It was Friday night when Elliot Rodger’s mother got a call from her son’s therapist that he had emailed a ranting manifesto about going on a deadly rampage.
“What sticks in my mind was the courage of a mother to pick up a phone and seek help,” said family friend Alan Shifman.
“To be honest,” the neighbor said, “it all makes sense now.”
In YouTube videos and a long written manifesto, Elliot Rodger aired his contempt for everyone from his roommates to the whole human race, reserving special hate for two groups: the women he says kept him a virgin for all of his 22 years, and the men they chose instead.
As the shocking news of a deadly shooting rampage erupted Saturday, officials publicly expressed their condolences for the victims and their families.
A Hollywood director and his family believe his son is responsible for a shooting rampage near a Santa Barbara university campus, an attorney for the director said Saturday.
A 22-year-old gunman reportedly went on a drive-by shooting rampage late Friday night near UC Santa Barbara, killing six people and injuring seven others, before suffering a fatal gunshot wound.
The Boy Scouts of America must turn over 20 years of old personnel files to a plaintiff in a California sexual abuse lawsuit.
With California in a drought, the coastal city of Santa Barbara is thinking about firing up a desalination plant that has been in storage for more than two decades.
Friends, family and students gathered at a Torrance high school gym Thursday night to remember two best friends who died early Monday morning in a Santa Barbara car crash.
After months of polar vortexes it’s finally almost time to lay out in the sun and sand. To help get the ball rolling, we rounded up the 25 best beaches in the world.
A former teacher who was arrested at the Apple Valley Airport while trying to flee in a private plane was found guilty Thursday of molesting three neighborhood girls.
Problems with excessive partying have persisted for decades at UC Santa Barbara, but the recent “Deltopia” violence has brought out politicians, university officials, police and student leaders to call for more prudent revelry.
A 17-year-old boy has been charged with assault, mayhem and resisting an officer for allegedly attacking a police officer during a rock- and bottle-throwing brawl in Santa Barbara last weekend.
Officials say more than 80 people are possibly ill with the highly contagious Norovirus while on-board a cruise ship sailing to ports in California.