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4 hrs ago | Edhat

National Preparedness Month

September is National Preparedness Month and the County of Santa Barbara is joining the nationwide effort to encourage individuals, families, businesses and organizations to prepare for emergencies by getting a kit, making a plan, staying informed and getting involved in their local community.

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Related Topix: Santa Barbara, CA

Sun Aug 31, 2014

Edhat

Structure Fire

At 10:37am, Santa Barbara County Fire Department responded to a structure fire, located at 242 Foster Rd. in Orcutt.

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Related Topix: Fire, Orcutt, CA

Santa Barbara Independent

Measure P Is for Air Pollution

Does it bother anybody else that 350.org of Santa Barbara, a legitimate organization, would create a sub-organization and name it Water Guardians? Is it trying to mask its true identity? Why couldn't its members just tell it like it is and say their concern is about air quality? Are they using the name Water Guardians to play on people's sympathy ... (more)

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Sat Aug 30, 2014

Noozhawk

Red Flag Warning Added to Wind Advisory for Santa Barbara Area

With gusty sundowner winds expected, a Red Flag fire warning has been added to a wind advisory issued Saturday for Santa Barbara County's South Coast and the Santa Ynez Mountains.

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Related Topix: Weather, Montecito, CA

Edhat

Red Flag Warning

THE STRONGEST WINDS ARE EXPECTED OVER THE WEST PORTION OF THE SANTA YNEZ RANGE AND SOUTH COAST.

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Related Topix: Santa Ynez, CA, Weather

Noozhawk

New Planting Season Begins in September

The summer gardening season is nearly over so it is time to start planting cool weather vegetables and flowers that don't mind lower temperatures, say experts at Agromin , an Oxnard-based manufacturer of earth-friendly compost products made from organic material collected from more than 50 California cities including those in Santa Barbara County.

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Related Topix: Home Gardening, Home, Life, Food, Vegetables, Oxnard, CA

Fri Aug 29, 2014

Edhat

New BLM Report Confirms Oil Risks

This week the Bureau of Land Management released an independent scientific review of well stimulation technologies in California.

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Related Topix: California, Environmental Law, Law, Earthquake, Natural Disasters, Santa Maria, CA

Noozhawk

'Flamesniffer' Fire-Detection Sensors Being Installed in Mission Canyon Area

Santa Barbara County will pilot the first-ever "flamesniffer" early fire-detection program, which would place nine sensors primarily in Santa Barbara's Mission Canyon area.

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Related Topix: Fire, Mission Canyon, CA, Weather, August, CA

Edhat

SB Yarn Blaster Babes

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Has Spiderman gone psychedelic? Or maybe it's just the Yarn Blaster Babes having fun and being creative.

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Related Topix: Life, Crochet

Edhat

Summer/Labor Day Avoid DUI Campaign

The Summer/Labor Day National Anti-DUI crackdown has resulted in a too many DUI arrests from local routine traffic enforcement and special Avoid the 12 DUI deployments over the past 14 days in Santa Barbara County.

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Related Topix: August, CA, Santa Barbara, CA, Santa Maria, CA

Edhat

New Arson Dog Vehicle to be Unveiled

The Santa Barbara County Fire Department will be hosting an upcoming media event to unveil a vehicle and equipment purchased for the Arson Task Force.

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Related Topix: Fire, Prison

Edhat

Scanner Reports 8-29-14

Finally it's FRYday. Another wrong way driver on the freeway killed hasn't happened in a while here but before the past few years of all the years I have lived here I only recall hearing of one fatal wrong way driver on the freeway.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Santa Barbara, CA, Montecito, CA

Edhat

Lompoc Health Care Center Awarded Funds

Public Health Director Dr. Takashi Wada today announced receipt of $229,000 in Affordable Care Act funding to support the Lompoc Health Care Center's patient-centered medical home project through new construction and facility renovations.

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Related Topix: Lompoc, CA

Santa Barbara Independent

Teen Killed on 101

Daniel James Perez, a 16-year-old San Marcos High School student, died Wednesday night after his vehicle headed south on northbound Highway 101 and collided with a semi-truck.

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Related Topix: Education Etc.

Thu Aug 28, 2014

Noozhawk

Suspect in Death of Santa Maria Man Faces Different Charge at Arraignment

Ismael Jacinto-Cruz, 24, was arrested after Santa Maria police officers responding to a fight found the victim inside a residence in the 1000 block of West Orange Street late Saturday night.

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Related Topix: Santa Maria, CA

Edhat

Santa Barbara County Coastal Cleanup Day 2014

What: Santa Barbara County residents will join hundreds of thousands of participants worldwide in clearing trash and debris from our beaches, shorelines, and inland waterways during this year's international Coastal Cleanup Day, Saturday, September 20th from 9:00 a.m. to noon.

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Edhat

IVFP Arrests Armed Suicidal Subject

At approximately 3:15 p.m. on Wednesday, August 27, 2014, Santa Barbara County Sheriff's deputies assigned to the Isla Vista Foot Patrol responded to a report of a suicidal subject with a firearm inside an apartment in the 700 block of Camino Del Sur.

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Related Topix: August, CA, Isla Vista, CA

Politics in the Zeros

Wealthy Montecito abuses water rules, highlights California drought problems

Goodness, you wouldn't want to think Montecito mansion owners would follow water rules like other Californians.

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Related Topix: Montecito, CA, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought

Noozhawk

Solvang School Administrator John Karbula Appointed to Committee for Statewide Association

John Karbula, superintendent/principal of the Solvang School District , has been appointed a member of the Small School Districts Committee for the Association of California School Administrators .

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Related Topix: Solvang, CA, Education Etc., University of Northern Iowa

Noozhawk

Man Pleads No Contest to Fishing-Related Thefts

Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce Dudley announced Wednesday that John Anthony Wilson pleaded no contest to four felony counts of grand theft of aqua-cultural product.

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