Articles Tagged With ‘Santa Barbara County’




Hill Fire in Santa Barbara County grows to 1,383 acres

By KAREN VELIE A wildfire burning in the hills east of New Cuyama in Santa Barbara County has scorched 1,383 acres and prompted an evacuation warning. The Hill Fire is 10% contained. Callers first reported the fire burning near the... (Continue reading)

Congressman Salud Carbajal’s bounced check to Santa Barbara County

OPINION by ANDY CALDWELL Santa Barbara County supervisors recently congratulated themselves for putting a dent in the homeless population, albeit they were forced to admit that, after spending some $130 million over the last couple of years, the homeless population... (Continue reading)

Ambulance transporting patient sideswiped on Highway 154, paramedic injured

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A vehicle sideswiped an ambulance that was traveling on Highway 154, transporting a patient to a Central Coast emergency room early Friday morning.  Shortly before 4 a.m., a caller reported the collision in the Windy Gap area... (Continue reading)

Five 99 Cents Only stores closing in SLO and Santa Barbara counties

By KAREN VELIE The owners of the 99 Cents Only stores chain announced Thursday they are closing down all 371 locations including five in San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara counties. Liquidation sales start on Friday. There are five 99... (Continue reading)

More than 1 million gallons of sewage spill in Goleta, closing beach

By JOSH FRIEDMAN More than 1 million gallons of sewage spilled into the Goleta Slough and Pacific Ocean last week, resulting in the closure of a Santa Barbara County beach. [SF Gate] A storm that flooded parts of the Central... (Continue reading)

Deputies found not to blame in Santa Barbara County inmate’s death

By KAREN VELIE Even though an autopsy found physical restraints contributed to an inmate’s death at the northern branch of the Santa Barbara County Jail, the deputies actions were “reasonable and lawful,” according to a Feb. 13 report by the... (Continue reading)

Firefighters rescue a Central Coast cow stuck in the mud

By KAREN VELIE Santa Barbara County firefighters on Monday rescued a large cow stuck in the mud following a mudslide at the Dos Pueblo Ranch in Goleta. Late Monday afternoon, a rancher discovered a “Ronvey” Swiss alp cow trapped in... (Continue reading)

Motorcyclist struck and killed near Orcutt

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Drivers struck and killed a downed motorcyclist south of Orcutt on Wednesday night.  The male motorcyclist landed on the roadway near the intersection of Highway 1 and Highway 135. Multiple vehicles then struck the motorcyclist, according to... (Continue reading)

CHP vehicle rams elderly wrong-way driver on Highway 101

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A CHP officer used a patrol vehicle early Thursday morning to ram the car of an elderly wrong-way driver on Highway 101 in Santa Barbara County. [KSBY] Shortly after 2 a.m., 911 callers reported a wrong-way driver... (Continue reading)

Ambulance provider wins, Santa Barbara County loses latest legal battle

By KAREN VELIE Santa Barbara County lost the latest legal battle over why it awarded its own fire department a contract. The recent ruling bars the county from taking over ambulance services, at least for now. For 50 years, American... (Continue reading)