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1 hr ago | Edhat

Isla Vista Pedestrian Improvements

Santa Barbara County's Public Works Department begins construction this week on a four-phase project to improve pedestrian mobility in the Del Playa area.

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Related Topix: Vista, CA, Isla Vista, CA

5 hrs ago | Santa Barbara Independent

Telling the Santa Ynez Valley's Wine Story

If you throw the missions into the mix, winemaking goes back 200-plus years in the Santa Ynez Valley, and even the modern winemaking boom - started in the early 1970s by the Bettencourt family's Santa Ynez Winery and the Firestones at their own estate - is nearing a half-century old now.

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Related Topix: Drink, Wine, Santa Ynez, CA

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Noozhawk

Child Struck by Vehicle, Critically Injured in Guadalupe

A child was critically injured in a vehicle vs. pedestrian accident in Guadalupe Wednesday evening, according to the Santa Barbara County Fire Department .

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Related Topix: Guadalupe, CA

Noozhawk

Children's Museum of Santa Barbara Moves Closer to Reality

Crews have begun work on the much-anticipated Children's Museum of Santa Barbara , a block from the ocean on lower State Street.

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Related Topix: Santa Barbara, CA

Noozhawk

La Casa de La Raza Working with County, Lender in Effort to Fight Off Foreclosure

La Casa de La Raza is working to reinstate its nonprofit status, a lengthy process that has the Lower Eastside community center once again fighting off foreclosure and higher property tax rates.

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Related Topix: Foreclosures, Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance

Noozhawk

Lawn Alternatives, Rebates Focus of Free Public Workshop in Santa Barbara

The City of Santa Barbara Water Conservation Program and the University of California Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners of Santa Barbara County will present a free one-hour public workshop, "Luscious Lawn Alternatives & Cash for Your Grass!" at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept.

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Related Topix: Santa Barbara, CA

Coast Magazine

Paddleboarding for cancer awareness

The John Wayne Cancer Center organized a lifeguard paddle down from Gaviota State Beach in Santa Barbara County to Imperial Beach in San Diego County.Newport Beach Lifeguards led by Skeeter Leeper carried a commerative buoy from River Jetty in Huntington Beach to Big Corona State Beach in Corona del Mar on Friday.

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Related Topix: Imperial Beach, CA, Huntington Beach, CA, Corona-del-Mar, CA

Noozhawk

Lompoc Kidnap-Torture Retrial Continues with Defense Opening Statement, First Witness

The case against Raymond Daniel Macias involving a gang-related kidnapping and torture in Lompoc relies on testimony of felons motivated by lighter sentences and lacks any proof Macias ordered the attack, defense attorney Michael Scott said Tuesday afternoon.

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

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Noozhawk

Santa Barbara County Supervisors Give Conditional Approval of Cell Sites in Montecito

The Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday upheld an appeal filed by a company seeking to place numerous cell tower nodes and areas of cable in Montecito.

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Related Topix: Montecito, CA

Examiner.com

Laetitia Vineyard and Winery and the Effects of Unusual Weather

Like it has for many California producers, harvest kicked off somewhat early for Laetitia Vineyard & Winery , though not as early as had originally been suspected.

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Related Topix: Drink, Wine

Edhat

Lt. Arnoldi Celebrates 40 Years with the SBSD

Lt. Butch Arnoldi was honored today by Sheriff Bill Brown, his co-workers and family for 40 years at the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Department.

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Noozhawk

Laurie Jervis: Vintage 2014's Film and Wine Pairing Tour Focuses on Season of Growth

"Vintage 2014," a multimedia alliance set in Santa Barbara County during the current grape-growing season, will hold the first event in its film and wine pairing tour on Wednesday, Aug. 27 at Full of Life Flatbread in Los Alamos.

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Related Topix: Wine, Drink, Los Alamos, CA

Noozhawk

Ron Fink: Is Measure P Needed to Protect Santa Barbara County, or Is It a Trojan Horse?

The rhetoric surrounding Measure P, a so-called anti-fracking measure, is at a fever pitch.

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Related Topix: Environment, Science, Santa Ynez, CA

Noozhawk

Deputies Called in After Body Found Near Guadalupe

Investigators responded Tuesday to an area near Guadalupe Beach where a man's body was found in what was being described as a "suspicious death," according to the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Department .

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Related Topix: Guadalupe, CA

Noozhawk

CenCal Health Ranks in Top 10th Percentile Nationally for Medicaid Plans

CenCal Health has been recognized by the Department of Health Care Services for exceptional quality of care as measured by independently-certified HEDIS results reported to the National Committee for Quality Assurance.

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SanLuisObispo.com

SLO County's unemployment rate rises to 6 percent in July

San Luis Obispo County's jobless rate increased to 6 percent in July, though it stayed well below the year-ago rate of 7.2 percent.

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Related Topix: San Luis Obispo County, CA, Marin County, CA, Imperial County, CA, San Luis Obispo, CA

Noozhawk

National Authority on Prosecution of Animal Abuse to Speak in Santa Barbara

Attorney Allie Phillips from the National District Attorneys Association will be in Santa Barbara for a one-day presentation on "Understanding the Link between Violence to Animals and People and Why People Abuse Animals: Practical Solutions for Keeping Your Community Safe."

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Related Topix: Santa Barbara, CA

Mon Aug 18, 2014

Noozhawk

Santa Barbara County Firefighters Head to Blaze Near Yosemite

The Santa Barbara County Fire Department is sending a strike team to help battle a wildfire that is raging near Yosemite National Park .

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire, Yosemite National Park, CA

Noozhawk

Paved Pathway Opens on Property Near El Camino, San Marcos Schools

On Monday, officials from Santa Barbara County and local school districts celebrated the completed pathway-improvement project that weaves through the undeveloped lot adjacent to El Camino Elementary School .

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Related Topix: Education Etc., San Marcos, CA, Goleta, CA

Noozhawk

Retrial Under Way for Gang Member Accused in Lompoc Kidnapping and Torture Case

Raymond Daniel Macias, right, with his attorney in court on Monday, is charged in connection with the Jan. 3, 2013, kidnapping and torture of a fellow gang member known as "Sicko," who reportedly owed Macias hundreds of dollars in taxes.

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Related Topix: Lompoc, CA, Santa Maria, CA, Drugs

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