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The city lies between the steeply-rising Santa Ynez Mountains and the Pacific coast, approximately 90 miles miles WNW of Los Angeles. Its climate is described as Mediterranean, and the city is sometimes referred to as the "American Riviera." Its history begins at least 13,000 years ago with the ancestors of the present-day Chumash (Native American people who historically inhabit chiefly central and southern coastal regions of California).

Population: 92325
Local Newspapers: Santa Barbara News-Press
Local Sports Teams:
Local Colleges: University of California Santa Barbara

Zip Codes associated with santa barbara, california: 93103 93105 93108 93109 93110 93111 93907
Towns/Cities near santa barbara, california : Goleta Mission Canyon Montecito Carpinteria Isla Vista

Santa Barbara County News
Brush Fire in Santa Ynez

A vegetation fire broke out in the 2800 block of Mesa Verde Road in Santa Ynez, reports Mike Eliason from the Santa Barbara County Fire Department. The fire started at 6:48 a.m. and spread approximately 1/4 of an acre in light brush.

Sheriff Asks For Public's Help in Identifying Carpinteria Bank Robber

The public's help is being requested to identify and apprehend a man who Santa Barbara County sheriff's deputies say robbed a Carpinteria bank on Thursday afternoon. Officers were dispatched to the Montecito Bank & Trust branch on the 1000 block of Casitas Pass Road at about 5:20 p.m., said Kelly Hoover, a sheriff's spokeswoman.

Bakersfield Man Pleads Guilty To Human Trafficking, Related Charges

A Bakersfield man charged with human trafficking and related crimes involving two teenagers was given a lengthy state prison sentence Thursday after pleading guilty in Santa Barbara County Superior Court . Marcale Emon Alexander, 34, pleaded guilty before Judge John McGregor, who immediately sentenced him to 19 years and eight months in prison.

Entries Sought for Architectural Design Awards

American Institute of Architects, Santa Barbara Chapter, has announced its 2017 Design Awards program, celebrating the best architectural design work of its membership and region, is calling for entries. Deadline for entries is June 16. The Design Awards program recognizes the most distinguished architectural designs of its membership.

Four County Schools Go to Head of Class With Gold Ribbon Status

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson announced last week that 275 middle schools and high schools are being honored under the Gold Ribbon Schools Awards Program. Included among the schools honored were four Santa Barbara County schools: Jonata Middle School of the Buellton Unified School District; Dos Pueblos High School, La Colina Jr. High School, and Santa Barbara Junior High School, all from the Santa Barbara Unified School District.

Man Injured in Highway 101 Vehicle Accident Near Buellton

A man was injured after getting out of his disabled SUV, which was then hit by a semi truck on Highway 101 near Buellton Thursday morning, according to authorities. A semi transport truckran into a SUV on Highway 101 near Buellton Thursday morning, according to authorities.

County Closes Goleta Beach After Sewage Spills into Upstream Creek

Officials closed Goleta Beach Wednesday after 1,000 gallons of untreated sewage spilled into a creek in the area between Goleta and Santa Barbara. According to the Santa Barbara County Public Health Department , the spill occurred at the intersection of Nogal and Nueces drives near Vieja Valley Elementary School , sending the sewage into Cieneguitas Creek, which flows to Goleta Beach.

Commercial & Residential Burglars Arrested

Two suspects believed to be responsible for burglarizing a residence in the unincorporated area of Goleta near North Beaches and a business in the city of Goleta were arrested Tuesday night after resisting arrest. At approximately 6:30 p.m. on Monday, April 24, 2017, deputies from the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office Goleta Valley Patrol Bureau Patrol responded to a residence on Arroyo Quemada Lane after a homeowner returned to find two suspects fleeing from his residence.

Santa Barbara Man Pleads Guilty to 2014 Murder of Ex-Girlfriend

A Santa Barbara man has pled guilty to murdering his ex-girlfriend 2-1/2 years after she was found stabbed to death in her Los Olivos Street apartment. Aubrey Dupree Wadford will be sentenced next month to 16 years to life behind bars, the Santa Barbara County District Attorney's office announced Wednesday.

Santa Barbara County Grand Jury Investigates Complaints About Santa Maria High School

The Grand Jury focused its investigation on allegations of mismanagement of about $16 million from Quality Education Investment Act state grant; on communication conflicts between the Santa Maria Joint Union High School District , site administrators and teachers; on concerns regarding school safety; and on the implementation of anti-bullying procedures required by Assembly Bill 9 . The Grand Jury determined that funds from the state grant were spent properly, and that the school has adequate anti-bullying procedures in place.

James Hammock Joins Land Trust for Santa Barbara County Board

Hammock brings to the Land Trust experience in real-estate valuation and complex real-estate transactions, following a 40-year career as senior partner with Santa Barbara-based appraisal firm Hammock, Arnold, Smith and Company. His work in the last 20 years has included the valuation of ranches and properties throughout the county that are now protected by Land Trust conservation easements.

If you see a bright light in the sky, this is what it is

Did you see a bright light streak across the sky overnight? Then you probably saw a test launch of a Minuteman III missile . The Vandenberg Airforce Base in Northern Santa Barbara County was expected to launch the inter-continental ballistic missile between midnight and 6 a.m. Wednesday.

Bank of the Sierra acquiring Ojai Community Bank

Banking industry consolidation on the Central Coast picked up speed on April 25 with the parent company of Bank of the Sierra announcing plans to acquire OCB Bancorp and its four branches in Santa Barbara and Ventura counties. The $14 per share acquisition sent OCB Bancorp shares soaring more 50 percent and marks the latest move for Porterville-based Bank of the Sierra, which has been expanding its footprint in the region.

Caltrans Tree Removal Near SR 150/192

Caltrans will perform emergency tree removal on State Route 192 at State Route 150 on Tuesday, April 25 through Friday, April 28 from 9 am until 3 pm. This roadwork will require a full closure at this location.

Deputies search lake for missing California boy

In this photo released by Los Angeles Sheriff Department, homicide detectives continue their investigation at Lake Cachuma Recreation looking for missing 5-year-old boy, Andressian Aramazd Jr., in Santa Barbara County, Calif. Homicide detectives and police divers are searching the lake for a missing boy whose father was arrested after being found unconscious over the weekend at a Southern California park.

Sheriffa s deputies, park rangers now searching for missing South Pasadena boy in Santa Barbara County

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department released this photo of missing 5-year-old Aramazd Andressian, Jr. on April 24, 2017. The boy was last seen with his father, who was found unconcious in a South Pasadena park without his son on Friday.

"Clear Our Shelters" Donor Sponsors Adoption Fees

On Saturday, April 29, 2017, all three Santa Barbara County Animal Services shelters will be offering fee waived adoptions in an effort to "Clear Our Shelters." From 10 am to 4 pm, loving adopters can visit any of the three Santa Barbara County Animal Services shelters to take home a new four legged family member.

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