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Alleged Butterfly Lane Driver Apprehended

The September 4 incident injured a pedestrian near the Biltmore Hotel.

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Keith Hamm, News Reporter

How a Pro Stays Neutral During an Emotional Assignment

How a pro stays neutral during an emotional assignment.

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WWII Grenade Found in Santa Barbara Garage

The resident believes it belonged to their deceased grandfather.

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Missing Person: 14-Year-Old Atzyry Sugey Mendoza

SMHS Student Last Seen Monday

[Update] The SMHS student last seen on Monday has been found safe.

Forum Delivers Pros and Cons of State Props

Local measures also part of League of Women Voters forum.

Rape Attempt Reported in Isla Vista

City College student attacked at Camino Pescadero and Picasso.

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Ava Talehakimi, Production Designer

This UCSB Grad is a Gal of Many Talents

This UCSB grad is a gal of many talents.

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2018 Election Endorsements

Carbajal for Congress; No on Prop 6

Yes on Proposition 1, 2, and 10; No on Proposition 5

Man Killed by Amtrak in Guadalupe

Transient had been sitting on the tracks.

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City Hosting Second Pop-Up Speed-Dating Event

The first proved popular and drew dozens of participants.

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Strange Notes Appear Along Cathedral Oaks

Sheriff and school district believe they pose no threat.

Retirement Options Meeting for Small Business

Information on new voluntary retirement benefit savings for Californians takes place October 10.

County Government(s) Oppose Prop. 6

The vote was not unanimous to fight against losing gas tax funding for roads.

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'Pianos on State' Starts October 2

Participatory Art Exhibit Features Downtown Music

Participatory art exhibit encourages music downtown.

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Vandenberg Beaches Reopen to Public

Snowy Plovers Chicks Have Fledged

Chicks have fledged from nesting snowy plovers.

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Foodbank Unveils Emergency Boxes

Filled with Small Meals and Disaster Supplies

Nonprofit to donate one box for each box purchased.

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Detective Adopts Abandoned Puppy Found in Illegal Marijuana Grow

The little guy almost didn't make it.

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Driver Cracks Wall at Loreto Plaza

Runs over parking bumper and hits Posh jewelers.

Christine Ford Rally at Noon

Santa Barbara to gather at De la Guerra Plaza to support congressional testimony.

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UCSB Grad Student Wins Collegiate Bridge Championship

Andrew Rowberg Takes Home a $2,000 Scholarship and Serious Bragging Rights

Andrew Rowberg takes home a $2,000 scholarship and serious bragging rights.

Dyslexia Dialogue Set for September 30

Educational Series for Parents

Goleta Valley Library hosts educational series for parents.

Valuables in Cars a Target for Thieves

Theft is up at Santa Barbara parks.

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Dyer Returns as Interim Fire Chief

When Eric Peterson steps down, Mike Dyer will fill in for County Fire.

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Teen Serial Robber Caught and Confesses

The suspect was identified through an anonymous tipster.

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New Eastside Playground Finished

Swings and a play structure go up at the Municipal Tennis Courts.

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Father and Son Go Missing on Sailing Trip from Goleta to Hawai‘i

Gerald “Storm” Talifero, 68, and Adagio “Dag” Talifero, 14, were last seen in June.

Polo & Wine Fest Canceled

This Saturday’s Event at Polo Club Called Off ‘Due to Unforeseen Circumstances’

This Saturday’s event at Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club called off “due to unforeseen circumstances.”

Bill Targets Coastal Oil and Gas Development 

SB 834 Would Prohibit Construction of New Support Facilities

SB 834 would prohibit construction of new infrastructure. 

Car Chase in Montecito; Pedestrian Critically Injured

Tuesday Afternoon Manhunt near Butterfly Beach

[Update] Two suspects identified; manhunt near Butterfly Beach occurred Tuesday afternoon.

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County Fire Chief Eric Peterson Announces Retirement

Chief Eric Peterson, the head of Santa Barbara County Fire since January 2015, made his retirement official today.

Lyft Offers $5 Discount During Holiday Weekend

Offer Good Until 4 a.m. Tuesday

The offer is good until 4 a.m. Tuesday.

Attempted Robbery at Carpinteria Marijuana Facility

Authorities Arrest Two Suspects

Authorities arrested two suspects.

Highway 101 Overnight Closures at Olive Mill Road

From 10pm until 5am tonight, southbound and northbound lanes to the US Highway 101 will be closed at Olive Mill Road for maintenance.

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Emergency Alerting Survey Launched by S.B. County

The County of Santa Barbara has launched a survey that aims to better reach community members in an event of an emergency

Montecito Roundabout Meeting Set for August 29

Community Discussion on Potential Traffic Solution

Community invited to discuss traffic plan.

Bomb Squad Responds to Suspicious Device in Isla Vista

Backpack Contained Possible Pipe Bomb

A backpack contained a possible pipe bomb.

Front Fire: ‘It’s Done.’

Firefighters Praise Monday Morning Marine Layer

Containment helped by persistent marine layer on Monday.

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Bryce Aston, Copy Desk Intern

Our copyediting cadet talks being the best you can be and picking your battles in grammar warfare.

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Fire on Greggory Way Extinguished

Friday morning fire held to one unit in tight townhouse complex in Santa Barbara.

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All by Design

Our graphic designer, Alex Drake, talks design dreams.

County Executive Gets a Raise

Mona Miyasato with county for four-and-a-half years.

More Human Remains Wash Up in Isla Vista

Dental records indicate bones are not those of Montecito mudflow victim.

Friday Foresters' Game Cancelled

Thursday game at Pershing Park still on.

Deputies De-Escalate Potential Suicide at Jalama

Man with Loaded Handgun Threatened to Kill Himself

A man with a loaded handgun threatened to kill himself.

Body Discovered off Isla Vista

Investigators Called to Camino Pescadero Park

Investigators were called to Camino Pescadero Park.

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Selling Points

Our sales administrator, Madison Chackel, reveals the fuel that runs the Indy.

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Down to a Fine Art

Our creative director, Caitlin Fitch, reflects on her creative process.

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Firefighters Rescue Woman Trapped in Quicksand at East Beach

Hurricane Fabio's High Surf Created Sand Slurry at Santa Barbara Creek Mouth

Hurricane Fabio's high surf created sand slurry at the mouth of Mission Creek.

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Spot Fires Merge into an Acre on Highway 154

Roadside fires extinguished by crews and helicopter water drops.

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Credit Card Skimmers Stopped in Goleta

Two men apprehended after citizen observation at Valero gas station.