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Jury Awards UCSB Alum $120,000 in Excessive Force Case

Jay Shafer was "mortified and shamed" by the water balloon incident; county considers challenging the verdict. Read story.

Friday, December 19, 2014

Montecito Jeweler in Court

Details emerge about early-morning July 7 standoff on Virginia Road. Read story.

Friday, December 19, 2014

Old Town Stabbing Suspects Charged

Three young men suspected of Mandarin Drive and Orange Avenue altercation in November. Read story.

Friday, December 19, 2014

Classical Music Collection Going to Library

Santa Barbara Foundation donates thousands of CDs from KDB. Read story.

Friday, December 19, 2014

The Shunning of Helene Schneider

Santa Barbara mayor rebuked over freeway widening. Read story.

Friday, December 19, 2014

Homeless Move into New Isla Vista Digs

Preparations also underway for the next "vulnerability index" survey. Read story.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

County Probation Chief Retiring

After 33 years working for County Probation, the last three spent as department chief, Beverly Taylor will retire on 1/8. Read story.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Tesla Dealership Gets Green Light

Although no official application has yet been submitted, the City Council gave Tesla Motors the green light to open a new car dealership — “a gallery,” in the Tesla lingo — at the spot on Hitchcock Way now occupied by Don Hughes Volvo. Read story.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Police Activities League Hosts Holiday Dinner

Holiday cheer was alive and well Tuesday night as more than 150 low-income residents enjoyed tamales and tacos, decorated cookies, and opened personalized presents at the Cabrillo Pavilion Arts Center for the 14th annual Police Activities League (PAL) holiday dinner. Read story.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

New Finance Director for Goleta

Genie Wilson, treasury manager for City of Santa Barbara, will start next month. Read story.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Airman Found Dead at Vandenberg Air Force Base

The cause of Bogui Yann's death is under investigation. Read story.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

‘Candyman’ Now Facing 1,500 Years in Prison

The former doctor linked to 20 fatal overdoses withdrew his plea deal. Read story.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Warming Shelters Continue to Open

Wet weather spurs shelter use. Read story.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Man Run Over by Tractor-Trailer in Lompoc Field

Transferred to Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara; investigation ongoing. Read story.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

MTD Expanding Line 3 to Foothill Sansum Clinic

New stop comes in response to passenger requests. Read story.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014
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