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Two teenage gang members are scheduled to be sentenced Friday morning for stabbing a man in broad daylight in downtown Santa Barbara last year. of Oxnard and Juan Jose Vasquez of Goleta - both 18 years old at the time of the stabbing and both members of Goleta's G13 gang - are each expected to be sentenced to eight years in state prison, said prosecutor Hans Almgren.


The City of Santa Barbara already has received eight applications for the open city administrator job , which most likely will be filled by early next year. The City Council has agreed to spend up to $33,200 on the recruitment process, which includes the cost of the consultant contract and travel and expenses for certain candidates.


Santa Barbara police have released the name of a Santa Barbara man accused of murdering a 39-year-old woman Wednesday during a domestic dispute. The suspect, Aubrey Dupree Wadford, 39, was booked into Santa Barbara County Jail on a murder charge, with bail set at $1 million.


Da de los Muertos , is a Latin American tradition to celebrate, remember and present special offerings in honor of those who have died. Loved ones create altars where "ofrendas" such as bread, sugar skulls, figurines, incense, yellow marigolds and photos are placed in honor of the person who has died.


SANTA BARBARA, Ca. October 30, 2014 - As the time change approaches on November 2nd, the Santa Barbara County Fire Department reminds residents to make another change that could save their lives - changing the batteries in their smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors.


A physics institute at the University of California, Santa Barbara, has received a $65 million donation - the largest single gift in the university's history. The Los Angeles Times reports Thursday that the donation by Charlie Munger, the vice chairman of Berkshire Hathaway, will fund a new visitor housing facility for the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics.


Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom addressed a crowd of students and community members yesterday at Storke Lawn as part of a rally hosted by Campus Democrats to encourage voting in next Tuesday's upcoming midterm election. Newsom was joined by Congresswoman for CA-24th district Lois Capps and 37th district assemblyman for Santa Barbara and Ventura counties Das Williams in congratulating the university for clocking in this year at 7,152 students registered to vote in under three weeks.


"Jason, you're flying." So goes one line from the climactic number of Bare: A Rock Opera , the new show from Out of the Box Theatre Company that opens on November 6 at Center Stage Theater.


As many are bundling up for colder times, Santa Barbara continues to ride its summer weather. Halloween, however, is forecasted to be cloudy with a slight chance of rain.


On a day when the Federal Reserve announced the end to its historical bond buying program, Sientra, the Santa Barbara-based medical aesthetics company, made a bit of history of its own. Sientra became the latest company in the Tri-Counties to list on a major stock exchange Oct. 29, selling 5 million shares of common stock at a public offering price of $15 per share.


SIEN, a medical aesthetics company dedicated to improving their patient's lives with superior quality silicone gel breast implants, plans to raise up to $92,000,000 in its upcoming IPO. While SIEN has been able to gain market share quickly, despite a premium price for its products-and we hear the deal is oversubscribed-we suggest investors caution.


Santa Barbara Police are investigating a possible murder after responding to a domestic disturbance early Wednesday morning finding a deceased woman, reports The Independent.


Santa Barbara has seen scene changes for centuries, and I like to watch the latest on our local flights. As in this view down State from Mission, new projects tend to stand out due to demolition, freshly carved earth, bright new building framing; or the associated people, vehicles and machinery making it happen.


For Cailyn Cox, writing isn't just a hobby, it's her life. Passionate about Hollywood, she makes it her mission to find the most entertaining celebrity gossip for SheKnows readers.


As I walked up the narrow steps of the white tour bus that was stationed behind the Hub, my eyes glazed at the lavishness of the interior of the vehicle. In front of me was a lengthy figure sitting on crocodile-leather seats, wearing tight black skinny jeans, a plain black tee and a slick leather jacket.


The discussion around district elections got heated Tuesday night before the Santa Barbara City Council ultimately voted to put the issue on the ballot next fall. The council unanimously decided to ask voters whether they'd approve district elections for six council seats and an at-large election for mayor on the November 2015 ballot.


I wanted to highlight an interesting article by Dr. Daniel Botkin. It seems that it helps to be a Professor Emeritus in order to be able to speak your mind freely.

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