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It'll Be a Santa Saturday on Milpas

In its 61st year, Milpas Christmas Parade starts from Canon Perdido at 5:30. Read story.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Two Judges Appointed to Santa Barbara Bench

Gustavo Lavayen will replace James Iwasko, and Pauline Maxwell will take over for Denise de Bellefeuille. Read story.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Six New Deputies Join Sheriff's Office

They endured 21 weeks of training and more than 2,000 sit-ups. Read story.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Rain, Wind Pound Santa Barbara

Trees and power lines fall, but no rescues necessary; more rain expected Friday night and next week. Read story.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Gang Task Force Talks Compassion, Not Punishment

Annual gathering highlights dramatic drops in juvenile probation terms. Read story.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Rose Café Matriarch Dies

Agnes Guevara, beloved owner and grandma, was 97. Read story.

Originally published 6:00 a.m., December 12, 2014
Updated 3:00 p.m., December 12, 2014

Overnight Hours Could Mean Severe Weather

Speedy winds and rapid rainfall are expected starting at 10 p.m. tonight. Read story.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Free Sandbags Before the Storm

Thursday rains expected to cause flash flooding. Read story.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Vigil Tonight for Isla Vista Murder Victims

Coalition Against Gun Violence hosting event at Trinity Episcopal Church. Read story.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Big Jump in Water Bills?

If the desal plant is reactivated, the average ratepayer will see a $22 increase. Read story.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

UCSB Releases Report on Prison Realignment

Most of the statewide AB 109 inmates ​ ​haven’t reoffended, according to a UCSB-authored report on the program. Read story.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Children’s Library Gets $1.7 Million Infusion

The much-heralded children’s library project slated for the downtown library got a $1.7 million shot in the arm from the City Council to help underwrite the construction effort ​— ​plus the creation of an endowment ​— ​slated to be $5.6 million. Read story.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Big Storm Coming Thursday and Friday

Last week’s storm brought at least two inches of rain to most spots in the county and even upward of four inches in others. Read story.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Waldorf School in Financial Straits

The Waldorf School of Santa Barbara is strapped for cash and recently sent out letters to parents asking for as much as $4,000 in donations. Read story.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Teachers Receive Pay Raise

The Santa Barbara school board approved a 3 percent raise for teachers retroactive to July 1. Read story.

Thursday, December 11, 2014
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