West Nile Virus Threatens County

The Mosquito and Vector Management District of Santa Barbara County announced the beginning of West Nile virus season in the county following a winter of heavy rains.

SB Man Dies From Stab Wounds in I.V.

A 26-year-old Santa Barbara resident was fatally stabbed during an altercation on the 6600 block of Abrego Road around 12:00 a.m. on Sunday. Vincent Velasquez was taken to Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital after sustaining life-threatening stab wounds from a fight with at least one other individual. Deputies arrived at the hospital around 12:39 a.m. and […]

Redevelopment Agencies Pay Up

The Goleta Redevelopment Agency contributed $167,096 to the California State government as part of a $350 million payment required from the state’s redevelopment agencies on May 10. The series of payments, implemented in 2009, aims to trim $2.05 billion from local governments to help bridge the state’s budget deficit. The highly contested cuts are mandated […]

Conference Addresses Proposed Tax Raises

A panel met at Embarcadero Hall on Tuesday to debate Measure S. If passed in the Nov. 2 election, the measure will increase county sales taxes by a half-cent — from a 7.75 percent tax to an 8.25 percent tax — in order to fund construction of a 304-bed jail in Santa Maria. Four community […]