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2 hrs ago | Noozhawk

Bill Macfadyen: Shell Shocks Solvang, But Explosive Situation Is Safely Resolved

Beneath a 'blood moon,' NoozWeek's Top 5 runs off a road, finds a long-lost wedding ring and opens a public market, but it's Noozhawk's Tom Bolton who's No.

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Related Topix: Solvang, CA, Wedding, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Placer County, CA

7 hrs ago | Inside Bay Area

Officials: Spent shell was still risky

California authorities say the military ordnance that prompted the evacuation of hundreds of people in the tourist town of Solvang was a used shell but it still was potentially dangerous.

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Related Topix: Solvang, CA

11 hrs ago | SanLuisObispo.com

Lady Gaga donates concert tickets to local Make-A-Wish fundraiser

The four top-level VIP tickets to the Lady Gaga concert in San Jose on June 3 are good for stage-side seating in what’s known as the “Artpop zone,” the highest of highest of four levels of premium seating, and backstage access.

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Related Topix: San Luis Obispo, CA, Santa Maria, CA, Family, Kids

15 hrs ago | Noozhawk

Police Say Injured Cyclist's Bike Wasn't Really Stolen

Police and bystanders were dumbfounded Wednesday afternoon when it appeared an injured cyclist's bike had been stolen after an accident in downtown Santa Barbara.

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Related Topix: Santa Barbara, CA, Goleta, CA

Thu Apr 17, 2014

Noozhawk

Fire Damages Recently Sold Home in Lompoc

A Thursday morning fire significantly damaged a Lompoc home that was vacant because it had recently been sold, according to the Lompoc Fire Department .

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Related Topix: Fire, Lompoc, CA, Goleta, CA

Noozhawk

Former County Fire Employee Pleads Guilty to Embezzling Union Funds

A former Santa Barbara County Fire Department employee who was arrested last summer on charges of grand theft and filing false tax returns during his time as an insurance administrator for his union pleaded guilty on Thursday morning in court and will be sentenced to three years in prison.

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Edhat

Coffee With a Cop in Montecito

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office and Santa Barbara Police Department are joining forces for the first ever "Coffee with a Cop" in Montecito.

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Related Topix: Drink, Coffee, Montecito, CA, Goleta, CA, Carpinteria, CA

Noozhawk

Coastal Commission Sides with County, Developer on Gaviota Mansion Project

Despite concerns about public access and a precedent that could be set for growth on the largely undeveloped Gaviota Coast, the California Coastal Commission has sided with a developer and determined that a plan to build two mansions west of Goleta is consistent with Santa Barbara County's local coastal plan.

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

Edhat

Potential Bomb in Solvang, Residents Evacuated

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Bomb Squad and Vandenberg Air Force Base's Explosive Ordnance Disposal Team are investigating a potentially explosive military ordnance that was reported at approximately 3:30 p.m.in the 1600 block of Copenhagen Drive located in Solvang's business district near residences.

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Related Topix: Solvang, CA, US Military, Vandenberg Air Force Base, US Air Force

ABC News

Possible Explosive Prompts Evacuations in Calif.

Hundreds of homes and businesses in the Central California town of Solvang have been evacuated following discovery of a potentially explosive device.

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Related Topix: Solvang, CA, US Military, Vandenberg Air Force Base, US Air Force

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Noozhawk

COMB Approves Emergency Pumping Stations for Lake Cachuma

The first phase for design and site preparation is already funded, with $350,000, and the construction phase is contingent on all the member agencies ratifying the resolution, getting permits and COMB finding funding, according to General Manager Randy Ward.

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Related Topix: Goleta, CA

Edhat

Limited Permit Burning Window

Because of the increase in local live fuel moisture levels and the predicted weather forecast, the Santa Barbara County Fire Department is opening a limited permit burn window.

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Related Topix: Weather, Fire

Noozhawk

Community Invited to Celebrate Easter with Reality Santa Barbara

The community is invited to celebrate Easter with Reality Santa Barbara , at 9 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. this Sunday, April 20 in the Santa Barbara High School Theatre, 700 E. Anapamu St. There will be a message from Pastor Chris Lazo, musical worship, a free tri-tip barbecue, and fun and games for the whole family.

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Related Topix: Santa Barbara, CA, Goleta, CA

Noozhawk

Lisa Couvillion, Patsy Hicks Elected to Scholarship Foundation Board

Selected for their unique interests and experiences and commitment to Santa Barbara County, directors establish policy, set priorities, fundraise and are responsible for guiding the Scholarship Foundation's activities.

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Related Topix: Montecito, CA, University of Arizona, Tulane University, Santa Barbara, CA

Santa Barbara Independent

Dr. Roger McGrath Ph.D presents 'The Shot Heard Round the World".

The Santa Barbara County Genealogical Society holds its monthly general meeting on Saturday, April 19, 2014, at the First Presbyterian Church, 21 E. Constance at State Street, 9:30 am to 12:00 pm.

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Cal Coast News

Central Coast fish thieves arrested

Department of Fish and Wildlife wardens arrested two Santa Barbara County men Sunday for allegedly stealing from other fishermen and commercial fish markets to resell in Hollywood.

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Related Topix: Santa Ynez, CA, Buellton, CA

Tue Apr 15, 2014

Noozhawk

African American Women's Luncheon Celebrates the Bonds of Sisterhood

From left, singer Malynda Hale, event chairwoman Wendy Sims-Moten, author Jackie Joice and keynote speaker Qiana Charles make connections by "Stepping Out and Stepping Forward" at the third annual African American Women's Luncheon held at Fess Parker's DoubleTree Resort.

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Related Topix: Selma, CA, Santa Barbara, CA

Santa Barbara Independent

Superior Court of Santa Barbara County honors graduates of the Santa Maria Veterans Treatment Court

On Friday, April 11, 2014, the Honorable Rogelio Flores will host a commencement ceremony to honor military veterans who have successfully completed the Veterans Treatment Court program.

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Related Topix: Life, Veteran Affairs, Lois Capps, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Santa Maria, CA

Noozhawk

Habitat for Humanity of Santa Barbara County Awarded AmeriCorps Position

Habitat for Humanity of Southern Santa Barbara County has been awarded one AmeriCorps member position and is looking for a motivated and qualified candidate to serve locally during the 2014-15 service year, which begins this September.

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Noozhawk

Deltopia Reveler Pleads Not Guilty; Release Request Denied

The young Isla Vista reveler accused of assaulting a police officer during the Deltopia street party earlier this month has pleaded not guilty to charges.

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Related Topix: Isla Vista, CA

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