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UC System To Add Victim Advocates For Sexual Assault Victims

Thu, September 18, 2014

A U.S. Senator is praising a decision by the head of the University of California system to have an independent, on campus advocate on every UC campus, including UC Santa Barbara, for sexual assault survivors. UC President Janet Napolitano said the system will voluntarily implement the provisions of the proposed federal Survivor Outreach and Support Read the Rest…

Governor Signs Into Law Bill By State Senator From Santa Barbara Intended To Reduce Childhood Obesity

Thu, September 18, 2014

The governor has signed into law a bill by a state senator from Santa Barbara intended to help reduce childhood obesity. SB 949 by Democratic Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson of Santa Barbara establishes the California Distinguished After School Health Program.  It would establish standards for physical activity, limits for computer and television screen time, and the Read the Rest…

New Hotel Approved On South Coast

Wed, September 17, 2014

A major new hotel on the South Coast has received final approval, despite some controversy. The Goleta City Council last night okayed plans for a 118 room Marriott Residence Inn hotel on the 6300 block of Hollister Avenue, near Santa Barbara Airport. Some members of the Chumash tribe were concerned the project would disturb an Read the Rest…

Man Struck, Killed By Freight Train On South Coast

Wed, September 17, 2014

Authorities are investigating the death of a man who was struck, and killed by a freight train on the South Coast. It happened at around 6:30 p.m. last night in Santa Barbara, near the Santa Barbara Zoo. Santa Barbara Fire Department officials say a transient who appeared to be in his 60’s was walking next Read the Rest…

Man Admits Guilt In Large Scale Real Estate Fraud Case In Ventura County

Wed, September 17, 2014

A man is expected to spend more than three years in jail after pleading guilty to a half dozen charges in a Ventura County real estate fraud case, in which he stole more than $160,000 from investors. Investigators with the Ventura County District Attorney’s Office Real Estate Fraud Unit say that Jesus Garcilazo managed an Read the Rest…

Teen Critically Injured After Being Hit By Two Vehicles In Oxnard

Wed, September 17, 2014

A teenager is in critical condition after being hit twice by vehicles as he was trying to cross a street in Oxnard. It happened just before 4 p.m. yesterday, on Vineyard Avenue near Edelweiss Street.  The 15 year old boy was crossing Vineyard northbound when he was first hit by a car, and then a Read the Rest…

UCSB Appoints New Executive Vice Chancellor

Tue, September 16, 2014

A UC Santa Barbara dean has received a major promotion. David Marshall has been promoted from UCSB’s Dean of Humanities And Fine Arts in the College of Letters and Science to the university’s Executive Vice Chancellor.  He fills the opening created by the retirement of Gene Lucas, who held the post for more than a Read the Rest…

Prosecutors Say Ventura County Man Who Called Himself CEO Of Street Gang Will Spend Rest Of Life Behind Bars

Tue, September 16, 2014

A man prosecutors say was the head of a Ventura County street gang who compared himself to a corporate CEO could face more than four life sentences after being found guilty of 26 federal criminal charges. Prosecutors say Luis Manuel Tapia was head of the Oxnard based Colinia Chiques, and was affiliated with the Mexican Read the Rest…

Excessive Heat Warning Issued For Parts Of South Coast

Tue, September 16, 2014

More sizzling weather is on the way for much of Ventura, and Santa Barbara Counties. The National Weather Service has issued an Excessive Heat Warning for Ventura County’s interior valleys, with temperatures topping 100 degrees likely.  Santa Paula, Fillmore, Ojai, and Piru could peak between 95, and 105 degrees daily through Friday. The Ventura County Read the Rest…

Brush Fire Danger High In Santa Barbara County

Tue, September 16, 2014

Santa Barbara County Fire officials say between the heat, and low humidity, the brush fire danger is at a critical level in the region. County Fire officials say that a live fuel moisture percentage at 60% is considered critical, and that the percentage is currently at, or below that percentage in much of the region.  Read the Rest…

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