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Work begins to fix the damaged signs at the entrance to Santa Barbara's Stearns Wharf, one of the most visited areas of Santa Barbara.

A vehicle went out of contrl and crashed into the concrete structure that displayed the Wharf's name, directly in front of the landmark dolphin fountain.

The Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors is joining the governments of Santa Maria, Carpinteria, and other areas by approving  a ban on flavored tobacco products.

On November 27, a 6.7 magnitude earthquake in Albania killed 51 people, injured many more, and left thousands without homes.

Mission Without Borders, a nonprofit on the South Coast, is working across continents to help those in need.

Shoppers who come to the Certified Farmer's Market on Saturdays at Santa Barbara's Cota Street parking lot will have a chance to speak out about the controversy surrounding its future.

This Saturday, a public workshop will be taking place to discuss the future of the market, which has been identified as a possible site for a new Santa Barbara Police Station.

Updated 9:50 : The Cave Fire has now burned more than 3000 acres of land.

A brush fire on the South Coast has officially burned 30 plus acres of land in the Santa Ynez Mountains, but we know it’s burned much more than that, and forced a number of evacuations. The Cave Fire started just after 4 p.m., in the East Camino Cielo area. It's in the rugged mountains off of Highway 154. 

For two year, developer Ed St. George has been going through the process of converting a West Beach lot in Santa Barbara from four apartment units into a three-story hotel.

This week, the Santa Barbara City Council teetered on approval of the plan, which is in an appeal phase after a  planning committee rejected it. 

Downtown Santa Barbara, which is in the midst of an economic slump, may have a road map back to success in the months ahead.

Businesses owners are looking to get creative with the designs for their available spaces, from the Waterfront to Sola Street primarily.

Santa Barbara is taking an aggressive approach towards homeless camps they deem dangerous.

The city does not want to see large-scale cites, which had been established at times in the areas around the Ventura Riverbed, the Lompoc Riverbed, and Ormond Beach.

 


At an event on the South Coast this weekend, more than 150 teens got together with nonprofits to talk about mental health issues.

 

The Ventura County Office of Education, which worked with State Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin to set up the Youth Mental Health conference, says that they’re noticing an increase in mental health concerns in the youth.

With California Secretary of Agriculture Karen Ross on board, a group of influencers are going through Agricultural Districts on the South Coast this week.

They are trying to encourage people to learn more about where their food is grown, and by whom.

A packed room at the Santa Barbara Library brought some of key voices together to help look at solutions for homeless issues.

The Santa Barbara Alliance for Community Transportation cooperated with several agencies, including those dealing with housing, shelter services, police and city leaders.

Courtesy Gabby Flores

Gabby Flores is a 20 year old student at California Lutheran University, who has been living wiht the aftermath of a tragedy no one should have to experience.

Flores was dancing at Borderline Bar and Grill one year ago, when an an armed gunman opened fire at establishment in Thousand Oaks. Twelve people died that night, along with the gunman.

The combination of hot, dry weather, Halloween, and decorations on homes has become a concern for fire officials.

The Santa Barbara Unified School District will be looking for a new superintendent. Cary Matsuoka has announced he will be retiring next year.

Matsuoka took the position in 2016.

Have you ever wondered what happens after you flush your toilet? This weekend, you have the chance to find out on the South Coast.

The Goleta Sanitary District is having an open house today, the "Jurassic Plant Tour," with tours and activities. 

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