Articles Tagged With ‘Santa Barbara County’

Central Coast man infected with West Nile virus

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) confirmed Friday that the first West Nile virus of the year in Santa Barbara County. The infected man is now recovering at home after being released from a Santa Barbara County hospital, according... (Continue reading)

Karl Rove’s crusade against Lois Capps

A conservative group linked with Republican strategist Karl Rove has launched an ad campaign targeting 10 vulnerable House Democrats, including Congresswoman Lois Capps, who are up for reelection in 2012. [WallStreetJournal] Crossroads GPS plans to run ads for the next... (Continue reading)

Santa Barbara County’s new underage drinking law

In an attempt to cut down on underage drinking, Santa Barbara County will begin enforcement of a new ordinance that allows officers entry into residencies if they suspect minors are drinking on the premises as of December 1, 2010. [DailyNexus]... (Continue reading)

Another body found off Highway 101

Firefighters have found two bodies off Highway 101 in Santa Barbara County in the past four months in what appear to be unrelated incidents. On Friday, members of the Santa Barbara Fire Department were responding to a car accident when... (Continue reading)

Santa Barbara County publicizes tax delinquencies

The Santa Barbara County tax collector ran a full page ad outing property owners, such as Kathy Odell and Abel Maldonado, who have yet to pay their property taxes. [KSBY] The full-page ad in Thursday’s edition of the Santa Barbara... (Continue reading)

Massive indoor marijuana grow busted

Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s department busted what they suspect is the largest indoor marijuana grow ever uncovered by law enforcement shortly before 8 a.m. on Thursday. [KCOY] Working on a tip, deputies discovered the grow on the Dos Pablos Ranch... (Continue reading)

Heritage Oaks Bank reports huge losses

Heritage Oaks Bancorp on Wednesday reported a second quarter loss of $5.8 million and said it was continued to work through its problem loans and reduce its level of total non-performing assets. [MarketWatch] In comparison, during the second quarter of 2009,... (Continue reading)

Santa Barbara County supervisors try to halt Diablo Canyon re-licensing

The Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors wants the federal government to not relicense the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant in Avila Beach. [AP] Supervisors voted Tuesday to send a letter to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, asking for a halt... (Continue reading)

Santa Barbara supervisors back parole program

In an effort to reduce former prisoners from re-offending, Santa Barbara County Sheriff Bill Brown’s plan to build two parole day reporting centers won board of supervisor support on Tuesday. [Noozhawk] With a reporting center in Santa Maria and one... (Continue reading)