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Pipe Failure Leads to New Greka Oil Spill in SB Creek

Greka Energy Corporation, the corporation that spilled at least 140,000 gallons of crude oil and contaminated water into Santa Barbara County and its waterways over the last two months, leaked 8,400 m...
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Hazardous Weather Conditions Storm SB

Over four inches of rain have fallen on and around Santa Barbara since Monday, according to the National Weather Service, which predicts thunderstorms, hail and potentially an isolated tornado in the ...
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EPA To Inspect Oil Company’s Facilities

In light of a substantial oil spill in the Santa Ynez Valley last weekend - the second major leak in a month from the corporation responsible...
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Oil Spill Leads to Fines, Closure for Energy Company

Multiplying original estimates by as much as ten times, Santa Barbara County officials announced yesterday that Greka Energy Coporation's weekend spill resulted in the leak of roughly 84,000 gallons o...
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Dr. Laura Puts Column on Hold

Laura Schlessinger, of "Dr. Laura" fame, is taking a break from her weekly column in the Santa Barbara News-Press following accusations regarding her son's allegedly sordid Myspace.com profile and her...
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Downed Power Line Results in Two Hour Blackout on Campus

Darkness fell on UCSB last night, causing both confusion and joy as students shuffled out of classrooms or labs to seek the light somewhere else.
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FBI Retains Hard Drive With Child Porn

A Santa Barbara Superior Court judge blocked the Santa Barbara News-Press' parent company from reclaiming a hard drive containing at least 15,000 images of child pornography yesterday, citing an ongoi...
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Roberts Speaks Out Against Allegations

At an impromptu press conference yesterday, former executive editor of the Santa Barbara News-Press Jerry Roberts vehemently challenged a Sunday News-Press article linking him to a newsroom computer t...
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Carcass Draws Spectators, Scientists

Just what do you do with a 30-foot whale, literally dead in the water, tossing and turning in the surf and high tides below the bluffs of Isla Vista?
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Tournament Funding To Go to Safety, Bathrooms

Students looking forward to the All-Sorority Volleyball Tournament this year have one less week to wait since Alpha Tao Omega has moved the date of the Dionysian competition up to April 28.
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DNA Evidence Links Local Man to Rape Cases

Sheriff's officials arrested an Isla Vista man on Friday in connection with a pair of 2002 rapes that occurred over 200 miles apart - one on a Goleta beach and the other on the slopes of Mammoth Lakes...
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News-Press Employee Firing Trend Continues

The Santa Barbara News-Press terminated two more employees this week, bringing February's total to eight fired workers, on charges one fired employee called "goofy."
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Star Soccer Player’s Lawyer Asks for Gag Order in Rape Trial

The trial of Eric Frimpong, a UCSB soccer player accused of rape, will not be a media circus - or even a public affair - the defendant's attorney said yesterday.
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News-Press Strikes Back Against Claims Made by Protestors

The Santa Barbara News-Press launched an even more aggressive counter-assault against its detractors this week, lambasting former employees and local politicians alike.
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Former Employees Protest Newspaper

Local residents joined former or fired Santa Barbara News-Press employees throughout last week to continue protests against owner Wendy McCaw, as well as to challenge alleged threats directed toward t...
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