11 hrs ago
Ventura County Star
1 arrested, 2 outstanding in vehicle pursuit ending in Ventura
One man was arrested and two males escaped Sunday after leading authorities on a pursuit through Ventura and Santa Barbara counties, officials said.
16 hrs ago
South Coast Under Wind Advisory; 45 mph Gusts Possible
Strong, gusty winds are expected to develop over Santa Barbara County's South Coast on Saturday evening and the National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory until 3 a.m. Sunday.
Sat May 18, 2013
Gang, Narcotics Sweep Nets 18 Arrests in Santa Maria Valley
Eighteen people were arrested Friday in a gang sweep through the Santa Maria Valley conducted by several local law enforcement agencies, according to the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Department .
You're the Boss Blog: The Small Picture: Shaking the Trees
We recently asked small-business owners to send us photographs that capture the soul of their businesses in a single shot.
Fri May 17, 2013
SBCAG Agrees to Include Montecito Proposals in Highway 101 EIR
The director of Caltrans insists his staff would not approve of keeping the Montecito-area left-side on-ramps and off-ramps for Highway 101, but local leaders on Thursday asked the state agency to include a Montecito coalition's alternative design plan in the widening project's environmental documents.
Buellton Man Nabbed in Goleta Barbershop Break-in
A 20-year-old Buellton man was arrested Thursday after he and several other suspects broke into a Goleta business, according to the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Department .
Ukiah Daily Journal
Stolen car recovered after chase in Ukiah
An Arcata man was arrested Wednesday after allegedly trying to elude officers while driving a stolen car, the Ukiah Police Department reported.
Woman Hurt in Robbery on Isla Vista Street
A 31-year-old woman suffered minor injuries Thursday when she was robbed while walking on an Isla Vista street, according to the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Department .
Wed May 15, 2013
Daily Edhat - 05/15/13
The Urban Hikers had an exclusive view of the Santa Barbara County Fire Department training exercise off Mission Ridge Road.
Supervisors OK $8 Million for North County Jail Project
More than $8 million was committed to the design and management of the North County Jail project Tuesday, a clear signal that the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors will continue making the development a priority.
Mountain Biker Injured on Orcutt Trail
A mountain biker was seriously injured Tuesday evening while riding on a trail in Orcutt, according to the Santa Barbara County Fire Department.
Santa Barbara County Program Helps Residents with Backyard Composting
The Santa Barbara County Public Works Department supports alternatives to throwing food scraps and yard waste into the landfill - one of the largest generators of methane gas.
Probation Search Leads to Casmalia Man's Drug Arrest
A probation search has led to the arrest of a Casmalia man on a variety of drug charges, according to the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Department .
Tue May 14, 2013
Academy Trainees Hit the Roof in Firefighting Exercise
Shards of red Spanish tile flew Tuesday as Santa Barbara city firefighters chipped away the roof of Tom and Barbara Sanborn's Riviera home before reaching for their chainsaws.
Fire Burns Two Acres of Grass in Los Olivos
A fire sparked by a mower burned more than two acres of grass Tuesday near Los Olivos, according to the Santa Barbara County Fire Department .
Wind Advisory In Effect for Southern Santa Barbara County
Breezy conditions - with gusts to 45 mph - have prompted forecasters to issue a wind advisory for southern Santa Barbara County.
Santa Barbara Independent
UCSB Police Officer Running for Sheriff
Ryan Smith - who moved to Santa Barbara County nine months ago - is the third person to declare their intention to run for sheriff next June, joining current Sheriff Bill Brown and Sergeant Sandra Brown.
State Senate Committee Approves Bill to Close Rape Loophole
Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce Dudley announced that on Tuesday, Assembly Bill 65, by Assemblyman Katcho Achadjian of San Luis Obispo and Assemblywoman Bonnie Lowenthal of Long Beach, was approved by the Senate Public Safety Committee with a unanimous vote.
Buellton Licensing Clinic
Dog owners and their dogs are encouraged to come to Santa Barbara County Animal Services' Project PetSafe Licensing Clinic for Dogs on Saturday, May 18, 2013, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Valley Pets' 3rd Annual Animal Festival, 225 McMurray Road in Buellton.
Santa Barbara Independent
4-H on the Chopping Block
This past Friday, Santa Barbara County released its draft budget in advance of hearings during the week of June 10-15. On the chopping block is the county contribution to the University of California Cooperative Extension and, within this item, the county's contribution to the 4-H Youth Development Program.