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59 min ago | Noozhawk

Police Arrest Driver on Suspicion of DUI in Gibraltar Road Vehicle Rollover

Police arrested a man on suspicion of driving under the influence after a Sunday night vehicle rollover on Gibraltar Road above Santa Barbara.

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Related Topix: Santa Barbara, CA

3 hrs ago | Noozhawk

UCSB Parent Presses School on New Requirement to Buy Campus Health Insurance

New this year at UC Santa Barbara is a requirement that all students must have a primary-care provider within 30 miles of the campus health center or purchase a Gaucho Health Insurance plan.

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Related Topix: UC Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA

Sun Jul 13, 2014

Noozhawk

One Dead, 2 Hurt in Crash on Highway 1 at Vandenberg Air Force Base

One person was killed - and two others were seriously injured - Sunday afternoon in a single-vehicle crash at Vandenberg Air Force Base , according to the Santa Barbara County Fire Department .

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

Noozhawk

Laura's Law Touted As New Tool to Help Those with Untreated Mental Illness

Lynne Gibbs, who has struggled with her daughter's mental illness, believes Laura's Law is needed and should be implemented in Santa Barbara County.

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Related Topix: Santa Barbara, CA, Nevada County, CA

Examiner.com

Wine of the week: Alta Maria Chardonnay 2012

The newly released Alta Maria Chardonnay 2012 , is their first Santa Maria Valley Chardonnay in couple years and it's wickedly good.

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Related Topix: Drink, Wine

Santa Barbara Independent

Can We Be Ready for the Big One?

If an earthquake were to hit the Salton Sea, which sits right atop the San Andreas Fault, Santa Barbara County residents could have as long as 90 seconds to prepare - if and when an early-warning system being tested across the state scores enough funding, and sees the right software upgrades, to get fully implemented.

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Related Topix: Geology, Science

Sat Jul 12, 2014

Noozhawk

Super Moon, 7-Foot High Tide Expected in Santa Barbara at 10 p.m.

Saturday's super moon may have Santa Barbara County star gazers looking heavenward, but the astronomical phenomenon is expected to make its presence felt on area beaches.

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Related Topix: Santa Barbara, CA

Noozhawk

Search Suspended for Missing Boater at Lake Cachuma

Members of the sheriff's dive team were hampered by zero visibility Saturday in their search for a missing 22-year-old boater at Lake Cachuma.

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Noozhawk

County Slams Environmental Review of Chumash Camp 4 Project

Santa Barbara County officials sent a 55-page letter to a federal agency on Friday, maintaining that not enough environmental review has been done to fully measure the impacts on the Santa Ynez Valley if a development by the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians were to go forward.

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Related Topix: Santa Ynez, CA

Santa Barbara Independent

Extremists Block Path to Energy Independence

California has the strongest protections in the nation regulating oil production.

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Related Topix: Independence, CA, Jerry Brown, US Governors, Santa Barbara, CA

Noozhawk

Crews Searching for Possible Drowning Victim at Lake Cachuma

Emergency crews responded to Cachuma Lake for a possible drowning Friday night, with one person reported missing in the water, according to the Santa Barbara County Fire Department.

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Fri Jul 11, 2014

The Daily Nexus

Autopsy Reveals Cause of UCSB Student's Death

In a coroner's report provided to the Daily Nexus through a Public Records Act request, an autopsy revealed that former second-year double major in philosophy and language Sierra Markee-Winkler sustained injuries consistent with falling from a cliff, such as a broken neck, on May 4, 2014, the night she died.

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Related Topix: Vista, CA, Isla Vista, CA

Examiner.com

Chef goes outside the barrel with a summer's night beer-pairing dinner

Personally I prefer with wine with my meal, but as more and more craft beers turn up, some chefs are thinking outside the box and serving suds with suppers.

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Related Topix: Wine, Drink, Dining

Edhat

Worker's Compensation Fraud Conviction

Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley announced the conviction of Francisco Javier Carranza, 44 years old, of Lompoc, California.

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Related Topix: Lompoc, CA, Santa Barbara, CA

Noozhawk

Bill Macfadyen: Man's Explosive Threats Give Montecito a House Warning

Suspected arson at UCSB lights up NoozWeek's Top 5, along with John Bennett's restaurant growth spurt, Huguette Clark's dolls, and the Fourth of July Santa Barbara County sheriff's deputies wait for the all clear after authorities gather evidence inside a Virginia Road residence in Montecito on July 7. Montecito residents and morning commuters had ... (more)

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Related Topix: Montecito, CA, Explosion, Santa Barbara, CA, UC Santa Barbara

Noozhawk

Robot to Examine 'Suspicious Device' Found in Santa Maria

Santa Maria police officers responded shortly before 8 a.m. to the city's Public Works Center at 815 W. Cypress St., where the device had been taken.

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Related Topix: Santa Maria, CA

Cal Coast News

New candidate running for Arroyo Grande council

Harmon has lived in Arroyo Grande for nearly 30 years and has served on the city's architectural review committee since December 2013.

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Related Topix: Arroyo Grande, CA

Ventura County Reporter

Gardens of Innocence

On a normal workday morning in the late 1990s, Elissa Davey read the newspaper at her kitchen table.

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Related Topix: August, CA

Kane Co. Chronicle

A winemaker's odyssey

Stang, now the owner of Dilecta Wines, began his journey through wine at an early age.

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Related Topix: Wine, Drink, Paso Robles, CA

Thu Jul 10, 2014

Noozhawk

Rona Barrett Foundation Launches $3.5 Million Community Campaign for Golden Inn & Village

Representatives from the Rona Barrett Foundation have announced the start of an ambitious three-year, community-wide fundraising campaign to raise $3.5 million to complete the construction and furbishing of the Golden Inn & Village and provide seed money for essential programs and services to be delivered there for resident seniors and all seniors ... (more)

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