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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.

07/29/2015

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

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.

07/11/2015

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.

07/10/2015

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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.

07/07/2015

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.

06/22/2015

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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.

06/10/2015

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Request By Exxon To Haul Oil After Pipeline Break Denied

The move came on the same day that California lawmakers formed a special legislative committee to investigate the May spill that caused as much as 101,000 gallons of oil to blacken beaches and create an ocean slick.

06/09/2015

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New Photos Show Extent Of Corrosion In Pipeline That Ruptured In Santa Barbara County

New photos released Tuesday show the extensive corrosion on an oil pipe that ruptured, spilling more than 100,000 gallons of oil into the waters off Refugio State Beach near Santa Barbara.

06/09/2015

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Pipeline Firm Told California Oil Spill ‘Extremely Unlikely’

Nearly 1,200 pages of records, filed with state regulators by Plains All American Pipeline, detail a range of defenses the company established to guard against crude oil spills and, at the same time, prepare for the worst should a spill occur.

06/07/2015

Scientists at a lab outside Sacramento will help determine where all those mysterious tar balls washing up on beaches have come from. (credit: CBS)

Only On 9: Lab Working To Find Out Source Of Mysterious Tar Balls

KCAL9’s Dave Bryan went into the lab – a virtual CSI for tar balls – as investigators tried to come up with answers.

06/05/2015

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Fisherman Sues Pipeline Owner Over Santa Barbara Oil Spill

A commercial fisherman sued the owner of the oil pipeline that spilled thousands of gallons of crude on the Santa Barbara coast, alleging the environmental disaster would cause decades of harm to the shore and hurt many businesses.

06/03/2015

Students of UCSB and UCLA mourn at a candlelight vigil at UCLA for the victims of a killing rampage over the weekend near UCSB on May 26, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. According to reports, 22 year old Elliot Rodger, son of assistant director of the Hunger Games, Peter Rodger, began his mass killing near the University of California, Santa Barbara by stabbing three people to death in an apartment. He then went on to shooting and running down people while driving his BMW until crashing with a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. Officers found three legally-purchased guns registered to him inside the vehicle. Prior to the murders, Rodger posted YouTube videos declaring his intention to annihilate the girls who rejected him sexually and others in retaliation for his remaining a virgin at age 22. Seven people died, including Rodger, and seven others were wounded. (credit: David McNew/Getty Images)

Candlelight Vigil Held to Remember Victims Year After Isla Vista Mass Murder

Saturday marked the one-year anniversary of a mass murder that rocked the UC Santa Barbara community. Six students were killed near the college campus before the killer, Elliot Rodger, took his own life.

05/23/2015

Richard Martinez, who lost a son to the rampage at UCSB, is working with gun control advocates on a national level. (credit: CBS)

Father Of Isla Vista Shooting Victim Has Dedicated His Life To Gun Reforms

Richard Martinez thinks of his son every day, and with those thoughts come the constant reminder of a young life cut tragically short by a troubled man with a gun.

05/23/2015

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Officials Say It Could Take Months To Cleanup Oil Spill At Santa Barbara

One it cleans out, the process of repairing the pipeline begins.

05/23/2015

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