August 18, 2011 10:28 PM
If you're flying out of Santa Barbara, you'll have a lot more room for yourself and your bags.
The city's 72,000 square foot airport terminal is now open for business. The new facility replaces the old terminal from 1942. Construction has been underway for about two years. The hope... more »
June 27, 2011 10:32 PM
If there wasn't enough going on in Santa Maria today for police, today was the first day they had to deal with a new way of handling anyone they want take to jail.
As part of budget cuts, the branch of the Santa Barbara County jail that is located... more »
June 24, 2011 8:06 PM
Santa Barbara investigators have wrapped up four days of searching and digging for the remains of a seven-year-old Goleta girl beneath the Winchester overpass. Ramona Price has been missing for almost fifty years.
Police brought in cadaver dogs to help them in the search that began on Tuesday. They... more »
June 15, 2011 8:56 PM
Investigators believe a young Santa Barbara girl, who disappeared nearly 50 years ago, was killed and buried beneath the Winchester overpass in Goleta. 7 year old Ramona Price vanished near her home on Oak Avenue on September 2, 1961. The case ran cold until an author told detectives about 42-year-old... more »
June 5, 2011 7:02 PM
Santa Barbara County firefighters responded to two incidents in Goleta Sunday morning.
Just before 8 a.m. firefighters received a call about downed power lines in the Wayside Mobile Home Park. Then, around an hour later, they responded to a bathroom fire in the same park. They were able to... more »
May 5, 2011 10:16 PM
New DNA technology links a notorious serial killer and rapist to at least one double homicide in Goleta nearly 30 years ago. In July of 1981, 35-year-old Cheri Domingo and 27-year- old Gregory Sanchez were murdered in Goleta. Less than two years earlier, in 1979, 44-year-old Doctor Robert Offerman and... more »
February 16, 2011 12:51 PM
Central Coast Borders bookstores will remain open as Borders Group Wednesday announced it has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.
Borders Group says it will have to close about 200 of its more than 600 stores nationwide over the next few weeks. The stores in San Luis Obispo and... more »
January 30, 2011 10:50 PM
Five years ago Sunday, Jennifer San Marco killed six people inside the Goleta postal service and distribution facility, before turning the gun on herself.
The incident on January 30, 2006 was the deadliest post office shooting in the U.S. in 20 years. San Marco worked at the facility for... more »
January 30, 2011 4:17 PM
GOLETA, Calif. (AP) - Authorities say the "Geezer Bandit" has robbed California bank number 13 - but he's stayed lucky enough to keep from getting caught.
The FBI said in a news release Saturday that a man believed to be the elderly bank robber has struck for the first... more »
January 29, 2011 8:32 PM
The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Department says the man who robbed a bank in Goleta Friday has similarities to the infamous "Geezer Bandit."
Deputies were called to the Bank of America in the 5800 block of Calle Real just before 6:00 p.m. Officers say the suspect handed the teller... more »
October 12, 2010 12:57 PM
Safeguarding California's coastline from disastrous oil spills is the focus of an executive order Acting Governor Abel Maldonado will sign this morning in Goleta.
The Executive Order will address the state's oil spill contingency plans and blow out prevention practices.
Maldonado led the official state delegation to bring... more »
September 30, 2010 9:30 PM
Math and technology are going hand in hand at Dos Pueblos High School in Goleta. Using new calculators and wireless software, one math teacher is helping students see beyond the numbers.
Calculators in the classroom are nothing new, but a special piece of technology is changing the way these... more »
September 15, 2010 9:52 PM
Neighbors are on alert tonight after investigators say a woman was raped in their apartment complex. The incident happened just before 1 a.m. Saturday at the Sumida Gardens Apartments, near Patterson and Hollister in Goleta.
The woman is 34 years old and had just moved into this apartment. During... more »
August 15, 2010 6:13 PM
Traffic on southbound Highway 101 backed up for miles Sunday morning after a trailer rolled over and blocked both lanes. It happened at 11:30 a.m. near Haskell's Beach in Goleta. A vehicle towing a trailer rolled for unknown reasons, trapping two people inside. Crews had to extricate both passengers, a... more »
August 1, 2010 7:00 PM
Firefighters are calling two cars a total loss after they caught fire in Goleta late Saturday night.
Reports came in from the 900 block of South Kellogg around 10:30 p.m.
When officers arrived, two cars were on fire.
No one was hurt and fire investigator say the... more »
July 29, 2010 1:18 PM
A Central Coast firefighter returns to duty today after battling a life threatening disease for 18 months.
Santa Barbara County Firefighter Tyler Gilliam was diagnosed with cancer in february of last year.
Since then he has undergone six rounds of chemotherapy, two stem cell transplants and 5 surgeries.... more »
July 21, 2010 7:10 PM
The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Department has released surveillance photos of a recent robbery at a CVS Pharmacy in the Goleta area, in hopes that it will help them catch the suspect.
