News Briefs

Funk Zone Funny Business Leads to Evictions

Tenants of 22 Anacapa Street were given notice last week; the fate of the popular space is unclear. Read story.

Originally published 3:30 p.m., August 25, 2014
Updated 6:30 p.m., August 25, 2014

Santa Barbara Man Crashes and Dies off Highway 154

Donald Newsam, 82, sustained fatal injuries in the Saturday night wreck. Read story.

Monday, August 25, 2014

New Libraries, Curriculum, Teachers Introduced

New principals Veronica Binkley, Sierra Loughridge, Jacqueline Mora, and Colleen Million meet reporters at superintendent's back-to-school talk. Read story.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Missing Man with Drug-Resistant TB Wanted by Health Officials, Police

Augustin Zeferino, 24, may be contagious and a risk to others. Read story.

Friday, August 22, 2014

La Casa de la Raza Near Foreclosure?

The Latino organization is again at risk of losing its Montecito Street building. Read story.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Supes Support Jackson Gun Bill

The supervisors voted 3-2 to support a bill written by State Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson encouraging law enforcement agencies to implement a policy for conducting gun-database searches ahead of welfare checks. Read story.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

County Fire Getting New 'Copter and FlameSniffer

County Fire will use three separate donations to strengthen its prevention and response efforts this fire season. Read story.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Measure P Money Battles Kick Off

A $78,517 donation from Pacific Coast Energy Company ​— ​which operates 96 cyclic steaming wells near Orcutt and has applied for 96 more ​— ​has put the “No on Measure P” campaign in the fundraising lead over the “Yes” camp, which has raised $44,876. Read story.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Montecito Antenna Additions Approved

The Board of Supervisors on 8/19 unanimously approved antenna-system additions proposed for various sites in Montecito by Crown Castle, an agent of Verizon, after previous meetings of the board and the Montecito Planning Commission resulted in requests for the company to make the additions more aesthetically compatible with the area. Read story.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

UCSB Getting More 'Nonresident' Students

UCSB continues to attract more students from out of the state and country, following a trend across the University of California system. Of UCSB’s 4,655 incoming students this fall, 519, or 11 percent, hail from out-of-state or abroad. Read story.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Homeless Shelters Receive $345,000

Three homeless shelters spread throughout the county will receive a combined $345,000 through June 2015. Read story.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Goleta Re-Appoints Four City Councilmembers

The Goleta City Council voted on 8/19 to re-appoint councilmembers Michael Bennett, Roger Aceves, and Paula Perotte to new four-year terms, rather than holding a $17,000 election in November for the three, who are unchallenged in their bids to remain on the dais. Read story.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

New Paved Path Unveiled for School Kids

What was once a flood-prone dirt path to school for El Camino Elementary School and San Marcos High School students is now a paved walkway with drainage improvements. Read story.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Wayfarer Hostel Opens

The Wayfarer hostel, nearly two decades in the making, opened at 12 East Montecito Street this week, offering private rooms for $159 a night and beds in shared rooms for $59 a night. Read story.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Man Found Murdered Near Guadalupe Beach

The body of Javier Alcantar Limon was discovered face down in the dirt along Main Street. Read story.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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