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A new walking trail is currently under construction in Montecito on Olivelle Road, in between Hot Spring and N. Jameson Lane. The trail is set to be completed and accessible by April 2nd.

The Montecito Mudflow, which destroyed many homes in the area, also left the trail covered in rocks and debris.

Until recently, UC Santa Barbara baseball could only take place during the day, with games typically starting at 1 in the afternoon.

But Monday night, for the first time in history, UC Santa Barbara's Gaucho baseball team played under the evening lights.

KCLU won seven Golden Mikes from the Radio and Television News Association of Southern California for excellence in news reporting, more than any other large or small market station.

After the recent wildfires on the South Coast, the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden is trying to monitor the new plants that have started growing in the wildfire recovery area.

With so much land to cover, however, the new plan is getting citizen scientists how to identify, catalog, and protect the plants we rely on. 

A group of students on the Central Coast are racing into the history books as the first high school team to compete in a National Hot Rod Association drag race.

The Santa Maria High School Race Team was in Pomona on Thursday and Friday competing against pro racing teams in the NHRA’s Winternationals event. 

In Paso Robles, Ojai, and Carpinteria earlier this week, early morning temperatures got down into the low twenties and thirties.

Farmers said that the cold temperatures in the morning were a concern,  although there was no serious damage.

The city of Santa Barbara is looking at traffic safety improvements in an area that has had numerous accidents and close calls in recent years, including some fatalities.

After receiving numerous complaints from citizens, officials are now focused on improving an area known as the Cliff Drive corridor, from Las Positas Road to Loma Alta Drive near Santa Barbara City College.

The highly anticipated Amazon Alexa workspace has opened in downtown Santa Barbara.

There focus for now will be hiring workers to design and improve the voice-activated system used by millions worldwide.

A South Coast University's basketball team has volunteered to support a young cancer survivor by making him an honorary member of their squad.

14 year old Logan Wagener is a survivor of Hodgkins Lymphoma. He was diagnosed in May of last year, and after undergoing treatment, his prognosis is good.

(Photo by Steve Gregory)

Train service has resumed after being shut down Thursday afternoon in the area around Mariposa Reina on the Gaviota coastline.

A brush fire had broken out at around 1:30 p.m., and Santa Barbara County officials sent six fire engines and a helicopter to the area to combat the blaze.

Protective N95 masks are in high demand on the South Coast, as people worried about the Coronavirus in China buy them up.

The virus has not made its way to the South Coast, and health officials say that people don't need to wear the masks on a regular basis.

Hundreds of volunteers got up early Wed nesday to meet the homeless population where they live, for a Point-In-Time count that started at 5:30 a.m.

The count is an effort to get an accurate idea of how many homeless people in Santa Barbara County are unsheltered and living outside, or sheltered in cars, couch surfing, or at designated shelters.

One of the most significant surfing events in California will be taking place on the South Coast on the final weekend of January.

The decision on when to hold the event is based on specific weather conditions, which aligned favorably and allowed organizers to announce that the Rincon Classic was on.

The ridesharing service Uber is testing new features in three California cities, including one on the South Coast.

Drivers for the company in Santa Barbara will now be allowed to control their fares.

Santa Barbara County may be making some changes, to make their Office of Emergency Management Services more efficient.

The County is considering combining that office with the Santa Barbara County Fire Department.

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