The 5 Worst Oil Spills In Modern California HistoryIn May of 2015, a crude oil pipeline broke off Refugio State Beach in Santa Barbara County, spilling 100,000 gallons into the ocean. It was the worst California spill in 25 years.
Santa Barbara Surf School Owner Matthew Coleman Indicted In Killings Of His 2 Young Children In MexicoMatthew Taylor Coleman, 40, was charged with two counts of foreign first-degree murder of United States nationals, according to the indictment filed Wednesday. The charges make Coleman eligible for the death penalty, but the Attorney General will decide at a later date whether to do so.
Lawsuit Filed Against Coast Guard On 2-Year Anniversary Of Conception Dive Boat Fire That Killed 34 Off Santa Barbara CoastIn the early morning hours of Sept. 2, 2019, a blaze broke out aboard the 75-foot charter boat "Conception" as it was anchored about 20 yards of Santa Cruz Island and 22 miles southwest of Santa Barbara.
Missing Oxnard Woman's Body Found In Santa Barbara County; Ex-Husband Josefino Maldonado Arrested For Her MurderOxnard police say Josefino Cayetano Maldonado, 41, confessed to killing his wife in an unincorporated area of Ventura County, but went into Santa Barbara County to dispose of her body.
Teen Captures Close Encounter With Great White Shark In Santa Barbara CountyThe waters off Santa Claus Beach are known for attracting great white sharks.
Firefighters Halt Dangerous Loma Fire Threatening TV News Station, Homes In Santa Barbara; Evacuations LiftedThe fast-moving brush fire threatened homes and a TV station in Santa Barbara.
Most Of LA, Ventura, San Bernardino Counties Are Now In 'Severe Drought': ReportA new report by U.S. Drought Monitor says that most of Los Angeles and Ventura counties, as well as half of Riverside County, are now in 'severe drought.'
Paraglider Rescued After Crashing Into Mountainside Near CarpinteriaRescuers had to use a chopper to hoist him to safety because of the steep terrain.
El Capitan State Beach In Santa Barbara County To Close For At Least A Year On Sept. 1The beach -- popular for camping, fishing and surfing – is scheduled to shut down for about one year starting on Sept.1, 2021. The closure will allow for the construction of a new entrance road, bridge, kiosk and trail.
First Cases Of UK Variant Of COVID Detected In Santa Barbara CountyThe U.K. variant, also known as B.1.1.7, was first detected in the U.S. in late December. As of March 11, there have been 265 confirmed cases in California, according to state numbers.
Storm Brings Rare Snow To Santa BarbaraVideo showed residents playing in the slushy snow in downtown Santa Barbara.