Some Evacuations Lifted in Carpinteria; Containment Climbs to 15 Percent
Some evacuations have been lifted in Carpinteria; containment is up to 15 percent.
More Than 3,500 Fire Personnel Deployed to the Thomas Fire
More than 3,500 fire personnel have been deployed to the Thomas Fire.
Thomas Fire Fashion Statement: The Face Mask
Santa Barbara’s Air Pollution Control District announced the air quality in the City of Santa Barbara remains “unhealthy.”
Future Remains Unknown
The fire has grown to 132,000 acres. It is 10 percent contained.
Marina McKenzie’s 23-Year-Old Son Reportedly Jumped Out of a Transport Van While the Driver Was Distracted Taking Pictures
Marina McKenzie’s 23-year-old son reportedly jumped out of a transport van while the driver was distracted taking pictures.
With Little Left in Cachuma and Less Precipitation Forecasted, Things Aren't Looking Up
With little left in Cachuma and less precipitation forecasted, things aren't looking up.
Mayor Helene Schneider Approaches the End of her Term
Mayor Helene Schneider is approaching the end of her term.
Justin Fareed Stays Silent While the Rich Get Richer and the Poor Choke on Bones
The strange, shocking silence of Justin Fareed on the Republican Congress’s feed-the-rich tax bill.
We Don't Need No Stinking Task Force, or Do We?
We don't need no stinking task force ... or do we?
Active Fire Throughout Ojai Valley as Western and Northern Flanks Grow ‘Very Rapidly’
With active fire throughout the Ojai Valley, concern rises that fire could move into Santa Barbara County as the western and northern flanks grow ‘very rapidly.’
One Patient Remains AWOL After Wandering Away from the Ventura County Fairgrounds
One patient remains AWOL after wandering away from the Ventura County Fairgrounds.
He’s Stepping Down in March After 36 Years With the Department
He’s stepping down in March after 36 years with the department.
Study Reveals More Than Half Have Been Enrolled in County's Behavioral Wellness Department
A study reveals more than half have been enrolled in the county's Behavioral Wellness department.
Sansum Signs Deal with Blue Shield; Cottage Settles Info-Breach Case for $2 Million
Sansum signs deal with Blue Shield; Cottage settles info-breach case for $2 million.
She Was a Staunch Supporter of Oil Development and a Sports Nut Famous for Her Rodeo Parties
She was a staunch supporter of oil development and a sports nut famous for her rodeo parties.
Will Astroturf Save Brides in High Heels or Just Poison the Ocean?
Will Hotel Californian’s Astroturf save brides in high heels or just poison the ocean?
7,000 Affordable Care Act patients across the county breathe a sigh of relief.
Nine Months In, Laura's Law Program Showing Success
Nine months in, the Laura's Law program is showing success.
Officials Recommend at Least 10 Percent of High-Density Developments Target ‘Moderate’-Income Renters
Officials recommend that at least 10 percent of high-density developments target “moderate”-income renters.
Task Force Recommends Mandatory Leases, but Stops Short of Just-Cause Eviction
Task force recommends mandatory leases, but stops short of just-cause eviction.
Banks Dragged into Crackdown on Embattled Landlord
Banks dragged into crackdown on embattled landlord.
Lower State Street's Art Ambitions, and Others Surrounding the Empty 2nd District Seat
Lower State Street's art ambitions, and others surrounding the empty 2nd District seat.
After 60 Years in Journalism, Santa Barbara’s On the Beat Columnist Hangs Up His Typewriter
After 60 years in journalism, Santa Barbara’s On the Beat columnist hangs up his typewriter.
He's accused of trying to shoot his ex-wife and setting relatives' homes on fire.
Upset by Surprise Announcement, County Reducing PATH's Reimbursement
Upset by a surprise announcement, the county is reducing PATH's reimbursement for services.
New State Law Requires Cities to Make Switch if Turnout Would Increase
New state law requires cities to make the switch if turnout would increase.
Digging into Cathy Murillo’s Victory, Red Hats, Edmund O. Hanson, and the Jerry Roberts Poll
Digging into Cathy Murillo’s victory, red hats, Edmund O. Hanson, and the Jerry Roberts poll
Comedian More Subdued Than Expected
Comedian was more subdued than the four-alarm WTF fire drills we’ve come to expect.
Vets Receiving Disability Benefits Often Don’t Qualify for Federal Housing Assistance
Vets receiving disability benefits often don’t qualify for federal housing assistance.
Steven Hoyt Accused of Negligently Filling Fatal Candyman Prescriptions
Steven Hoyt is accused of negligently filling fatal prescriptions ordered by Dr. Julio "Candyman" Diaz.
In a Progressive Sweep, Kristen Sneddon, Eric Friedman, Gregg Hart, and 'Yes' on Measure C All Claim Victory
In a progressive sweep, Kristen Sneddon, Eric Friedman, Gregg Hart, and 'Yes' on Measure C all claim victory.
Enrollment Period Began November 1
The enrollment period began November 1.
Improvement Meant to Encourage Foot Traffic from Funk Zone to Downtown
The improvement is meant to encourage foot traffic from the Funk Zone to
Little Difference Will Be Made without Accompanying Financial Support
Little difference will be made without accompanying financial support.
Negotiations with Blue Shield Remain Ongoing
Negotiations with Blue Shield remain ongoing.
All There in Black and White … Sort Of …
The Russians are coming to the Santa Barbara mayoral race.
Architects Team Up to Brainstorm a New Downtown Corridor
Architects team up to brainstorm a new downtown corridor.
Is Angel Martinez the Right Straitjacket for Santa Barbara Retail Madness?
Is Angel Martinez the right straitjacket for Santa Barbara retail madness?
Williams Fumes Over Sudden Loss of 150 Winter Beds
Supervisor Das Williams is fuming over the sudden loss of 150 winter beds.
As Many as 30,000 Santa Barbara and SLO Youth Could Be Affected
As many as 30,000 Santa Barbara and SLO youth could be affected.
At Two Weeks, It Was the Longest Installation to Date
At two weeks, it was the longest installation to date.
At Least Not Yet, But Thomas J. Barrack Jr. Is Picking Up the Pieces
Santa Barbara winery owner Thomas J. Barrack Jr. is in negotiations to buy sexual predator Harvey Weinstein’s business empire.
Whether it's One Cent or One Percent, We Need Measure C
Whether it's one cent or one percent, we need Measure C.
Three Hurricanes, Two Earthquakes Mean All Hands on Deck
Three hurricanes and two earthquakes mean all hands on deck.
Big Changes Rock Santa Barbara's Central Business District
Big changes rock Santa Barbara's central business district.
A Slew of Overqualified Municipal Candidates Overwhelms This Old Dog
A slew of overqualified municipal candidates overwhelms this old dog.
What Happens Next Is a 47,000-Square-Foot Question Mark
What happens next is a 47,000-square-foot question mark.
Phillips 66 abandoned the rail infrastructure expansion amid galvanized protest by environmentalists.
Amid hiccups, water availability questions resurface as winter approaches.
Assembly Bill 1505 authorizes cities to impose affordability requirements.