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San Pedro Center Takes In 8 Brown Pelicans Rescued From Santa Barbara Oil Spill

Brown pelicans rescued from the oil spill off the Santa Barbara coast are being cleaned and cared for at the Los Angeles Oiled Bird Care Center Friday.

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Cleanup Crews Continue To Battle Oil Spill Near Santa Barbara Coast

Locals fear it’s going to continue to get worse.

18 hours ago

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Santa Barbara DA’s Office Investigating ‘Potentially Criminal Statutes’ After Oil Spill

The Santa Barbara County District Attorney confirmed Wednesday her office was investigating the large oil spill along the coast of Central California.

05/20/2015

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Critics Of Offshore Drilling Express Concern Amid Oil Spill Off Santa Barbara Coast

As emergency crews work to clean up thousands of gallons of crude oil near Santa Barbara, critics of offshore drilling say they’re concerned about the safety of pipelines that run up and down the coast.

05/19/2015

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Mother Whale Smacks Surfer After He Paddles Between Her And Baby

A surfer learned the hard way not to come between a momma gray whale and her baby.

05/12/2015

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2 Men Shot, Another Assaulted In Domestic Dispute Near UCSB

Police reportedly are looking for a suspect.

05/11/2015

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Deputies, Officers Honored For Heroism In Isla Vista Mass Shooting Nearly 1 Year Later

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office and the University of California, Santa Barbara Police Department held the awards ceremony, during which Sgt. Brad Welch received a Medal of Valor.

CBS2 / KCAL9–04/29/2015

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Santa Barbara Resident Being Monitored For Possible Exposure To Ebola In ‘LA Area’

The patient was identified upon return from a country with an active Ebola epidemic, a health official said.

03/22/2015

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Woman Talking On Cellphone Fatally Struck By Freight Train Near Santa Barbara

The victim was identified as 49-year-old Suzanne Worsham.

02/14/2015

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Best Spring Break 2015 Destinations Near Los Angeles For College Students

Spring break is a college tradition like no other, especially excellent when you pick a destination where the partying never stops. That said, Los Angeles is just a drive away from a slew of places happy to accommodate these often decadent ways. So where will you go this year?

02/14/2015

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Doctor Accused Of Illegally Prescribing Painkillers Withdraws Guilty Plea

A California doctor has withdrawn his guilty plea to illegally prescribing painkillers after alleging he was poorly advised by his previous attorney.

12/10/2014

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Best Warm Weather Destinations For Winter

Escape from the cold winter weather by heading south (or to a tropical island) for a winter getaway.

12/09/2014

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Best Day Trips On A Budget Near Los Angeles

Head in any direction and you’ll run into territory ready to enchant no matter how little money you’re prepared to let go.

10/18/2014

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Dog-Friendly Getaways Near Los Angeles

Finding activities and hotels that accept pets can be difficult if you’re looking for a weekend getaway. Here is a list of spots that not only allow domesticated animal companions, but celebrate and welcome them. For a list of pet hotels, pet-friendly bed and breakfasts, attractions, and activities all over the country, visit : Bring Fido at http://www.bringfido.com/destination/state/california/

CBS Los Angeles–10/16/2014

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200-Mile Bike Ride Down SoCal Coast Aims To Raise Funds, Awareness For Rare Eye Disorder

Jeremy Poincenot and his friends took part in a 6th annual bike ride over Labor Day weekend to raise awareness and funds for a rare eye disorder.

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/29/2014

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