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An Eye-Opening Volunteer Program at Santa Barbara Police Department
An eye-opening volunteer program at Santa Barbara Police Department.
Renewal applications have totaled 117,446 since program suspension was overturned.
[Update] The suspect in the Goleta Rabobank robbery has been identified as Keith David Goodwin, believed to be the 'faux badge' bandit.
National Labor Relations Board puts money amount on employee losses since 2006.
[Update] Vegetation fire starts on the 1000 block of Highway 246; Bobcat Springs on evacuation warning.
Gets out of purple Lexus SUV parked in red to argue with man driving silver Porsche.
[Update] The man killed this morning on the railroad tracks near Montecito's Olive Mill Road has been identified.
Thursday morning report from County Fire expects full containment by this evening.
Carpinteria argument resolved with help of K9.
[Update] Cruces Fire at 150 acres, County Fire reported. Northern edge difficult; State Route 1 "looking better."