Articles Tagged With ‘Santa Barbara’

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)

Headless body from 1997 identified as Santa Barbara man

By KAREN VELIE After 26 years, investigators identified a decapitated, handless and footless body discovered in Marshall County, Alabama as a 20-year-old man from Santa Barbara. Through improved DNA technology and genealogical research, investigators identified the body as Jefferey Douglas... (Continue reading)

Man sentenced to eight years for TV Hill arson in Santa Barbara

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A judge sentenced an alleged serial arsonist to eight years in prison for starting a hillside fire in Santa Barbara in 2021 that damaged two homes, threatened the KEYT newsroom and led to hundreds of residents evacuating.... (Continue reading)

Man critically injured in house fire in Santa Barbara

By KAREN VELIE A man is in critical condition after firefighters responded to a home fire in Santa Barbara early Monday morning. Shortly before 4 a.m., a caller reported the fire at a home on the 500 block of Halkirk... (Continue reading)

Santa Barbara police charge man with murder of a 3-year-old

By KAREN VELIE Santa Barbara police officers arrested a 24-year-old man for allegedly murdering his girlfriend’s 3-year-old daughter last month. On Feb. 4, a 911 caller reported the toddler had fallen out of bed and injured herself. First responder gave... (Continue reading)

Gunman shoots man in Santa Barbara

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A gunman shot and wounded a man in Santa Barbara on Monday evening. Shortly before 8 p.m., a caller reported a shooting in the 1200 block of San Pascual Street. Responders arrived at the scene and found... (Continue reading)

Santa Barbara bail bondsman charged with grand theft

By KAREN VELIE A former licensed bail bondsman and insurance agent was arraigned today in Santa Barbara County Superior Court on three felony counts of grand theft for allegedly stealing $25,000 from three of his clients. In response to several... (Continue reading)