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Santa Barbara leaders are tired of illegal signs that have popped up city-wide.

They say they have received 80 complaints.

During the two disasters, the city says they relaxed the enforcement on businesses and now they have seen widespread violations.

After days of seeing new graffiti tags on the westside of Santa Barbara, residents have been keeping their eyes out for vandals.

Monday around noon, an eyewitness called 911 as a tagging was taking place.

Several officers came to the Bohnett Park area on Anapamu and San Pascual Streets.

The Associated Press has honored KCLU with six AP awards for the station’s news coverage in 2017.

KCLU’s Lance Orozco and Debra Greene are being honored in a number of AP categories in the Division II (small station) category for the Western United States.

The Franklin Trail in Carpinteria is coming back after some of it was badly damaged by the Thomas Fire along with a heavy blast of rain in January.

Volunteers have been walking the route and trying to strengthen the trail paths in places where the dirt has been eroded in an area about Carpinteria High School.

Even with a winter season that had a major storm event, Santa Barbara is not making enough of a water comeback from the drought conditions to report a solid supply.

The city says it is working from a 10-year drought emergency plan using a water shortage timeline that began seven years ago in 2011.

He served in two different districts as a Santa Barbara County Supervisor.

Now, Carpinteria resident Mike Stoker is going to be the director of region 9 of the EPA, covering California, Nevada, Arizona, the Pacific Islands, and the lands of 148 Native American tribes.

Pop superstar Katy Perry has a benefit show at the Santa Barbarba Bowl Saturday night to aise money to help those affected by the Montecito Mudflow.

Perry has also enlisted some help from local kids for part of her performance.

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Nicolas Holzer sat still most of the day as his trial unfolded in Santa Barbara Superior Court on Wednesday.

Holzer is accused of killing his parents, his two boys and his dog four years ago at a Goleta home in 2014.

Many workers from Amgen, the Thousands Oaks based biotech company that sponsors a bicycle tour of California, did not get to watch the race coming through the South Coast region on Monday.

Instead, they were helping in the disaster-torn region of Montecito.

Business license fees have been given a preliminary approval by Santa Barbara County, to cover the costs for several departments to review cannabis operations.

The board of supervisors says there could be 150 applications coming in.

Downtown Goleta could be seeing changes on Hollister Avenue unlike anything the city has done in decades.

Several plans are being considered to reduce the traffic lanes, add bike lanes, increase landscaped areas and add benches.

It wasn't a big bet that paid off at the Kentucky Derby over the weekend, it was a big investment.

They had evacuated earlier this year in the Montecito mudflow disaster, but over the weekend Houghton and Ben Hyatt were celebrating.

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Science teacher Kim Ramirez is recovering at the Grossman Burn Center in Los Angeles County after an accident this week at the La Cumbre Junior High School campus.

The Santa Barbara Unified School District says she is in stable condition.

After being absent for three years, Frontier Airlines is coming back to the Santa Barbara Airport.

The carrier says flights will begin August 21 with a $49 introductory fare to Denver, Colorado.

Seven people, including two infants, were injured Tuesday morning in a multi-vehicle collision on Highway 101 in Santa Barbara County.

The crash, which happened at Nojoqui Summit north of Gaviota, occurred in the midst of a law enforcement pursuit that officers say exceeded 100 mph.

Two people were taken into custody.

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