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Orcutt wine bar owner charged with violating COVID-19 health orders

Kurt Hixenbaugh, 49, who owns Vino et Amicis in Old Town Orcutt, was charged with two counts of violating the state's stay-at-home emergency health order and two counts of violating the county health officer's order on Dec. 11, 2020, and Jan. 21, 2021, according to the complaint filed March 26.

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Santa Barbara County begins budget workshops with public safety departments

No reductions in services are included in preliminary budgets submitted by the Sheriff’s, District Attorney’s and Public Defender’s offices and the P…

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Lompoc, Santa Ynez Valley libraries await green light for reopening

Currently, the Solvang, Buellton and main Lompoc library branches are all offering book holds and sidewalk pick-up service for those who order materi…

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Baseball: Cal Poly splits Big West series with Long Beach State

Bryan Woo (2-2) earned the win with 5 2/3 scoreless innings in relief of starter Bryce Warrecker, who allowed just one run and four hits over the fir…

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CAPA Pet of the Week: Totoro

Totoro found her way to the animal shelter after her owner passed away.

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By the numbers: COVID-19 in Santa Barbara County

Updated numbers on the prevalence of the coronavirus in Santa Barbara County, and in several cities within the county.

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World

AP Photos: Things starting to stir at Tokyo Olympic venues

TOKYO (AP) — The Tokyo Olympics are getting closer and things are starting to stir around the venues, though not as much as you might expec…

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World

Japan to start releasing Fukushima water into sea in 2 years

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's government decided Tuesday to start releasing massive amounts of treated radioactive water from the wrecked Fukushima …

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State and Regional

Coroner identifies 3 young siblings killed in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities have identified the three young children who were killed in a gruesome slaying in Los Angeles over the weeke…

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State and Regional

Suspect arraigned in shooting at Missouri convenience store

LIBERTY, Mo. (AP) — A weekend shooting at a southern Missouri convenience store killed a truck driver from California and critically injure…

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State and Regional

California re-opens enrollment for health insurance coverage

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California on Monday re-opened enrollment for its state health insurance exchange, hoping more people will buy co…

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State and Regional

Weinstein fights extradition to face California indictment

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Harvey Weinstein’s lawyer on Monday challenged his extradition from New York to California, where the imprisoned movie…