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Santa Barbara County announced some popular South Coast beaches will be closed this weekend to try to prevent the reoccurance of a massive 2009 party that overwhelmed public health and safety resources, and left tons of garbage in its wake.

The Santa Barbara County Community Services Department is closing Isla Vista's beaches Saturday and Sunday.

Working over the Easter weekend, members of the Santa Barbara County District Attorney's office finalized papers for formal charges against South Coast resident Pierre Haobsh.

Haobsh allegedly killed Dr. Henry Han, his wife Jenny and daughter Emily.

A man in his 20's has died in the front country hills in Santa Barbara after a fall estimated to be 50-100 feet from the Gibraltar Rock area.

Volunteers spent part of the weekend building homes for low-income families in Santa Paula.

They sawed wood to lay down the foundation of a four-bedroom house; that home will soon belong to a struggling family.

The community of Goleta is still looking for an official site to call home for its staff and city Council meetings.

A multi-vehicle accident caused a shutdown of the 101 around 7:30 this morning. The accident included a big-rig truck.

An alternate route in the area includes highway 154, San Marcos Pass. 

The closure is expected to continue until 3 this afternoon.

The Carpinteria-Summerland Fire Protection District is having growing pains and funding issues recently. The public has been asked for help.

A provost and vice president of a state college in Nevada has been selected as the new president of Cal State Channel Islands.

Erika Beck will take over as head of the Camarillo-based university beginning this summer.

First Lady Michelle Obama and Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton are among the dignitaries planning to attend Nancy Reagan’s funeral in Ventura County on Friday.

About one thousand invited guests are expected for Friday’s private ceremony at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, in Simi Valley.

Technology and some enterprising South Coast university researchers are giving a tiny dog which was only born with two legs the chance to run for the very first time in its life.

An accident involving a big-rig and other vehicles completely shut down the northbound 101 in Santa Barbara this morning.

The accident, which also involved a fuel spill, occurred at 4:30 this morning near Cabrillo Boulevard in downtown Santa Barbara.

Law enforcement officers in a Central Coast city hit by a wave of gang related violence during the last few months conducted a series of raids Thursday, taking more than 50 people into custody.

An autopsy indicates a Ventura County Jail inmate who collapsed during a court appearance died as a result of a pre-existing medical condition.

The Amgen Tour of California has announced that 36 cycling teams from around the world will take place in the 2016 competition this spring.

There’s concern about frequent bicycle accidents at and around UC Santa Barbara.

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