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Randy and Evi Quaid Bail Bond Issues Heard in Santa Barbara Court

Randy's $500,000 bond will be rescinded due to procedural error; Evi's is still in dispute. Read story.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Aceves Accuses Wolf of Donation Conflict

Says $60,000 from labor union should have been disclosed during supervisors meetings. Read story.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Goleta City Manager Dan Singer Stepping Down

He’s taking a job with the City of Poway in San Diego County. Read story.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Deltopia Partyer Charged with Assaulting Officer Appears in Court

The Los Angeles teen will be prosecuted as an adult. Read story.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Sheriff Fires Jail Guards Accused of Assaulting Inmate

FBI called in to investigate; guard supporters say terminations were political and retaliatory. Read story.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Community Services Director Leaving

Herman Parker will head San Diego's Parks and Recreation department. Read story.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

UCSB Radio Station to Host Deltopia Forum

It will be held Thursday at Storke Tower; students can also call in. Read story.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

City Approves Highway 101 Building Buffer

Health and safety concerns were cited during the vote. Read story.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Enviro Group Kicks Off Fracking Ban Effort

Saturday morning marked the kickoff of an environmental group’s campaign to ban fracking, well stimulation, and other “high-intensity” extraction techniques on unincorporated county land. Read story.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Man Sentenced to Eight Years for Violent Assault on Two Women

Michael Stinchfield ​— ​who police said held two women against their will in his 1724 Garden Street home for hours as he physically assaulted them with a baseball bat and guitar strap ​— ​entered no-contest pleas to four felony charges this week and was sentenced to eight years in state prison. Read story.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

S.B. Gets High Marks for 'Anti-Sprawl'

The Santa Barbara metropolitan area was ranked second for all small cities in terms of “anti-sprawl” by a national organization advocating for “smart growth” planning policies and was ranked fourth for cities of all sizes. Read story.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

County Department Receives $2.6 Million Grant

The Department of Alcohol, Drug and Mental Health Services (ADMHS) recently received a $2.6 million state grant, which it will put toward a crisis stabilization unit to divert mentally ill individuals from emergency rooms, a crisis residential facility where patients could spend up to 30 days, and a mobile crisis team based in Lompoc. Read story.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Franklin Service Center Opens

School boardmembers, city councilmembers, and state officials gathered 4/5 to celebrate the grand opening of the Franklin Service Center. Read story.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Film Fest Dates Announced

The Santa Barbara International Film Festival has set Tuesday, January 27 - Saturday, February 7, 2015, as the dates for its 30th installment, adding a 12th day of events and screenings to mark the fest’s 30th anniversary. Read story.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Lucidity Festival Lobbies for Legal Dishwashing

Organizers of this year’s Lucidity Festival have teamed up with the county’s Public Health Department and an environmental consulting company called Sudbusters to create a dishwashing pilot program in the name of sustainability and reduced waste. Read story.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Billy Collins & Aimee Mann

Presented by UCSB Arts & Lectures, Former U.S. Poet Laureate ... Read More