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Santa Barbara Police Officers Honored for 'Superior Performance'
The men and women of the Santa Barbara Police Department are proud to announce that Officer Keld Hove and Officer Douglas Klug have been selected to receive the Santa Barbara Citizens Council on Crime Award for Superior Performance.
Tue May 21, 2013
Santa Barbara County Moving Forward on Changes to Mental Health Department
Tuesday's Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors meeting was nothing short of historic as the supervisors listened for almost three hours to detailed findings and public comment about the county's defunct Alcohol, Drug and Mental Health Services Department , a hearing that may have signaled a renewed interest from leadership in revamping the ... (more)
Goleta Council Opposes Plan to Reduce Staffing at Storke Road Fire Station
The Goleta City Council made it clear Tuesday that it strongly opposes a Santa Barbara County Fire Department cost-cutting plan to reduce staffing at Station 11 in the coming fiscal year.
Carpinteria Boys & Girls Club Dinner and Auction Raise $100,000
More than $100,000 was raised by the Carpinteria Boys & Girls Club this past weekend as it held its 29th annual fundraising dinner.
Santa Barbara Independent
St. Mark's Cellar Classic Names Honorary Chairs for 4th Annual Event
St. Mark's Cellar Classic: An Auction of Rare & Fine Wines co-chairs Steve Pepe and Brooks Firestone have announced that Alison Wrigley Rusack and Geoff Rusack , have been named the Honorary Chairs of the 4th annual event to be held on Saturday, June 29, 2013 from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at the Church's garden courtyard at 2901 Nojoqui Avenue in downtown ... (more)
Public Pays Price Tag for Sexually Violent Predator
Taxpayers are footing the bill for sexually violent predator Tibor Karsai's living expenses after he was released as a transient in northern Santa Barbara County.
Local Law Enforcement Officials Weigh In on Lowering DUI Threshold
Local law enforcement officials say they plan to closely follow the findings of an independent federal agency that recently recommended lowering the amount of alcohol drivers can legally have in their systems in an effort to reduce the number of alcohol-related car crashes.
Mon May 20, 2013
Girls Inc. of Santa Barbara Uniting Girls, Businesses for Take Our Daughters to Work Day
Girls Incorporated of Greater Santa Barbara announces Take Our Daughters to Work Day, a day offering girls in seventh through 12th grade the opportunity to job-shadow various companies in the Santa Barbara area.
Demoncratic Women of Santa Barbara County Endorses Hart, Landecker for Council, Wolf for Supervisor
The Democratic Women of Santa Barbara County endorses Gregg Hart and David Landecker for the Santa Barbara City Council, and Janet Wolf for the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors.
Sun May 19, 2013
Ventura County Star
1 arrested, 2 outstanding in vehicle pursuit ending in Ventura
One man was arrested and two males escaped Sunday after leading authorities on a pursuit through Ventura and Santa Barbara counties, officials said.
South Coast Under Wind Advisory; 45 mph Gusts Possible
Strong, gusty winds are expected to develop over Santa Barbara County's South Coast on Saturday evening and the National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory until 3 a.m. Sunday.
Sat May 18, 2013
Gang, Narcotics Sweep Nets 18 Arrests in Santa Maria Valley
Eighteen people were arrested Friday in a gang sweep through the Santa Maria Valley conducted by several local law enforcement agencies, according to the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Department .
You're the Boss Blog: The Small Picture: Shaking the Trees
We recently asked small-business owners to send us photographs that capture the soul of their businesses in a single shot.
Fri May 17, 2013
SBCAG Agrees to Include Montecito Proposals in Highway 101 EIR
The director of Caltrans insists his staff would not approve of keeping the Montecito-area left-side on-ramps and off-ramps for Highway 101, but local leaders on Thursday asked the state agency to include a Montecito coalition's alternative design plan in the widening project's environmental documents.
Buellton Man Nabbed in Goleta Barbershop Break-in
A 20-year-old Buellton man was arrested Thursday after he and several other suspects broke into a Goleta business, according to the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Department .
Ukiah Daily Journal
Stolen car recovered after chase in Ukiah
An Arcata man was arrested Wednesday after allegedly trying to elude officers while driving a stolen car, the Ukiah Police Department reported.
Woman Hurt in Robbery on Isla Vista Street
A 31-year-old woman suffered minor injuries Thursday when she was robbed while walking on an Isla Vista street, according to the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Department .
Wed May 15, 2013
Daily Edhat - 05/15/13
The Urban Hikers had an exclusive view of the Santa Barbara County Fire Department training exercise off Mission Ridge Road.
Supervisors OK $8 Million for North County Jail Project
More than $8 million was committed to the design and management of the North County Jail project Tuesday, a clear signal that the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors will continue making the development a priority.
Mountain Biker Injured on Orcutt Trail
A mountain biker was seriously injured Tuesday evening while riding on a trail in Orcutt, according to the Santa Barbara County Fire Department.