Articles Tagged With ‘Goleta’




Mysterious oil spotted off Goleta coast

A little more than two months after thousands of gallons of oil spilled along the Gaviota coast, a mysterious layer of oil appeared offshore of the nearby Goleta Beach. [LA Times] Around 11 a.m. Wednesday, kayakers spotted oil about 1,000... (Continue reading)

Boy, formerly of Goleta, beat to death over birthday cake

A 9-year-old boy paid with his life for eating birthday cake that was supposed to go to the 2-year-old daughter of his mother’s boyfriend. [Chicago Tribune] Oriana Iris Garcia, 26, took her son Jack Gacia out of elementary school in... (Continue reading)

Disabled child spends school day abandoned on the bus

A driver for the Goleta school district left a 4-year-old boy with brain damage sitting on a parked school bus for four hours last week. [KCOY] On the morning of July 6, the driver was transporting four children to summer... (Continue reading)

Crazy taxi driver accused of grand theft auto

A 20-year-old Santa Barbara man managed to steal a taxi from the home of its driver, but the thief’s reckless driving quickly led to his arrest. [KEYT] On Sunday afternoon, taxi driver Ron Goodman was in his Santa Barbara home... (Continue reading)

Man arrested for resisting arrest on Goleta video

A video purportedly showing police brutality in Goleta touches on a second policing trend that is causing concern among some citizens. Early Thursday morning, Santa Barbara County sheriff’s deputies arrested 22-year-old Keenen Johnson in a motel parking lot. Deputies pursued... (Continue reading)

Oil spill cleanup costs surpassing $70 million

The cost of cleaning up the Santa Barbara County oil spill has already reached approximately $70 million. [NBC Southern California] Pipeline company Plains All American announced Wednesday that the cleanup cost had reached $69 million. Each day of the cleanup... (Continue reading)

How do we create a post-fossil fuel society?

Opinion by Fielding Graduate University President Katrina Rogers, PhD The oil spill the occurred off 20 miles north of Santa Barbara on May 19 raises once again the specter of an increasingly polluted world. With all of us so dependent on fossil... (Continue reading)

Oil spill cleanup continues, few animals impacted

Three days after thousands of gallons of oil from a ruptured pipeline poured into the ocean west of Goleta, officials report three dead pelicans and one dead common dolphin, though the cause of dolphin’s death has not been determined. A... (Continue reading)

Brown declares emergency over Central Coast oil spill

California Governor Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency Wednesday in response to the oil spill near Goleta that has caused about 21,000 gallons of crude to flow into the ocean. Brown’s emergency declaration frees state funds and resources to... (Continue reading)

Oil pipeline spills 21,000 gallons off Central Coast

A ruptured pipeline near Goleta spilled 21,000 gallons of crude oil into the ocean Tuesday creating an approximately four-mile wide oil slick. The portion of the pipeline near Refugio State Beach broke in the early afternoon spilling oil into a... (Continue reading)