Articles Tagged With ‘Santa Barbara’

Body found in ocean off Santa Barbara beach

By JOSH FRIEDMAN After tow boat captains discovered an unoccupied boat in the ocean, search crews found a deceased man in the water off of Leadbetter Beach in Santa Barbara early Sunday morning. TowBoatUS Ventura captains had been responding to... (Continue reading)

Man points replica firearm at Santa Barbara officers, arrested

By KAREN VELIE A man landed in jail after he pointed a replica firearm at Santa Barbara police officers during a burglary investigation on Nov. 14. During the investigation into an alleged burglary at an apartment in the 300 block... (Continue reading)

Another person struck and killed by train in Santa Barbara area

By JOSH FRIEDMAN For the second time this week, an Amtrak train struck and killed a pedestrian in the Santa Barbara area.  At about 9:50 a.m. Saturday, a train struck and killed a woman who was on northbound railroad tracks... (Continue reading)

Santa Barbara dive boat captain found guilty of seaman’s manslaughter

By KAREN VELIE A jury on Monday found the captain of the Santa Barbara-based dive boat that burst into flames in 2019, killing 33 passengers and one crew member, guilty of a federal felony offense. Jerry Nehl Boylan, 69, of... (Continue reading)

Police searching for Santa Barbara bank robber

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Police are searching for a man who robbed a bank in Santa Barbara on Friday.  Shortly before noon, a man wearing a mask entered the First Bank branch at 3304 State Street and demanded money. The teller... (Continue reading)

Santa Barbara dentist who stole COVID relief funds facing prison time

By KAREN VELIE A Santa Barbara Dentist is facing up to 10 years in prison for bilking the government out of $500,000 in COVID relief funds — which he used on personal expenditures such as investments, according to the U.S.... (Continue reading)

Santa Barbara News-Press shuts down following bankruptcy filing

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The Santa Barbara News-Press, a newspaper that had been in circulation for more than 150 years, has shut down after its publisher filed for bankruptcy last week. [LA Times] Self-described as the oldest daily newspaper in Southern... (Continue reading)

Santa Barbara private investigator battling charges, arrested again

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A longtime Santa Barbara private investigator appeared in court on Tuesday as a defendant in a felony forgery and identity theft case, then stepped out of the courthouse and was promptly arrested on charges related to embezzlement.... (Continue reading)

Central Coast cannabis industry in crisis

By KAREN VELIE Amid plummeting tax revenues in the cannabis industry, San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara counties have taken different routes with one electing to lower taxes and ease regulations and the other voting for stricter enforcement. On Tuesday,... (Continue reading)

Chevron slapped with $63 million verdict for toxic pit in Santa Barbara

By KAREN VELIE A Santa Barbara County Jury returned a $63 million verdict on Thursday against Chevron for covering up a toxic chemical pit that left a man who purchased the property with terminal blood cancer. Chevron buried a toxic... (Continue reading)