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Four-story mixed-use building approved for downtown Santa Maria

Proposed mixed-use building at intersection of Broadway and Main St. in Santa Maria (Courtesy of AGC Design Concept, Inc.) SANTA MARIA, Calif. - A project that could potentially transform downtown Santa Maria has received City approval. On Tuesday night, city council members voted unanimously to gre

KEYT - 2018-01-18 02:12:47

The mudslide closure of the 101 is hurting Santa Barbara businesses

The mudslides that hit Santa Barbara County last week continue to clog a main artery for cars and trucks trying to get through the area. Some local business owners say the prolonged shut down of the 101 freeway has led to missed shipments and lost revenues. A CalTrans spokesman estimated that each

KPCC - 2018-01-18 02:00:23

Santa Ynez Valley Weather Forecast

A cold front will move through the Santa Ynez Valley on Thursday night and into Friday morning with increasing clouds and rain showers. The system is expected to produce about a 10th of an inch of rain. An upper-level trough will follow Friday afternoon with a few more rain showers, including the ch

SYVNEWS.COM - 2018-01-18 02:00:00

Dump truck carrying mud from Montecito loses load in Goleta

GOLETA, Calif. - Two lanes of U.S. Highway 101 northbound at Patterson Avenue in Goleta remain blocked causing a major traffic backup for miles after a dump truck carrying mud from Montecito lost its load. The incident was reported just after 4 p.m. The California Highway Patrol reported on their tr

KEYT - 2018-01-17 02:24:45

As Montecito cleanup continues, a search for where to dump thousands of tons of mud

For days, crews have filled dozens of dump trucks with tangled metal, tire tread, mud and tree branches they cleared from the mudslide wreckage in Montecito. This week they discarded at least 3,500 tons - or about 7 million pounds - of the muck at the Ventura County Fairgrounds, where it will be sto

LA TIMES - 2018-01-17 11:00:00

Arrests Made in New Years Day Murder

The Santa Barbara Police Department announced two suspects were arrested in the New Years Day murder of Jesus Reyes on De La Vina Street. Thirty-year-old Brian Ruiz was taken into custody in San Diego on Sunday at the southern border crossing. They also arrested 25-year-old Adrian Campos at his Gole

SANTA BARBARA INDEPENDENT - 2018-01-17 08:00:00

Make Myself at Home: Hidden Valley Haven

When my boys were about 5 and 7 years old, we were struck with what was at that time a common malady: chicken pox. I'm told that they now have immunizations for chicken pox, but 20 years ago it was a childhood rite of passage. Chicken pox requires being quarantined from healthy children because it's

SANTA BARBARA INDEPENDENT - 2018-01-18 08:00:00

Thomas Fire fundraiser; SLO Snow Night: Here are 5 things to do Thursday

Thomas Fire Fund-Raising Event All green fees at Avila Beach Golf Resort or Blacklake Golf Resort will be matched by the Rossi Foundation, and all funds will be contributed to the Thomas Fire disaster relief fund. Avila Beach Golf Resort, 6464 Ana Bay Road, Avila Beach. 805-595-4000. Snow Night 6

SAN LUIS OBISPO TRIBUNE - 2018-01-18 00:23:00

Suspected thief tried to hide in cemetery

FAIRFIELD - A cemetery's headstone wasn't enough to hide Rudaly Pichardo from police Saturday night. Employees at Walgreen's, 414 Kings Highway East, called police around 11 p.m. to report a man just fled from the store with a handbasket full of unpaid merchandise. He was seen headed toward Arising


Bridgeport Police: Man in lockup bites, injures officers

Updated 4:30 pm, Wednesday, January 17, 2018 BRIDGEPORT - Police said a prisoner who bit one officer and injured several others Wednesday morning might have had a psychotic break. A Bridgeport Police Officer called for help in booking around 8:30 a.m. with a combative prisoner, identified as 37-ye

