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7 hrs ago | Noozhawk
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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12 hrs ago | Noozhawk
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.
13 hrs ago | Noozhawk
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 .
16 hrs ago | Noozhawk
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.
16 hrs ago | Noozhawk
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 .
21 hrs ago | AccuWeather.com
Taken on Sept. 26, 2013, Lake Waiau is barely visible as the water levels hover at 15 meters wide.
Yesterday | Santa Barbara Independent
Measure P bans specific, risky oil extraction techniques - fracking, acidizing, and steam injection - in Santa Barbara County used in new projects.
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.
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.
"We're beyond cutting to the bone; we're amputating limbs," said Darrel Parker, executive officer for the Santa Barbara County Superior Court.
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 .
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.
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.
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.
Goleta water officials say they won't consider any water-use restrictions until September, despite a statewide order issued Tuesday.
Updated: Mon Jul 21, 2014 10:23 pm
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