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18 min ago | Noozhawk

Solvang School Administrator John Karbula Appointed to Committee for Statewide Association

John Karbula, superintendent/principal of the Solvang School District , has been appointed a member of the Small School Districts Committee for the Association of California School Administrators .

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Related Topix: Solvang, CA, Education Etc., University of Northern Iowa

4 hrs ago | Noozhawk

Man Pleads No Contest to Fishing-Related Thefts

Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce Dudley announced Wednesday that John Anthony Wilson pleaded no contest to four felony counts of grand theft of aqua-cultural product.

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Wed Aug 27, 2014

Los Angeles Times

Santa Barbara offshore drilling ban fails

Facing strong lobbying from the oil industry, SB 1096 couldn't get enough votes to pass.

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Related Topix: Santa Barbara, CA, Sacramento, CA

Noozhawk

Crews Battling Brush Fire on Harris Grade in North County

Firefighters were battling a two-alarm vegetation fire on the Harris Grade near Lompoc Wednesday afternoon, according to the Santa Barbara County Fire Department .

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire, Lompoc, CA

Noozhawk

Kristen Miller: No Election Needed for Goleta City Council but There Are Other Races to Watch

This year, the Goleta election story is unique. Three seats on the City Council were up for election and Roger Aceves , Michael T. Bennett and Paula Perotte filed papers to run for re-election.

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Related Topix: Goleta, CA

Noozhawk

Water Guardian Rebecca Claassen Awarded $10,000 Cox Conserves Hero Award

Rebecca Claassen, second from right, accepts her $10,000 Cox Conserves Hero Award on Monday night for her work as a founder of the Santa Barbara County Water Guardians.

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The Daily Nexus

Santa Barbara County Launches I.V. Restoration Plan

The sidewalk renovations are part of the Isla Vista Pedestrian Plan, a county project slated to help improve I.V. conditions.

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Related Topix: Vista, CA, Isla Vista, CA

Santa Barbara Independent

Walls and Bridges

Mission Historical Park is one of the most significant locations of historical structures in Santa Barbara County.

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Related Topix: Santa Barbara, CA

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Edhat

Sansum Diabetes Research Institute Renamed

To better reflect its founder, legacy and services, Sansum Diabetes Research Institute has officially changed its name to the William Sansum Diabetes Center and created a new logo representing its mission and future.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Diabetes, Health, Insulin (generic), Humulin, Novolin, Nutrition

Noozhawk

Three North County Judges Get New Assignments

Gov. Jerry Brown appointed Voysey as a judge late last year to fill the Santa Maria vacancy created by the death of Judge Edward Bullard.

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Related Topix: Jerry Brown, US Governors, Santa Maria, CA, Santa Barbara, CA, Lompoc, CA

Noozhawk

County Supervisors Scrutinize Tribe's Chumash Casino Expansion Plans

Santa Barbara County officials are not particularly fond of a planned expansion of the Chumash Casino Resort - or the accompanying impacts of a new 12-story tower - and on Tuesday they passed those concerns on to staff, which will meet with tribal leaders later this week.

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Related Topix: Santa Ynez, CA, Santa Maria, CA

Noozhawk

Santa Barbara Region Chamber of Commerce Endorses Measure S

At its meeting on Monday, the Board of Directors of the Chamber of Commerce of the Santa Barbara Region approved the following statement.

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Noozhawk

Central Coast Literacy Council Opens Learning Center at Evans Park in Santa Maria

The Central Coast Literacy Council continues to strengthen a long-standing collaboration with the Housing Authority of the County of Santa Barbara County .

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Related Topix: Santa Maria, CA

Daily Mail

Oprah Winfrey 'hires $15K water tankers to hose the garden at her...

Santa Barbara area of Montecito - the wealthiest in the county - is known for its lack of natural water resources In an effort to reduce her bills from the Montecito Water District - which have increasingly surged over the last three years as a record drought continues to cripple California - Oprah Winfrey has reportedly been sending a fleet of ... (more)

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Related Topix: Montecito, CA, Santa Barbara, CA, Home Gardening, Home, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Home Listing

Noozhawk

Company Fined After Ag Commissioner Confirms Bird Poisoning at Fess Parker Resort

A pesticide used in bird feeders at Fess Parker DoubleTree Resort could have poisoned or killed an unknown number of birds, causing the Santa Barbara County Agricultural Commissioner to fine a local pest-control company.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Santa Barbara, CA

Mon Aug 25, 2014

Noozhawk

Police Call Santa Maria's First Homicide of 2014 an 'Isolated Incident'

Santa Mara's first reported homicide of 2014 apparently is an "isolated incident" that occurred after a fight between the suspect and victim, as detectives work to determine the motive for the slaying.

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Related Topix: Santa Maria, CA

Noozhawk

Multiple Gunshot Wounds Killed Man Found West of Guadalupe

An autopsy determined that the man found dead west of Guadalupe last week had been shot multiple times, according to the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office.

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Related Topix: Guadalupe, CA, Santa Maria, CA

Noozhawk

County Alliance Offers 'Beat the Heat' Discount Spay/Neuter Campaign for Cats and Kittens

The first 300 cats and kittens, of Santa Barbara County residents, signed up for spaying or neutering in the month of September will pay only $20.

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Noozhawk

Nearby Home Undamaged as Fire Destroys Small Barn Near Orcutt

A small barn was destroyed by fire Sunday night near Orcutt, but firefighters were able to prevent the flames from spreading to a nearby residence, according to the Santa Barbara County Fire Department .

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Related Topix: Fire, Orcutt, CA

Noozhawk

Two Injured in Collision West of Santa Maria

Two people were injured Monday in a two-vehicle accident west of Santa Maria, according to the Santa Barbara County Fire Department .

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Related Topix: Santa Maria, CA

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