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California is on the verge of becoming the first state to ban plastic grocery bags . Governor Jerry Brown says he intends to sign the bag-banning law California lawmakers approved in early September.


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This morning at 5:39 a.m., Headquarters Sergeant Jim Kenney was on patrol in the area of Faria Beach on Pacific Coast Highway. Sgt. Kenney noticed an older model van stopped on the shoulder with an inoperative rear taillight.


Fire-hardened Southern Californians know that when the Santa Ana winds blow, a wildfire probably isn't very far behind - the only questions are where it will erupt and how bad it will be. A new online mapping tool rolled out Wednesday by the U.S. Forest Service and San Diego Gas & Electric will help homeowners and emergency responders answer both those questions with a color-coded early warning system indicating which areas have the highest fire risk when the hot, dry wind blows.


A truly unique experience was provided to more than 400 guests with Doctors Without Walls-Santa Barbara Street Medicine "taking health care to new heights," at Elings Park on Saturday for the inaugural Glow in the Park Balloon Glow fundraiser benefiting the organization. The crowd-pleasing event was presented by the experts from the Citrus Classic Balloon Festival and included a VIP reception with tethered rides followed by a champagne toast and a Sunset Glow, where guests gathered to enjoy food and drinks as all of the balloons on hand were inflated.


Williams interviewed student Amazing Grace Llanos for the position of Dons Net Caf CEO, modeling current best practices in the business context. The Dons Net Caf is a unique program that enables students to "start up" a variety of philanthropic businesses and ventures that serve people around the world.


A local musician is suing the City of Santa Barbara for injuries he sustained while falling off his bike due to uneven pavement. Angel Tolentino injured his hand a year ago while riding his bicycle along the 300 block of East Gutierrez Street, claiming tree roots caused the pavement to buckle.


MAD MAX: Amid all the conversations sparked by the development of Santa Barbara's Funk Zone as the city's "cosmopolitan sub-destination," one key point seems to keep getting lost. Whether or not the area remains affordable for artists and regardless of how many tasting rooms and restaurants open, what matters most in the final analysis is what's on the walls.


Despite concerns of using too much water during drought - and upending a tribal archaeological site - the Goleta City Council on Tuesday night approved the development of a Marriott Residence Inn . The council voted 4-1 to approve the 118-room hotel to be built in the 6300 block of Hollister Avenue, across the street from the Santa Barbara Airport , and an accompanying revised environmental impact review.


Westmont College in the Montecito hills has a full scale emergency response plan. Students and staff have been given specific safety instructions and duties.


We are celebrating our successes of the past 50 years. We have grown, and we have improved.


Presidents have been not been strangers to Santa Barbara. Benjamin Harrison was the first chief executive to visit, receiving a tumultuous welcome in 1891.


For nine decades, the Junior League of Santa Barbara Inc. has provided thousands of volunteer hours, trained thousands of women leaders and helped establish many programs to benefit the Santa Barbara community. Along with city dignitaries and guests, JLSB Active and Sustainer members will gather to celebrate their 90th anniversary at a reception on Sept.


The 34-year-old singer and fashion designer stepped out in a revealing black ensemble to celebrate her husband's birthday Sunday. Wearing a black bodysuit under a sheer A-line skirt, Simpson gave her husband many reasons to smile as she showed off her impressive physique and fit figure.


The world's first solar-powered "family car" capable of traveling 75 mph stopped in Santa Barbara on Monday. It was created by Dutch students from Eindhoven University of Technology, and the group of 20 techies are touring the West Coast to wow Americans and demonstrate that the futuresque-looking vehicle is actually a thing of the present.


New York media has an annoying tendency to come to San Francisco and get things wrong . Like majorly wrong .


The kidnapping of a Lompoc gang member delinquent in paying his drug taxes occurred with the full knowledge of "the big homie" in Santa Barbara, a prosecutor said Monday afternoon in the retrial of Raymond Daniel Macias. In a Santa Maria courtroom, Santa Barbara County Senior Deputy District Attorney Ann Bramsen began her closing argument in the retrial of Macias, who stands accused of the kidnapping for extortion of a drug dealer and gang member known as Sicko.

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