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Crews involved in wind clean up

High winds leave behind piles of branches but no serious damage

A blast of wind from the north has ripped branches off trees over a wide area. Crews spent much of the day cleaning up public and private properties.

Goleta Meeting Shares Latest Venoco Proposal

Venoco issued a statement Tuesday following  the City of Goleta’s

Oil report leads to complaints about response plan

Refugio Oil Spill Report Leads to Criticism and Calls for Better Planning

A report on the 2015 Refugio oil spill details the numerous agencies and clean up crews called in to deal with the disaster, but it also has some obvious gaps, as pointed out by Santa Barbara County leaders.

Beach clean up statewide makes beaches look nice

California Coastal Cleanup Day Made Beaches Look Pristine

School, church groups, non profits and others pitched in during California Coastal Cleanup Day.

highway 246

Six Undercrossings to be Installed on Highway 246 to Protect Wildlife

Saving the lives of people and animals alike - that's the goal of a major Cal Trans project on Highway 246.

Mammoth Skull Discovered at Channel Islands National Park

Channel Islands National Park

Mammoth Skull Discovered at Channel Islands National Park

An amazing find at Channel Islands National Park. A team of scientists have discovered a well preserved fossil of a complete mammoth skull.

Musicians Donate Money To Santa Barbara Zoo Giraffe Exhibit

Juan O’Campo

Musicians Donate Money To Santa Barbara Zoo Giraffe Exhibit

Nine-time Grammy Award winning artist Pepe Aguilar will perform at the Arlington Theater in September.

Scherpa Fire Burn Area Starting To See Regrowth

California Department of Parks and Recreation

Scherpa Fire Burn Area Starting To See Regrowth

The burned landscape around the Scherpa fire is slowly bouncing back.

Entangled baby dolphin rescued from netting off coast

Entangled Baby Dolphin Rescued Off Carpinteria

A young bottlenose dolphin, entangled in netting off the Southern Santa Barbara County coast,  has been saved by a four person team from the Channel Islands Marine &  Wildlife Institute.


Judge Puts Hold On Plan To Open California Lands To Fracking

A federal judge has tentatively rejected a plan by the federal Bureau of Land Management to open more than 1,500 square miles of Central California lands to oil drilling and fracking.

Silverstrand residents continue to fight apartment plan

Neighbors Collect Signatures Against Channel Islands Harbor Development

Some Silverstrand residents spend part of the Labor Day weekend collecting signatures.

Water bills lead to lawsuits and closed door meeting

Water Woes Lead To Lawsuit

An agreement has not been reached in a battler over water.

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