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Continued Clean Up in Refugio Oil Spill - Latest Oil Spill Update: Refugio and El Capitan state beaches remain closed to the public as the Unified Command continues to respond to the Refugio Oil Response. 12663 111
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. 1279 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.  1544 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. 1222 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. 804 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. 4302 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] 1789 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. 5009 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. 18527 159
Randy Quaid Released from Detention Center - After being arrested on May 14th, Randy Quaid has been released from a Canadian detention facility. 2614 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. 851 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. 2016 38
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. 1760 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. 8633 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. 2093 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. 823 3
Santa Barbara Residents Protest - Tuesday morning citizens rallied in Santa Barbara to protest for pedestrian and bicycle safety. 1370 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. 3401 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. 1546 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. 777 6
UCSB Bookstore Thefts - A suspect has been arrested involved with the UCSB Bookstore burglaries including the theft of two computers. 1695 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. 2997 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. 2132 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! 2033 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. 1922 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. 737 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. 2546 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. 2306 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] 581 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. 1036 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. 1319 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. 2373 38
Articles from Daily Newsletter on May 02, 2015 reads comments
Missing Man Found in Ditch Off Los Carneros - UPDATE: Sheriff's have confirmed the car and body found off Los Carneros belong to the missing Goleta man, Cody West. 21305 47
Korean War Veteran Laid to Rest - Korean War Veteran, Sgt. Wallace Dawson, was laid to rest Friday at Goleta Cemetery with hundreds of locals honoring him. 1629 7
Local Hedge Fund Firm Charged by SEC - The SEC has charged a Santa Barbara-based hedge fund firm, executives, and auditor for improper expense allocations. 2068 9
Articles from Daily Newsletter on May 01, 2015 reads comments
Pedestrian Safety at Santa Ynez High - Santa Ynez High School hosted a community forum on pedestrian safety after a student died while crossing the street. 516 2
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Apr 30, 2015 reads comments
Fatal Fall Victim at Chumash - Roger reports a fall victim from a building at the Chumash Casino, the construction worker was pronounced dead at the scene. 3170 21
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Apr 29, 2015 reads comments
Standoff in Santa Maria - KEYT reports a 2.5 hour standoff in Santa Maria on Monday night where the suspect urged police to shoot him. 861 5
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Apr 28, 2015 reads comments
Victim's Family Pinpoints Suspect In Murder - The widow of Peter D'Orazio believes she knows who is responsible for her husband's murder, reports KEYT News. 1946 2
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Apr 26, 2015 reads comments
Guitar Company Scamming Customers? - A Santa Barbara guitar company and its owner are striking the wrong chord with musicians all over the country, reports KEYT. 4165 13
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Apr 25, 2015 reads comments
Vigil Held for Mother Killed In Oxnard - A vigil was held next to the Santa Barbara Courthouse on Wednesday to remember a former SBHS graduate who was shot and killed by Oxnard police. [pic] 2848 32
Woman Describes Suspect Break-In - An Orcutt woman recounts the terrifying event of a pursuit suspect breaking into her home. 1189 9
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Apr 24, 2015 reads comments
