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Teachers, Coaches Mourn Student Killed In Crash

Daniel Perez died in a wrong-way freeway crash hours after attending his first day of school during what would have been his Junior Year at San Marcos High School.

Harris Grade Brush Fire Now 90% Contained

A catalytic converter in a passing vehicle is suspected to be the cause of a brush fire that broke out Wednesday afternoon on the Harris Grade, near Lompoc.  Firefighters were able to limit the blaze to less than 20 acres.

SB Sups Review Chumash Casino Expansion

The expansion project includes a proposed 12-story, 215 room hotel tower that was revealed in graphic detail at the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors weekly hearing in Santa Maria on Tuesday.


Santa Barbara Teen Killed In Wrong Way Crash

UPDATE:  A student at San Marcos High School was killed in a Wednesday night head-on accident that snarled northbound Highway 101 traffic much of Thursday morning.


New Highway and Bike Lanes Opening on Highway 101

After years of planning, design, funding and construction, bike riders and drivers will soon be able to use new lanes on Highway 101 between Carpinteria and Ventura.


San Jose Man Hospitalized With Major Injuries After Rollover Crash

A rollover crash along southbound Highway 101 near Buellton, brought traffic to a stop just after 12 p.m. Thursday.

Skateboarders Beware Of Ticketing

Santa Barbara police are cracking down on skateboarders again.


Man Charged With DUI After Sideswiping Patrol Car

A Santa Barbara man is behind bars, accused of side-swiping a parked patrol car while driving under the influence.

Cyclist Killed Remembered as Randonneur

"He was irreplaceable, we all have a Matthew-sized hole in our hearts that can never be filled", says Jennifer Passwater who was engaged to be married to Matthew O'Neill, "he would have given the shirt off his back for a friend and now he's given his life so that we can save other cyclists, other pedestrians and other people who have right to be on the road."


Lompoc Teen Killed in Highway 246 Crash

The California Highway Patrol is investigating the cause of a fatal car crash that happened Thursday between Buellton and Lompoc on Highway 246.

Recumbent Cyclist Killed Was UCSB Grad Student

Mark Lafaille is on his daily 20-to-30 mile bike ride in the Santa Maria Valley.

Cyclists Want To Work With Drivers To Make Roads Safer

Andy Rice was riding his bike along Union Valley Parkway when a car making a left turn at that intersection hit him and split his bike in half.

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Storms Bring Lost Treasures to the Surface at Local Beaches

The pounding waves along our coast have brought some treasures to the surface.

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Deadly Accident Closed 101 North For More Than 7 Hours

Bumper-to-bumper traffic stretched from Santa Barbara to Ventura during Thursday's…


Resort Accused Of Poisoning Birds

Bird lovers were dismayed to learn that a popular resort had been accused of putting…

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