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Gwendolyn Wu

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212° Hotpot Warms Up Santa Barbara’s Summer

Isla Vista Now Home to the Hottest Restaurant in Town

Isla Vista is now home to the hottest restaurant in town.

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Santa Barbara Zoo Now a Certified Autism Center

Young Visitors Can Retreat to New Quite Zones and Rent 'Sensory Backpacks' with Squeeze Toys, Noise-Canceling Headphones

Young visitors can retreat to new quite zones and rent "sensory backpacks" with squeeze toys, noise-canceling headphones

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National Music Honors for Santa Barbara School District

Bestowed by National Association of Music Merchants

District recognized for music access for K-12.

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Guardrails Planned for Stearns Wharf

Project Will Begin Construction In a Few Weeks

The project will begin construction in a few weeks.

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Repeat Child Porn Offender Sentenced to 20 Years

Christopher Coates was previously jailed in 2015 and was out on parole.

Chipotle's Downtown Santa Barbara Location Closes

La Cumbre Plaza location still open.

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Arrest Made in Carpinteria Shovel Attack

Ventura Resident Booked for Attempted Homicide

A Ventura man is facing charges of attempted murder.

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Sheriff’s Candidates Debate Sexual Assault, Police Relations

The Three Contenders Squared Off in an Isla Vista Forum

The three contenders squared off in an Isla Vista forum.

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El Centro Building Red-Tagged for Unpermitted Construction

City Says Contractor Has History of Working Beyond Scope of Permits

City says the contractor has a history of working beyond scope of his permits.

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Isla Vista Child Care Center Hosts Ribbon-Cutting

New Toddler Room Will Host Up to 10 More Children

New space for toddlers will accommodate 10 more kids.

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Isla Vista Community Services District Pushes Again for Taxation

Funds Would Pay for Public Parking, Community Center, Policing Programs, and More

Funds would pay for public parking, community center, policing programs, and other services.

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Autism Training Takes Place for First Responders

Santa Barbara County on the front lines for awareness.

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UC Santa Barbara Librarians Push for Wage Equality, Academic Freedom

Union Negotiations to Wrap Up in the Fall

Union negotiations to wrap up in the fall.

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Santa Barbara Teacher Burned by Sulfuric Acid

Supply-room Accident Calls for Hazmat Cleanup

An accident at La Cumbre Junior High caused burns and hazmat cleanup.

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Public, Private Schools Partner for Disaster Preparedness

County Teachers, Administrators, Government Workers Come Together to Support Students

Teachers, administrators, and government workers countywide are coming together to support student safety.

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Gelb Pleads Not Guilty in State Street Confrontation

Charged with Disturbing the Peace, Court Date Set for June 4

Isla Vista landlord was charged with disturbing the peace.

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St. George Files Suit Against Gelb for Alleged Unpaid Debt

Pair of Isla Vista Landlords in Legal Tussle over Property Sales Costs

Pair of Isla Vista landlords in legal tussle over property sales costs.

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Los Padres ForestWatch Opposes Logging in Condor Country

Timber Companies Target Trees near Mt. Pinos

Timber companies target 2,800 acres of trees near Mt. Pinos along the Tecuya Ridge.

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Macing Incident at State Street Hamburger Restaurant Causes Controversy

Despite questions of legality, no charges against live video streamer.

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Crime Rates Are Down, but Police Use of Force Is Up for Discussion

Chief Luhnow Takes Tough Questions from the Council

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Chill Deltopia in Warm Temperatures

Citations, Arrests Drop in Comparison to Past Years

Citations, arrests drop in comparison to past years.

Mixed Feelings Expressed About Mixed-Use Zoning

Land-Use Zoning Change Leads to Lawsuit

Land-use zoning change leads to lawsuit.

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Combat Training for Fitness and Protection

Krav Maga Brings Real-World Technique to Santa Barbara

For a workout or self-defense, Krav Maga teaches all levels.

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Firefighters Find Marijuana Extraction Lab in Montecito

Around 300-500 pounds of pot were seized from the evacuated Bella Vista Drive home.

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All Quiet on the Thomas Fire’s Western Front

Evacuation Orders and Warnings Lifted; Winds Expected to Pick Up Wednesday Night

While some evacuation orders and warnings were lifted, winds are expected to pick back up Wednesday night.

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UCSB Workers Rally for Campus Closure

Administration Offers Employees Two Days' Paid Administrative Leave as Thomas Fire Burns

Administration offers employees two days' paid administrative leave as Thomas Fire burns.

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Thomas Fire Now Officially Fourth Largest in State History

As of Thursday Morning, it Stands at 242,500 Acres, is 30% Contained

As of Thursday morning, it stands at 242,500 acres and is 30% contained.

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A Visit to BUNS

Checking In with Goleta’s Volunteer-Run Bunny Shelter

Rabbits and guinea pigs get proper care at this nonprofit shelter.

Child Molester Receives One Year in Jail

Victim’s Family Says More Children May Be at Risk

The victim’s family says more children may be at risk.

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Incident Commanders Look West After the Thomas Fire Jumps Toro Canyon

Fire Crews Prepare to Defend Montecito, Plan to Catch Blaze at Gibraltar

Fire crews are preparing to defend Montecito and plan to catch the blaze at Gibraltar.

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UCSB Opens Shelter for Thomas Fire Evacuees

So far, 18 people have arrived from Ventura.

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Santa Barbara and UCSB Leaders Say the GOP Tax Bill Attacks Higher Education

Legislation Could Impact Student Loan Interest Payments, Tax Exemptions on Tuition Waivers

The legislation could impact student loan interest payments and tax exemptions on tuition waivers.

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Coats for the Cold: Help Keep People Warm This Winter

Two Santa Barbara businesses hold outerwear and blanket drive.

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Fundraiser to Be Held for Las Vegas Shooting Victims

Killer B Fitness raises funds for Brian and Lara Mack on Saturday.

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Santa Barbara Private School Wins Prestigious Journalism Award

It’s Laguna Blanca’s Second Straight Honor from Columbia University

Laguna Blanca’s newsmagazine selected from more than 1,000 contenders.

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Santa Barbara Filmmaker Creates 2015 Refugio Oil Spill Documentary

Gail Osherenko's Online Fundraiser on Track to Raise $12,000

Gail Osherenko's online fundraiser is on track to raise $12,000.

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Trial Date Set in Refugio Oil Spill Criminal Case

Plains All-American Pipeline faces four felony and 42 misdemeanor charges.

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City Council Candidate Campaigns for Fiber-Optic Internet in Santa Barbara

Current State of Internet Connections Is 'a Significant Constraint,' Says Ucciferri

The current state of internet connections is 'a significant constraint,' says Jack Ucciferri.

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Joe Biden Says Students Are Key to Fixing American Politics

The Former Vice President Spoke to a Sold-Out Arlington Theatre

The former vice president spoke to a sold-out Arlington Theatre.

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Cox Unveils New Internet Plan

Village at Los Carneros First to Have G1GA-Speed

The Village at Los Carneros is the first in Santa Barbara County with G1GA-speed.

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Five People Arrested Following Goleta Beach Stabbing

Four of the suspects are minors.