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MTD Contract Approved, Strike Avoided

Santa Barbara Metropolitan Transit District employees effectively avoided a threatened strike after members of Teamsters Local 186 union voted to adopt a new contract on Friday. After nine months of n...
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Man Commits Suicide

44 year-old Santa Barbara resident Danny Lee McLaughlin leapt to his death from the Santa Barbara court house clock tower on the afternoon of March 8. A group of tourists called police after seeing Mc...
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Tsunami Warning Issued For Western U.S.

The Tsunami Warning Center issued a tsunami warning for the entire U.S. west coast earlier this morning following an 8.9 magnitude earthquake off the coast of Japan.
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Sex Demonstration Drives Controversy

Northwestern Professor John Michael Bailey sparked controversy after he allowed his human sexuality lecture to view a live after-class sex-toy demonstration.
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Scientists Mouth Off About Cancer, Risks of Oral Sex

Thought cigarettes were the ultimate cancer-sticks? Think again.
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Local Warming Centers Hope to Extend Services

County officials and experts will meet tomorrow for “Beyond Socks and Blankets,” a forum about the possible causes of and solutions for homelessness in Santa Barbara.
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Crowded Jails Concern City

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department will discuss possible solutions for county jail overcrowding during a meeting at the Santa Maria City Hall’s Council Chamber tonight.
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IHOP To Serve Free Pancakes for Charity

The International House of Pancakes is giving away free pancakes today in celebration of National Pancake Day.
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Channelkeeper Orders Water Responsibility

The Santa Barbara Channelkeeper issued a mandate to the city of Santa Barbara, insisting that the city’s waste processing system cease leaking sewage and comply with the federal government’s Clean...
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Obama Revokes Federal Support of Marriage Act

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder told Congress yesterday the Obama administration would no longer support the constitutionality of certain provisions of the Defense of Marriage Act, reversing its pre...
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SB Remembers Submarine Strike

Sixty-nine years ago yesterday, a Japanese submarine attacked an oil field at Ellwood, firing shells from its 5.5” deck gun onto shore about a dozen miles west of Santa Barbara.
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I.V. DJs To Play Downtown

Local DJs Steve Huerta and Eugene Albert, better known as DJ GO FUNK URSELF and YOOJ, will spin tonight for Indochine’s weekly college night.
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Missile Embarks on Ninth Mission to Place Satellites

NASA launched a Taurus XL rocket at the Vandenberg Air Force Base this morning at 2:09 a.m.
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New SB Research Facility To Assist Children With Language Disabilities

The McEnroe Reading and Language Arts Center, a literacy research institution based in the Gevirtz School of Education, is set to open in September 2011.
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Bren’s Collapse Points to Construction Faults

An engineering investigation determined that the collapse of a portion of Bren Hall’s ceiling last October was due to faulty ceiling suspension anchors.
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