3 hrs ago
Three Escape Without Injury From Burning Goleta Home
Three people escaped without injury Tuesday night from a Goleta home that was engulfed in flames, according to the Santa Barbara County Fire Department .
6 hrs ago
Red Flag Fire Warning Issued for South Coast
The National Weather Service has issued a red flag warning for Santa Barbara County's South Coast and mountain areas due to dry, hot and gusty weather conditions that are expected to pick up steam early Wednesday.
10 hrs ago
California Budget Delivers Blow to Government Transparency
The state budget that passed the Legislature last week contains language that could gut the California Public Records Act , the 1968 law that requires "the people's business" to be conducted transparently and ensures that the public has access to most government records.
14 hrs ago
Allen Associates' Platinum LEED-Certified 3 Palms Project Featured in Dwell Magazine
The 3 Palms Project, Allen Associates' recently completed Platinum LEED for Homes project on the beach near Carpinteria, is featured in the July/August issue of Dwell Magazine .
15 hrs ago
Local VOCE Winners
Santa Barbara County had four winners in this year's Music Teachers Association of California VOCE competition, held at Chapman University in Orange, CA on April 21,2013.
19 hrs ago
Underground Energy Corporation Receives Notice Of Intended Halt From TSX Venture Exchange
June 17, 2013 - Los Olivos, California - Underground Energy Corporation announces that it has received notice from the TSX Venture Exchange Inc. that the Exchange intends to halt the Company's shares from trading on the Exchange in the event the Company has not paid its annual sustaining fees by Friday, June 21, 2013.
23 hrs ago
Gaviota Brush Fire
I just received an alert about a brush fire in Gaviota along the train tracks at Calle Mariposa Reina.
Mon Jun 17, 2013
Suzi Schomer Joins Montecito Bank & Trust Wealth Management Division
Montecito Bank & Trust is pleased to announce that Suzi Schomer has joined the bank as a vice president and business development officer, reporting to Jeff Pittman, senior vice president and director of Wealth Management.
Panga Boat on Tajiguas Beach
On June 17, 2013, at approximately 6:54 a.m., an off-duty Sheriff's Deputy observed a possible "Panga" boat on the shoreline of Tajiguas Beach, north of Refugio State Beach.
Cal Coast News
Oceano appoints interim general manager
The Oceano Services District Board of Directors appointed an interim general manager last week to replace the Tom Geaslen, who was recently terminated for cause.
SoCal Fire Agencies To Share 2013 Fire Season Outlook
Fire agencies throughout Southern California will offer their assessment of expected fire activity over the summer months at 11:30 a.m. Agencies include the Los Angeles County Fire Department, the United States Forest Service, CAL FIRE, California Emergency Management Agency , Orange County Fire Authority, Santa Barbara County Fire Department, ... (more)
Sun Jun 16, 2013
Santa Barbara Independent
SB Neighborhood Clinic Pediatrician Named 2013 Champion of Primary Care
The Pacific Coast Business Times has named Dr. Anupama Sharma, Pediatrician for the Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics , as the Champion of Primary Care for 2013 in their annual Champions in Healthcare series.
40 mph Wind Gusts Expected on South Coast through Tonight
Gusty winds are expected to develop across southern Santa Barbara County late Sunday afternoon, elevating the risk of wildfire as the conditions persist through midweek.
New Righetti High Grad Christa Weston Earns Honors in Congressional Art Competition
The image of a boarded-up Santa Barbara County diner has made it to the U.S. Capitol in Washington, thanks to Christa Weston, a 2013 graduate of Ernest Righetti High School in Santa Maria.
Santa Barbara Independent
Habitat for Humanity to Raise the First Wall of the Canon Perdido Affordable Homes
On Thursday, June 20th at 10:00 am, Habitat for Humanity of Southern Santa Barbara County will mark the first wall raising of the Canon Perdido Affordable Homes with a ceremony sponsored by Southern California's Sit 'n Sleep.
Fire Chars 6 Acres of Grassland East of Los Alamos
A grass fire burned six acres northeast of Los Alamo on Saturday afternoon before being contained, according to the Santa Barbara County Fire Department .
Sat Jun 15, 2013
Ventura County Star
Was it a new force, or just fizzle, in Oxnard election?
The Ventura-based community organizing group known as CAUSE - short for the Central Coast Alliance United for a Sustainable Economy - filed paperwork through its new political action fund showing it had spent about $14,000 supporting one of the 13 candidates.
Santa Barbara Independent
Housing Trust Fund Appoints Catharine Manset to Board of Directors
Catharine Manset, Senior Vice President, Santa Barbara Market Manager of Pacific Western Bank has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the Housing Trust Fund of Santa Barbara County.
County Considers Shifting Juvenile Justice Mental Health Services to Private Company
Santa Barbara County Probation Department leaders want to use a private company for mental health services to the Santa Maria Juvenile Hall and Los Prietos Boys Camp instead of using county personnel from the Alcohol, Drugs and Mental Health Services department, as they do now.
Fri Jun 14, 2013
Carlene Carter brings country legacy to Empress Theatre
Not that Carter minds. She's just happy being at home with her husband, Joe, and the terrier that often takes road trips with the star singer.