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Vigil for 43 Missing Mexican Students

Justice demanded for young victims of state-sponsored terrorism. Read story.

Friday, November 21, 2014

UC Regents Approve Tuition Increase

Annual costs predicted to jump from $12,200 to about $15,600 by 2019. Read story.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Inmate Briefly Escapes Custody at County Courthouse

Cristian Otey manged to run up Carillo Street and strip off some of his jail clothes. Read story.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Suspicious Package Came From Mentally Ill Orange County Resident

Tuesday's delivery prompted evacuation, street closure, and big public safety response. Read story.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Student Left Paralyzed After Fall from IV Balcony Last Month

Tanner Gage dropped 40 feet to the beach. Read story.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

[UPDATE]: Nine Righetti High School Students Arrested

Multiple fights and a riot broke out on Wednesday. Read story.

Originally published 10:30 a.m., November 20, 2014
Updated 4:45 p.m., November 20, 2014

Bus Accident Near Goleta

A bus t-boned a car on the Patterson Avenue overpass; one "moderate injury" reported. Read story.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

MediCal Enrollments Surge

Number of new Affordable Care Act patients far exceeds expectations. Read story.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Maldonado Son Sentenced for Vehicular Manslaughter

The 16-year-old son of former lieutenant governor Abel Maldonado admitted to charges of vehicular manslaughter this week in connection with the death of 33-year-old bicyclist Matthew Troy O’Neill on Foxen Canyon Road in August. Read story.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Eminent Domain Proceedings Commence Against Waterfront Property

The City Council voted to initiate condemnation proceedings against Virginia Castagnola-Hunter, owner of a key waterfront property needed for the construction of a new Cabrillo Boulevard bridge to cross Mission Creek. Read story.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Carbajal and White House Climate Task Force Submit Recommendations

A White House–appointed task force composed of 26 members, including Supervisor Salud Carbajal, presented approximately 50 recommendations this week for how the federal government can help state and smaller governments prepare for the effects of climate change. Read story.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Scientists Name Cause of Massive Sea Star Die-Off

Scientists believe they have pinpointed the culprit behind the deaths of millions of sea stars between Alaska and Baja California since 2013. Read story.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

UC Regents Move Toward Tuition Increase

Board will vote this Thursday on 5 percent hike per year for 5 years. Read story.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Big Ol' Lobster Spared the Chopping Block

Santa Barbara diver catches but releases massive specimen. Read story.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Suspicious Package Closes Downtown Block

East Anapamu between Garden and Santa Barbara streets closed. Read story.

Originally published 1:00 p.m., November 18, 2014
Updated 6:00 p.m., November 18, 2014
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