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7 hrs ago | Noozhawk

Man Burned in Explosion, Fire at Goleta Apartment

A man was seriously burned Monday night after some kind of explosion and flash fire in a Goleta apartment, according to Santa Barbara County Fire .

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Related Topix: Explosion, Goleta, CA

12 hrs ago | Noozhawk

Jobless Rate in Santa Barbara County Remains Below 6%

The unemployment rate in Santa Barbara County was 5.4 percent in June, up from a revised 5 percent in May and below the year-ago estimate of 6.8 percent.

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Related Topix: California, San Mateo County, CA, San Mateo, CA, San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA

13 hrs ago | Noozhawk

Body Found in Lake Cachuma; Coroner on Scene

A body was found Monday afternoon in Lake Cachuma, 10 days after a 22-year-old boater went missing in the area, according to the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Department .

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16 hrs ago | Noozhawk

Santa Barbara County Planning Commission to Consider Cuyama Solar Project

A solar farm proposed for the Cuyama Valley to generate enough electricity for up to 15,600 homes is scheduled to go before the Santa Barbara County Planning Commission on Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Santa Maria, CA, Santa Barbara, CA, Alternative Energy, Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy)

16 hrs ago | Noozhawk

Vehicle Collision Reported at New Roundabout Near Santa Ynez

The California Highway Patrol received a call of a vehicle on its roof in the roadway at 11:26 a.m. and responded to the scene along with Santa Barbara County Fire .

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Related Topix: Santa Ynez, CA

21 hrs ago | AccuWeather.com

PHOTOS: Five of the World's Lakes at Risk of Drying Up Completely

Taken on Sept. 26, 2013, Lake Waiau is barely visible as the water levels hover at 15 meters wide.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Uzbekistan Travel, Travel, Asia Travel

Yesterday | Santa Barbara Independent

Measure P Preserves and Protects

Measure P bans specific, risky oil extraction techniques - fracking, acidizing, and steam injection - in Santa Barbara County used in new projects.

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Related Topix: Lompoc, CA, Carpinteria, CA

Yesterday | Santa Barbara Independent

Traffic in Goleta

It's five o'clock on a Wednesday evening in western Goleta. I reluctantly head to Storke and Hollister.

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Related Topix: Goleta, CA, Hollister, CA, Los Angeles, CA, Five Points, CA

Sat Jul 19, 2014

Noozhawk

Rain Clouds Tease South Coast with Just a Chance of Sprinkles

The cloudy skies over Santa Barbara County may make it look like rain is on the way, but only a chance of sprinkles is expected on the South Coast on Saturday.

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Related Topix: Weather

Edhat

Daily Edhat - 07/19/14

Do You Sudoku? - You can now play the Daily Sudoku on Edhat. How fast can you fill in the blanks? Ever wonder if you have too many things on your key chain? Or maybe not enough? Friday was the start of a beautiful weekend and Ed was sure some people might be hitting the road.

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Related Topix: Commercial Aircraft, Boeing Aircraft, Aircraft, Boeing 757, Santa Barbara, CA

Fri Jul 18, 2014

Noozhawk

Judge Emphatic About November Start for Trial in Anthony Ibarra Murder-Torture Case

A judge in a Santa Maria gang-related torture and slaying case with seven defendants re-emphasized on Friday his intention for the trial to start in mid-November.

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Related Topix: Santa Maria, CA, Orcutt, CA

Edhat

Drainage Repair in Goleta Begins Monday

A pile driving operation as part of the Goleta Drainage Project will begin on Monday, July 21. This pile driving operation will continue Monday through Friday for a two week period during the daytime hours from 8 am to 5 pm.

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Related Topix: Goleta, CA

Thu Jul 17, 2014

Noozhawk

Justice Delayed in Santa Barbara

"We're beyond cutting to the bone; we're amputating limbs," said Darrel Parker, executive officer for the Santa Barbara County Superior Court.

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Related Topix: Santa Barbara, CA, Goleta, CA, Solvang, CA, Jerry Brown, US Governors

Noozhawk

Search Continues for Missing Boater at Lake Cachuma

The search was continuing Thursday for a boater who disappeared nearly a week ago at Lake Cachuma , and is believed to have drowned, according to the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Department .

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Noozhawk

Santa Maria Farmer, Civic Leader 'Jack' Adam Jr. Dies

John "Jack" Adam Jr., a member of a pioneering farming family who also spent 12 years on the Santa Maria City Council, died July 13 at the age of 86. During his senior year, he held the fastest 440-yard dash time of any high school athlete in the United States, and was a state officer for the Future Farmers of America.

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Related Topix: UC Davis, UC Berkeley

Santa Barbara Independent

Reclaiming Our Water

Here in Santa Barbara County, we have a problem: In the midst of one of the worst droughts ever recorded, we are throwing away billions of gallons of usable water every year.

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Related Topix: Goleta, CA, Summerland, CA, Montecito, CA, Orcutt, CA, Agriculture, Science

Edhat

Scrub Seal and Micro-Surfacing Project Starting

Countywide Preventive Maintenance Application of Scrub Seal and Micro-Surfacing Project is scheduled to continue in the South County starting July 17. The Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors has awarded the 2013/2014 Countywide Preventive Maintenance Application of Scrub Seal and Micro-Surfacing to Pavement Coatings Company for $1.25 million.

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New Times SLO

San Luis Obispo County Assistant District Attorney Tim Covello has resigned

Assistant District Attorney Tim Covello has resigned from his position in San Luis Obispo County and transitioned to a new role with the Santa Barbara County District Attorney's Office.

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Related Topix: San Luis Obispo County, CA

Wed Jul 16, 2014

Noozhawk

Goleta Water District Won't Consider Water Use Restrictions Until September

Goleta water officials say they won't consider any water-use restrictions until September, despite a statewide order issued Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Goleta, CA, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Jerry Brown, US Governors, Montecito, CA, Santa Barbara, CA

Noozhawk

Supervisor Carbajal Attends Climate Task Force Meeting with President Obama at White House

Santa Barbara County Supervisor Salud Carbajal visits the White House on Wednesday for a meeting of the State, Local, and Tribal Leaders Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience with President Barack Obama.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama

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