SANTA BARBARA

Police investigate the scene of a drive-by shooting that left seven people dead, including the attacker, and others wounded on Friday, May 23, 2014, in Isla Vista, Calif.  (AP Photo/The News-Press, Peter Vandenbelt)

Denied again by people he hated, gunman improvised

GOLETA, Calif. (AP) — Elliot Rodger pounded on the sorority house front door while, inside, the young women he yearned to slaughter were preparing for another Friday night. The awkward 22-year-old was obsessed with exacting […]

05/25/2014

Fire trucks are parked outside the IV Deli Mart on Pardell Road in Isla Vista, Calif., Friday, May 23, 2014, after a drive-by shooter went on a rampage near a Santa Barbara university campus that left seven people dead, including the attacker, and seven others wounded, authorities said Saturday. The gunman got into two gun battles with deputies during Friday night's rampage in the beachside community of Isla Vista before crashing his black BMW into a parked car, Santa Barbara County Sheriff Bill Brown said. (AP Photo\The Daily Nexus, Daniel Slovinsky)

Attorney: son suspected in shooting rampage

GOLETA, Calif. (AP) — A Hollywood director and his family believe his son is responsible for a shooting rampage near a Santa Barbara university campus, an attorney for the director said Saturday. The family has not […]

05/24/2014

In this April 25, 2014 photo, Joshua Haggmark, interim resources manager for Santa Barbara, Calif., looks at equipment that was dug up from the sea after the city shut down its desalination plant more than two decades ago, in Santa Barbara, Calif.  (AP Photo/Alicia Chang)

Santa Barbara looks to sea for water in drought

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — This seaside city thought it had the perfect solution the last time California withered in a severe drought more than two decades ago: Tap the ocean to turn salty seawater to […]

05/05/2014

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1 rescued, 1 missing off Central California beach

GUADALUPE, Calif. (AP) — Rescuers say two people were swept into the ocean on a beach in northern Santa Barbara County, and only one of them has been found. County fire Capt. David Sadecki tells […]

03/30/2014

18-foot-long oarfish, found by instructor of the Catalina Island Marine Institute. (Photo credit: Catalina Island Marine Institute (CIMI) and Catalina Sea Camp)

Parasites found in Calif. ‘sea serpent’ dissection

  SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — One of two oarfish found in Southern California waters earlier this month had a host of parasites living in its giant, serpent-like body. Scientists from the University of California, […]

10/29/2013

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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Public’s help sought to ID Calif. serial killer

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) – Detectives want to know who worked on a Santa Barbara County strip mall construction project in 1979 as they seek to identify a serial killer suspected of murders and rapes […]

09/08/2013

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Magnitude-4.8 quake shakes S. California coast

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — The magnitude of a Southern California coastal earthquake has been revised upward slightly to 4.8. The U.S. Geological Survey says the 7:38 a.m. Wednesday temblor was centered 3 miles west […]

05/29/2013

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Firefighters gaining ground on California blazes

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — California firefighters raced the weather Wednesday morning as they struggled to corral a wildfire that blackened nearly 3 square miles of forest in the mountains above Santa Barbara. The fire […]

05/29/2013

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4.6-magnitude quake shakes S. California coast

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 4.6 has rattled part of the Southern California coast. The U.S. Geological Survey says the 7:38 a.m. Wednesday temblor was centered 3 miles […]

05/29/2013

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