Santa Barbara County

Firefighter injured as 3 small fires burn in Pittsburg area

A firefighter was injured and traffic was delayed as three small vegetation fires burned along Highway 4 in the Pittsburg area Sunday, authorities …

Mount Hood

Cheers for Finger Lakes in New York - voted the best wine region in the US

If you’re a wine connoisseur, you may plan on heading to the Finger Lakes region in New York, which has been named the best wine region in the US. The ranking comes after a panel of experts and editors picked an initial 20 nominees, and the top 10 were determined by voting by the public in the USA …

Finger Lakes

Plastic bags are trash, not recyclable, county says

Plastic bags are trash, not a recyclable product.<p>That’s the word from the Santa Barbara County Department of Public Works, which is asking residents …

Santa Barbara

Heading to Carpinteria, Glendale fire chief grateful to have served local community

The main thing Greg Fish will miss about Glendale is the community.<p>He’ll miss the people he has forged relationships with over the years in the city as well as his colleagues in the Glendale Fire Department. Fish has spent 31 years with Glendale fire, serving the last three as its chief, but his …

Glendale

Elouan Wines Draw Ire in Oregon Over Labeling

Joe Wagner, who founded Elouan after selling the successful Meiomi Pinot Noir brand, is confident his Oregon Pinot Noirs are labeled in compliance …

Wine

How Your Personality Type Could Influence Your Food Choices

By Melissa Kravitz<p>"You are what you eat" may be one of the oldest sayings ever to be repeated around the dinner table, but can you also eat what you …

Flavors

County warns cannabis growers of increased enforcement for out of compliance operators

09/19/2018: In a meeting designed to provide an update for cannabis operators, Santa Barbara County's pot czar gave a stern warning: Get up to date …

Santa Barbara

2 Children Still Missing 9 Months After Mudslides Devastated Montecito

<b>MONTECITO (CBSLA)</b> — Nine months after a devastating mudslide killed 21 people in the tony community of Montecito in Santa Barbara County, the search …

Mudslides

September 20, 2018

1.<p>D.C. students grow vegetables to feed the homeless<p>In the middle of a busy Washington, D.C., neighborhood, a garden is growing. The GroW Garden was …

Santa Barbara

Honest teen returns lost purse with $10,000 found lying in the road… but grateful owner is slammed for giving him a measly reward

AN honest teenager in California was left shortchanged when he returned $10,000 to a careless owner and only received a measly $100 reward.<p>Rhami …

Santa Barbara

When Power Lines Break, a New Control System Keeps the Sparks From Flying

San Diego is rolling out synchrophasor tech for real‑time grid control Photo: Mike Eliason/Santa Barbara County Fire Department/AP <b>Slow Burn:</b> A 2017 …

Electrical Grid

My turn: This isn’t junk land, no matter what cannabis growers say

Our rural neighborhood has been overrun by marijuana growers. Too many of them seem to have little regard for our canyon’s beauty. They run heavy …

Cannabis Industry

Shokrian Vineyard 2015 Pinot Noir (Santa Barbara County)

About the Wine Enthusiast Buying Guide<p>Tasting Methodology and Goals<p>All tastings reported in the Buying Guide are performed blind. Typically, products …

Santa Barbara

To Tell the Brown Family Saga, Start in 1852

<i>Good morning.</i><p><i>(Want to get California Today by email?</i> <i>Here’s the sign-up</i><i>.)</i><p>No other family has wielded as much influence over California as the Browns: Pat Brown served as governor over two terms beginning in 1959, while his son Jerry is now in his fourth term and second round as the top state …

Los Angeles

Top wines of Santa Barbara: New reviews

Here you can find exclusive tasting notes by our experts, including several newly published this week from Stephen Brook; plus a brief guide to Santa …

Santa Barbara

Teen finds purse with $10,000—and turns it in to police

A teen from Santa Barbara, California, found a purse with $10,000 and, surprisingly, turned it in to his local police department, BuzzFeed News …

Santa Barbara

Cannabis operators get answers to questions about Santa Barbara County permits, licenses

Cannabis cultivators heard the latest information about the county’s permitting and licensing processes — and a little about state laws — in a …

Santa Barbara

Big Boo; Barn-Raising Dinner; Oktoberfest; Renaissance Fair

See what's happening in Gilroy and nearby ...<p>Wednesday, September 19 at 4:00 pm<p>To provide support for children who have been exposed to domestic …

Northern California

Teen Turns In Bag Containing $10,000 to Police After Finding It on the Street

A California teen has been commended for his honesty after turning in a handbag containing thousands of dollars after finding it on the road.<p>Rhami …

Human Interest

Valley Fever is spreading, and climate change may be to blame

Juanita Rivera was diagnosed with Valley Fever in January. Since then, she’s lost most of her hair and had to quit her job as a home care worker in …

Santa Barbara

Mystery Doorbell Ringer Seen in Shackles Thought She 'Was Going to Die' That Night

Updated:Monday, September 17 2018 9:58 PM EDT2018-09-18 01:58:04 GMT<p>By Inside Edition Staff Director Glenn Weiss won an Emmy and got engaged all on …

Grenfell Tower

Like Riding Horses on the Beach? These Airmen Do It for a Living

There’s a lot of land and coastline that needs to be patrolled at Vandenberg Air Force Base, but much of it is inaccessible by vehicle. That’ where …

U.S. Dept. of Defense

Robber’s scarecrow-like mask didn’t stop police from arresting him

A 20-month nightmare of Santa Barbara businesses might be over.<p>Police investigators said they arrested a 19-year-old man Sept. 13 who they believe …

Santa Barbara

A California Teen Found A Purse With $10K And Totally Did The Right Thing

Great karma ahead.

Santa Barbara

Wines of the week: Weirdly refreshing white blends you should be drinking now

In case you haven’t noticed, most wine writers are acid heads. It is practically Pavlovian. Why? Because, simply put, acid is the agent of mouths watering: Acidity is like a golden ticket to refreshment.<p>Not long ago, most California white wines weren’t known for their acidity; that’s because most …

Lifestyle

Father and Son Go Missing on Sailing Trip from Goleta to Hawai‘i

Local and federal authorities are asking for the public’s help in locating a father and son who have been missing since June when they set sail from …

Santa Barbara

California minorities and home ownership after the financial crisis, LA Times building monuments, Santa Barbara winemakers

We look at how minorities are faring in California ten years after the financial crisis. Plus, L.A. City officials are considering monument status …

Los Angeles

The Essential—and Affordable!—Rosés We'll Be Drinking This Fall

The Best Bottles of Rosés to Drink This Fall<p><i>From left to right</i><p>Actor turned biodynamic winemaker Jeff Fischer focuses on Rhône and Loire Valley …

Washington State

What $2 million buys right now in three Santa Barbara County communities

Here’s a look at what roughly $2 million buys right now in the city of Carpinteria and the communities of Montecito and Santa Ynez in Santa Barbara County.<p><b>CARPINTERIA:</b> On the market for the first time in half a century, this 1880s Victorian is anchored by a grand staircase dotted with stained-glass …

Santa Barbara

Father and Son Missing On Sailing Trip May Have Stopped in San Diego

A mother is desperate to find answers after her son disappeared with his father during a sailing trip, and says the two may have come through San …

Sailing