Police Officer Allegedly Strikes Phone - UPDATE: A subscriber reports a Santa Barbara Police Officer struck a resident's camera phone last month while he filming an arrest on State Street. 7451 145
Missing Soldier Returns Home - A U.S. soldier who died as a prisoner of war in Korea is finally returning home to Santa Barbara after nearly 65 years. 1504 9
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Apr 23, 2015 reads comments
Wrongfully Convicted Inmate to Walk Free - The Ventura County Superior Court is expected to drop charges against a man who spent 36 years in prison for a 1978 murder. 1824 26
Water Rates Increase in Santa Maria - The City of Santa Maria becoming the latest water purveyor to raise rates as its customers continue to cut back on water use amid the historic drought. 548 1
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Apr 22, 2015 reads comments
Patients Test Positive in Dr. Investigation - The Public Health Department has released patient test results of Dr. Allen Thomashefsky, who is investigated for possible virus exposure to patients. 4785 40
Blue Jellyfish on Local Shores - Updated With More [Pics]: A unique looking blue jellyfish has been found on local beaches. 4444 24
Raw Fish Salmonella Outbreak - There are 18 salmonella cases due to consuming raw fish reported in Southern California. 2480 34
Ventura Fault Line and Tsunami Threats - Recent research shows the Ventura fault line is extremely dangerous and capable of producing severe tsunamis, reports the LA Times. 3334 18
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Apr 20, 2015 reads comments
Guadalupe to Potentially Dissolve - The LA Times followed up on the Grand Jury's report to dissolve the City of Guadalupe. 1134 5
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Apr 18, 2015 reads comments
Santa Maria Air Attack Base Gets Sikorsky - The Sikorsky 64 "Skycrane" is a valuable workhorse when it comes to fighting fast-moving, wind- driven wildfires, reports KEYT. 1046 8
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Apr 17, 2015 reads comments
Honoring Local Dispatchers - This week is National Public Safety Telecommunications Week; it's a time to recognize the men and women who answer those important and sometimes life saving 911 phone calls. 783 4
Oregon Medical Board Restricts Allen Thomashefsky - UPDATE: After the possible spread of Hepatitis B and C a local doctor is now under legal restrictions in Oregon. 3169 32
Flying Wish Paper Found on Peak - Update by Urban Outfitters: product recalled. Hikers found a Flying Wish Paper kit and a lighter at the top of Montecito Peak, reports KEYT. 4410 50
New Police Station at SBCC - SBCC Administration approved a campus office to be used for local police to perform various duties when they're near campus. 729 11
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Apr 16, 2015 reads comments
Reid Says Child Molestation Cause of Murder - Lawyers for Brian Reid ask his murder charge be reduced to manslaughter as he shot his parents after finding out his father molested his daughters. 2509 12
Drought Stage Rising - Santa Barbara City Council members recently suggested to move the city's drought stage to the highest level, reports KEYT. 1683 34
New Panhandling Zones - The Santa Barbara City Council has agreed upon regulations which mandate panhandling distance zones around restaurants and movie theaters, reports KEYT. 1861 54
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Apr 15, 2015 reads comments
Fire Protection Bond Goes to Voters - The Carpinteria-Summerland Fire Protection District is banking on voters to help fund new construction at its aging stations, reports KEYT. 776 18
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Apr 14, 2015 reads comments
Williams to Run for Board of Supervisors - Das Williams formally announced his candidacy to run for the First District of Santa Barbara County on the Board of Supervisors. 1537 50
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Apr 12, 2015 reads comments
Cachuma Lake Fish Derby Still On - The Cachuma Lake level may be going down but the upcoming fishing derby is still on, and some anglers feel they will have a better chance to get the top catch. 1218 14
So Cal Edison to Upgrade Power Grid - So Cal Edison has promised to provide $12 million in grid improvement work to the City of Santa Barbara. 1135 15
Lompoc Officers Attacked - Two men have been arrested and charged after two Lompoc police officers were attacked late Friday night in the 400 block of north M Street. 1231 20
During CA Drought, SB Saves H2O - Santa Barbara is listed as number one in Southern California cities and districts for water savings. 1854 16
