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Team of Experts Save Entangled Humpback Whale

Whale caught in prawn trap ropes was found off Santa Cruz Island. Read story.

Monday, June 9, 2014

Isla Vista: Safety in Sisterhood

Community problems remain despite ever-changing residents. Read story.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Janet and Bill Win Big; M Loses Small

Major money can’t save Aceves; maintenance measure defeated by narrow margin. Read story.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Both Sides Score Points in Gang Injunction Trial

Closing arguments in the divisive criminal case are expected this week. Read story.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Disturbing Details Released in Isla Vista Murders

Suspect Elliot Rodger fatally stabbed three men before shooting rampage; other victims ID'd as UCSB students. Read story.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Insights into Isla Vista Shooter Elliot Rodger

Among other new info, SBCC student and Sandpiper Golf Course staff relay experiences. Read story.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Seven Dead, Seven Injured in Isla Vista ‘Mass Murder’ Shooting

Suspect dies after firing on deputies; Sheriff calls the rampage the “work of a madman.” Read story.

Originally published 10:00 p.m., May 23, 2014
Updated 4:00 a.m., May 24, 2014

Energy Workers and Reps Blast Anti-Fracking Effort

Enviro leaders and organizations have been conspicuously silent on the issue. Read story.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

City Declares Stage II Drought

Mandatory water restrictions, higher rates, and new supplies are on the way. Read story.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

'Mr. X' Casts Large Shadow in Gang Injunction Trial

Growing involvement of Mexican Mafia alleged. Read story.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

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
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