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Santa Barbara County Fire Department shifts to winter preparedness level, permit burning resumes
The Santa Barbara County Fire Department shifted from high fire season to winter preparedness level Monday, which resulted in the ban being lifted on permit burning in the state and local responsibility areas within the department’s jurisdiction.
Lompoc Prison Camp Inmate Walks Away From Minimum-Security Facility
A federal prison inmate was discovered missing Friday evening from the Lompoc federal prison camp, but authorities remained mum about the walkway for three days. Armando Penunuri, 32, was determined to be missing at approximately 5:15 p.m. Friday from the Satellite Prison Camp, which is one of the t
Sunny Skies in Forecast as Storm Moves Out of Santa Barbara County
Rainfall totals low in most areas; dangerous high surf hitting west-facing beaches. Drizzle, light rain and cooler temperatures hit Santa Barbara County on Monday, and the National Weather Service is forecasting sunny skies Tuesday.
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Santa Barbara Beats Carpinteria for Jim Bashore Classic Title
Santa Barbara High raced out to an early lead and went on to defeat Carpinteria, 75-47, to win the Jim Bashore Holiday Cage Classic at Carpinteria on Monday night. The Dons improve to 11-1 as they head into their Channel League opener on Wednesday at home against Dos Pueblos.
Sheriff’s Deputies Arrest Vehicle Burglary Suspect
At approximately 5:30 a.m., December 16, 2018, a Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Deputy patrolling in the area of Calle Real and North San Marcos Road in the unincorporated area of Santa Barbara County observed a male subject attempting to break into a car with a wood stick. The deputy contacted the
coli Roots Found In A California Farm
It is suspected that the outbreak of the E. coli infection is linked to a Californian farm that grows romaine lettuce. However, the federal health officials have stated this is not the sole reason for all the sicknesses reported.
Suspect wanted for armed robberies
On Thursday night, Dec. 13, a suspect committed two armed robberies within thirty minutes of each other, one in Summerland and one in Carpinteria. The first armed robbery occurred at approximately 9:20 p.m. at Sandpiper Liquor located in the 2200 block of Ortega Hill Road in Summerland. A white male
Child Annoying Investigation on San Marcos Road
The Sheriff’s Office is investigating a child-annoying incident that occurred at approximately 2:15 p.m. on December 13, 2018 in the area of N. San Marcos Road near University Drive. An eight-year-old Foothill Elementary School student was walking home alone after being released from school. While w
California farm linked to E. coli outbreak recalls cauliflower, lettuce
Santa Barbara, Calif. – A farm on California's Central Coast linked to the massive E. coli outbreak involving romaine lettuce has announced a recall of cauliflower and other types of lettuce as a precaution, CBS SF Bay Area reports.
Man Arrested After Robbery Sends Victim to Hospital in Santa Maria
Santa Maria police arrested a man in connection with a robbery Sunday night that sent the victim to the hospital. Shortly before 8 p.m., officers were dispatched to the 100 block of North Benwiley Avenue on a report of a robbery, according to Sgt. Jeff Lopez.
Santa Barbara Ranked a Best Small City in the U.S.
Hendry's Beach Sunset (Photo: Mark Weber) It should be no surprise that our beautiful Santa Barbara has won another accolade, this time being rated as the "Best Small City" in the U.S. in the Conde Nast Readers’ Choice Poll.
Moving on from ‘Tiny Homes,’ Santa Barbara Outlines $2 Million Homeless Funding Plan
The City of Santa Barbara has outlined a plan for how to spend $2 million to help the homeless. The Housing Authority of the City of Santa Barbara initially had applied for a $6.5 million grant from the State of California through the state’s new Homeless Emergency Aid Program, or HEAP. The plan was
Light Rain Expected Early Monday in Santa Barbara County
Light rain was expected across Santa Barbara County in the early morning hours Monday, giving way to sunny skies and warmer temperatures through the remainder of the week. About a tenth of an inch of rain was forecast for most areas of the county’s South Coast, while North County communities could g
Holiday Happiness Program by New Directions Travel
New Directions Travel is excited to announce its annual Holiday Happiness Program, offering travel programs over the holidays for people with disabilities. Holiday Happiness offers short vacation tours during the key holiday seasons of Christmas, Hanukkah and Thanksgiving, for people with intellectu
Judge Rejects Effort to Stop Gaviota Coastal Trail Alliance From Being Part of Lawsuit
Santa Barbara County Superior Court Judge Coleen Sterne, on Dec. 13, rejected a motion by the Hollister Ranch Owners Association to dismiss the advocacy organization Gaviota Coastal Trail Alliance (GCTA) from a lawsuit concerning public access to a portion of Hollister Ranch.
Nationwide E. coli outbreak linked to county supervisor’s Santa Maria farm
Federal investigators have traced a nationwide E. coli outbreak involving contaminated romaine lettuce, in part, to a Santa Maria farm that is owned by the family of Santa Barbara County Supervisor Peter Adam. [Cal Coast Times]
Family of Lompoc Man Murdered 30 Years Ago Fights Killer’s Bid for Parole
Case surrounding Harold 'Skeeter' Lyerla's fatal stabbing has several twists, including missing widow's arrest for identity theft. Five days before Christmas, Tamara Lyerla Pickarts will travel to speak on her uncle’s behalf — 30 years after his murder in Lompoc — in a bid to stop his killer from be
Rescue Mission Plans Annual Feast and Giveaway
The annual Christmas Dinner at Santa Barbara’s Rescue Mission serves up a feast with all the trimmings and offers guests the choice of a new gift as well. The meal is served by volunteers from Samarkand Retirement Community, the Santa Barbara Foundation, and Schipper Construction, but the gifts are
Fire Hose Flag Sales to Benefit Non-Profit
A limited number of flags made of fire hoses from the Thomas fire are now for sale. Retired firefighter John Carrillo is behind the project. He used surplus hose lines from the Montecito and Santa Barbara fire departments.