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(City of Goleta photo)

Cleanup efforts are underway on a decommissioned oil processing facility on the South Coast.  The Ellwood Marine Terminal hasn’t been used since 2012.

The facility was part of Venoco’s crude oil operation in Santa Barbara County.

One person is dead, and a second seriously injured following a shooting in Santa Barbara County.

Two people with gunshot wounds were found in a parked car on a residential street near Hollister Elementary School in Goleta just after noon Thursday.  One of them was pronounced dead at the scene, and the other was taken to a hospital.   

Santa Barbara County Sheriff's deputies launched a search.  Nearby residents were ordered to stay in their homes, but that order was lifted at about 3 p.m. after officers concluded the gunman had already left the area.

Another community on the Central and South Coasts has reopened its playgrounds.  Goleta’s parks are again available for use, with certain restrictions. 

Everyone older than two must wear a mask.  Social distancing is required, so that may mean waiting with your children at a safe distance if playground equipment is in use.

(Santa Barbara County Fire Department photo)

One person was seriously injured when an out of control vehicle veered off the street, and smashed into some parked vehicles at a South Coast car dealership.

It happened just after 8:30 Wednesday night, in Goleta.  The car was northbound on Kellogg Avenue when it went off the street, hit a fire hydrant, and then smashed into a sign and multiple vehicles.

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the crash.

The deadline is approaching for some small businesses on the South Coast hard hit by coronavirus to seek help though a community relief fund.

The Santa Barbara Better Together Fund is providing grants for struggling businesses in Goleta.

(Santa Barbara County Fire Department photo)

Officials with a South Coast city say they are trying to do something about a rash of brush fire started by homeless camps, but coronavirus concerns are complicating the efforts.

There have been two blazes during the last two weeks attributed to campsites between Fairview Avenue, and Los Carneros Road in Goleta.  No structures were damaged, but City of Goleta officials say they understand the concern among nearby residents and business owners.

Another popular South Coast community event has been cancelled due to coronavirus safety concerns.

The City of Goleta has pulled the plug on its 2020 Goleta Dam Dinner.  The event is an outdoor community dinner traditionally held at Lake Los Carneros every August.

(Photo by Daniel Bertucelli, Santa Barbara County Fire Department)

A teenager has been arrested for a string of fires on the South Coast, including one which heavily damaged a church complex.

Santa Barbara County firefighters were called to a Goleta neighborhood by reports of a fire just before midnight Monday.

A South Coast city is ordering employees and customers in the community to mask up against coronavirus. The Goleta City Council approved a resolution requiring masks, scarves, or any other fabric covering over noses and mouths.

A South Coast city is trying to help its residents find open places to get takeout food and support its restaurant community during the coronavirus crisis. The City of Goleta launched their new “Goleta to Go” page on the city’s website.

A South Coast city has a new police chief.  Lt. Rich Brittingham is the City of Goleta's new Chief of Police Services.

A South Coast city is trying to use technology to keep coronavirus from bogging down construction in the community. The City of Goleta is moving to electronic permit applications and plan submittals. And, it’s also going to try to have building inspectors do remote inspections of completed work.

There’s shock and sadness at a South Coast college campus over word that a campus administrator, and his wife were the victims of a weekend hit and run collision which left both of the dead. Adolfo Corral and his wife Mary Jane were walking near Cathedral Oaks and Winchester Canyon Roads Sunday night when they were hit. He died at the scene, and she died a short time later at a hospital.

Goleta Senior Project Engineer James Winslow working on sidewalk project / (City of Goleta photo)

Construction is set to start on a three million dollar plus project to bring sidewalks and other needed infrastructure to a South Coast community.

Goleta's Old Town area has a patchy network of crosswalks, forcing people to walk in the streets in some areas.

(Photo by Mike Eliason, Santa Barbara County Fire Department)

A fast moving brush fire has burned more than 3,000 acres of land in Santa Barbara County, and forced thousands of evacuations.

The Cave Fire started just after 4 Monday afternoon in the West Camino Cielo area.  Strong wind help the blaze grow rapidly in the rugged mountains of San Marcos Pass, north of Santa Barbara and Goleta.

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