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Scientist: Oil Slick Likely From Natural Seafloor Seepage

The Santa Barbara County Department of Public Health said the slick provided no threat to public health and safety, although officials advised people to avoid contact with the oil.

07/31/2015

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Hikers Sought In Possible Connection With Wildfire Near Lompoc

Firefighters Tuesday continued their efforts to contain a vegetation fire that erupted in Santa Barbara County.

06/30/2015

GOLETA, CA - MAY 22: Workers stand next to buckets filled with oil contaminated sand during a cleanup operation near Refugio State Beach on May 22, 2015 in Goleta, California. California Gov. Jerry Brown declared a State of Emergency after over 100,000 gallons of oil spilled from an abandoned pipeline on the land near Refugio State Beach, spreading over about nine miles of beach within hours. The largest oil spill ever in U.S. waters at the time occurred in the same section of the coast in 1969 where numerous offshore oil platforms can be seen, giving birth to the modern American environmental movement. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Volunteers Sought To Help Clean Up Santa Barbara-Area Beaches Fouled By Oil Spill

Officials have put a call out for volunteers to help clean up an oil spill along a stretch of pristine beach in Santa Barbara County.

05/27/2015

A worker cleans oil from the rocks and beach at Refugio State Beach in Goleta, California, May 22, 2015. The oil company behind a crude spill on the California coast vowed to do the "right thing" to clear up the mess, even as reports emerged of past leaks involving its pipelines. Plains All American Pipeline made the pledge as it said nearly 8,000 gallons of oil had been scooped up, out of some 21,000 gallons believed to have flooded into the ocean near Santa Barbara, northwest of Los Angeles.    AFP PHOTO/ MARK RALSTON        (Photo credit should read MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)

Ruptured Oil Pipeline In Santa Barbara To Be Removed, Volunteers Requested To Help Clean Up

Authorities Tuesday will begin removing the pipeline that burst in Santa Barbara County and leaked thousands of gallons of oil into the ocean.

05/26/2015

Buckets filled with oil contaminated sand are lined up during a cleanup operation near Refugio State Beach on May 22, 2015 in Goleta, California. California Gov. Jerry Brown declared a State of Emergency after over 100,000 gallons of oil spilled from an abandoned pipeline on the land near Refugio State Beach, spreading over about nine miles of beach within hours. The largest oil spill ever in U.S. waters at the time occurred in the same section of the coast in 1969 where numerous offshore oil platforms can be seen, giving birth to the modern American environmental movement. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Oil Spill Off Santa Barbara Coast Downgraded

Plains All American Pipeline is downgrading the amount of oil it says spilled off a California coastline in a worst-case scenario.

05/25/2015

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Governor Declares State Of Emergency In Santa Barbara County In Response To Oil Spill

Gov. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency Wednesday a day after a ruptured pipeline spilled thousands of gallons of oil off the California coast.

05/20/2015

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Ruptured Pipeline Leads To Spill Of Thousands Of Gallons Of Oil Off Refugio State Beach

Authorities say a 24-inch underground pipeline ruptured Tuesday spilling thousands of gallons of oil off the Santa Barbara coastline.

05/19/2015

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Santa Barbara Woman Tests Negative For Ebola

A Santa Barbara County woman Monday hospitalized for Ebola symptoms has tested negative for the virus, according to officials.

03/23/2015

An undated photo of murder suspect Elliot Rodger is seen at a press conference by the Santa Barbara County Sheriff in Goleta, California May 24, 2014. (credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

Parents Sue County, Landlord Over Santa Barbara Rampage

The parents of three victims of a deadly rampage in Santa Barbara, California, last year are suing the county, the Sheriff’s Department and the apartment building where the accused killer lived.

03/02/2015

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Shark Attacks Kayakers Off Santa Barbara County Coast

A group of kayakers issued distress calls twice on Friday near Point Conception after coming under attack from a shark.

10/04/2014

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Carpinteria Woman Attacked By 300-Pound Bear: “He Spared My Life”

A woman survived a bear attack in Santa Barbara County and is sharing her harrowing story with CBS2/KCAL9.

09/24/2014

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57 Convicted Sex Offenders Arrested In Southland ICE Operation

The operation, which concluded Wednesday, resulted in 31 arrests in Los Angeles County, 11 in San Bernardino County, eight in Riverside County, four in Orange County, two in Ventura County and one in Santa Barbara County.

06/06/2014

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All 20,000 Evacuation Orders Off In San Diego Fire

A wildfire that surged amid high heat and dry winds in drought conditions brought evacuation orders for more than 20,000 homes in and around San Diego, but all residents were told they could return home Tuesday night just a few hours later as cooler, calmer darkness fell.

CBS2 / KCAL9–05/13/2014

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4.6-Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Near Santa Barbara

A magnitude-4.6 earthquake rattled Santa Barbara County Wednesday.

CBS Los Angeles–05/29/2013

4 Bodies Found Near Overturned Fishing Boat Off Channel Islands

Four bodies have been found near an overturned fishing boat off the coast of the Channel Islands, according to authorities.

03/11/2012

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