Blanca Garcia

News Reporter

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Protesters Blast ExxonMobil’s Trucking Proposal

Energy Company Wants to Restart Oil Drilling Platforms

The energy company wants to restart its offshore oil drilling platforms.

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Beachwalk Tenants Allege Intimidation Tactics

Longtime Residents to Be Replaced by College Students, They Say

Management is allegedly pushing out longtime residents in favor of college students.

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Santa Barbara County Jail Inmate Dies by Suicide

Goleta resident Alexander Ricardo Braid, 45, was found unresponsive in his cell.

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Three Arrested After Alleged Gang-Related Brawl

Omar Marquez, 18, and two unnamed juveniles were booked on multiple charges.

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Holiday Fire 80 Percent Contained, Some Mandatory Evacuation Areas Downgraded to Voluntary

Full Containment Expected by July 11

County Fire Chief Eric Peterson and other officials expect a full containment of the Holiday Fire by July 11.

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Man Arrested After Pointing Replica Gun at Sheriff's Sergeant

The incident happened in Carpinteria on July 4th.

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New-Generation Jail Set to Open April 2019

Innovative Design Could Reduce Risk of Violence

Its innovative design is known to reduce the risk of violence.

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Community Rallies: ‘Shut ICE Down!’

Protesters Gather in Santa Barbara & Outside Santa Maria Immigration-Enforcement Facility

Protesters over the weekend gathered downtown Santa Barbara and outside the federal agency’s Santa Maria headquarters.

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Congressmember Carbajal Tours Detention Center in Texas

Trip to Tornillo Highlights Inadequate Treatment of Children

The Tornillo tent city highlights the treatment of children separated from families at the border.

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UC Campuses Address Uptick in Reports of Sexual Harassment

Degradation of Women Rife in Male-Dominated Fields

A new report takes a closer look at the UC's 10 campuses.

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