Articles Tagged With ‘Santa Barbara County District Attorney’




Paula Lopez facing four months in jail

Former news anchor Paula Lopez Ochoa pled no contest Friday to one count of driving under the influence, two counts of delaying or resisting a peace officer, one count of refusing a chemical test, and one count of battery on... (Continue reading)

Solvang woman acquitted of murdering her daughter

Less than a month after declaring a mistrial, a Santa Maria judge reversed his ruling, freeing a 90-year-old Solvang woman who was accused of murdering her terminally ill daughter. In 2013, Solvang resident Heidi Good died at the age of... (Continue reading)

Santa Barbara man sentenced for raping homeless women

A 35-year-old Santa Barbara man received a 32-year prison sentence Wednesday for raping two homeless women. Daniel Rico Fabian, 35, previously pleaded no contest to two counts of forcible rape, according to the Santa Barbara County District Attorney’s Office. Both... (Continue reading)

Santa Barbara prosecutor faces gun charge

The California Attorney General’s Office has charged the former chief deputy district attorney of Santa Barbara County with possessing an unauthorized firearm in a public building. The charge is a misdemeanor. Last week, the district attorney’s office announced Chief Deputy... (Continue reading)

Randy and Evi Quaid facing extradition

The Santa Barbara District Attorney’s Office is working to extradite actor Randy Quaid and his wife Evi Quaid to face charges of felony vandalism. In 2010, the couple fled to Canada after they were charged with breaking into a Montecito... (Continue reading)

Santa Barbara DA charges Paula Lopez

The Santa Barbara County District Attorney’s Office has charged longtime local news anchor Paula Lopez Ochoa with six misdemeanors for an incident last month in which she allegedly drove under the influence and assaulted two officers. Ochoa, 50, has long... (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)

Grand jury charges 89-year-old woman with murdering her daughter

The Santa Barbara County Grand Jury has indicted an 89-year-old woman for the murder of her daughter. Solvang resident Heidi Good was suffering from ALS at the time of her death in 2013, but Good’s husband has since maintained in... (Continue reading)

Abel Maldonado’s son charged with manslaughter

The Santa Barbara District Attorney’s Office is prosecuting the 16-year-old son of former Lieutenant Governor Abel Maldonado for a misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter charge in connection with the death of a cyclist. The teen is due in court on Friday. On... (Continue reading)