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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

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.

12/12/2012

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.

11/30/2012

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 […]

11/01/2012

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 […]

10/24/2012

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 […]

10/24/2012

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.

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

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 […]

09/27/2012

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 […]

08/15/2012

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