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Goleta Hires Familiar Face As New City Manager

Tue, October 21, 2014

A nationwide search for a new city manager in Goleta led back to someone already working for the city. Following a search involving more than 70 candidates, the Goleta City Council today appointed Michelle Greene to the post.  She had been serving as interim City Manager, and had worked for Goleta in various capacities for Read the Rest…

Santa Barbara County Community’s Anti-Drought Campaign Includes Convincing Residents Brown Lawns Are Cool

Tue, October 21, 2014

One Santa Barbara County community is trying to help beat the drought by convincing residents it’s cool to have a brown lawn. The City of Santa Barbara had new signs made up that say “Gold is the New Green,” and is distributing them for free. City water officials say with half of household water use Read the Rest…

Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department Reports 10 Raids Led To Seizure Of 47,000 Marijuana Plants, With $131 Million Dollar Street Value

Tue, October 21, 2014

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department says it’s had a big marijuana eradication season, with 10 raids resulting in the seizure of 47,000 plants, with an estimated street value of $131 million dollars. Most of the 18 illegal growing operations were in the Los Padres National Forest.  The Sheriff’s Department worked with the U.S. Forest Read the Rest…

Residents Suggestions Sought As Santa Barbara Starts Search For New City Administrator

Tue, October 21, 2014

A search is underway for a new person to head Santa Barbara’s municipal government, and a firm helping with the effort is seeking residents suggestions. Jim Armstrong retired as Santa Barbara City Administrator in September, after 13 years on the job.  He guided the city through some difficult times, including the recession, and two major Read the Rest…

Wild Car Chase Ends With Suspect Being Rescued From Ocean In Ventura

Tue, October 21, 2014

A wild car chase in Ventura County ended with the man needing to be rescued after he tried to evade police by jumping into the ocean. It started just after seven last night, when a Ventura Police officer saw a vehicle being driven erratically on the 101 Freeway in the downtown Ventura area. The officer Read the Rest…

Concern About Groundwater Supply In Central Santa Barbara County Prompting Call For Study

Mon, October 20, 2014

There’s concern about what’s happening to the groundwater supply in central Santa Barbara County, with a major project to assess the situation now being proposed. Santa Barbara County Supervisors are considering a proposal to have the United States Geological Survey do a study of the San Antonio Groundwater Basin, which is a 128 square mile Read the Rest…

Amgen Tour Of California To Return To South Coast In 2015

Mon, October 20, 2014

America’s largest cycling race will return to the South Coast in 2015, but it won’t stop in Ventura County. Organizers of the Amgen Tour of California have announced the host cities for the 2015 event.   The eight day race will include more than 700 miles of competition, taking some of the world’s best cyclists from Read the Rest…

Whopping Cough Outbreak Reported At Private School In Santa Barbara County

Mon, October 20, 2014

Whooping cough has surfaced at a private school in Santa Barbara County. KCLU’s John Palminteri has the story. Click on link to listen to/download story:  Whooping Cough

New Shark Incident Off Of Santa Barbara County Coastline

Mon, October 20, 2014

There’s been another incident involving a shark off the Santa Barbara County coastline. A woman paddling an outrigger canoe about three miles off of Santa Barbara yesterday morning saw a shark biting the craft’s pontoon. The shark soon left, and she paddled back to shore safely. On October 2nd, a man was bitten in the Read the Rest…

Woman Arrested After She Became Stuck In Chimney During What Authorities Say Was Break-In Attempt At Ventura County Home

Mon, October 20, 2014

A woman authorities say was trying to sneak into the Conejo Valley home of a man she had dated got a lot more than she bargained for, when she became stuck in the home’s chimney for more than two hours. Resident of a neighborhood on the 1900 block of Woodside Drive in Thousand Oaks began Read the Rest…

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