News Features

Calmer Seas Prevail in MPA Battle

A collaborative of stakeholders makes a joint trip and looks to the future. Read story.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Santa Maria Police: Inept or Corrupt?

Whistleblower lieutenant fired for Covarrubias shooting argues retaliation and fights for reinstatement. Read story.

Originally published 9:00 a.m., June 4, 2014
Updated 10:00 a.m., June 7, 2014

Cabbies Take Uber Drivers to Task

Taxi drivers argued rideshare drivers are violating municipal code that requires anyone conducting business to have a permit. Read story.

Monday, June 2, 2014

Measure M's Pros and Cons

”Vague generalities” battled “an awful lot of hype” when a small group gathered for a debate on the cons and pros of Measure M. Read story.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

County's First Land Bank Opens

Is the new preservation play good for both the environment and business? Read story.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Morua Sentenced to 20 Years to Life for Fatal DUI Hit-and-Run

The former congressional aid said he was working for Capps the night of the incident and called her denial "cowardly." Read story.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Fellow Residents Recall Elliot Rodger

He demonstrated unusual behaviors and had little interaction with his neighbors. Read story.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

UCSB Plans Memorial Service for Tuesday

Classes cancelled on Tuesday; professors, counselors, and academic advisors available. Read story.

Monday, May 26, 2014

Vigil for Isla Vista Shooting Victims

Thousands gather in show of solidarity and memory for the young lives lost. Read story.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Cottage Trauma Surgeon Says All Injured Victims Admitted Expected to Recover

Dr. Pam Lee said seven male and female victims were treated for gunshot wounds and blunt trauma. Read story.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Isla Vista Shooting: Echoes of David Attias

The similarities abound between I.V.’s murderous madmen, so could anything have been done? Read story.

Originally published 3:00 p.m., May 24, 2014
Updated 11:35 a.m., May 27, 2014

'Mister X' Takes Stand in Gang Injunction Trial

Former gang leader testifies about life on the street and behind bars. Read story.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Green Light Given to Drill at Vandenberg

Sunset Exploration and ExxonMobil happy, enviros and Capps not. Read story.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Hotter Heads Prevail in Maintenance Debate

Supervisors Peter Adam and Salud Carbajal trade jabs over “the elephant in the room.” Read story.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

The Convict Carousel Continues

Probation department briefs supervisors on prison realignment status. Read story.

Thursday, May 22, 2014
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