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Apr 11, 2015 reads comments
Severely Burned Santa Barbara Teen Returns Home - Santa Barbara teen, Jacob Keefer, was released from a Los Angeles burn center where he spent six weeks in and out of intensive care. 2314 14
Firefighting Agencies Get Ready For Fire Season - Local, state and federal firefighting officials are mapping out plans for a busy fire season amid the historic drought conditions, reports KEYT. 1065 9
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Apr 10, 2015 reads comments
Influx of Stranded Sea Lion Pups - Over 2,000 sea lion pups were stranded on California beaches this year, reports the LA Times. 1474 26
Carbajal to Run for 24th Congressional District - Santa Barbara County Supervisor Salud Carbajal has officially thrown his hat in the ring for Lois Capps' 24th Congressional District seat. 1634 44
Locals Protest for Hawaiian Protection - Local activists gathered on Cabrillo Blvd. Wednesday evening to protest the Thirty Meter Telescope that is planning to be built on a sacred Hawaiian mountain. 2367 53
LinkedIn Buys Lynda.com for $1.5 Billion - Major social networking website LinkedIn has purchased local online education company, Lynda.com, for $1.5 billion.  2362 21
Haggen Starts to Transform Local Stores - It's time for selected Vons and Albertsons stores to slowly transition into Haggen Food and Pharmacy. 3588 41
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Apr 09, 2015 reads comments
Firefighters Warn About Silent Killer - After a recent carbon monoxide poisoning in Maryland, Santa Barbara City Fire Department sends out a warning, reports KEYT. 863 8
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Apr 08, 2015 reads comments
Short-Term Rentals Spike Despite Controversy - Despite controversy the number of short-term rentals has spiked, reports KEYT. 2705 42
Patient Sues Cottage Hospital for Sexual Assault - A former patient has filed a lawsuit against Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital alleging sexual battery and elder abuse.  1498 4
Spectrum Clubs Bought Out - A San Francisco based company, The Bay Club, has bought out the 11 Spectrum Athletic Clubs in Southern California. 2761 16
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Apr 07, 2015 reads comments
Lompoc Road Rage Incident Leads to Arrest - A 21 year-old Santa Maria man has been arrested in connection with a shooting in Lompoc on Saturday night, reports KEYT. 1027 10
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Apr 04, 2015 reads comments
More Shutdowns for UCSB Greek Life - A third fraternity at UCSB has been shut down with a sorority suspended due to an investigation. 3058 18
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Apr 03, 2015 reads comments
Los Alamos Man Arrested Again - A Los Alamos man who was involved in a stand-off with police last month was arrested again for making criminal threats.  1300 7
Lines Drawn in District Elections - The City of Santa Barbara has released the final map for the district elections to take place in November.  1244 27
High School Teacher Sentenced in Sex With Minor - Brian Thomas Hook, the high school coach charged for having sex with a 16-year-old student, was sentenced to one year in county jail, reports KEYT. 2100 23
Granada Books to Close Doors - After a recent plea for financial support, Granada Books has decided to close their doors for good. 2506 41
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Apr 02, 2015 reads comments
Traffic Sign Ignored on Carrillo - Traffic signs installed to keep a dangerous intersection in downtown Santa Barbara safe are being ignored, reports KEYT. 2611 44
Gov. Orders Mandatory Water Restrictions - Governor Jerry Brown has imposed mandatory water restrictions on California residents. 2783 48
Fire Recruits Participate in Ventilation Training - Santa Barbara County fire recruits participated in ventilation training on Tuesday. [pics] 491 1
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Apr 01, 2015 reads comments
Santa Maria Woman Describes Carjacking - A Santa Maria woman described a carjacking attempt that was foiled by an off-duty Sheriff's Deputy. 1067 13
News-Press Appeals Labor Violation Charges - UPDATE: The Santa Barbara News-Press has appealed the National Labor Relations Board ruling. 2209 28
News-Press Threatens Lawsuit Against PODER - According to PODER, the Santa Barbara News-Press has recently sent a cease and desist letter over a recent photo posted on PODER's Facebook page.  3346 53
