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Locals Debate Otter Surge

A recent influx of California sea otters off the coast of Santa Barbara has raised questions about what impact the migrating animals will have on local marine ecosystems.
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Weekend Wrap-Up

Even with a majority of students on vacation, the Isla Vista Foot Patrol kept busy through the whole of UCSB's spring break.
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Senior Home May Retire

Over 700 senior citizens will soon say farewell to Isla Vista, a result of Friendship Manor's decision to relocate.
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Nursery Uses Insurance to Rebuild Area

The Santa Barbara Botanic Garden is using a $6.8 million insurance settlement to rebuild facilities damaged in last May’s Jesusita Fire. The majority of the money received from Chubb Insurance w...
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Man Bums Cash Posing as Student

A fraudulent solicitor posing as a UCSB Orchestra member is going door to door in Santa Barbara and Goleta asking for donations.
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Weekend Wrap-Up

The Isla Vista Foot Patrol responded to an assault on a deputy this weekend, in addition to several burglaries and vandalisms.
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Artist Revives Court Statue

The Santa Barbara Courthouse has hired a sculptor to replicate the building's historic fountain structure.
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Dock Jogger Sights Roaming Baby Whale

A juvenile gray whale was spotted at Stearns Wharf on Tuesday, marking the beginning of whale watching season.
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Jumbo Squid Fill Residents’ Fishing Boats

An influx of giant squid off the shore of Santa Barbara has sparked the interest of seasoned fishermen and locals alike.
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Mental Services Receive Poor Grade for Efficiency

Santa Barbara County has the most inefficient mental health departments in the state, according to a California External Quality Review Organization.
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Officials Address Recent Vagrant Deaths

Five homeless people have died in Santa Barbara since the New Year began, including three this past weekend.
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Hard Times Force Horse Ranch to Shut Stable Gates

The scenic El Capitan Ranch equestrian facility is closing its doors to the public, citing hard economic times. The 201-acre El Capitan Ranch -- located approximately 10 miles north of Goleta along Hi...
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Weekend Wrap-Up

The Isla Vista Foot Patrol responded to calls over the holiday weekend, one concerning the death of a veteran. Officers were also called upon to handle an attempted suicide, drug arrests, burglary, va...
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