12 hrs ago
Father of Patient Who Died in County Psychiatric Facility Settles Suit for $1.25 Million
Rich Detty, whose son died in 2010 while in the care of Santa Barbara County's acute psychiatric hospital, has settled a lawsuit with the county for $1.25 million.
14 hrs ago
5 New Sheriff's Deputies
The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office is pleased to officially welcome five new Sheriff's Deputies to its team.
22 hrs ago
New CASA Volunteers Sworn In to Advocate for Foster Children
On Tuesday night, the Honorable Arthur Garcia swore in 14 volunteers as Court Appointed Special Advocates for abused and neglected children.
David Lee to Join WTXL as News Director
"I'm very excited at the opportunity to be a part of and lead an already dynamic news department," Lee told TVSpy.
Wed Dec 11, 2013
Devereux California Treats Clients, Staff and Volunteers to Festive Holiday Party
About 125 adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, their staff and volunteers enjoyed a warm and joyous holiday event at the Goleta Valley Community Center last Thursday evening.
Santa Barbara Independent
Luke Branquinho Wins Third Round of Rodeo Finals
It's been dubbed both the World Series and Super Bowl of Rodeos, and on Saturday night, a Santa Barbara County cowboy won the third round of it in 3.6 seconds.
People v. Timothy Sean McNally
Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley announced today that 33 year-old Timothy McNally was sentenced to 25 years to life in state prison having been convicted of murdering Gary Bent.
Fire Cause Determined
The Santa Barbara County Fire Department investigators have determined that the cause of the structure fire that occurred at 3884 Cherry Hill Road in Santa Maria today was a result of an overloaded electrical circuit.
Tue Dec 10, 2013
Detectives Seek Help Locating Armed-Robbery Suspect
Detectives are asking the public to help them identify a man suspected of robbing an Orcutt liquor store at gunpoint over the weekend.
Driver Arrested After Hit-and-Run Involving Pedestrians
A 32-year-old Santa Maria woman was arrested Tuesday on felony hit-and-run charges after she allegedly struck a young mother and her toddler as they crossed a Santa Maria street with a stroller.
Mon Dec 09, 2013
'Tis the Season to 'Adopt-a-Family' and Help CALM Spread Holiday Cheer
The countdown to holiday celebrations is on, and many community members are in the midst of their shopping frenzy.
Plaque, Tree Planting Honor Fallen Santa Maria Soldier
A plaque and living memorial were dedicated Monday for a soldier from Santa Maria who was killed in action earlier this year in Afghanistan.
County Holding Informational Meeting on Health-Care Reform Implementation
Rep. Lois Capps, D-Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County Supervisor Salud Carbajal and leaders from county departments of Public Health , Social Services and Alcohol, Drug and Mental Health Services are hosting an informational meeting on the implementation of health-care reform.
Faith warms their hearts
Though his legs and midriff were bared to the teeth of a wintry chill, Jonathan Sanchez insisted he didn't care.
Sun Dec 08, 2013
Hyde Park Acquisition Corp. II Signs Agreement to Merge with Santa Maria Energy Holdings
Hyde Park Acquisition Corp. II , a special purpose acquisition corporation, announced the signing of an Agreement and Plan of Merger with Santa Maria Energy Holdings , an independent energy company focused on the exploration and development of assets.
Sat Dec 07, 2013
Man Shot Outside Santa Maria Discount Store
A 42-year-old Santa Maria man was hospitalized Saturday afternoon after being shot outside a local store, according to Santa Maria police .
Fri Dec 06, 2013
Suspect Pleads Not Guilty to Arson, Attempted Murder
Amos Lee Andrews, 57, of Santa Maria has been charged with attempted murder, arson of an inhabited structure with use of accelerant, residential burglary and two additional counts of arson for setting fire in two separate dumpsters in a nearby area, Deputy District Attorney Brandon Jebens said.
Get FUNctional toys for the Holidays at Prince Lionheart
He celebrated his first Father's Day with daughter Everly on Sunday, and the same day Channing Tatum happily debuted his baby girl.
Thu Dec 05, 2013
Second Defendant Pleads Out in Ibarra Gang Homicide
Pedro Torres Jr., 54, of Santa Maria appeared in court Wednesday, where he pleaded guilty to being an accessory after the fact to murder, and admitted to a gang enhancement, according to Senior Deputy District Attorney Ann Bramsen.
Wed Dec 04, 2013
Man Seriously Hurt Working on Water Well
Emergency crews responded Wednesday to a report of a man who had suffered a severe leg injury while working on a water well near Santa Maria, according to the Santa Barbara County Fire Department .