Articles Tagged With ‘Santa Barbara County’




Man’s body found on Santa Barbara County beach

Santa Barbara County Sheriff deputies are investigation the death of a college-age man whose body was found on the beach in Isla Vista. [Cal Coast Times] Shortly after 9 a.m. on Saturday, a passerby spotted the body of a white... (Continue reading)

Plains found guilty on 9 charges for failing to maintain oil pipeline

A Santa Barbara County jury found Plains All American Pipeline guilty on Friday of a felony count of failing to properly maintain its pipeline and eight misdemeanor charges related to the May 19, 2015 spill of 140,000 gallons of crude... (Continue reading)

Four people overdose at party in Santa Barbara County

Four people attending a party in the Mission Canyon area near Santa Barbara overdosed on opiates early Sunday morning. Paramedics successfully treated each of the victims with NARCAN. [Cal Coast Times] Shortly before 2 a.m., a caller reported a man... (Continue reading)

LA County firefighter’s body found in Santa Barbara County

A body found in a Santa Barbara County canyon last week has been identified as that of a missing Los Angeles County Fire Department captain. [Cal Coast Times] On Friday, deputies found an SUV registered to Wayne Habell, 43, near... (Continue reading)

Highway 101 in Santa Barbara County reopened on Sunday

Highway 101 reopened on Sunday nearly two weeks after mudslides killed at least 21 people and closed Highway 101 in southern Santa Barbara County. [Cal Coast Times] Shortly after noon, Traffic began moving again on Highway 101 in Santa Barbara... (Continue reading)

Lompoc kidnapper allegedly forced victim to marry him in Vegas

Surveillance footage shows that during this week’s kidnapping escapade Joseph Hetzel forced Virginia Paris to marry him inside a Las Vegas wedding chapel. [KCOY] Paris’s daughter, Melissa Villabla, said Hetzel forced Paris to marry him in exchange for allowing her... (Continue reading)

Lompoc kidnapper arrested in Las Vegas

A Lompoc man suspected of kidnapping and holding his ex-girlfriend captive for four days was arrested Tuesday in Las Vegas. On Monday evening, Joseph Hetzel, 52, released Virginia Paris, 55, in front of a hotel in Henderson, Nevada. Paris told... (Continue reading)

Father pleads guilty to murder of 5-year-old found near Lake Cachuma

A Southern California man has pleaded guilty to murdering his 5-year-old son. The boy’s body was found near Lake Cachuma in Santa Barbara County after an extensive search by law enforcement. The boy, Aramazd Andressian Jr., was last seen alive... (Continue reading)

Central Coast fires keep burning but firefighters gain more control

Firefighters have established full containment of a blaze burning along San Luis Obispo County’s northern edge and have nearly accomplished the same with a fire in Santa Margarita. Meanwhile, firefighters are starting to gain control of the Alamo Fire that... (Continue reading)

Multiple fires burn on the Central Coast

Fires are burning on both the northern and southern edges of San Luis Obispo County, as well as in Santa Margarita. Additionally, a fire is burning near Lake Cachuma in Santa Barbara County, and a blaze burned briefly in Morro... (Continue reading)