Posts Tagged ‘Santa Barbara County’

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Cartel hit man cops to nine murders in California

A Mexican drug cartel hit man confessed last week to killing more than 30 people, nine of whom he murdered in California. [LA Times] Jose Manuel Martinez, 51, allegedly told investigators in Alabama that he has worked for a Mexican... (Continue reading)

Officers shoot wrong-way driver in Santa Barbara County

A Santa Barbara County sheriff’s deputy and a California Highway Patrol officer shot and wounded a man driving a pick-up truck the wrong way in neighborhood outside of Goleta. [KCOY] Around 8 p.m. Wednesday, the CHP issued an alert about... (Continue reading)

Crowd of suspects face murder charges

So many suspects are facing charges in the murder of Santa Maria’s Anthony Iberra that they had to be crowded into a larger venue at Juvenile Court during proceedings Thursday. (Santa Maria Times) Iberra, 28, was killed March 18, reportedly... (Continue reading)

Chumash Indians seeking to increase reservation size

The Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians’ proposal to increase their reservation size 10 fold has been met with vocal opposition from Santa Barbara County officials and residents. Currently, the Chumash reservation, which sets northwest of Santa Barbara and includes... (Continue reading)

Wine issues shadow other counties, too

Santa Barbara County officials are looking at ways to control a burgeoning wine-making economy without fueling a war between agricultural and neighborhood interests — and it’s not about water. (Santa Maria Times) Rather, planners and winery representatives seek a way... (Continue reading)

Sheriff deputies charged with assault

The Santa Barbara County District Attorney filed assault charges against two deputies who work in the jail for allegedly beating an inmate. On June 17, deputies Robert Kirsch, 30, and Christopher Johnson, 28, allegedly assaulted Charles Alonzo Owens, an inmate... (Continue reading)

Air Force considering tapping oil offshore from Vandenberg

The U.S. Air Force is considering leasing portions of Vandenberg Air Force Base to private oil companies for extraction of offshore oil and gas with land-based drills. [LATimes] If approved, it will be the first new offshore lease in state... (Continue reading)

Body found in crashed vehicle

California Highway Patrol officers discovered human remains in a white Chevy truck found 30 feet off of Painted Cave Road in Santa Barbara County on Thursday. [KEYT] A Santa Barbara Sheriff helicopter crew spotted the truck of Highway 154 around... (Continue reading)

Great white shark tosses kayak

A Central Coast water recreation area has been temporarily closed after a great white shark displayed violent behavior on Saturday. State Park officials told KCOY the 12-foot-long shark swam between two fishermen in kayaks and at one point lifted one... (Continue reading)

$4 million in marijuana found on Central Coast beach

Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Narcotics Detectives, responding to a report of a Panga boat Thursday morning, found 2,000 pounds of marijuana under a cliff next to the boat. Employees at the Cojo Ranch, near the Point Conception Lighthouse discovered the... (Continue reading)

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