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3 hrs ago | Noozhawk

Youth Bands to Bring Music, Fun to Free Meal Program at Chase Palm Park

On Friday, state Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson will be joining over 400 children at the annual Food4Kids Summer Concert Series at summer meal sites throughout the county where children are receiving free, healthy meals.

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Related Topix: Kids, Family, Santa Barbara, CA

Thu Jul 24, 2014

Noozhawk

BizHawk: Wells Fargo Bank Moving Into Former Blockbuster Building on Milpas Street

Share your business news, including employee announcements and personnel moves, by emailing news@noozhawk.com.] A Wells Fargo bank will move into the former Blockbuster location on Milpas Street in Santa Barbara, slated to open in early 2015.

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Related Topix: Santa Barbara, CA, Santa Maria, CA, Goleta, CA, Buellton, CA

Noozhawk

Santa Barbara Bed Tax on Upswing with Record Tourism Revenue

Santa Barbara's tourism industry posted its highest numbers in city history last year, revealing that more people are visiting the area and contributing more cash to city coffers.

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Noozhawk

UCSB Professor Pleads No Contest to Misdemeanor Charges

An associate professor of feminist studies at UC Santa Barbara on Thursday pleaded no contest to three misdemeanor charges - including battery - related to a confrontation she had with an anti-abortion group on campus in March.

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Related Topix: UC Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA

Edhat

Spay or Neuter at Half Cost

The first 300 dogs or cats to sign up in the month of August will receive half off participating organizations' already affordable surgery prices.

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Related Topix: Testicular Cancer, Health, Animal Rights

Theflyonthewall.com

Pacific Coast Oil downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Wells Fargo

Pacific Coast Oil downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Wells Fargo Wells Fargo downgraded Pacific Coast Oil to Market Perform saying regulatory uncertainty will persist into the November elections in Santa Barbara County.

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Santa Barbara Independent

County Moves Forward with First Big Solar Project

Pointing northward to what will be a record-size solar farm in San Luis Obispo County, backward to a wind-turbine operation once planned for Lompoc, and forward to what many hope will be a more renewable-energy-rich future, the Santa Barbara County Planning Commission voted unanimously Tuesday in favor of a 40-megawatt solar array system in Cuyama.

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Related Topix: San Luis Obispo County, CA, Lompoc, CA, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Noozhawk

Santa Barbara's Westside Boys & Girls Club Celebrates Reopening

With the cut of a ribbon, Santa Barbara's Westside Boys & Girls Club reopened Wednesday to reveal a newly refurbished multipurpose gym to the excitement of local children and their parents in attendance.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids

Noozhawk

Illegal Food Vendor Enforcement Planned During Old Spanish Days

Due to public health concerns stemming from the increasing presence of illegal food vendors around the Old Spanish Days Fiesta parades and venues, the Santa Barbara Police Department , the Santa Barbara Parks & Recreation Department and the Santa Barbara County Public Health Department will be strictly enforcing state and local ordinances ... (more)

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Noozhawk

County Firefighters Battle Structure Fire Near Buellton

Fire crews were responding Wednesday afternoon to a structure fire south of Buellton, according to the Santa Barbara County Fire Department .

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Related Topix: Fire, Buellton, CA

Noozhawk

16 Santa Barbara County Residents Graduate from Sheriff's Citizen's Academy

Santa Barbara County Sheriff Bill Brown, center, presented certificates on Saturday to the 16 graduates of the Sheriff's Citizen's Academy.

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Related Topix: Goleta, CA

Santa Barbara Independent

The Rochin Adobe

This modest adobe, sheathed in clapboard of pinkish hue and located at 820 Santa Barbara Street, is among the oldest in the city.

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Related Topix: Los Angeles, CA, Santa Barbara, CA, Lompoc, CA, Los Alamos, CA

Noozhawk

Domestic Dispute Suspect Arrested After Search in Goleta

A Goleta neighborhood was crowded with a police presence Monday night following a domestic dispute and hour-long search for the suspect in a domestic dispute, according to the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Department .

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Tue Jul 22, 2014

Noozhawk

Santa Barbara Attorney Darryl Genis Again Faces Charges of Contempt of Court

A Santa Barbara judge has accused attorney Darryl Genis of contempt of court, alleging that Genis "fiddled" with a prosecutor's notes and took pictures of documents during a recess in court last month.

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Noozhawk

County Planning Commission Votes to Recommend Approval of Cuyama Solar Facility

A solar farm proposed for the Cuyama Valley received the nod of approval from the Santa Barbara County Planning Commission on Tuesday after multiple speakers praised the project's promises of jobs and clean renewable energy.

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Related Topix: Alternative Energy, Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Agriculture, Science

Edhat

Bicycling Advocate Passes Away

The Santa Barbara bicycling community suffered a devastating loss on Friday, July 18 with the sudden passing of Ralph Fertig, an exemplary leader in sustainable transportation.

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Noozhawk

United Way Fun in the Sun Program Pilots Guest Speaker Series 'Failing Forward'

Dr. Michael Young, UCSB vice chancellor of Student Affairs, shares how he overcame personal failures to achieve success with United Way of Santa Barbara County's Fun in the Sun participants at La Cumbre Middle School.

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Related Topix: Speakers, Family, Kids

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Noozhawk

Man Burned in Explosion, Fire at Goleta Apartment

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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Related Topix: Explosion, Goleta, CA

Noozhawk

Jobless Rate in Santa Barbara County Remains Below 6%

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.

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Related Topix: California, San Mateo County, CA, San Mateo, CA, San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA

Noozhawk

Body Found in Lake Cachuma; Coroner on Scene

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 .

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