Articles Tagged With ‘Santa Barbara’

Horse rescued after swimming out to sea

Santa Barbara Harbor Patrol crews rescued a horse they discovered swimming in the ocean about 2.5 miles from shore on Tuesday shortly before sunset. The Arabian horse named William swam out to sea after being spooked by waves during a... (Continue reading)

Santa Barbara doctor accused of trading sex for drugs

A Santa Barbara physician was arrested Wednesday on federal drug trafficking charges and allegations the doctor traded pain killers for sex. Julio Gabriel Diaz, 63, allegedly wrote prescriptions for powerful painkillers, such as OxyContin, for “patients” who were drug addicts... (Continue reading)

CBS’s Pierpoint dies in Santa Barbara

Television news giant Robert Pierpoint died Saturday in Santa Barbara. He was 86. The California native made his reporting reputation with CBS during the Korean War in the early 1950s, and went on to report for the network on six... (Continue reading)

Nursing assistants arrested for abusing patients

Santa Barbara Police arrested two men who worked as nursing assistants at the Central Coast Nursing Center following allegations of elder abuse that include sexual battery. [KCLU] Brian Michael Watt, 29, of Ventura, and Hugo Batalla Rendon, 32, of Santa Barbara were arrested in... (Continue reading)

Eight Occupy Santa Barbara protesters arrested

Santa Barbara Police officers arrested eight people on misdemeanor charges after they refused officers’ orders to leave De la Guerra Plaza on Tuesday evening. [Noozhawk] The Occupy Wall Street movement began on September 17. People are protesting corporate greed and inequality.... (Continue reading)

NLRB orders Santa Barbara News-Press to rehire reporters

The National Labor Relations Board ordered Wendy McCaw’s Santa Barbara New-Press to rehire eight reporters who were illegally fired for union activities. [Santa Barbara Independent] The NLRB, in its 55-page decision released Thursday, gave the publication 14 days to comply... (Continue reading)

Fifteen illegal immigrants found off Santa Barbara coast

Fifteen illegal immigrants were plucked off of Santa Cruz Island Sunday after being stranded and calling 9-1-1 for assistance. [LA Times] Members of the U.S. Coast Guard and the National Park Service searched the islands off of Santa Barbara last... (Continue reading)

Santa Barbara police digging for missing girl

Santa Barbara Police began excavating a portion of land near Highway 101 on Tuesday in the search for a 7-year-old girl who vanished nearly 50 years ago. [SantaBarbaraIndependent] Confessed child serial killer Mack Ray Edwards helped build an overpass west... (Continue reading)

Concert review: Peter Gabriel at the SB Bowl

BY DAVID CONGALTON The facts of Saturday night at the Santa Barbara Bowl are easy enough to report. Rock artist, and that really is the operative word for the British musician, Peter Gabriel performed with the New Blood Orchestra. It... (Continue reading)

Santa Barbara man pleads guilty in $12 million Ponzi scheme

A Santa Barbara  man accused of defrauding more than 50 investors in a $12 million Ponzi scheme pleaded guilty Tuesday to charges related to federal mail and wire fraud charges. Frommer faced a statutory maximum sentence of 233 years in... (Continue reading)