KCLU Staff

He served in two different districts as a Santa Barbara County Supervisor.

Now, Carpinteria resident Mike Stoker is going to be the director of region 9 of the EPA, covering California, Nevada, Arizona, the Pacific Islands, and the lands of 148 Native American tribes.

Pop superstar Katy Perry has a benefit show at the Santa Barbarba Bowl Saturday night to aise money to help those affected by the Montecito Mudflow.

Perry has also enlisted some help from local kids for part of her performance.

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Nicolas Holzer sat still most of the day as his trial unfolded in Santa Barbara Superior Court on Wednesday.

Holzer is accused of killing his parents, his two boys and his dog four years ago at a Goleta home in 2014.

Many workers from Amgen, the Thousands Oaks based biotech company that sponsors a bicycle tour of California, did not get to watch the race coming through the South Coast region on Monday.

Instead, they were helping in the disaster-torn region of Montecito.

Business license fees have been given a preliminary approval by Santa Barbara County, to cover the costs for several departments to review cannabis operations.

The board of supervisors says there could be 150 applications coming in.

Downtown Goleta could be seeing changes on Hollister Avenue unlike anything the city has done in decades.

Several plans are being considered to reduce the traffic lanes, add bike lanes, increase landscaped areas and add benches.

It wasn't a big bet that paid off at the Kentucky Derby over the weekend, it was a big investment.

They had evacuated earlier this year in the Montecito mudflow disaster, but over the weekend Houghton and Ben Hyatt were celebrating.

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Science teacher Kim Ramirez is recovering at the Grossman Burn Center in Los Angeles County after an accident this week at the La Cumbre Junior High School campus.

The Santa Barbara Unified School District says she is in stable condition.

After being absent for three years, Frontier Airlines is coming back to the Santa Barbara Airport.

The carrier says flights will begin August 21 with a $49 introductory fare to Denver, Colorado.

Seven people, including two infants, were injured Tuesday morning in a multi-vehicle collision on Highway 101 in Santa Barbara County.

The crash, which happened at Nojoqui Summit north of Gaviota, occurred in the midst of a law enforcement pursuit that officers say exceeded 100 mph.

Two people were taken into custody.

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Heavy equipment has returned to both Goleta and Carpinteria beach, where piles of dirt from the January Mudflow disaster have hardened and need to be broken up.

The mounds of dirt came from the hills of Montecito and Carpinteria.

The board of La Casa de la Raza in Santa Barbara says it's selling its building in the 600 block of East Montecito Street in Santa Barbara, just a few blocks off Milpas Street.

The building has been there for 47 years.

The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs will hold a hearing Wednesday on a bill that would allow the Santa Ynez band of Chumash Indians to increase its tribal land in the Santa Ynez Valley.

The area in question is known as Camp Four off Highway 154 near the 246.

The tribe and some local residents have been at odds over the site.

At Cachuma Lake, the enthusiasm is high even as the lake level remains low. The lake still hasn't recovered from the drought and remains under 40% capacity and dropping.

Despite that bleak outlook, this Saturday and Sunday will host the annual fishing derby, with $5000 in prizes.