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‘Operation Apehanger’ snags 11 in raid

SANTA BARBARA — Multi-jurisdictional law enforcement teams swept through “The American Riviera” Wednesday with fistfuls of warrants and arrested 11 suspects in a major regional effort to take guns and

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Man sentenced in vehicular manslaughter case

SANTA BARBARA — Fabian Maduena, 21, pleaded no contest to vehicular manslaughter and received a 21-year sentence following three felony and two misdemeanor charges connected to events leading to the

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For sale: wholesale paper and … nunchuks?

SANTA BARBARA — An illegal diversification of goods proved the downfall for a legitimate wholesale paper merchant who branched out into the sale of close-combat weapons. Alejandro Francisco Domeno is

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Road rage cross the line with gunfire

SANTA BARBARA — A 59-year-old Atascadero man was arrested at gunpoint Tuesday after expressing his road rage with the use of a handgun. Alisos Street in Santa Barbara is just

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Gas station owner pursues tire thief

CARPINTERIA — A tire thief picked the wrong gas station to loot Thursday, as the station’s owner pursued the suspect until highway patrol authorities were able to intercept. A red pickup

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Two in custody, one at large in Mesa area assault

SANTA BARBARA — At approximately 2 p.m. Aug. 8, a male resident of Santa Barbara’s beachfront Mesa area answered a knock at his door. Knowing one of the visitors by sight, the

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‘Real’ Mrs. Robinson caught in the act

SANTA BARBARA — A titillating character study straight out of the movies came into the light of day with the arrest of Genise Schu, 47, on 11 felony counts of sexual

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'Real' Mrs. Robinson caught in the act

SANTA BARBARA — A titillating character study straight out of the movies came into the light of day with the arrest of Genise Schu, 47, on 11 felony counts of sexual

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Sexy guy talks himself into jail

CARPINTERIA — Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s deputies were called to Carpinteria State Beach following lifeguard reports of a man loitering on the sand and engaged in a passionate conversation with