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43 min ago | Noozhawk

Robot to Examine 'Suspicious Device' Found in Santa Maria

Santa Maria police officers responded shortly before 8 a.m. to the city's Public Works Center at 815 W. Cypress St., where the device had been taken.

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Related Topix: Santa Maria, CA

1 hr ago | Cal Coast News

New candidate running for Arroyo Grande council

Harmon has lived in Arroyo Grande for nearly 30 years and has served on the city's architectural review committee since December 2013.

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5 hrs ago | Ventura County Reporter

Gardens of Innocence

On a normal workday morning in the late 1990s, Elissa Davey read the newspaper at her kitchen table.

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Related Topix: August, CA

10 hrs ago | Kane Co. Chronicle

A winemaker's odyssey

Stang, now the owner of Dilecta Wines, began his journey through wine at an early age.

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Related Topix: Wine, Drink, Paso Robles, CA

Thu Jul 10, 2014

Noozhawk

Rona Barrett Foundation Launches $3.5 Million Community Campaign for Golden Inn & Village

Representatives from the Rona Barrett Foundation have announced the start of an ambitious three-year, community-wide fundraising campaign to raise $3.5 million to complete the construction and furbishing of the Golden Inn & Village and provide seed money for essential programs and services to be delivered there for resident seniors and all seniors ... (more)

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UCSB Student Death Most Likely Accidental

The Coroner has released findings in the death of 20-year-old UCSB student that occurred in May, reports KEYT.

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Related Topix: Isla Vista, CA

New Times SLO

Assistant DA Tim Covello announces resignation

Assistant District Attorney Tim Covello will resign from his position in San Luis Obispo County and transition to a new role with the Office of the Santa Barbara County District Attorney.

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Related Topix: San Luis Obispo County, CA

SanLuisObispo.com

South County teens spiff up their animals for Santa Maria fair

Meet a few of the SLO County youth showing livestock Wednesday, July 9, 2014, at the 123rd annual Santa Barbara County Fair in Santa Maria.

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Related Topix: Santa Maria, CA, San Luis Obispo County, CA, Nipomo, CA

Noozhawk

Yacht Club, VNHC Host Reception to Honor Sponsors on Board for Upcoming Charity Regatta

Top row from left, Lynda Tanner, president and CEO of Visiting Nurse & Hospice Care, Don and Dee Dee Barthelmess, Carol Kallman's husband and Don and Carol's daughter, with Robyn Parker, Santa Barbara Yacht Club Charity Regatta chair; Tom Parker, SBYC Charity Regatta past chair, and Rick Keith, VNHC Foundation executive director; bottom row from ... (more)

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Related Topix: Life, Charity , Medicine, Palliative Care, World News, Venezuela, Brazil, Santa Barbara, CA

Santa Barbara Independent

Santa Barbara Paying More for Less Water

This week, Stokesa are on the hook for $9.3 million, half payable by the end of this year, the rest by next July.

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Related Topix: Montecito, CA, Santa Barbara, CA

Wed Jul 09, 2014

Noozhawk

Santa Barbara County Infrastructure Initiative Derailed By Larger Turnout on South Coast

Exclusive review of Measure M precinct numbers finds support in 3 of 5 supervisorial districts, but not enough to overcome Santa Barbara-area voter opposition Road work, such as construction on a new bridge on Cathedral Oaks Road near Goleta, above, makes up a big part of Santa Barbara County's backlog in maintenance.

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Related Topix: Santa Barbara, CA, Goleta, CA, Isla Vista, CA

Noozhawk

Pilot Unhurt in Mishap at Santa Ynez Airport

Firefighters responding shortly after 3 p.m. found a single-engine aircraft that had sustained a collapsed nose gear, said Capt.

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Related Topix: Goleta, CA

Noozhawk

Jeff Moehlis: Playing in the Pocket - Guitarist Chris Pinnick Talks About Upcoming Show

There are a number of musicians who might not be household names, but have been instrumental to the music that we have known and loved over the years.

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Related Topix: The Black Crowes, Pop/Rock, Oingo Boingo

Noozhawk

Ron Fink: Lompoc Mayor Bends the Rules Governing How Public Business Is Conducted

Lompoc Mayor John Linn once again during a recent City Council meeting demonstrated his contempt for transparency when discussing public business.

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San Francisco Magazine

West Coast Wineries Concerned About .Wine Domain Names

If there's one thing that California's wineries hate, it's squatters. No, not people living in the vineyards - they can always put them to work picking grapes.

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Related Topix: Wine, Drink, Paso Robles, CA, Sonoma County, CA, Sonoma, CA

Santa Barbara Independent

Back Door Prohibition

I previously lived near the San Fernando Valley and in Orange County, which was then full of agriculture and open land.

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Related Topix: Wine, Drink, Orange County, CA, us Travel, Travel

Tue Jul 08, 2014

Noozhawk

Strawberries Still in Sweet Spot as Santa Barbara County's Top Crop

Strawberries remain Santa Barbara County's top crop, but wine grapes have knocked broccoli out of second place as the value of agricultural products grown here in 2013 again surpassed $1 billion.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Wine, Drink, Life, Food, Avocado, Vegetables

Noozhawk

After Public Weighs In, County Supervisors Vote to Pursue Jail Construction Agreement

Sheriff Bill Brown reports higher estimates for personnel and operating costs for the facility, raising some concern among the board Santa Barbara County Supervisor Peter Adam, shown at a Board of Supervisors meeting in February, cast the lone dissenting vote on Tuesday to proceed with a pilot project stabilization agreement, or PSA, for phase two ... (more)

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Noozhawk

High School Students Gain Firsthand Experience in Graduate-Level Research

Seven local high school sophomores and juniors were chosen to participate in UC Santa Barbara's California Institute for Regenerative Medicine program.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., UC Santa Barbara, Theater, Arts, Santa Barbara, CA

Noozhawk

Chumash Charity Golf Classic to Benefit Four Local Nonprofits

To celebrate the 10th year of its annual Chumash Charity Golf Classic, the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians has selected four well-deserving nonprofits to benefit from its popular fundraising tournament, which will be held July 30 at La Purisima Golf Course.

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Related Topix: Life, Charity , Santa Ynez, CA, Lompoc, CA, Santa Barbara, CA

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