Michael Stinchfield — who police said held two women against their will in his 1724 Garden Street home for hours as he physically assaulted them with a baseball bat and guitar strap — entered no-contest pleas to four felony charges this week and was sentenced to eight years in state prison. Read story.
Thursday, April 10, 2014
The victim reportedly accompanied the suspect to a house party where the assault occurred. Read story.
Thursday, March 27, 2014
Councilmember Gregg Hart also argues against the legal filing. Read story.
Thursday, February 27, 2014
Police say the incident is likely gang-related. Read story.
Monday, February 3, 2014
Said she was “outraged” by its leniency. Read story.
Friday, January 31, 2014
Says it would restrict constitutionally protected behavior. Read story.
Thursday, January 30, 2014
Suspects Ubaldo De La Cruz-Gonzalez and Carlos Rojas-Villafana were booked in jail on Friday. Read story.
Monday, January 27, 2014
Father Greg Boyle will visit Santa Barbara on Thursday. Read story.
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Authorities argue action is needed to combat the Mexican Mafia. Read story.
Thursday, January 9, 2014
Police net dozens of arrests and charges during Operation Falling Dawn. Read story.
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
The city's proposal will be heard in court mid-March. Read story.
Thursday, October 31, 2013
Pro-Youth Movement's fourth meeting focuses on the controversial proposal. Read story.
Thursday, October 24, 2013
Palabra's jefe and police nemesis talks about street justice and what works with would-be gangsters. Read story.
Thursday, September 19, 2013
Authorities find evidence of drug smuggling, but no suspects. Read story.
Monday, August 5, 2013
Anti-gang group tracks results from the trenches. Read story.