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Dies Family Sues U.S. Government, Capps, Morua

Attorney argues hospital costs and punitive damages are owed. Read story.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Navy Closes San Miguel Island to Look for Old Bombs

Public safety concerns at the former test range prompt a long-term operation. Read story.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Freeway Closed at Castillo Due to Triple-Fatality DUI Crash

Driver Kimberly Kreis arrested; no estimated time yet of opening the roadway during Santa Barbara’s rush hour. Read story.

Originally published 8:00 a.m., April 21, 2014
Updated 9:00 a.m., April 21, 2014

Fire Official Admits to Stealing Union Funds

Robert Perez will be sentenced to three years in state prison. Read story.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Wolf, Aceves Square Off During First Candidates' Forum

Maintenance measure, taxes, donation rules, and energy production dominate the discussions. Read story.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Solvang Bomb Scare Defused

Military ammunition shell found in alleyway trash; bomb squads destroy ordnance with controlled detonation. Read story.

Originally published 11:30 a.m., April 17, 2014
Updated 2:00 p.m., April 17, 2014

Fracking Freak-Out Justified?

Enviros and industry reps trade jabs at coastal protection hearing. Read story.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Goleta Opposing Venoco, Scraps Deal

City council sending letter to state against pier-based well; company says no proposed deal if so. Read story.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Commercial Fishermen Arrested for Theft

California Department of Fish and Wildlife officers arrested two commercial fishermen on charges of conspiracy and grand theft, alleging the pair stole live rock crabs from fellow fishermen and took other catches off the dock at the Santa Barbara Harbor. Read story.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

School and Law Officials Talk Internet Safety

A mix of experts in law, education, and social media contributed to a discussion about the pitfalls of cyberspace at San Marcos High School last Friday morning. Read story.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Edgy Frustration Over Drought

Water rate increases are coming next month. Read story.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Big Plans for the Big House

Proposed jail currently designed in mission theme. Read story.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Santa Barbara's Cafeteria Queen

Nancy Weiss heads a Reimagined school food program. Read story.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Downtown Solvang Evacuated After Discovery of Explosive Device

The military ordinance was found in the 1600 block of Copenhagen Drive at around 3:30 p.m. Read story.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

UCSB Hosting Affordable Care Act Symposium

Friday event will look at ACA from micro and macro perspectives. Read story.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014