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End of the road for Jesse James Hollywood?

SANTA BARBARA — A decade after the cold-blooded killing of 15-year-old Nicholas Markowitz in the Santa Barbara foothills, Jesse James Hollywood was finally sentenced this month to life without possibility of

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Fruit seller reportedly molests child

SANTA BARBARA — Silvano Rodelas Rojas, 60, of Los Angeles, is a well-known face on the streets of Santa Barbara, where he frequently operates as a street vendor of fresh

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Streaker wreaks havoc in Santa Barbara

SANTA BARBARA — The peaceful Santa Barbara neighborhood known as San Roque — inhabited by a demographic of young families and retirees — experienced an unusual turn of events Wednesday

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Apartment fire traced to marijuana operation

SANTA BARBARA — Just a block from the downtown Central Fire Station, a 6 a.m. blaze Monday had city fire crews responding with Santa Barbara Police Department units in support.

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Police unveil civilian schooling dates, terms

LOMPOC — K-9 and SWAT operations, narcotics investigations, criminal law, and patrol procedures may be standard fare for the men and women of Lompoc’s police force, but rarely does the

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Santa Barbara gangsters sentenced

SANTA BARBARA — Superior court Judge Frank Ochoa sentenced a notorious trio of Santa Barbara’s Eastside gang members Monday to nearly 57 years of combined prison time following their trial

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Illegal alcohol sales to minors net repeat offenders

SANTA BARBARA — Federal authorities acting under the auspices of the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control conducted a minor decoy operation in Santa Barbara County Saturday and have issued citations

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Eyewitnesses, tracking device help cops track hit and run killer

SANTA BARBARA — Elisabeth Contreras and Alan Garcia were crossing Las Positas Road just outside Earl Warren Showgrounds in the early Friday evening when they were struck and killed, according

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Parking lot meth bust a family affair

SANTA YNEZ — A Colorado family’s vacation came to an abrupt end Monday morning when police and security officers found them enjoying a communal supply of methamphetamine in a car

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Indoor marijuana operation discovered

SANTA BARBARA — Four Santa Barbara residents were arrested Sunday on charges of conspiracy, cultivation of marijuana, and possession of marijuana for sale, said Officer Drew Sugars, spokesman for the