It happened around 5:25 a.m. Friday, July 9, in the Turnpike Shopping Center on the 100 block... more »
May 17, 2010 7:57 PM
Santa Barbara Sheriff's detectives are hoping surveillance photos will help them track down a couple suspected of using a stolen credit card to buy electronics equipment.
Detectives say back on April 19, a 60-year-old woman discovered her wallet was missing while she was shopping at the Camino Real Marketplace in... more »
May 13, 2010 4:21 PM
The Santa Barbara County Public Health Department has closed Goleta Beach in response to a major sewage spill.
Officials say about 800 gallons of sewage spilled at the west end of the Goleta Beach parking lot Wednesday afternoon. A portion of the untreated sewage flowed into the ocean.
... more »
April 17, 2010 1:47 AM
A Goleta drive-in theatre is reopening its doors for a special charity event.
Saturday, the West Wind Drive-In Theatre will show "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" as a part of a charity night to raise money for the victims of the Haiti earthquake. That drive-in has been dark for 19... more »
April 15, 2010 1:53 AM
Thursday is Tax Day and if you plan to mail in your tax return, be sure to do it early.
Only one local post office plans to stay open late. The Goleta Post Office on Storke Road will be open until 8 p.m. Thursday.
The rest of the... more »
April 14, 2010 2:35 AM
The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Department has a new tool to help save lives, thanks to a Goleta company.
FLIR Systems Inc. recently donated one of its infrared cameras to the Sheriff's Department Aviation Unit.
Sensors on the camera will help helicopter pilots search for people who are... more »
April 9, 2010 3:34 PM
According to the Goleta Police Department, officers will be conducting a DUI and driver's license checkpoint in the city on Saturday, April 10.
That's the same day as this year's Floatopia beach party, where Santa Barbara County Sheriff's deputies plan to be out in force.
The event started... more »
April 6, 2010 6:02 PM
Just in time for Earth Day, a local environmental handbook wins some statewide recognition.
The More Mesa Preservation Coalition's 90-page More Mesa Handbook has won the 2010 Public Involvement/Education Program award from the California Chapter of the Association of Environmental Professionals.
With grants from the Coastal Fund at... more »
April 6, 2010 12:37 PM
Officers from the Goleta Police Department will be reminding residents to "Click It or Ticket" over the next few weeks.
The department says its officers will be out in force between April 8th and 23rd, searching for unbelted drivers and passengers. It's all a part of the state's year-long... more »
March 26, 2010 1:14 PM
Santa Barbara County Fire Crews are responding to a structure fire in the 5700 blk. of Gato Ave. in Goleta.
That's according to emergency radio traffic. Crews were first called to that home at about 10:05a.m. Friday. The home is apparently a single family home, and there are reports... more »
March 26, 2010 9:36 AM
An early Friday morning crash in Goleta sends three people to the hospital.
It happened on Northbound Highway 101 off Gaviota Beach Road. The CHP says the driver of a Chevy Trailblazer lost control of the vehicle, causing it to rollover. One passenger suffered major injuries. The driver and... more »
March 18, 2010 2:38 AM
A motorcyclist is recovering after he crashed through the front window of a Goleta home.
It happened in the 100 block of Cameta Way on Wednesday afternoon. Fire crews say the man lost control when his brakes failed to work.
He was not wearing a helmet at the time... more »
March 9, 2010 3:39 PM
A Santa Barbara drug trafficking organization reaches across the United States, and lands three South Coast residents behind bars.
It all started back on January 5th, when Santa Barbara County resident Kenneth Koster, 46, was arrested by the Canadian County Sheriff's office in Oklahoma. Koster was transporting more than... more »
March 5, 2010 12:00 PM
Central Coast residents could soon be on the ice in paradise.
At an official ceremony Friday afternoon, Mark Lineham, Kimberly Schizas and the Wynmark Company will hand over a $1.3 million piece of land in Goleta to the Greater Santa Barbara Ice Skating Association (GSBISA). That group will, in... more »
March 2, 2010 11:32 AM
Colon cancer is the third leading cause of cancer related deaths in Santa Barbara County and the second leading in the United States, according to the Cancer Center of Santa Barbara.
In response to these startling statistics, and in honor of National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, the center is... more »
February 24, 2010 7:24 PM
Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Deputies said the abuse of prescription and over-the-counter drugs is the biggest problem facing our youth. They have set up drop boxes at every sheriff's substation in Santa Barbara County and are asking parents to get rid of unused and expired drugs.
It's part of... more »
February 24, 2010 8:26 AM
The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Department is taking "Operation Medicine Cabinet" to two local elementary schools.
