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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.


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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.


11 held, marijuana seized from boat near Gaviota

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) – Santa Barbara County authorities say 11 people have been arrested and 3,000 pounds of marijuana have been seized after a panga boat was tracked to the Gaviota coast.


Calif company recalls salsa and dilled beans

OXNARD, Calif. (AP) — Gean Farm Inc is recalling their Harry’s Berries salsa and dill beans because they may have improperly produced and making them susceptible to contamination.


Soccer player charged for shoving referee

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) – A University of California, Santa Barbara soccer player is facing a criminal charge for shoving a referee and he’s been cut from the team. A county prosecutor says 23-year-old Peter […]


Calif. surfer killed in shark attack off air base

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) – A shark attack at an Air Force base beach killed an experienced 39-year-old surfer, following months of frequent shark sightings along the central California coast. Francisco Javier Solorio […]


Fire season hits the Southland

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – A mixture of gusty high winds, low humidity and bone- dry vegetation will create an “elevated” danger of wildfire in Southern California  from tonight through Friday night, forecasters said. “As surface […]


Raw video of wildfire in Santa Barbara

(AP) – A wildfire in the rugged hills overlooking Santa Barbara threatened about 100 homes Wednesday in an area where a fire in 1990 killed one person and burned about 550 homes.


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 […]


Santa Barbara Harbor posts shark warnings

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) – Warning signs have been posted after a 14-foot great white shark was spotted in the Santa Barbara Harbor. The County office of Emergency Management says a surfer saw the shark […]


Great white swims past surfers, warnings posted

(AP) – A great white shark sighting has led to warning signs on California central coast beaches. Surfers spotted the shark on Tuesday near Leadbetter Point in Santa Barbara. KSBY-TV says the shark was swimming […]