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Jean Yamamura

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Baby Otters Born at the Santa Barbara Zoo

Squeaks in a Nest Box Announce Newborns

Squeaks in a nest box announce newborns to zookeepers.

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Borgwards Are in Town

German auto club brings vintage gems to Santa Barbara.

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Giant Sea Bass: For Lunch or Dive Buddy?

UCSB Study Examines Alternate Values of Big Fish Species

UCSB study examines alternate values of big fish species.

Woman Veers off 101 in Early Morning Traffic Fatality

Collides with tree just north of Garden Street.

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Robbery Suspect Leads Deputies Down the 154

Plows into cars, gate, and tree before being arrested.

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Red Flag Fire Conditions Called for Santa Barbara

Wind and dry weather warning issued for Thursday night through Saturday morning in coastal and mountain areas.

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Man Arrested After Crashing into Café

Injures five pedestrians during Saturday brunch hour.

Carp High Students Charged with Making Criminal Threats

Gun-toting photos posted at Snapchat threatened "retaliation," said police.

Bold Robber Captured near Santa Barbara Police Department

Officers swarm neighborhood around stationhouse looking for a suspect with a gun.

Monte Vista Goes on Lockdown After Nearby Break-In Attempt

Woman with knife hit with shotgun beanbags and taser.

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Citrix Software Giant Winds Down at Santa Barbara Location

RightSignature operations lay off dozens; relocates to Raleigh.

Apartment Lottery Signups Ongoing

Casas de Los Carneros in Goleta set aside for people who make 60 percent of area median income.

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Camino Real Marketplace Gas Station Shot Down Again

Goleta Council Approves a General Plan Change Request for Slower Road Speed

Goleta Council approves a General Plan change request for lower street speeds.

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What to Do About State Street

MIT Forum Discusses the Caruso Way and 'Click and Order' in 'Brick and Mortar'

MIT forum discusses the Caruso way and 'click and order' in 'brick and mortar.'

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California Department Target of Russian Hacking

Homeland Security Slowly and Incorrectly Reveals Details

Homeland Security slowly and incorrectly reveals details.

County Preps for Workforce Condo Sales

Tree Farm condos almost ready as local workforce housing.

California Tops Charts for Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, and Syphilis

Chlamydia Rate in Santa Barbara County Higher Than State Average

Chlamydia rate in Santa Barbara County higher than state average.

Goleta Grannies Begin to Get Regulated

The RSU to ADU Do-Si-Do

City begins to start to commence an Accessory Dwelling Unit ordinance.

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DACA Renewal Period Ends Thursday

Application Help and Financing Available

Must be received by October 5; application help and financing available.

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Goleta City Council Sends Westar Development Back to the Drawing Board

Traffic, Accessibility Issues, and Zoning Challenges Force the Council to Reconsider

Traffic, accessibility issues, and zoning challenges forced the council to reconsider.

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Man Jailed for Shoving Meter Maid

Expired registration leads to County Jail.

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Police Follow Leads on Serra Beheading

Unknown if decapitation of statue at Mission Santa Barbara was prank or statement.

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DACA Renewal Fee Grants Created

Rollback Fought by Creator of Policy

Rollback termed 'unconstitutional, unjust, and unlawful' in UC lawsuit.

Seven Chosen as New Public Engagement Commissioners

Goleta's district elections process seeks to raise civic participation.

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Spectacular Lightning Storm in Santa Barbara

Fire seen on Santa Cruz Island.

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Statue of Father Serra Decapitated

Red paint splashed on statue at Mission Santa Barbara.

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Bank Robber Suspected in Nine Thefts

Suspect's range extends from Santa Maria to Santa Clarita.

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Hundreds of Trees Saved from the Ax for Now

Goleta to Remove 29 Eucalypti in Ellwood Butterfly Groves

Goleta to remove 29 eucalypti in butterfly groves, speed habitat plan.

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Solvang Kidnap Victim's Four-Day Ordeal Told

Sheriff's Office Releases Brief Narrative

Santa Barbara Sheriff's Office releases brief investigators' narrative.

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Four-Way at Pardall Road

Isla Vista Adds Stoplights Before Bike Tunnel to UCSB

Isla Vista adds stoplights before bike tunnel to UC Santa Barbara.

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Direct Relief Supplies Medications to Hurricane Areas

Nearly a million dollars' worth of medical supplies were sent last week after Hurricane Harvey rebounded across Texas.

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New SBA–Seattle Flight Service

Travel to Seattle in less than three hours.

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Horrible Heat Wave Continues

Electricity Demand at Record Highs

With electricity demand at record highs, power agency asks for conservation Friday afternoon and evening.

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Santa Barbara Officer Takes Third in World Police and Fire Games

Michaela Bebernes kicked serious butt in the Women's Crossfit Elite competition.

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Highway 101 to Close at Carpinteria at Night

Freeway work on Sunday and Monday will detour drivers along Carpinteria Avenue.

Carpinteria Adopting District Elections

The change will take effect by 2022.

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Anacapa School Saved by $1 Million Donation

Private School in Danger of Closing Receives Unexpected $1 Million

Private school in danger of closing receives unexpected $1 million from anonymous donor.

Amber Alert Vehicle Found in Santa Barbara

[UPDATE] Nine-year-old boy found safe in Encino; father killed by LAPD.

Surf Beach Closure Lengthens Due to Plover Incursions

Will not reopen until September 30, the end of nesting season.

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Goleta Public Library Happily Shouts Mutiny

Library to Leave Santa Barbara System

Library to leave Santa Barbara system.

Two Arrested for String of Armed Robberies

Lancaster residents accused of four Santa Barbara incidents.

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Chiles Charring at Loreto Plaza Saturday

Santa Barbara's Loreto Plaza is full of the smells and sounds of roasting chiles today only.

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Car Plunges off Road at Windy Gap

Sunday incident injures two; driver arrested for DUI.

Sheriff's Patrol Car Strikes Child

Friday evening incident in Carpinteria under investigation.

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Beach Closed for Plover Protection

Too many incursions at Wall Beach closes partial shoreline at Vandenberg Air Force Base.

Whittier Fire Update: August 4, 2017

Water-dropping helicopter using infrared viewer to target remaining hot spots.

Goleta Likely to Save Money with Solo Library

Workshop Hashes Over Financial Issues

Workshop hashes over financial issues in staying with Santa Barbara or going it alone.

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Friday Downtown Will Be a Mess

Fiesta parade return route changes this year to Garden Street.

New Planning Director in Goleta

City hires SBCAG’s Peter Imhof, a longtime county planner, who reflects on recent department review.

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Mark Linehan Lets Loose

After Goleta Says No to Gas Station, Developer Ends Farmers' Markets, Art Walk at Camino Real Marketplace

After Goleta says no to gas station, developer ends farmers' markets, art walk at Camino Real Marketplace.