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4 hrs ago | Edhat
The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Department and The California Highway Patrol are conducting a joint investigation into an Officer Involved Shooting that occurred on 12-4-2013 at approximately 8:00 pm, in the area of Patterson Avenue and Agana Drive.
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8 hrs ago | Noozhawk
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.
Cooler-than-normal temperatures the next couple days in Santa Barbara and on the Central Coast are expected to continue into the weekend, when a chance of rain showers has been added to the forecast.
A Vandenberg Air Force Base sergeant was found dead in his home on 11/26, and his death is under investigation, base officials said.
Sunstone winery is nestled in the heart of Santa Barbara County, in Santa Ynez Valley, about 30-minutes away from north of Santa Barbara.
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Patrick Wiemiller, who oversees Fresno's public works and public utilities departments, is resigning to become city administrator in the Santa Barbara County town of Lompoc.
Sunny. Highs in the mid 50s to lower 60s. Local north winds 10 to 20 mph with gusts to 25 mph.
Santa Maria Mayor Alice Patino was one of several mayors and other officials who addressed the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday to request that the Santa Maria Branch Jail resume full-time hours to cut back on how often officers have to transport arrestees to Santa Barbara.
A judge on Tuesday sentenced a 26-year-old Lompoc man to life in prison without the possibility of parole in the shooting death of a rival gang member in 2007.
Santa Barbara Nissan hopes to fill a Quest minivan with new, unwrapped toys for Toys for Tots.
Longtime arts advocate, artist and educator Connie Rohde-Stanchfield was recognized by the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday with a resolution recognizing the 2013 Leadership in the Arts Award recipient.
The newest member of the Santa Barbara County Fire Department is an Accelerant Detection Canine named Riley, a black Labrador Retriever.
As officials at UC Santa Barbara confirm a fourth case of meningitis in less than a month, the first student to be diagnosed, 18-year-old Aaron Loy from Carlsbad, is still recovering at UCSD Medical Center.
With a cold low-pressure system expected to send nighttime temperatures below freezing later this week, local homeless advocates are working to make sure that those living on the streets of Santa Barbara County have a warm place to retreat from the elements.
The bacterium Neisseria meningitidis is responsible for outbreaks of potentially deadly illness at two college campuses across the U.S. Parties and other social events may be curtailed at the University of California, Santa Barbara after a fourth case of meningitis was confirmed in a potentially deadly outbreak that has left one student permanently ... (more)