hospitals Score Low on Patient Safety - The LA Times reports that almost 40% of California hospitals were graded C or lower on patient safety, including our local hospitals. 2633 38

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