16 hrs ago
Unemployment Rate for Santa Barbara County Drops to 6.7% in March
The State Employment Development Department released on Friday the unemployment rate and other jobs data for the month of March.
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Santa Barbara Independent
Lompoc City Council approves HERO Residential Energy- and Water-Efficiency Program
Local property owners can make homes more energy efficient with low-cost, tax deductible financing paid through their property tax bill; Lompoc joins more than 120 California cities in adopting Program is a local government-approved program that provides private financing to enable property owners to make energy- and water-efficient upgrades to ... (more)
21 hrs ago
Santa Barbara Foundation Honors 2014 Scholarship Award Recipients
"I believe being a role model requires a person of character who is willing to share themselves and their abilities with others," award recipient Emma Andersen said.
Thu Apr 17, 2014
Fire Damages Recently Sold Home in Lompoc
A Thursday morning fire significantly damaged a Lompoc home that was vacant because it had recently been sold, according to the Lompoc Fire Department .
Wed Apr 16, 2014
Thief Makes Off with Injured Cyclist's Bike
A bad day turned worse for a Lompoc bicyclist on Wednesday after he was struck by a car in downtown Santa Barbara.
Lompoc Launches Development Assistance Team to Help Developers, Business Owners
To further economic development and assist businesses in the development process, the City of Lompoc has initiated a Development Assistance Team.
Santa Barbara Independent
Animals: Creature Features
The nonprofit has just been awarded five grants totaling more than $86,000 that will go toward pet overpopulation education and services in Lompoc.
Sat Apr 12, 2014
Federal Grand Jury Indicts Former Santa Barbara County Custody Deputies
Two former Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Department custody deputies already facing local charges of assaulting an inmate at the County Jail have been indicted a federal grand jury in Los Angeles.
Thu Apr 10, 2014
Ruth Moran Joins Community Bank of Santa Maria as Assistant VP, Loan Analyst
Jim Glines, chief executive officer of Community Bank of Santa Maria , has announced the addition of Ruth Moran as assistant vice president and loan analyst.
Santa Barbara Independent
Sheriff Fires Jail Guards Accused of Assaulting Inmate
The two Santa Barbara County Jail guards accused of assaulting an inmate last summer have been terminated by the Sheriff's Office following an internal affairs investigation, but their court case remains stalled at its preliminary stages while the looks into the incident.
Wed Apr 09, 2014
Lompoc Police Chief Larry Ralston Announces His Retirement
Chief Ralston has served with honor and distinction in various law enforcement agencies in a career spanning nearly 32 years.
Mon Apr 07, 2014
County Mental Health Department Awarded $2.6 Million Grant to Expand Crisis Services
Possible projects include a new crisis stabilization unit, a peer-supported respite house in Santa Barbara and a mobile team based in Lompoc Santa Barbara County's lack of crisis services has limited the number of beds, which are often full, for involuntary patients at its psychiatric health facility.
Lompoc Police Investigating Hit-and-Run That Left Woman in Critical Condition
Lompoc police are asking for the public's help to identify a felony hit-and-run driver who struck a woman over the weekend, sending her to the hospital with major injuries.
Fri Apr 04, 2014
Lompoc Murder Suspect Extradited from Mexico
Robles, 25, was charged with murder in the death of his girlfriend, Selia Bustos of Lompoc.
Thu Apr 03, 2014
BizHawk: Armada Wine & Beer Merchant Finds Niche Serving Up Drinks
Tap Thai moves to upper State Street, Radius announces sale of Vandenberg Garden Apartments and Heeluxe competes for new equipment Armada Wine & Beer Merchant owners Jaime Heer, left, and Tucker Huget say they've found a nice niche in a neighborhood of State Street that has lots of food options but fewer beverage-only options.
Recent Storms Barely Make a Dent in Santa Barbara's Water Deficit
The drought's grip on Santa Barbara County eased somewhat with the storms that doused the region in March, but most local communities have recorded less than half the normal rainfall for this point in the season.
Wed Apr 02, 2014
Howell, Rainiers set for season debut
It was a three-hour drive down winding Interstate 101 for Roy Howell's family. They were coming from his hometown of Lompoc, Calif., and heading to Anaheim where Howell would make his big league debut Sept.
Lompoc Police Make Arrest in Rash of Property Thefts
Lompoc police announced Wednesday that the city has seen a spike in property crimes, and officers have arrested a 29-year-old man on charges of possession of stolen property connected with the thefts.
The wines of Hilliard Bruce
What happens when two master gardeners, equestrians' artists and wine lovers buy a 101-acre ranch in California's central coast? An incredible solar powered working farm that features lush gardens, 20 Arabian horses, award winning wines and an affinity for the land and its preservation.
Mon Mar 31, 2014
Sale of Apartment Complex Near Vandenberg AFB Largest in Area Since 2007
Escrow closed March 20 on the 122-unit Vandenberg Garden Apartments located near Vandenberg Air Force Base, listed at $14 million.