Second Juror Excused in UHaul Murder Trial - Deliberations in the Santa Maria UHaul murder trial were re-started Monday morning after a second juror was excused from the panel, reports KEYT. 791 add
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Mar 31, 2015 reads comments
Woman Sues Rape Crisis Center for Rape - A woman filed a lawsuit claiming a staff member of the Santa Barbara Rape Crisis Center had raped her. 4269 36
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Mar 29, 2015 reads comments
Suspicious Package in Buellton - Sheriffs investigated a suspicious backpack found at Pea Soup Andersen's in Buellton on Friday night. 1195 12
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Mar 28, 2015 reads comments
San Miguel Island to Partially Reopen - The U.S. Navy announced their initial review of San Miguel Island is complete and they will work to partially reopen the space to the public. 1602 8
Alleged Domestic and Animal Abuser in Court - Chinese resident Duanying Chen, who allegedly strangled his girlfriend and tortured her puppy, appeared in court on Thursday. 2035 24
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Mar 27, 2015 reads comments
City College Students Share Thoughts on Teepee - Santa Barbara City College students share their thoughts on the teepee controversy that took over the campus earlier this month. 2232 57
Water Pipeline to Nipomo Nears Completion - Drought-weary Nipomo will soon be getting some relief via a water pipeline from Santa Maria that is nearing completion. 922 11
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Mar 26, 2015 reads comments
Solvang Added to ISIS Threat - Solvang has been mentioned in a "Kill List" made by ISIS to threaten U.S. servicemen and cities. 5467 29
Residents Suggest Adding Stop Sign to 154 - Residents have recently suggested adding a four-way stop sign to Highway 154, reports KEYT. 1546 29
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Mar 25, 2015 reads comments
Week 11: Ibarra Murder Trial Jury Begins - The jury in the brutal torture and murder case of Anthony Ibarra began deliberations at 10:45 Tuesday morning, reports KEYT. [pics] 1035 2
Tattoo Shop Owner Sentenced to Five Years - Pablo Sela, former Iron Cross Tattoo owner, has been sentenced to five years in prison for charges of receiving stolen property and elder abuse. 2487 15
UCSB Chancellor Shares Progress in Isla Vista - Henry Yang, the Chancellor of UCSB, published an open letter regarding the progress in Isla Vista. 1043 4
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Mar 24, 2015 reads comments
UCSB Student Missing in Yosemite - UPDATE: A UCSB student that disappeared on a day hike with friends in Yosemite was found alive with a head injury. 2845 14
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Mar 21, 2015 reads comments
Lompoc Man in Critical Condition - KEYT reports a Lompoc man was riding his Harley Davidson Wednesday when he was thrown off his bike as he tried to pass a volkswagon making a left turn. [pic] 2493 45
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Mar 20, 2015 reads comments
Restaurant Helps Fundraising for Teen - Help for a burned teenager in Santa Barbara through a special food certificate drive is being organized by Laura Knight, reports KEYT. 1755 13
Trader Joe's Recalls Walnuts - Trader Joe's has recalled five varieties of their walnuts after samples tested positive for Salmonella. 2381 26
Granada Books Asking for Support - Local bookstore, Granada Books, is asking the community for support to keep them open through the end of the year. 3570 78
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Mar 18, 2015 reads comments
Pedestrians Rally To Get Council's Attention - Parents, children and community organizers rallied on the corner of Voluntario and Carpinteria streets on Santa Barbara's Eastside Monday afternoon. 950 4
Water Restrictions Could Get Tighter In California - The State Water Resources Control Board will vote Tuesday to renew and increase emergency regulations as the Golden State enters its fourth year of the drought. 1205 14
Week 10: Ibarra Murder Trial - Final witnesses testify before closing arguments in the Ibarra U-Haul murder trial, reports KEYT. 624 1
Trial Starts for Alleged Embezzler - The trial of Freddy Pachon, the former VP of Select Staffing accused of embezzling nearly $700,000, started last week in Santa Barbara. 1889 9
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Mar 17, 2015 reads comments
SBCC Teepee Art Project Sparks Debate - A wooden teepee built as an art project on SBCC's West Campus was taken down after the school received heavy criticism from Native American students. 3122 75

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