CONNECTICUT POST - 2018-01-17 16:30:57

Where were the shootings in Bridgeport? We mapped 231 of them

Updated 1:36 pm, Wednesday, January 17, 2018 BRIDGEPORT - By the time the homicide rate doubled in September, violence in the Park City showed a clear trend: a spike in gun violence and an increased rate of gang-related deaths. Data obtained by Hearst Connecticut Media detail the trend, and map ea

CONNECTICUT POST - 2018-01-17 13:36:54

Drew calls it quits in governor's race

Once the Democratic pace-setter in a crowded field but now broke, Middletown Mayor Dan Drew dropped out of the governor's race last week. Drew, a New Milford High School graduate, and his running mate, freshman state Rep. Liz Linehan, of Cheshire, announced the decision in an afternoon email to thei

NEWMILFORDSPECTRUM.COM - 2018-01-18 05:00:00

EMTs Sue Bay Shore-Brightwaters Ambulance For Sexual Harassment

BAY SHORE, NY - Two EMTs for the Bay Shore-Brightwaters Rescue Ambulance recently filed a lawsuit against the organization for discrimination and sexual harassment after a "sexually derogatory and explicit" gingerbread house was presented at a 2015 holiday party, according to court documents. The l

PATCH - 2018-01-17 22:35:58

4 displaced by Bridgeport fire

BRIDGEPORT - Firefighters remained on scene for several hours Wednesday after a fire in the city displaced four people. Fire personnel responded for the call just before 1:20 p.m. on Pembroke Street between Ogden and Stillman streets, said Deputy Fire Chief Lance Edwards. The fire department was cal

CONNECTICUT POST - 2018-01-17 17:41:46

Seal Pup Found On Amagansett Road Taken To Riverhead Foundation For Evaluation

It's not uncommon to find the occasional squirrel or bird-or even a deer-trekking across the road in the afternoon in East Hampton, although it might be surprising to find a grey seal rolling across the street on a random afternoon. But that's exactly what happened on Tuesday, when a 1-month-old gre

27EAST.COM - 2018-01-17 23:45:00

CT Teen Suffers Brain Injury In Sledding Accident: Patch PM

Strip club closes abruptly/ CT mom applauds new plan to destroy unused pills/ GE finds that the grass isn't always greener after all. Share-worthy stories from the Connecticut Patch network to talk about tonight: A teen recently sustained a serious traumatic brain injury as a result of a sledding ac

PATCH - 2018-01-17 20:39:32

Protesters shout down aldermen over Obama Presidential Center

CHICAGO -- African-American aldermen attempting to praise the Obama Foundation for hiring minority contractors were shouted down at City Hall Wednesday, as groups express concern over whether the planned presidential library could lead to displacement of low-income residents on the South Side. Membe

WGNTV.COM - 2018-01-17 22:04:21

17 Hospitalized in Incident at Chicago Meat Authority: CFD

Chicago Police said multiple people were complaining of difficulty breathing in an incidentPublished at 9:57 AM CST on Jan 17, 2018 | Updated 6 hours ago Sky 5 footage shows the scene where 17 people were taken to area hospitals after emergency responders were called to the Chicago Meat Authority We

NBC CHICAGO - 2018-01-17 15:57:21

Autopsy: Death of person found after 2017 East Chatham fire was homicide

An autopsy has ruled that the death of a person found after a fire last year in an East Chatham neighborhood apartment was a homicide. Officers responding about 1:20 a.m. Oct. 9 to a fire in the 7900 block of South Greenwood found a body in a third-floor apartment, according to Chicago Police. The C

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES - 2018-01-17 17:23:00

Attempted Forced Entry Into Apartment Ends In Drug Arrest

CRYSTAL LAKE, IL - Authorities initially responded to a home Monday night for a report of an unwanted man attempting to force his way into the residence but ended up arresting a different man for possessing a large amount of marijuana, according to authorities. Crystal Lake Police Department officer

PATCH - 2018-01-17 16:05:10