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  1. Santa Barbara Dog Trainer in National ContestRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Santa Barbara Independent

    When she's not teaching at Channel Islands High School in Oxnard, Marla Cooper can be found training with her four competitive boarder collies or organizing dog agility workshops across the country. Cooper is a serious dog lover who has become an expert in dog training through experimentation and studying with professional trainers and competitors around the world.

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  2. Weekend Refugio Events to Answer Questions and Raise SpiritsRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Santa Barbara Independent

    Both the official and a local response to the Refugio spill are planning get-togethers this weekend, and both hold opportunities for everyone to get involved. The Unified Command's Community Open House meets at Elks Lodge #613 in Goleta on Saturday, May 30, from 11 a.m.-2p.m. as a general question-and-answer session.

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  3. Official Refugio Cleanup Order IssuedRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Santa Barbara Independent

    From the air, the land near the broken oil pipeline at Refugio resembles a parking lot of bins containing thousands of cubic yards of oil-soaked sand, soil, and vegetation. The owner of the ruptured crude transport line, Plains All American Pipeline, today received an official order from the Environmental Protection Agency and Coast Guard requiring Plains to continue its ongoing cleanup work at all areas where oil and petroleum contamination has occurred until a work plan is written.

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  4. Rufugio Oil Spill a Crime Scene?Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 26 | Santa Barbara Independent

    As a crew prepared to excavate the pipe that had spilled hundreds of barrels of oil into the Pacific, Santa Barbara's District Attorney Joyce Dudley was on the spot Monday, of a mind to consider it a "potential crime scene." Her office has prosecuted multiple environment-related cases in the past, she said, and could possibly take on the Refugio spill, though she could not comment on the particulars.

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  5. Pedaling with Velo WingsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 26 | Santa Barbara Independent

    I've been writing about Santa Barbara's Velo Wings Awards since the first group of women cyclists was honored. Each year the Santa Barbara Bicycle Coalition recognizes three inspirational women.

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  6. Refugio Oil Spill Timeline Still MurkyRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 22 | Santa Barbara Independent

    County firefighters thought they were responding to a call about burning petroleum near Refugio State Beach when they were dispatched on reports of gas odors in the area. It was just after 11:42 a.m. on Tuesday morning when a 9-1-1 call first came into the Gaviota Fire Station, and the crew went out to find the culprit.

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  7. Teen Falls from Goleta CliffRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 11 | Santa Barbara Independent

    On Monday morning just before 11 a.m., a 16-year-old girl fell 30 feet from a cliff at Santa Barbara Shores county park located near Ellwood Beach. County firefighters and Sheriff's deputies responded to the scene, according to County Fire spokesperson Dave Zaniboni.

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  8. Looking for Angels for Chris HoctelRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday May 10 | Santa Barbara Independent

    Kathy Goodpaster may be betting on miracles, but right now she's praying that her social media fundraising campaign - via GoFundMe.com - will generate the $20,000 needed to transport her severely brain damaged nephew Christopher Hoctel back to Dayton, Ohio. Thus far, she's raised $3,500, and her nephew only has a few months left before he has to vacate the subacute care unit at Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital.

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  9. Isla Vista CSD Play Gets More Mixed ReviewsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 7 | Santa Barbara Independent

    A special Goleta City Council meeting that ended in deadlock on Tuesday aptly represents mixed feelings over Assemblymember Das Williams's bill to establish a community service district in Isla Vista. Goleta Mayor Paula Perotte, who drafted a resolution to support the bill, was absent, and the four councilmembers present were split over whether or not to adopt the resolution.

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  10. Body Found Pinned Under Car Belonging to Missing ManRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 1 | Santa Barbara Independent

    A body was discovered this morning pinned beneath a car in a cement drainage ditch off Los Carneros Road. The car has been positively identified as belonging to Goleta resident Cody West, who has been missing since last weekend, but authorities say they have not yet positively IDed the body.

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  11. Coastal Commission Voting on Fate of Goleta Beach Rock WallRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 1 | Santa Barbara Independent

    The California Coastal Commission will vote on the fate of the Goleta Beach rock wall at its May 13 meeting in Santa Barbara. In documents released ahead of the hearing, staff recommended that the commission follow the Board of Supervisors' March 2014 lead in voting to keep the 1,200 feet of rocks in place.

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  12. Dos Pueblos High School Student Arrested for Threatening Teacher and AdministratorRead the original story

    Apr 17, 2015 | Santa Barbara Independent

    A 15-year-old Dos Pueblos High School student was arrested Thursday morning for sending threatening emails to one of his teachers and a school administrator. According to Sheriff's Office spokesperson Kelly Hoover, the student sent a series of emails at around 10 a.m. School staff immediately notified the Sheriff's School Resource Deputy on campus, and the student was soon identified, taken into custody, and transported to the Juvenile Detention Center in Santa Maria, where he was booked on charges of making criminal threats.

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  13. New Cult on the Block: Levo WinesRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 9, 2015 | Santa Barbara Independent

    Roots: Originally from Idaho, Urness worked at a winery in high school, where he mostly set up weddings. "I really liked the whole thing even though I wasn't into wine," he said, noting that the winery made cab, merlot, and syrah but did best at riesling.

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  14. Deltopia 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 7, 2015 | Santa Barbara Independent

    There was a big buildup to this year's Deltopia celebration in Isla Vista. Santa Barbara County officials, the police, and residents did not want a repeat of the violence and mayhem that occurred last year. 1 comment

  15. Bay Club Buys SpectrumRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 6, 2015 | Santa Barbara Independent

    All 11 Spectrum Athletic Clubs in Southern California - including the two in Santa Barbara and one in Goleta - are now owned and operated by The Bay Club Company. The San Francisco-based corporation acquired Spectrum earlier this month and plans to spend $10 million revamping the 11 gyms to fit its high-end, "modernized country club" model.

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  16. Glass Half FullRead the original story

    Apr 6, 2015 | Santa Barbara Independent

    Governor Brown has declared a severe drought emergency and will mandate a 25 percent cutback in water usage. This will be a challenge for homeowners, businesses, and municipalities, but it presents an opportunity for those of us in the landscaping profession in Santa Barbara.

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  17. Deltopia Not a DisasterRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 6, 2015 | Santa Barbara Independent

    Considerably fewer people showed up Saturday to Isla Vista's sixth annual street party known as Deltopia, but the number of arrests and citations - mostly alcohol-related - were close to the figures from last year when hundreds of rioters chucked bricks and bottles at cops firing tear gas and rubber bullets. While about 10,000 people were present on Saturday, authorities deemed Deltopia tame compared to last year's turnout of 25,000.

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  18. New Subdivisions Going Up in Goleta ValleyRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 20, 2015 | Santa Barbara Independent

    It's been seven years since the project was approved by the County of Santa Barbara, but the bulldozers are now clearing a North Patterson Avenue property to make way for The Knoll, a subdivision that will include 12 new homes and the existing historic mansion on about five acres. "The market has healed," explained Jeff Nelson of the Oak Creek Company, a development outfit based on State Street in downtown Santa Barbara, "so now we're starting up."

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  19. Adoptable Pet of the WeekRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 20, 2015 | Santa Barbara Independent

    My name is Kobe, and I am a four-year-old doberman/cattle dog mix. I am looking for my forever home with a family that wants to take me on hikes, runs, beach walks, and give me some good love.

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  20. Acing the All-Star Academy?Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 19, 2015 | Santa Barbara Independent

    Those were the words of celebrity chef Michael Symon, who picked Craig for his team during episode one of Food Network's new All-Star Academy . At the end of this competition's eight-week run, one home cook will walk away with $50,000.

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