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Body Found on San Miguel Island

Santa Barbara authorities are working with the Navy's Criminal Investigative Service. Read story.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Measure P and Property Taxes

The county's fiscal impact statement answers few questions. Read story.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

City Won't Appeal Gang Injunction Ruling

The City Council voted unanimously behind closed doors not to appeal Judge Colleen Sterne’s decision two weeks ago to reject the gang injunction first proposed by Police Chief Cam Sanchez and Mayor Helene Schneider in March 2011. Read story.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Fiesta Arrests Way Up

No one was killed or stabbed during this year’s Fiesta, according to police spokesperson Sgt. Riley Harwood, but the number of felony and misdemeanor arrests ​— ​110 in all ​— ​was up substantially from the year before as were the number of DUI arrests and municipal code infractions and miscellaneous violations. Read story.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Supes Spar Over Hotel Tax Increase

Measure O ​— ​the November ballot item asking voters to increase the hotel bed tax in the county’s unincorporated regions from 10 percent to 12.5 percent ​— ​is a “sensible proposal” that would only be felt by visitors and could yield an extra $1.9 million for the county to spend on public saf Read story.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Steelhead Lawsuit Settles

A federal lawsuit filed last fall by Santa Barbara Channelkeeper and the Environmental Defense Center against Ojai Quarry owner Larry Mosler ended in a settlement this week. Read story.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Perotte Running for Re-Election

Goleta City Councilmember Paula Perotte has submitted papers to run for reelection on November 4, according to the city clerk. Read story.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

County Fire Chief to Retire

Santa Barbara County Fire Chief Michael Dyer will retire in January on the Friday after his 55th birthday, he announced Monday. Read story.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Suspects Wanted in Isla Vista Gun and Sex Crimes

Sheriff's Office gives descriptions of Saturday morning incidents. Read story.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Man Wanted for Abducting Six-Month-Old Daughter

UPDATE: Suspect arrested; girl recovered and safe. Read story.

Originally published 6:17 p.m., August 4, 2014
Updated 8:00 a.m., August 5, 2014

Genis Cleared of Contempt-of-Court Charges

Judge says the video evidence against him wasn't enough to prove the allegations. Read story.

Friday, August 1, 2014

Circle Bar B Theatre Closing

The popular dinner-plus-play program will end this fall after 40 years on the Gaviota Coast. Read story.

Originally published 2:15 p.m., August 1, 2014
Updated 10:28 a.m., August 6, 2014

Santa Barbara to Host Special Olympics Athletes

Westmont will provide housing and training facilities for 100 competitors ahead of Los Angeles event. Read story.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Congress Jumps into Dodger Broadcast Dispute

Capps stays on the sidelines but calls the impasse “very unfortunate.” Read story.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Problems with Bowl Show Parking?

S.B. High wants to end its long-standing agreement with the concert venue. Read story.

Thursday, July 31, 2014
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