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5 min ago | Santa Barbara Independent

Teen Killed on 101

Daniel James Perez, a 16-year-old San Marcos High School student, died Wednesday night after his vehicle headed south on northbound Highway 101 and collided with a semi-truck.

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Related Topix: Education Etc.

Thu Aug 28, 2014

Noozhawk

Suspect in Death of Santa Maria Man Faces Different Charge at Arraignment

Ismael Jacinto-Cruz, 24, was arrested after Santa Maria police officers responding to a fight found the victim inside a residence in the 1000 block of West Orange Street late Saturday night.

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Related Topix: Santa Maria, CA

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Santa Barbara County Coastal Cleanup Day 2014

What: Santa Barbara County residents will join hundreds of thousands of participants worldwide in clearing trash and debris from our beaches, shorelines, and inland waterways during this year's international Coastal Cleanup Day, Saturday, September 20th from 9:00 a.m. to noon.

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IVFP Arrests Armed Suicidal Subject

At approximately 3:15 p.m. on Wednesday, August 27, 2014, Santa Barbara County Sheriff's deputies assigned to the Isla Vista Foot Patrol responded to a report of a suicidal subject with a firearm inside an apartment in the 700 block of Camino Del Sur.

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Related Topix: August, CA, Isla Vista, CA

Politics in the Zeros

Wealthy Montecito abuses water rules, highlights California drought problems

Goodness, you wouldn't want to think Montecito mansion owners would follow water rules like other Californians.

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

Noozhawk

Solvang School Administrator John Karbula Appointed to Committee for Statewide Association

John Karbula, superintendent/principal of the Solvang School District , has been appointed a member of the Small School Districts Committee for the Association of California School Administrators .

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Related Topix: Solvang, CA, Education Etc., University of Northern Iowa

Noozhawk

Man Pleads No Contest to Fishing-Related Thefts

Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce Dudley announced Wednesday that John Anthony Wilson pleaded no contest to four felony counts of grand theft of aqua-cultural product.

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Wed Aug 27, 2014

Los Angeles Times

Santa Barbara offshore drilling ban fails

Facing strong lobbying from the oil industry, SB 1096 couldn't get enough votes to pass.

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Related Topix: Santa Barbara, CA, Sacramento, CA

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Crews Battling Brush Fire on Harris Grade in North County

Firefighters were battling a two-alarm vegetation fire on the Harris Grade near Lompoc Wednesday afternoon, according to the Santa Barbara County Fire Department .

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire, Lompoc, CA

Noozhawk

Kristen Miller: No Election Needed for Goleta City Council but There Are Other Races to Watch

This year, the Goleta election story is unique. Three seats on the City Council were up for election and Roger Aceves , Michael T. Bennett and Paula Perotte filed papers to run for re-election.

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Related Topix: Goleta, CA

Noozhawk

Water Guardian Rebecca Claassen Awarded $10,000 Cox Conserves Hero Award

Rebecca Claassen, second from right, accepts her $10,000 Cox Conserves Hero Award on Monday night for her work as a founder of the Santa Barbara County Water Guardians.

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The Daily Nexus

Santa Barbara County Launches I.V. Restoration Plan

The sidewalk renovations are part of the Isla Vista Pedestrian Plan, a county project slated to help improve I.V. conditions.

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Related Topix: Vista, CA, Isla Vista, CA

Santa Barbara Independent

Walls and Bridges

Mission Historical Park is one of the most significant locations of historical structures in Santa Barbara County.

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Related Topix: Santa Barbara, CA

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Edhat

Sansum Diabetes Research Institute Renamed

To better reflect its founder, legacy and services, Sansum Diabetes Research Institute has officially changed its name to the William Sansum Diabetes Center and created a new logo representing its mission and future.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Diabetes, Health, Insulin (generic), Humulin, Novolin, Nutrition

Noozhawk

Three North County Judges Get New Assignments

Gov. Jerry Brown appointed Voysey as a judge late last year to fill the Santa Maria vacancy created by the death of Judge Edward Bullard.

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Related Topix: Jerry Brown, US Governors, Santa Maria, CA, Santa Barbara, CA, Lompoc, CA

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County Supervisors Scrutinize Tribe's Chumash Casino Expansion Plans

Santa Barbara County officials are not particularly fond of a planned expansion of the Chumash Casino Resort - or the accompanying impacts of a new 12-story tower - and on Tuesday they passed those concerns on to staff, which will meet with tribal leaders later this week.

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Related Topix: Santa Ynez, CA, Santa Maria, CA

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Santa Barbara Region Chamber of Commerce Endorses Measure S

At its meeting on Monday, the Board of Directors of the Chamber of Commerce of the Santa Barbara Region approved the following statement.

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Central Coast Literacy Council Opens Learning Center at Evans Park in Santa Maria

The Central Coast Literacy Council continues to strengthen a long-standing collaboration with the Housing Authority of the County of Santa Barbara County .

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Related Topix: Santa Maria, CA

Daily Mail

Oprah Winfrey 'hires $15K water tankers to hose the garden at her...

Santa Barbara area of Montecito - the wealthiest in the county - is known for its lack of natural water resources In an effort to reduce her bills from the Montecito Water District - which have increasingly surged over the last three years as a record drought continues to cripple California - Oprah Winfrey has reportedly been sending a fleet of ... (more)

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Related Topix: Montecito, CA, Santa Barbara, CA, Home Gardening, Home, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Home Listing

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Company Fined After Ag Commissioner Confirms Bird Poisoning at Fess Parker Resort

A pesticide used in bird feeders at Fess Parker DoubleTree Resort could have poisoned or killed an unknown number of birds, causing the Santa Barbara County Agricultural Commissioner to fine a local pest-control company.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Santa Barbara, CA

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