It's all part of over-the-counter awareness week. The sheriff's department will collect expired and unused prescription and over-the-counter drugs. It says the abuse of those drugs is the biggest problem facing our youth.... more »
February 23, 2010 2:55 PM
It is getting easier for minors to buy cigarettes in some parts of Santa Barbara County, according new data released by the County Public Health Department.
Each year, the Sheriff's Department teams up with public health to conduct undercover buys, in which a minor decoy is sent in to... more »
February 20, 2010 2:17 AM
Police officers want to warn you about a possible scam in some South Coast neighborhoods.
The chair of UC Santa Barbara's Music Department says he's received reports of people posing as students and going door to door in Goleta and Santa Barbara.
They claim to be collecting donations... more »
February 18, 2010 12:24 AM
A California Gray whale calf was found dead on a beach near Goleta Wednesday night.
The cause of death is unknown.
It is also unknown whether the calf is the same one seen last Wednesday in the waters between the Ty Warner Sea Center and Stearns Wharf.
... more »
February 14, 2010 6:45 PM
A Goleta resident suffers minor burns after a fire breaks out in a single-story home.
It happened around 8:00 p.m. Saturday in the 600 block of Ricardo Drive.
Firefighters say there were heavy flames coming from the front of the house.
Everyone was able to get out... more »
February 9, 2010 7:40 AM
Residents of a Goleta home are safe after a fire started in their garage.
Fire officials say it happened on 66 Brandon Drive just after midnight. They say the fire was contained in the garage. The residents were not injured. Fire officials say they had smoke detectors, but they... more »
February 2, 2010 5:17 PM
Santa Barbara County Sheriff's detectives say a 17-year-old girl reported she had been molested for four years, by 63-year-old John Owen.
Detectives say they learned the molestation began in 2000, when the suspect cared for the girl on weekends. Officials say they searched Owens' home Friday, and found graphic... more »
January 28, 2010 1:34 AM
A local sheriff's deputy makes a rare find while ordering a cup of coffee. It happened Tuesday morning, at Coffee Mojo on the 7,000 block of Hollister avenue in Goleta. That's where deputy Tony Kouremetis stepped on some dough while ordering his joe. When he looked down he saw a... more »
January 20, 2010 2:31 PM
Investigators with the California Alcoholic Beverage Control cited two stores in Goleta for allegedly selling alcohol to minors.
ABC said in a press release Wednesday the citations were the result of a minor decoy operation on January 14. Minors involved in the sting tried to buy alcohol from a... more »
January 19, 2010 5:24 PM
The Santa Barbara County Fire department responded to a reported tornado or waterspout Tuesday morning in Goleta. The area where the waterspout traveled included a house with shingles torn off, a large tree that was uprooted, a fence that was knocked down, a basketball hoop that was blown over, and... more »
January 13, 2010 5:47 PM
A caregiver was arrested Wednesday after Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Deputies say she stole thousands of dollars from an 88-year-old Goleta woman.
Sheriff's deputies say the victim's accountant reported 38-year-old Christina Dee Bailon of Lompoc may have been stealing from the elderly woman.
After an investigation, detectives say... more »
January 8, 2010 5:32 PM
Approximately 200 gallons of diesel fuel spilled at the the job site for the Goleta Valley Hospital, according to a spokesperson for the Santa Barbara County Fire Department.
The site is located at the intersection of Hollister and Patterson in Goleta. Fire crews and a Hazmat unit were called... more »
January 8, 2010 3:44 PM
This weekend will be a dream come true for two local children living with life threatening medical conditions. Melanie Corona-Jimenez of Oceano has been diagnosed with a brain tumor. When the Tri-Counties Make-A-Wish Foundation heard about the seven-year-old's condition, they asked her to make one wish. On Sunday, her dream... more »
January 2, 2010 2:40 AM
Investigators say the fire that broke out inside the Home Depot may have been electrical. They say a heater was left on after hours, next to a display. Investigators say the fire broke out on Market Place Drive at about 8:00 p.m. Thursday. The sprinkler system was activated creating a... more »
December 18, 2009 8:58 PM
The California Highway Patrol is conducting a sobriety and driver license checkpoint beginning Friday night. The checkpoint will begin at 8:00 p.m. and run through 2:00 a.m Saturday morning. It will take place on Los Carneros Road and El Colegio Road. Checkpoints tend to reduce the number of drinking drivers... more »
December 2, 2009 11:59 AM
People driving through Goleta and Santa Barbara this weekend are urged to use extra caution.
The Santa Barbara International Marathon will take place on Sunday, December 6 from 6:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Runners will be traveling on Hollister Avenue near Cathedral Oaks Road and on a portion of... more »
November 20, 2009 9:30 PM
The Goleta Police Department issues six citations to those who did not yield to pedestrians at crosswalks. The operation was conducted at two different locations from noon to 1:00 p.m. on Thursday. California law states that drivers must yield the right-of-way to a pedestrian crossing the roadway within any marked... more »