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County Employee Charged with Taking $1.7 Million

Public Works Accountant and Eight Others Accused of Misappropriation of Public Funds

Public Works accountant and eight others accused of misappropriation of public funds.

DACA Workshop Scheduled Saturday

For those with a work permit that expires soon.

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Never Fear: Rachel’s Here

Helping the office and helping the community, Rachel Gantz is the shoulder to lean on.

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Striped Bass in Southern California

Santa Barbara’s Marco Farrell Practices Catch and Release

The fish was spotted in the shallows chasing a one-ounce lure.

Vandenberg Beaches Reopen

Plover protections lifted after chicks fledge.

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Bubbles & Beans Laundromat Badly Burned

No one was hurt in 2 a.m. fire.

Murder-Suicide Autopsy Results Released

Christina Martin, 57, was battered about the head and upper body.

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Jeanne Graffy Dies

Multi-Year Santa Barbara Councilmember and County Supervisor

Served many years as Santa Barbara councilmember and county supervisor.

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SBCC Football Player Arrested for Assaulting UCSB Police Officer

The female officer struck her head on a truck bumper and lost consciousness.

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Group Arrested for Pharmacy Heists

The four men are all from Long Beach.

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Rescue Mission Starts Massive Remodel

After 32 years of heavy use, the facility was in serious need of improvements.

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A Clean Sweep

Dedicated Indy vet keeps the office moving in his own unique way

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New Cabrillo Boulevard Bridge Opens for Business

The $26 million replacement project took three long years to complete.

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Two Dead in Goleta Murder-Suicide

[UPDATE] Two women found dead at Hollister Village identified.

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A Is for Activism

Digital intern uses her platform to stand up for what she believes in.

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Kids World Closes for Renovations

Play structure at Alameda Park will be rebuilt over the fall.

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Come and Meet Our (Tri) Team

The Independent's very own tri-team takes on the annual Santa Barbara Triathlon.

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Police Ask for Public's Help in Felony Vandalism Case

Subject captured on video surveillance this June wanted for questioning.

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Goleta Man Arrested After Machete Attack

The victim's fingers were badly sliced in the assault.

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Sweet Mystery

Free flowing with Richie DeMaria

Where the Buses Are

New app from Metropolitan Transit District keeps riders up-to-date; some route timings change.

Santa Maria Bank Robbery Results in Death

Deputy fires on suspect near Bradley Dip, who later dies at hospital.

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Castillo Street Underpass Open Again

Caltrans attacks water seepage problem with geothermal membrane and drains this time.

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Trial by Fire

A to Zines, Athena Tan hits the ground running as the Indy's new copy editor.

National Indivisible Leaders Visit Santa Barbara Chapter

They talked strategy, canvassing, and preventing burnout.

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From Dunkirk to 'Dunkirk'

Aspiring screenwriter gets a taste with Film Fest and the great Hans Zimmer.

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Historia de un Amor

Indy dancer, meet flamenco.

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Fiesta Historical Parade 2017

Learn the lineup for El Desfile Histórico horse procession on August 4.

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Bacara Perhaps Nearing a Sale

The Bacara Resort & Spa, just next door to the Venoco oil processing facility, is currently in negotiations with a potential buyer.

Man Apparently Hit by Car on Purpose and Dies

New Cuyama incident results in an arrest for vehicular manslaughter.

Woman Struck and Killed by Amtrak

Second incident within a week near Goleta Train Station.

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Closer to the Sun

From one beach town to another.

Cottage Achieves First U.S. Gold Standard in Sustainability

Landfill diversion and local foodstuffs earn hospital national recognition.

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Sheriff’s Roundup

Video features hostage negotiations team, behind the scenes of Deltopia, and MacGyver the search dog.

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Goleta Butterfly Preserve Closed

Falling trees endanger viewers at Ellwood; public forum to be held Wednesday.

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Man Killed on Tracks near Goleta Train Station

[UPDATE] Identified as Edmund Backus of Goleta; did not respond to blowing train whistle and horn.

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The Day Is Here

Clara Hillis always takes the challenge.

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Food Trucks Get Four Hours in Private Lots

New City of Santa Barbara zoning ordinance sets rules for operators.

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Fire Duty

Reporter Keith Hamm takes on the Whittier Fire.

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Crews Reach 48 Percent Containment of Whittier Fire

Continues to Creep Eastward, Challenging Terrain Complicates Work

Cooperative weather aids in containment milestone; meanwhile, fire continues to creep eastward, and challenging terrain complicates work.

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Three-RV Fire on Upper State

Mechanic mishap broils three vehicles; man severely burned.

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Weather Shift Brings Greater Containment to Whittier Fire

Crews Reach 25 Percent Containment, Fire Continues to Creep South

The return to an onshore flow allows fire crews to reach 25 percent containment; meanwhile, fire continues to creep into southern canyons.

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County, State, and Forest Service Officials Give Press Conference on Whittier Fire

The U.S. Forest Service, Cal Fire, County Sheriff, and County Fire departments held a joint press conference on Sunday at 2 p.m.

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Alamo Fire Burning into Tepusquet Canyon

[UPDATE] Crosses border into Santa Barbara County, driven by winds; now 19,000 acres in size.

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Do You Make Cascarones?

Hey Santa Barbara, Nick Welsh is looking for people who make cascarones.

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An S.B. Solstice in Ireland?

Santa Barbarans go abroad to Europe's westernmost point.

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Summer Reading Suggestions

Chaucer’s Books Staff Selections

Chaucer’s Books staff offer myriad selection of great tomes.

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Arts and Culture Events Generate Nearly $200 Million in Santa Barbara

Report quantifies effect on local economy and employment.

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St. Pete's on the Neva

The Indy lands in St. Petersburg.

Yardi Employees Give CEO 94 Percent Approval Rating

Glassdoor announces Employees' Choice Awards for top industry leaders.