Multiple ambulances and other emergency personnel responded to the Santa Barbara County Jail on Wednesday afternoon for a "fentanyl exposure" incident, according to the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office.
Seven law enforcement officers and a person being booked into jail were taken to the hospital Wednesday afternoon after they were exposed to fentanyl. It happened just after 1 p.m. at the Santa Barbara County Main Jail on Calle Real.
Santa Barbara High senior Heidi Hatton rallied for a 7-5 win against Dos Pueblos' Kate Scherz in the battle of No. 1 players, and the Dons rolled to a 14-4 Channel League girls tennis victory on Tuesday.
Dry times call for innovative measures, and with California facing its driest year in nearly a century, the privately held water company that supplies Santa Barbara’s Hope Ranch community is floating a unique idea.
After a pandemic-forced hiatus in 2020, Ride Santa Barbara 100 (RideSB100), the premier cycling event set on California's Central Coast, returns to Leadbetter Beach this Saturday October 23, 2021, with its largest event in 10 years.
We’re giving away 2 entries – one for you and a friend in either the Santa Barbara Half Marathon or the SB Independent 5K*! The races take place on Sunday, November 7. Fill out the form below to enter the giveaway.
Soup's on for the Foodbank's annual Empty Bowls fundraisers in Santa Maria, Lompoc and Santa Barbara, with some changes to the format due to the ongoing pandemic. Santa Maria Empty Bowls will take place from 11 a.
The Santa Barbara County Public Health Department reported the death of one additional resident from COVID-19 on Tuesday, along with 39 additional cases of the illness. The death was of a resident between the ages of 30 and 49 residing in the North County areas of Guadalupe,
The Santa Barbara City Council voted 6-1 to spend an additional $1.2 million to continue renting out all 40 rooms in Rose Garden Inn to homeless people. The two-story motel adjoining a popular San Roque strip mall anchored by the Tee Off restaurant and 31 Flavors ice cream parlor This vote brings the total City Hall expenditure on an intensely managed effort to transition people from the streets to housing to $2.
The Santa Barbara City Council voted 7-0 on Tuesday to pass a resolution in support of reproductive freedom. The resolution was proposed by Mayor Cathy Murillo and Councilwoman Meagan Harmon in response to Senate Bill 8 in Texas,
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.
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,
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
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.
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).