Lead News

Lompoc Kidnap and Torture Trial to Begin

Surenos street gang members Raymond Macias and Luis Almanza in court. Read story.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Former Coach Pleads No Contest to Sexual Offenses

Dos Pueblos high schooler's parents confront accused in court. Read story.

Monday, May 12, 2014

Inside the Race for Sheriff of Santa Barbara County

Sandra Brown is challenging incumbent Bill Brown to be the top cop around. Read story.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Measure M Is for Mayhem

Will the ballot item fix county infrastructure or fracture its budget? Read story.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Is the Council Too White?

Santa Barbara considers district election system under threat of lawsuit. Read story.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Montecito Country Club to Receive Massive Makeover

The club will close for 16 months during the $30 million project. Read story.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Gang Wars Hit City Hall

The injunction will head to trial after heated debate. Read story.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

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

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

Tuesday, April 22, 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

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

The Deltopia Disaster Debriefed

Visitor vs. student numbers released; supervisors question Sheriff over tactics. Read story.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Caution Peppers Budget Talk

County remains hopeful but guarded over cash flow and reserves. Read story.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Deltopia Party Devolves Into Isla Vista Riot

Cops injured, tear gas used, dozens arrested/hospitalized when 15000+ descend on UCSB's college town. Read story.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Supervisors' Meeting “Hijacked” by Mental Health Advocates

Calls for treatment and not incarceration dominate Tuesday's Santa Barbara County board hearing. Read story.

Thursday, April 3, 2014
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