Keith Hamm

Three-legged dog walks into a bar. Orders a whiskey. Bartender pours the drink and says, "I thought the sheriff told you to be outta town by sundown!" Three-legged dog belts back the whiskey, slams down the shot glass, and says, "I ain't leavin' town till I found out who shot my paw."

Recent Stories

Santa Barbara Unified Spends $1M on Mental Health Services

Program Puts Therapists on Every Campus

New program will put at least one therapist on each campus.

Tease photo

Will Hollister Ranch Access Deal Hold Up Under Public Scrutiny?

Commissioners with State Agency May Reconsider Beach Access Settlement with Santa Barbara County Gated Community

State commissioners are taking a closer look at settlement over beach access to Santa Barbara County gated community.

Los Padres Officials Ban Campfires, Firearm Discharge

Temporary Measures Enacted During Peak Fire Season

Temporary measures are enacted during peak fire season.

Tease photo

20 Questions with Architect Tom Meaney, AIA

A Love of Fine Art Informs Home Design

His love of fine art informs his custom-home designs.

Tease photo

Environmentalists Step Up as Hollister Ranch Access Goes to Coastal Commission 

Big Turnout Expected at July 13 Meeting in Santa Cruz 

A big turnout is expected at July 13 hearing in Santa Cruz.

Tease photo

Holiday Fire Burns 20 Structures Overnight, Crews Prepare for Another Hot, Windy Day

County Declares Local Emergency, Fire 5 Percent Contained, 60 to 80 Acres Blackened

Firefighters have achieved 5 percent containment, and the brushfire has burned between 60 and 80 acres.

Tease photo

Slower Ships Save Money, Whales

Tankers Incentivized to Slow Down in Santa Barbara Channel

Program pays tankers to slow down in the Santa Barbara Channel.

Tease photo

Free Fishing Day for California 

No License Required on July 7  

Sport anglers can fish without a license on July 7. 

Tease photo

Sheriff Warns of Mail Scam

Extortion Scheme Targets 'High-Profile' Professionals

Extortion scheme targets 'high-profile' professionals. 

Presbyterian Church Camp Faces Sherpa Fire Lawsuits

Two More Complaints Filed Last Week

Cal Fire and two ranches are suing for damages.

More stories