Santa Barbara California

Surfer looks at a shark danger sign

Great White sighting closes Santa Barbara beach

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — A Santa Barbara beach has been closed and warning signs posted after at least seven people reported seeing a great white shark. KEYT-TV says Leadbetter Beach was shut down for […]

06/09/2014

Marijuana plant

18 arrested, ton of pot seized in Santa Barbara

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — Friday the 13th was certainly unlucky for some reputed drug smugglers. Authorities arrested 18 people and seized more than a ton of marijuana brought ashore by boat in Santa Barbara. […]

09/13/2013

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Cinco de Mayo party? Designate a driver!

With the many Cinco de Mayo activities to enjoy in Southern California, it’s important to remember these safety tips before the celebrations begin (feel free to share this page with your family and friends): The […]

05/03/2013

Sea lion swims in the coast off California (AP Photo)

Starving sea lion pups fill Calif. rescue centers

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Starving sea lion pups are washing up on Southern California beaches at a rate more than five times higher than usual, and scientists are scrambling to figure out why, officials said Wednesday.

04/17/2013

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Fire starts, inmates rebel at Santa Barbara jail

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — Officials say Santa Barbara County jail is on lockdown after inmates started a fire, refused to evacuate from their cells and taunted firefighters sent to put it out.

04/15/2013

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Mountain lion found in Santa Barbara backyard

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — A mountain lion roaming a Santa Barbara neighborhood has put residents and an elementary school on alert while wildlife experts prepare to tranquilize the animal.

01/07/2013

Santa Barbara wildfire now 75 percent contained

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) – Firefighters are trying to surround a wildfire that briefly threatened 100 homes in rugged hillsides north of Santa Barbara. Authorities say the fire has grown to 44 acres, but it’s […]

10/18/2012

Wildfire threatens homes near Santa Barbara

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) – Evacuations have been ordered as a wildfire threatens homes above Santa Barbara. The blaze erupted around 8 a.m. Wednesday near the prosperous, scenic coastal city sandwiched between picturesque beaches and […]

10/17/2012

Shark sighting leads to warning signs

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) – Warning signs have been posted after a 15-foot great white shark was spotted at the Santa Barbara Harbor entrance. A fisherman saw the shark Monday afternoon in the area between […]

08/28/2012

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