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Effects of 2015 Oil Spill Persist, Researchers Say

One year later: The Refugio oil spill, which released 80,000 gallons of crude oil onto a shore 15 miles northwest of UCSB, has lasting effects.
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Activists Say Gun Violence is a ‘Profit-Driven Crisis’

Legislators and activists spoke Thursday night at the Marjorie Luke Theatre in Santa Barbara on gun violence in America and what can be done to address the "profit-driven crisis."
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Capps’s H.O.P.E. Act Yields Two Successful Surgeries

Johns Hopkins University Medical Center announced the first successful HIV-positive organ donation on Wednesday, made possible by the HIV Organ Policy Equity (H.O.P.E.) Act, sponsored by Santa Barbara...
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Suspect Arrested in ‘Diabolical’ Triple Homicide

Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Detectives arrested Pierre Haobsh, 27, at gunpoint shortly after midnight Friday at a Bonsall gas station in San Diego County.
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Names of Triple-Homicide Victims Released

A local doctor, his wife and their five-year-old daughter were found dead Wednesday inside their Goleta-area residence.
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SB Shelter Seeks To Give Dogs Their Own Spring Break

With finals looming around the corner, students are looking forward to spring break, a sentiment shared by the dogs at Santa Barbara County Animal Services (SBCAS).
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Renowned Photographer Speaks in Santa Barbara About New Project, Environment

Professional photographer and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Sebastião Salgado and author Pico Iyer spoke Wednesday evening at the Arlington Theatre about Genesis (2013), Salgado’s most recent phot...
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Goleta City Council to Restrict Parking During Deltopia Weekend

Goleta City Council passed a resolution on Tuesday to implement a temporary on-street, residents-only parking restriction in Isla Vista for Deltopia weekend.
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Downtown Bike Plan Approved

The Santa Barbara City Council approved the Bike Master Plan by a vote of 6-1 on Tuesday, moving forward a plan that will create more bike paths in downtown Santa Barbara. More than 300 community m...
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Das Williams Introduces Bill To Establish Uniform AP Credit Transfer Among Community Colleges

Assemblymember Das Williams recently introduced Assembly Bill 1985, which would establish a uniform policy for Advance Placement (AP) credit transfer from high schools to all California Community Coll...
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Special Olympics To Host Polar Plunge

Special Olympics of Santa Barbara will host the second annual Polar Plunge fundraiser at Leadbetter Beach on Sunday.
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Small Plane Crashes at Santa Barbara Airport

A small plane crashed Monday evening at Santa Barbara Airport when its single engine failed shortly after takeoff.
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County Allocates Funds for Additional Homeless Shelters

The Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors allocated $128,000 in contingency funds last week for additional shelter services for the approximately 1,400 homeless individuals seeking refuge from El ...
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Senate Bill Calls for Capping of Coastal Oil Wells

California State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) recently introduced Senate Bill 900 (SB 900), known as the Coastal Oil Well Cleanup Act.
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Creator of Khan Academy Speaks About Education

Salman Khan, founder of Khan Academy, spoke Sunday at the Granada Theatre about his nonprofit academy aimed at providing free, world-class education around the globe.
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