Articles Tagged With ‘Santa Barbara County’

Cop battles bull on Highway 101 in Buellton

A California Highway Patrol officer shot and killed a breakaway bull on Highway 101 in Buellton, but not before the animal knocked the patrolman down a hillside. [KEYT] On Tuesday afternoon, a bull broke through three fences and approached the... (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)

Neverland ranch could be yours for $100 million

The longtime home of deceased pop star Michael Jackson is on the market and priced at $100 million. [LA Times] Formerly known as Neverland Ranch, the 2,700-acre property in Northern Santa Barbara County has a 12,000 square foot Normandy style... (Continue reading)

Professional bicyclist in critical condition after Lompoc crash

Two professional bicyclists collided in Lompoc Wednesday morning, leaving one rider in critical condition. [KSBY] The bicyclists were participating in a professional bike race, according to the Lompoc Police Department. The collision, which occurred around 10:45 a.m., caused the critically... (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)

Three people hit by train, one dead two injured

One person was killed and two others injured when they were hit by a train near Vista Point in Santa Barbara County on Saturday. Shortly before 6 p.m., two men and two women in their 20s were talking photos of... (Continue reading)

Central Coast beaches closed after multiple shark attacks

Three shark attacks in two days have led to the closure of Surf, Minuteman and Wall beaches in Santa Barbara County. On Thursday, an 8 to 10 foot shark attacked a surfer near Vandenberg Air Force Base. The shark scraped... (Continue reading)

Teen injured at Santa Barbara County nude beach

A teenager is in serious condition after a cave partially collapsed trapping him Saturday in the More Mesa Beach area. More Mesa Beach is a popular Santa Barbara County nude beach. The wide beach is backed by high, dirt cliffs.... (Continue reading)

Oil spill near Santa Maria

Firefighters in Santa Barbara County are at the scene of a nearly 1,260 gallon oil spill on Palmer Street south of Orcutt. Shortly before 5 a.m., emergency crews responded to a suspected pipeline break that sent oil spilling across the... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande man sentenced in embezzlement case

An Arroyo Grande man was sentenced on Thursday to three years in state prison for stealing $113,000 from the Santa Barbara County Firefighters Union. [Independent] A 20-year-veteran of the Santa Barbara County Fire Department, Robert Perez was elected by the... (Continue reading)