News Briefs

UCSB Professor Pleads No Contest in Theft, Battery Case

Dr. Mireille Miller-Young will likely be ordered to pay a fine and restitution and perform community service. Read story.

Originally published 12:00 p.m., July 24, 2014
Updated 2:30 p.m., July 24, 2014

La Entrada Hits Snag

Worries emerge that traffic along lower State Street may back up to the railroad tracks. Read story.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Water Hogs Facing Stiff Fines

And the county sees a 100% increase in new well applications. Read story.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Death Penalty Terminated

Santa Barbara has nine men on death row. Read story.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Questions Linger Over UCSB Housing Fire

Questions remain about the massive fire that engulfed a UCSB housing construction site in the early hours of 7/4. Read story.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Latest Unemployment Numbers Released

Santa Barbara County’s unemployment rate in June (5.4 percent) jumped slightly from May (5 percent) but showed a positive trend from June 2013 (6.8 percent), according to the county’s Workforce Investment Board. Read story.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Botox Company Closing Goleta Office

Drug giant Allergan ​— ​famous for Botox ​— ​will be shuttering its Goleta facility and axing 1,500 of its 11,600 positions system-wide, the company announced Monday. Read story.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Jail Food Free of Maggots

The complaints hurled in recent weeks against prison-system food-provider Aramark — maggots in the food and inappropriate relations between staff and inmates in many client institutions in the Midwest — haven't presented themselves at the Santa Barbara County Jail, according to Sheriff's spokesperson Kelly Hoover, who said the department hasn't heard of vermin in the food or misconduct by its one Aramark employee. Read story.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Plug Pulled on Mission & State

Over $300,000 in unspent donations — out of $1 million total — will be returned. Read story.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

S.B. High Names New Football Head Coach

J.T. Stone takes over from Doug Caines, who was suddenly dismissed last week. Read story.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Bail Reduction Denied for Troubled Jeweler

David Tallman was arrested July 7 after he threatened to blow up his Montecito home. Read story.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Cops Prepare for Fiesta Cruiser Run

Will assign around 20 officers to oversee event as crowd numbers swell. Read story.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Body of Man Missing in Lake Cachuma Found

Isaiah Sanchez, 22, was last seen on July 11. Read story.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Carbajal in Climate Change Talks

White House recommendations to be made in the fall. Read story.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Authorities Release Name of Man Found Dead on Bus Bench

Paul Elyanow, 46, was discovered Tuesday morning at Five Points Shopping Center. Read story.

Originally published 7:00 p.m., July 18, 2014
Updated 2:00 p.m., July 19, 2014
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