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.
Conception Dive Boat Captain Pleads Not Guilty To Seaman's Manslaughter ChargesThe captain of a Santa Barbara-based dive boat that caught fire in 2019 near Santa Cruz Island, killing 34 people, pleaded not guilty Tuesday to federal charges.
Woman Rescued From Santa Barbara Floodwaters As Storm Sweeps ThroughA woman was rescued from floodwaters after she became stuck during a storm that has dumped rain on parts of California. 
Winter Storm Watch To Start Late Sunday For Santa Barbara County MountainsA winter storm watch could bring snow and gusty winds in the next few days. 
Ventura, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo Counties Seek To Break Off From SoCal Regional Stay-Home OrderThe counties argue that they are a less populated, more suburban region that should not be lumped into denser areas such as Los Angeles and Orange counties.
Conception Dive Boat Captain Charged With 34 Counts Of Seaman's ManslaughterThe captain of the P/V Conception, a dive boat that caught fire last year off the coast of Santa Barbara, was indicted Tuesday by a federal grand jury on 34 counts of seaman's manslaughter.
Search Continues For Diver Missing Near Santa Cruz Island
Failed PG&E Power Line Sparked Drum Fire That Burned 700 Acres In Santa Barbara CountyA Pacific Gas and Electric power line failed and arced to the ground, sparking the Drum Fire that erupted on June 14, according to Santa Barbara County Fire spokesman Capt. Daniel Bertucelli.