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2 Teens Charged In Connection With Fire Incident Offered Second Chance By D.A.

Two teenagers whom authorities say were with a 14-year-old at the time of an apparent prank that involved being doused with lighter fluid and set on fire will be charged, it was announced Monday.



Officials: Oily Substances On Closed Santa Barbara Beach Have Increased

Officials in Santa Barbara on Saturday afternoon are trying to determine the source of smelly oil and tar balls that have forced the closure of a popular beach.


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Fisherman’s Kayak Attacked By Shark Near Santa Barbara

A fisherman is getting ready to get back in the water even after a shark took a bite out of his kayak this week.


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3 Sea Lions, Elephant Seal Injured By Refugio Oil Spill Released Into Wild

Three California sea lions and an elephant seal who were exposed to an oil spill near Santa Barbara in May have been returned to the wild.


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Pilot Dies After Small Plane Crashes Near Ojai

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) will conduct an investigation on Friday into the circumstances surrounding a deadly plane crash that occurred near Ojai.


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Trio Of Burglars Arrested On Suspicion Of Stealing Nearly $60K Of Cosmetics From CVS

Three Los Angeles residents who allegedly stole thousands of dollars worth of cosmetics from drug stores throughout Southern California remained in custody on Thursday.


California Oil Spill Might Be Larger Than Projected

No timeline has been set to restart the pipeline.


Workers clean oil from the beach at 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)

Santa Barbara County Oil Spill May Have Been Larger Than Projected

An oil spill from a ruptured pipeline near Santa Barbara, California, that fouled beaches for miles may have been far larger in volume than earlier projected.


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Authorities Respond To ‘Possible Oil Spill’ Off Santa Barbara Coastline

Authorities were investigating an oil sheen in the water near Goleta Beach in Santa Barbara, officials said.


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Southern California Beaches Tested For Tar Balls After Spill

Cleanup commanders said Saturday that they sampled beaches nearby and as far away as Newport Beach in Orange County to see if oil from the spill was continuing to wash up.


Photo of the Pacific Ocean near Refugio State Beach dated May 21, 2015. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Officials Announce Plans To Reopen Refugio State Beach After Oil Spill

Officials Friday announced plans to reopen Refugio State Beach following a massive oil spill that occurred near Santa Barbara.


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Flowers To Be Placed On Jerry Weintraub’s Star On Hollywood Walk Of Fame

Flowers Tuesday will be placed on the Hollywood Walk of Fame star of legendary film producer Jerry Weintraub.


Oil is seen on rocks at Refugio State Beach in Goleta, California, May 19, 2015.  An oil pipeline ruptured dumping oil into the Pacific Ocean near Santa Barbara, California, the US Coast Guard said. The spill was estimated at 21,000 gallons (80,000 liters) of oil, local media reported. AFP PHOTO/ ROBYN BECK        (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

Exxon Mobil Halts Drilling After Spill Crippled Pipeline

The oil company temporarily ceased operations last week after Santa Barbara County rejected its emergency application to truck oil to refineries, spokesman Richard Keil said.

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Plane Registered To Film Composer James Horner Crashes North Of Santa Barbara

The pilot of a small aircraft, which is believed to have been registered to famed film composer James Horner, was killed when the plane crashed into a remote area about 60 miles north of Santa Barbara on Monday.


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Cost Of Cleaning Up Oil Spill In Santa Barbara County Reaches $62M

The cost of cleaning up the oil spill that fouled beaches last month on the California coast has reached $62 million so far, the pipeline company said Wednesday.