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Crews Stop Small Brush Fire Near Homeless Encampent in Santa Barbara

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - Firefighters were quick to control a small brush fire near Highway 101 in Santa Barbara Thursday evening.The fire broke out around 7:30 p.m. alongside Highway 101 near the Milpas southbound exit. Large flames could be seen from the highway and a plume of black smoke rose up o

KEYT - 2018-08-17 07:08:12

"Into the Shark Zone" showcases great white shark presence in Santa Barbara County

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - Over the last decade, there’s been an average of 46 shark attacks per year in the U.S. and 10% of those happen in California.

KEYT - 2018-08-17 09:14:39

Santa Barbara police warn residents of increase in thefts at local gyms

"Unfortunately, the combination style locks appear to be less effective and/or secure than a lock requiring a key," said a news release from the Santa Barbara Police Department.

KEYT - 2018-08-17 21:58:31

Escapes: Santa Barbara hotels take chic (and prices) to new levels, but don't despair

We love beautiful places — Santa Barbara is certainly one of them — but are we being priced out of spending time on the American Riviera because of high hotel rates, especially among new and renovated properties?


Bill Macfadyen: With State Street Stagnate, Santa Barbara Tide Shifts to a New ‘Lagoon’

NoozWeek’s Top 5 deals a bungalow blow to an apartment project, studies downtown to death, rides a spin cycle to fitness, and finds the Bellosguardo Foundation still hiding its asset

NOOZHAWK - 2018-08-17 08:30:00

Residents Sound Off on Electric Scooter Sharing Programs in Santa Barbara

Scooter-sharing enthusiasts and opponents gathered under one roof Wednesday evening to debate whetherSanta Barbarashould allow dockless, for-rent electric scooters.A trend of “stationless” power scooters that can be parked anywhere — including on sidewalks and streets — has the city staff considerin

NOOZHAWK - 2018-08-16 19:18:00

Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History seeks curious docents

For more information visit: or contact Kristen Carté-Smith, school and teacher services manager, atkcarte-smith@sbnature2.orgor call 805-682-4711 ext. 168.

SANTA MARIA TIMES - 2018-08-17 12:15:00

Sun Country has nearly 200 passengers for its first flights to and from Santa Barbara

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. -After looking for new and different air carriers to serve this area, this month two are adding flights to and from Santa Barbara. The first one touched down this morning with a special welcome, that included balloons and gifts.Sun Country now has a Thursday and Sunday roundtri

KEYT - 2018-08-16 21:51:52

KBUU Newswire, Friday Aug. 17.  Surf is up. Speed Limit Dropped on PCH. City may order palm tree trimming. Santa Barbara mayor applauds SCE blackout plans

five large vacant parcels that could be used for Parks development .. kept as vacant open sapce … or who knows ????

MALIBU TIMES - 2018-08-17 18:13:00

Jury gets week off before deciding Plains All American oil spill case

SANTA BARBARA, Calif - Pointing to the difference between facts and emotion, a defense attorney spent hours Friday trying to convince a Santa Barbara jury that Plains All American Pipeline should not be held criminally responsible for a devastating oil spill that fouled the ocean at Refugio State Be

KEYT - 2018-08-17 22:06:59

Simi pays ex-lawyer who sued more than $500K in back legal fees

Simi Valleyhas paid more than half a million dollars in back legal fees, costs and interest to a lawyer who represented the city for 31 years, resolving a lawsuit he filed against the city in 2014.

VCSTAR.COM - 2018-08-17 16:05:00

South on 101: Dog days in Santa Barbara -- Trails ‘n’ Tails party, parks and an off-leash beach

Your dog can treat you to free admission at the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden on Saturday. Every human with a leashed and well-behaved dog gets in free as part of Trails ‘n’ Tails from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. A Pack Walk starts at 9:30 a.m., the Puppy Costume Parade is at 10 a.m. and a caricature artist ske


Basinwide Air Pollution Control Council to meet in Santa Barbara

South Central Coast Basinwide Air Pollution Control Council will discuss the 2018 Clean Air Grant programs of the Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties’ air pollution control districts when it meets Thursday, Aug.22, in Santa Barbara.

SANTA MARIA TIMES - 2018-08-17 00:31:00

Santa Barbara High Two-Sport Star Bryce Warrecker Commits to Cal Poly

Santa Barbara High junior Bryce Warrecker has committed to Cal Poly for basketball and plans to play baseball as well, Dons' baseball coach and Bryce's uncle Donny Warrecker announced Wednesday.The 6-foot-8 Bryce Warrecker is a standout in both sports for Santa Barbara."Coach (Joe) Callero, the head


Apeel Sciences Welcomes Gordon Robertson as Its First Chief Revenue Officer

SANTA BARBARA, CA- This week, news broke that well-versed produce executive Gordon Robertson is joining Apeel Sciences’ team as thecompany’s first Chief Revenue Officer.

ANDNOWUKNOW.COM - 2018-08-16 23:58:00

The My Lai Massacre’s Santa Barbara Connection

Santa Barbara resident David Obst has an uncanny way of being in the right place at the right time. In 1969, Obst was managing a small anti-war news service called Dispatch News Service, a poor cousin of giant news services like the Associated Press or United Press International, in Washington, D.C.


City Opens Santa Barbara Desalination Plant to Public with Tours

The plant, which was built in the 1990s and reactivated to start operating last year, converts seawater to potable water for city customers


Two Santa Barbara Harbor Patrol officers honored for heroics during rare microburst

On September 3, 2017, a microburst brought torrential rain, 80 mph winds, turbulent waters and wreaked havoc on the shore and on the sea.


As State Street Stumbles, Santa Barbara’s ‘Lagoon District’ Soars

As Santa Barbara's State Street struggles with the largest number of commercial properties for sale in its history, and the greatest number of vacant retail spaces since the 2008 recession, an unheralded, unofficial business district is exploding, just a few blocks away.


Little Free Libraries Thrive in Santa Barbara

Whether a fictional or a factual narrative, prose or verse, a provocative book can have the power to inspire a generation. But with brick-and-mortar bookstores ever harder to find and many libraries struggling to get funding, it can be hard to track one down. In response to this struggle, Little Fre