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Baby Giraffe Comes as Big Surprise to SB Zookeepers

The Santa Barbara Zoo welcomed its newest resident earlier this month after one of their young female giraffes unexpectedly gave birth.
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Weekend Wrap-Up

The Isla Vista Foot Patrol responded to two sexual assaults, two burglaries and several alcohol-related incidents this weekend.
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Weekend Wrap-Up

The Isla Vista Foot Patrol responded to less crime than average this weekend, handling an assault, burglary and several alcohol-related incidents.
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Opposition Blocks SB Funding

The 23rd Congressional District that includes Santa Barbara County was denied $13.8 million in federal grant opportunities when an annual appropriations bill was removed from Senate discussion in late...
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Authorities See Decrease in Drunk Driving

County law enforcement and highway patrol agencies concluded their holiday DUI crackdown this week, resulting in fewer arrests compared to last year.
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SB Begins Enforcing Social Host Ordinance

The Social Host Liability Ordinance came into effect on Dec. 1, granting county law enforcement the legal right to enter homes if they suspect a minor is drinking on the premises.
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Santa Barbara County Applies New Alcohol Law

To cut down on underage drinking, county officials will begin enforcement of a new ordinance next month that allows officers entry into residencies if they suspect minors are drinking on the premises.
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Election Leaves Vacant Position

As recently elected 35th District State Assemblyman Das Williams plans his move to Sacramento and leaves a lifetime of local involvement, fellow Santa Barbara City Council members are questioning who ...
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Weekend Wrap-Up

The Isla Vista Foot Patrol responded to an assault, vandalism and several burglaries this weekend. Early Saturday morning, officers received a report that a female was physically attacked by six indiv...
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Police Find Meth Chemicals

County narcotics detectives are conducting an investigation after discovering a drug disposal site near the Fremont Campground Area in Los Padres National Forest last week.
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Local Concert Fails to Make Enough Profit

The organizers of Santa Barbara’s annual West Beach Music Festival filed for bankruptcy this week, having suffered negative profits after this year’s event.
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Isla Vista Greets Fewer Revelers

Despite seeing a similar number of attendees as last year, law enforcement reported fewer arrests and criminal activities this Halloween.
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Blaze Burns Bear Creek

County fire and air force officials fought a fire throughout the weekend and have reportedly contained 50 percent of the blaze that broke out near Bear Creek on Thursday.
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Filmmaker To Showcase I.V.

Hollywood movie writer and first-time director Peter Iliff has film crews working on a new film examining Isla Vista’s party culture.
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Police Union Resettles

The Santa Barbara City Council reviewed a final fiscal contract proposal from the local police union in a closed meeting last night to determine if additional concessions are needed to help balance th...
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