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Even once it rains, drought-related issues will not be going away any time soon.

That was the conclusion that state water resources officials and emergency leaders came to in Santa Barbara on Monday.

The search is on for two prisoners missing from a minimum security prison facility in northern Santa Barbara County.

The head count on Saturday night of 465 inmates showed two inmates missing.

It took extra police officers and a canine unit to convince a man to surrender in a Santa Barbara home Thursday morning.

Police say the incident occurred in the 300 block of La Cumbra road near State street

Santa Barbara Police say they have a suspect in custody, in connection with a hit-and-run collision that left a 23 year old in the hospital with major head injuries.

Chris Daly was found at about 4:15 a.m. Friday morning and was believed to have been hit within a two hour period prior to his discovery in a gutter at the intersection of Cabrillo and Castillo streets.

Life was good for Colleen Abbinanti of Simi Valley. The single mom had a good job, a nice place to live, and was involved with her son’s school. Then, suddenly, it all fell apart.

In 2007, as the recession hit, she lost her job with a construction company, and couldn’t find a new one. She was afraid to ask her family for help, even though she knew she was going to lose her home. Before she knew it, she was homeless. Abbinanti says it’s a position no one thinks will happen to them.

Two people were taken to a hospital from treatment of injuries they suffered from a chemical leak at a South Coast hotel.

Montecito firefighters were called to the Four Seasons Biltmore at around 11:30 Tuesday morning by reports of a container leaking a hazardous material.

For most of us, December 7th, 1941 is a day we all know from history books, the day the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor plunged the United States into World War II.

For Les Lindow, it’s much more than history. The now 95-year-old man was at Pearl Harbor on that fateful day. Lindow was 19 and on board the USS Maryland, one of the battleships moored at Pearl Harbor on December 7th.

Santa Barbara Police say in November 37 vehicles were stolen, and 24 of them were motorcycles or scooters.

This spike has lead to a call to action for motorcycle and scooter owners to keep their vehicles more secure.

The Santa Barbara Navy League has complimentary events for all branches of the military, and this
weekend, that branch is the Marine Corps.

70 Marines will be hosted this weekend in Santa Barbara.

It’s the largest city population-wise on the South Coast, and has been incorporated for more than a century. But ask most Oxnard residents how their city got its name, and you’ll probably get a blank stare. Do you know the answer?

Oxnard’s name is actually a clue into a forgotten part of its history. If you think of agriculture and Oxnard, strawberries are probably the first thing which come to mind. However, the area was once known for sugar beets and was home to the world’s largest sugar processing plant.

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