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School Board Appoints New ELL Director

A new English Language Learner (ELL) program director was appointed by the school board on 8/12. Read story.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Measure P Lawsuits Commence

The first legal filing falls short, but are more to come? Read story.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Two Inmates and Jail Guard Hurt in Traffic Accident

A woman ran a red light and hit a transport van in Santa Maria. Read story.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Power Outage Hits Downtown

More than 250 homes and businesses are dark. Read story.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Bouwmeester Wins Spinoza Prize

Physics prof at UCSB scored an über prestigious award and a $3.4 million check. Read story.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Rescued Whale's Recovery Going Swimmingly

Humpback, now named Lucky, was found tangled in fishing line in June. Read story.

Friday, August 8, 2014

Body Found on San Miguel Island

Santa Barbara authorities are working with the Navy's Criminal Investigative Service. Read story.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Measure P and Property Taxes

The county's fiscal impact statement answers few questions. Read story.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

City Won't Appeal Gang Injunction Ruling

The City Council voted unanimously behind closed doors not to appeal Judge Colleen Sterne’s decision two weeks ago to reject the gang injunction first proposed by Police Chief Cam Sanchez and Mayor Helene Schneider in March 2011. Read story.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Fiesta Arrests Way Up

No one was killed or stabbed during this year’s Fiesta, according to police spokesperson Sgt. Riley Harwood, but the number of felony and misdemeanor arrests ​— ​110 in all ​— ​was up substantially from the year before as were the number of DUI arrests and municipal code infractions and miscellaneous violations. Read story.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Supes Spar Over Hotel Tax Increase

Measure O ​— ​the November ballot item asking voters to increase the hotel bed tax in the county’s unincorporated regions from 10 percent to 12.5 percent ​— ​is a “sensible proposal” that would only be felt by visitors and could yield an extra $1.9 million for the county to spend on public saf Read story.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Steelhead Lawsuit Settles

A federal lawsuit filed last fall by Santa Barbara Channelkeeper and the Environmental Defense Center against Ojai Quarry owner Larry Mosler ended in a settlement this week. Read story.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Perotte Running for Re-Election

Goleta City Councilmember Paula Perotte has submitted papers to run for reelection on November 4, according to the city clerk. Read story.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

County Fire Chief to Retire

Santa Barbara County Fire Chief Michael Dyer will retire in January on the Friday after his 55th birthday, he announced Monday. Read story.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Suspects Wanted in Isla Vista Gun and Sex Crimes

Sheriff's Office gives descriptions of Saturday morning incidents. Read story.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014
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