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Photographs from around Santa Barbara.
Hotel operator Gilda Cordova appointed to council; Police Chief Pat Walsh resigns.
Noon report from around downtown Santa Barbara.
Residents advised to consult Winter 2019 Evacuation Map to determine if they are in or out of the zone.
Dangerous Labrador retriever allowed to live out his life at Shadow's Fund.
Carbajal and LaMalfa sponsor bill to add 1,400 acres to Chumash reservation.
West of Goleta alerted Friday night; up to 10 inches could fall in South Coast mountains.
Agrees to penalties for programming vehicles to fool smog checks.
Saturday and Sunday's storms edged Lake Cachuma capacity upward.
Temperature Criteria Change Would Increase Nights Open
If nights increase, where would homeless people go and how would the centers operate without funding, operators ask.