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  • Beefed up security at Santa Barbara County Fair

    July 6, 2011 8:01 PM

    Increased security checks may mean you could have to wait a bit longer to get into the Santa Barbara County fair which starts one week from today in Santa Maria. Fair officials have decided to use metal detectors and bag checks as part of security this year. Fair director... more »
  • DMV driver license delays frustrating drivers

    January 26, 2011 10:13 PM

    It's been a long, rocky road for thousands of Californians who are still waiting to get their driver's license and they are tired of the delays. The DMV began issuing a newly-designed and more secure driver's license in October. The new cards have special security measures built in, designed... more »
  • Overcrowded jail poses safety risks

    September 27, 2010 10:10 PM

    Measure "S" continues to be the hot button issue for Santa Barbara County as we inch closer to the November election. If passed by a two-thirds super majority, the initiative would impose a half cent sales tax. That would help build a new 300 bed facility in Santa Naria... more »
  • Vandenberg upgrades security system

    August 16, 2010 9:36 PM

    Vandenberg Air Force Base began upgrading its security system today. Anyone looking to get in will have to register their I.D. cards in a new database. It's called the Defense Biometric Identification System. The upgraded technology is designed to verify credentials produced by the Department of Defense--using fingerprint and... more »
  • Flaws found at Diablo Canyon in simulated attack

    August 3, 2010 9:14 PM

    Federal inspectors find some potentially signficant security flaws at PG&E's Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant for the first time in its history. In March, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission simulated a terrorist attack at Diablo Canyon. Since 9-11, the simulated attacks have been conducted every three years. While details are classified,... more »
  • Police looking for suspect they say tried to rob two security guards in Mustang Village

    February 5, 2010 6:47 AM

    Police in San Luis Obispo are looking for a suspect they say tried to rob two security guards in Mustang Village. Police say the incident happened early Friday morning. They say two security guards were patrolling the area, when a man wearing a ski mask and goggles, approached the... more »
  • LA mayor calls for more airport scanners, dogs

    January 5, 2010 4:16 PM

    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa is calling for federal officials to mandate more body-imaging scanners and bomb-sniffing dogs at U.S. airports. Villaraigosa's comments Tuesday at Los Angeles International Airport come more than a week after a passenger attempted to set off an explosive on an international... more »
  • Central Coast counties begin ICE screening program

    January 5, 2010 1:31 PM

    SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) - Two more California counties have hooked up to a Homeland Security database that screens the immigration status of arrestees. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties started using the program Tuesday. Under the program, ICE says arrestees' fingerprints will... more »

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