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While some cities are looking at allowing restaurants to reopen via al fresco dining setups in downtown areas, one South Coast city says it doesn't have enough space.

From a field of 50 candidates from across the country, the Santa Barbara Unified School District winnowed the field for superintendent down to one.

Santa Barbara's Old Spanish Days Fiesta is one of the most iconic events on the South Coast, drawing throngs of visitors every year.

This year, however, the dancing, singing, and parades that make up the Fiesta will be in a completely different form due to the coronavirus.

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As governments prepare for a loss of tax dollars due to the coronavirus, a $10 million reconstruction project on the South Coast is coming to a successful close at a very good time.

As more and more schools get ready for extended online learning, one South Coast library system is also moving online - with tutoring.

The Ventura County Library’s new remote access system, which they’re calling Brainfuse, is host to a number of free features.

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A man is recovering after he was found unconscious inside of a structure during efforts to fight a fire on Wednesday.

The fire took place in the downtown Santa Barbara area near a fire station, and firefighters were quick to arrive at the scene.

Evan Reinhardt

With graduation season in full swing, a South Coast community college system is combining virtual and in person ceremonies - with a twist.

The number of coronavirus deaths on the Central and South Coasts continues to grow, with word of a 29th death in the region.

A person in their 40s with preexisting health conditions died in Santa Barbara County.  That marks the ninth coronavirus related death in the county. Ventura County has had 19 deaths, and San Luis Obispo County one.

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A new grant program in Santa Barbara County is trying to help arts and cultural groups impacted by the coronavirus crisis.

The Santa Barbara County Arts Commission, the Santa Barbara Bowl, and the Santa Barbara Foundation set up a $75,000 relief fund.

Photo by The C.R.E.W. - Concerned Resource & Environmental Workers

Even as the coronavirus crisis ravages the economy, wildfire season is arriving again.

For Central Coast nonprofit The CREW, wildfire preparation is helping to keep their workers employed. 

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An area of Santa Barbara County beachfront that was well-known for its unlimited parking and no time limits has now added restrictions.

Experts in the realms of business and tourism are crunching the numbers to see where Santa Barbara County stands currently, where the region might be going, and how to dig out of the economic recession.

Researchers in a county-wide webinar said that the first numbers show job loss numbers ranging between 22,000 and 23,000, and they predicted that loss numbers would repeat at roughly that same level in May.

UC Santa Barbara researchers were closing tracking the content of the mud and other materials brought to the ocean for dumping after the 2018 Montecito Debris Flow.

Thousands of truckloads of debris were dumped as a way to clear out debris basins and streets.

Food banks have seen an increase in demand as the coronavirus crisis continues.

The organizations have taken efforts to continue to hand out their disbursements, usually consisting of canned and dry goods like pasta, peanut butter, and soups, along with fruits and vegetables.

Even though many people have been staying home during the coronavirus crisis, the Police Chief in Santa Barbara says that there has been an uptick in crime.

In a meeting with the City Council, officials brought up youth violence, petty thefts, smash and grabs, as well as some high profile cases like a shooting on Easter and a stabbing.

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