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Keith Hamm

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Survey Flight Detects Lingering Whittier Fire Hotspots

But they don't pose a risk to nearby communities, district ranger says.

School Board Stops Interdistrict Transfers

Vote comes in response to shift to basic-aid funding.

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Supporters Rally for Open Alternative School

Dropping Enrollment Threatens to Close the Small K-6 Campus

Dropping enrollment threatens to close the small K-6 campus.

Santa Barbara Realtor Jailed on Attempted Murder

Barret Murphy found incoherent in the middle of East Valley Road after allegedly raping a woman.

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La Paloma Ranch Sues Over Sherpa Fire

Civil Suit Filed in the Aftermath

A civil suit has been filed in the aftermath of the 2016 blaze.

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Santa Barbara County Bans Short-Term Vacation Rentals in Neighborhoods

Two Years of Heated Debate Come to a Head with the Decision

Two years of heated debate finally came to a head with the decision.

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Santa Barbara Youth Sports Follow New Concussion Safety Rules

Team Coaches and Doctors Tackle Ways to Prevent Head Injuries

Santa Barbara coaches and doctors tackle ways to prevent head injuries in all youth sports.

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Kids Helping Kids, at Home and Abroad

Economics Educator Honored for Teaching Charity

San Marcos High School econ teacher honored at 10th-anniversary party.

Fire Evacuates Trout Club

The small brushfire that prompted evacuation orders for residents of the Trout Club is under control.

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Multiple Brush Fires Break Out in Lompoc Area

UPDATE: The fire is 441 acres with 60 percent containment.

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District Considers Closing Open Alternative School

Matsuoka cites declining enrollment and potential change in inter-district transfer policy.

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Toro Canyon's Hay Hill Further Protected

The vast majority of the 88-acre property will remain untouched.

Vacation Rentals Going Before County Board

The public meeting is scheduled for October 3rd.

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TEDx Returns to New Vic

Veterans Day Event Discusses Returning Soldiers, Human Trafficking, and More

Returning soldiers and human trafficking are among the topics at this year’s event.

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Carrizo Plain Safe from Interior Secretary Zinke?

Leaked Memo Suggests National Monument Off List of Targets

A leaked memo suggests the national monument is off his list of targets.

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Fighting Wildfires Breaches $2 Billion

Statewide Figures Reveal Most Expensive Season on Record

The statewide figures reveal the most expensive season on record.

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Domoic Health Advisories Lifted

Statewide annual quarantine on sport-harvested mussels remains in effect.

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Matsuoka Stands Behind DACA Students

The Santa Barbara Unified superintendent calls for equity.

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Teen Injured by Microburst 'Doing Much Better'

Alyssa Nuño's cousin reports she'll soon receive facial reconstruction surgery.

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Lands Commission Approves Becker Well Environmental Impact Statement

Work to cap the leaking oil wellhead may start this winter.

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Homework Help

Central Library Program Expands to Eastside and Carpinteria

The downtown library program has expanded to Carpinteria and the Eastside.

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Smokejumpers Mop Up Potato Fire on Santa Cruz Island

A lightning strike started the small blaze.

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The Funk Zone's Freshest Mural

Painter Brett Hammond Contributes to Alleyway Art

Painter Brett Hammond contributes to alleyway art.

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In Photos: Fallen Firefighter Gary Helming Remembered

The Los Padres National Forest battalion chief died in a car crash while returning from a wildfire.

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Santa Barbara Filmmaker Drops New Edit

Morgan Maassen Specializes in Waterborne Footage

Morgan Maassen specializes in waterborne footage.

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Teen Severely Injured by Santa Barbara Microburst

Sunday's Storm Capsizes Boats, Downs Trees, and Rips Roofing

Sunday's storm also capsized boats, downed trees, and ripped roofing.

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Downtown Barber a Champion of Customer Service

Emilio Resendiz Opened Champs to Have His Own Shop

Emilio Resendiz opened his own shop for better income and flexibility.

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MTD Launches BusTracker

Free App Pinpoints Bus Location and More

Free app for smartphones and home computers facilitates bus trips.

Forest Service Offers Women In Wildfire Program

The application deadline for the training camp is September 18.

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Forest Service Details Whittier Fire Fallout

County Warned About Rainstorms Sending Debris Downhill

The county is warned about rainstorms sending debris downhill.

School District Implementing Suicide Prevention Policies

State Law Requires New Intervention Strategies

State law requires new intervenion strategies.

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Sedgwick Granted $1.4 Million

Will build admin and research spaces and repair roads.

Chronic Absenteeism Drops Across School District

But intervention efforts continue.

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Original Loon Point 'Dawn to Dusk' Hours Reinstated

Signage reflects 1986 easement that originally created the beach trail.

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Peabody Stadium Breaks Ground

Twenty-month project gets its start.

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Black Bear Euthanized After Wandering onto Rincon Point

A vet said the 250-pound male was in poor health.

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Students Gear Up for First Day of School

Charity Event Donates Backpacks and Supplies to Young Students

Charity event donates backpacks and supplies to students in need.

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Surfers Win Big in Huntington Beach

Top Santa Barbara Am and Ojai Pro Dominate on National Stage

Top surfers from Santa Barbara region dominate on a national stage.

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Gear Guide: Patagonia Sleeping Bag and Cinch Pack

New Equipment Emphasizes Simple Functionality

New offerings from the outdoor giant emphasize comfort and durability.

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Santa Barbara Soaks Up the Great American Eclipse

Over 1,000 Sky-Gazers Crowd Museum of Natural History

Over 1,000 sky-gazers crowded the Museum of Natural History.

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Beware of Eclipse Eye Protection

Only Certain Equipment will Protect You

Only certain equipment will protect you from the sun.

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Circle V Ranch Camp Rebuild Underway

The Whittier Fire destroyed two lodges and a water facility.

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Hollister Ranch Public Access Case Ongoing

Talks continue, but the issue may soon head to trial.

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Special Ed Head Reassigned

Helen Rodriguez now focusing on English-learned students.

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Carpinteria Bluffs Permanently Preserved

Land Trust Now Proud Owner of the 21 Acres of Beloved Open Space

The Land Trust for Santa Barbara County is now the proud owner of the 21 acres of beloved open space.

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Peabody Stadium Q&A Scheduled

And the groundbreaking is set for August 23.

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Solar Chargers Provided to Homeless Women

Additional safety and security comes with a full phone battery.

Phone Scam Warning Issued by Sheriff

D.A. to Educate Targeted Elderly Communities

DA to educate targeted elderly communities.

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Hidden Valley for Outdoor Ed?

School District Mulls Teaching Sustainable Agriculture, Animal Husbandry

School district mulls teaching sustainable agriculture and animal husbandry.

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Channel Islands Up for Federal Review

Public Comment Period Ends August 15

The public comment period ends August 15.