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  • Santa Barbara Independent
    Santa Maria’s Onetime Police Chief and Mayor Died of a Heart Attack Last Thursday Joe Centeno, who served two terms as 5th District county supervisor, died of a heart attack late last Thursday at age 86.
  • Santa Barbara Independent
    CAMA is back and better than ever with robust seasons scheduled for both the International Series at the Granada and the Masterseries recitals at the Lobero. The biggest news of all involves a collaboration between CAMA and the Music Academy of the West,
  • prosoundnetwork.com
    In 2008, the Santa Barbara Center for the Performing Arts (SBCPA) completed a historic renovation of a classic 95-year-old, 1,500 seat venue: The Granada Theater. The venue, which Ocean Way Audio founder and legendary record producer Allen Sides refers to as ‘one of the greatest venues in
  • EurekAlert!
    Plants need water to grow. So if there’s water, shouldn’t there be more plants? New research out of UC Santa Barbara and Mpala Research Centre in Laikipia, Kenya shows it’s a lot more complicated than that.
  • Santa Rosa Press Democrat
    Residents who fled the Alisal Fire west of Santa Barbara have been allowed to return home. All evacuation orders and warnings were canceled Sunday afternoon. The fire was 80% contained Monday morning and its size was holding at about 27 square miles (70 square kilometers).
    Austal USA hosted the christening ceremony for the future USS Santa Barbara (LCS 32) Independence-variant littoral combat ship at the company’s Gulf Coast shipyard Oct. 16, the company said in a release.
  • Sacramento Bee
    Santa Barbara County Fire Department Firefighters achieved 78% containment of the Alisal Fire Sunday morning, up from 50% containment on Saturday. The blaze burning along the Gaviota coast had scorched 17,
  • Times of San Diego
    The future USS Santa Barbara will be the 16th littoral combat ship to be based in San Diego when work is completed and the futuristic trimaran warship is commissioned.
  • al.com
    It looks as if the sponsor of a newly christened Austal USA Littoral Combat Ship didn’t mean to take any chances. Lolita Zinke, sponsor of LCS-32, the future USS Santa Barbara, did the honors with an explosive effort Saturday morning at the Mobile shipyard.
  • Yahoo
    The Alisal Fire burning in Santa Barbara County grew past 17,000 acres, authorities reported on Saturday, October 16.This footage, released by the Santa Barbara Fire Department, shows a plane dropping flame retardant on Friday near the western reaches of the fire.
  • Santa Barbara Independent
    When it comes to seafood value, Santa Barbara’s small boats rule. The commercial fishing fleet’s $11.4 million in dockside sales in 2020 ranked number one among California ports. The fishermen reported the highest economic return for 26 species,
  • Wall Street Journal
    California’s Highway 101 reopens while evacuation orders and warnings remain in effect.
  • SanLuisObispo
    He was pronounced dead on Friday, BOP officials said. The death was not mentioned during Santa Barbara County officials’ briefing late Friday afternoon. Boling was sentenced in the District of Columbia to spend more than 71 years for sodomy and assault with a deadly weapon, prison breach, petty larceny and armed robbery. He had been in ...
  • Santa Barbara Independent
    Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Click to print (Opens in new window) On Friday evening, the Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Department announced that a 40-year-old inmate at the Santa Barbara County Main Jail has tested positive for COVID-19, exacerbating concerns about the potential ...
  • KSBY 6
    The Santa Barbara Police Department is welcoming their newest K9 to the team. The department made the announcement of their new team member on their Instagram account on Friday. The new K9 officer is named Kyra. She is a 2-year-old German Shepherd. The department says Kyra and her partner, Officer Lombardo, are on the streets and ready to catch ...

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