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County Faults Chumash Camp 4 Report

An activist group also files a lawsuit against the tribe. Read story.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Legendary Partier Dies After 'Medical Event' at Jail

Galen Avery, an original member of the hard-charging Montecito party crew of the early 1980s known as the “Cito Rats,” died last week at Cottage Hospital after sustaining injuries while in custody at the County Jail. Read story.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Thousands Greet This Year's Pride Season

Thousands showed up to ring in Pride season at Leadbetter Beach last Saturday afternoon. Read story.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Goleta Approves 465-Unit Building Project

A 465-unit residential complex will soon be coming to Goleta, after the City Council approved it 5-0 on 7/15. Read story.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Man Wins $1 Million Slot Jackpot at Chumash Casino

Slot player Jesse Castillo, 72, hit a $1,021,730 jackpot at the Chumash Casino on 7/8, which is one of the biggest payouts in the casino’s history. Read story.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Goleta Candidates Pull Papers for November Election

Goleta City Councilmembers Michael Bennett and Roger Aceves have pulled papers to run for the November 4 election, according to the city clerk; Councilmember Paula Perotte, first elected in 2010 and also up for reelection, hadn’t announced her plans as of press time. Read story.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Goleta Looks to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Goleta wants to reduce its greenhouse-gas emissions by 11 percent by 2020 and by 26 percent by 2030, under the city’s Climate Action Plan approved by the City Council 5-0 on Tuesday; the city started working on the plan in 2007 after the state passed AB 32, which calls for strong reductions by 2020. Read story.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

State Seeks Public Input on Oil and Gas Well Stimulation

New extraction regulation hearings start in Santa Maria on Tuesday and then move across the state. Read story.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Dead Man Found on Bench

Police don't suspect foul play and but have not a released name. Read story.

Originally published 10:49 a.m., July 15, 2014
Updated 11:12 a.m., July 15, 2014

Police Investigating Two Stabbings

It's unclear if the attacks were related, and no arrests have been made. Read story.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Venoco to Test Siren

A loud test siren will blare from Venoco's Ellwood Onshore Facility in Goleta on Wednesday, July 16, as part of a yearly drill put on by County Fire and the county's Office of Emergency Management. Read story.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Can We Be Ready for the Big One?

Santa Barbara County unveils early warning system for earthquakes. Read story.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Authorities Searching for Man Missing at Lake Cachuma

Rescue workers looking for 22-year-old last seen in the water Friday night. Read story.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Santa Barbara Man Arrested for Cocaine, Child Endangerment

Police find drugs and kids in home on July 3. Read story.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Community Drought Discussion on Monday

Water, or the lack of it, underlies a UCSB-sponsored talk with Misty Williams, senior water resources analyst with the Goleta Water District, and Madeline Ward, acting water conservation coordinator for the City of Santa Barbara. Read story.

Friday, July 11, 2014
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