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The family of a Nipomo teenager who died in a house fire Tuesday is planning a celebration of life next week on what would have been her 18th …
Cal Fire officials on Tuesday were continuing to investigate the cause of a Nipomo house fire on Monday that killed a 17-year-old girl who they have yet to identify.
Solvang will pay the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office more for law enforcement under a contract agreement approved Monday by the City Council.
Local law enforcement, including the Sheriff's Office, said the rule of law was upheld by the jury's conviction Tuesday of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, while a representative of the local NAACP called the ruling "just," and called for a review of police use-of-force policies.
Solvang City Council members continued to push Monday for Santa Barbara County to rectify a proposed law enforcement budget, reverse charges for the past billing cycle, and act more transparently through the dispute resolution process currently underway.
The following is taken from the Santa Maria Police Department's calls-for-service log and the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office daily arrest log. Those appearing as "arrested" are only suspected of the crime indicated but are presumed innocent.
California Highway Patrol officials are reminding the public of several new road safety passed by the California legislature have either taken effect or are set to become effective after the New Year, including two new ones that will directly affect driving behavior.
A Santa Maria man was charged Tuesday with the fatal shooting of a northern elephant seal near San Simeon in September 2019, according to a U.S. Attorney spokesman.
A couple dozen Lompoc residents participated in a “Peace Rally” on Tuesday night in the courtyard outside City Hall. The aim of the event, which began around the same time as that night’s City Council meeting, was to send a message to city leaders that community members are fed up with the ongoing violent crime, and it also served as a public show of support for the Lompoc Police Department.
Santa Barbara County middle and grade school students are increasingly recruited into gangs, while county juvenile programs and law enforcemen…