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Police Laud SB’s Low Crime Over Holiday Weekend

Despite the arrests of three individuals for couch burning and one for burglary, local law enforcement agencies said fewer crimes occurred in Isla Vista this past Memorial Day weekend than in previous...
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Methamphetamine Ravages SB County

Methamphetamine has cooked in Santa Barbara County drug laboratories for decades, yet its current prevalence trumps even the days when Andy Warhol's cohort Edie Sedgwick made her meth-fueled romps thr...
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County Fair Shows ‘How the West Was Fun’

A cooking contest, live music, 30 different rides, a magician and a hypnotist are all part of the celebration of "How The West Was Fun!" the theme of this year's Santa Barbara Fair.
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NORML Event Packs Park for Pot

A crowd of marijuana users and supporters spent the day after 4/20 in an appropriate fashion
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CHP Explains Anti-DUI Grant, Campaign Goals

Assemblyman Pedro Nava and other prominent members of the community held a press conference yesterday morning to introduce the $307,400 grant aimed to prevent drunk-driving accidents in Santa Barbara ...
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Grant To Fund Anti-Drinking and Driving Program in SB

Santa Barbara County recently received a $307,400 grant to implement an anti-drunk driving campaign aimed at preventing alcohol-related car crashes around UCSB and SBCC.
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Long-Term I.V. Plan Faces Opposition at Community Meeting

After seven years of preparation and community debate, the Isla Vista Master Plan dragged avid opponents and advocates through a six-hour hearing yesterday, the first of three such meetings.
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Bike Race Rolls Through Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara brought out smiling fans and divvied up hotel spaces to hundreds of statewide, national and international fans this Saturday, as the second annual Amgen Tour of California zoomed through...
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Cleanup Stops Contamination of Local Forest Contamination

Last night, as a crew of more than 80 people worked to clean up a recent 210-gallon oil spill at Tar Creek, a second 20-gallon leak was detected in the same pipeline running through the Los Padres Nat...
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Pipeline Bursts; Pours Oil, Waste Into Los Padres

Over 200 gallons of oil and 3,000 gallons of wastewater spilled near an animal sanctuary inside Los Padres National Park on Wednesday, igniting a fiery response from environmentalists and local politi...
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NORML To Host Battle of the Blunts;

S.O.S Liquor will be short on Colt 45s and Zig-Zag blunt wraps this weekend, as Afroman will be in town to help NORML kick off its joint rolling contest.
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