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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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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.

05/22/2015

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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.

05/21/2015

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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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