SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — A pipeline company was fined nearly $3.35 million on Thursday for causing the worst California coastal spill in 25 years.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a California measure to toughen home building requirements in fire-risk areas (all times local):
Woman charged in Kansas death arrested in California
COLUMBUS, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say a 57-year-old Kansas woman sought in the murder of a homeless man two years ago was arrested Sunday in California.
California dad rescued from ocean to be booked
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — A California father rescued from the ocean will be booked on charges of child endangerment after authorities say he left his 6-year-old daughter alone in their car in...
LAFD deploys 1,000 hand-held thermal imaging cameras
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Fire Department has deployed 1,000 hand-held thermal imaging cameras that can help firefighters locate victims in smoke-filled rooms or find fire hidden inside...
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Khalil Ahmad had 28 points as Cal State Fullerton topped UC Santa Barbara 64-58 in the Big West Conference Tourney semifinals on Friday night.
CS Fullerton, UCSB meet in Big West semis
Cal State Fullerton (15-16, 11-6) vs. UC Santa Barbara (22-9, 11-6)
Big West Conference Tourney Semifinals, Honda Center, Anaheim, California; Friday, 8:30 p.m. EDT
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Amadou Sow tallied 16 points and 11 rebounds to lead UC Santa Barbara to a 71-68 win over Cal State Northridge in the Big West Conference Tourney quarterfinals on...
CSUN faces UCSB in Big West quarters
No. 7 seed Cal State Northridge (13-19, 7-9) vs. No. 2 seed UC Santa Barbara (21-9, 10-6)
Big West Conference Tourney Quarterfinals, Honda Center, Anaheim, California; Thursday, 2 p.m....
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (AP) — Amadou Sow had a season-high 23 points as UC Santa Barbara defeated Cal Poly 92-82 on Saturday night.
Max Heidegger had 16 points for UC Santa Barbara (21-9,...
ISLA VISTA, Calif. (AP) — The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office says deputies equipped with an anti-opioid medication helped save suspected overdose victims twice this week.
UCSB looks to sweep Cal Poly
UC Santa Barbara (20-9, 9-6) vs. Cal Poly (6-22, 2-13)
Robert A. Mott Gym, San Luis Obispo, California; Saturday, 10 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Cal Poly seeks revenge on UC Santa Barbara...
NORTHRIDGE, Calif. (AP) — Max Heidegger scored 23 points and his 3-pointer from the left elbow with 3.8 seconds on the clock lifted UC Santa Barbara over Cal State Northridge 76-74 on Thursday...
UCSB looks to sweep CSUN
UC Santa Barbara (19-9, 8-6) vs. Cal State Northridge (13-17, 7-7)
Matadome, Northridge, California; Thursday, 10 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: UC Santa Barbara goes for the season sweep over...
SANTA BARBARA , Calif. (AP) — The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office has ordered about 3,000 residents to evacuate ahead of a new storm expected to hit areas scarred by wildfires, including...
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — A 7-foot (215-centimeter) sea creature that washed ashore in Southern California has been identified as a hoodwinker sunfish, a recently identified rare species...
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — Deishuan Booker had 26 points as Long Beach State edged past UC Santa Barbara 69-64 on Thursday night.
Jordan Roberts had 16 points for Long Beach State (12-18,...
Long Beach St. looks for road win vs UCSB
Long Beach State (11-18, 5-8) vs. UC Santa Barbara (19-8, 8-5)
Thunderdome, Santa Barbara, California; Thursday, 10 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Long Beach State looks for its third straight...
UC Santa Barbara beats Cal State Fullerton 82-67
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — Max Heidegger had 19 points as UC Santa Barbara beat Cal State Fullerton 82-67 on Saturday night.
Jaquori McLaughlin and Amadou Sow added 16 points each for the...
CS Fullerton looks to extend streak vs UCSB
Cal State Fullerton (13-13, 9-3) vs. UC Santa Barbara (18-8, 7-5)
Thunderdome, Santa Barbara, California; Saturday, 10 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Cal State Fullerton looks for its fifth...
Sow scores 18 to lead UC Santa Barbara past Hawaii 79-61
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — Amadou Sow had 18 points and eight rebounds as UC Santa Barbara beat Hawaii 79-61 on Thursday night.
Ar'mond Davis had 14 points and seven rebounds for UC Santa...
Leonard lifts UC Irvine past UC Santa Barbara 83-70
IRVINE, Calif. (AP) — Evan Leonard had a season-high 23 points as UC Irvine stretched its win streak to eight games, beating UC Santa Barbara 83-70 on Saturday night.
Jonathan Galloway had 14 points and 11 rebounds for UC Irvine (22-5, 10-1 Big West Conference). Collin Welp added 12 points. Max Hazzard had 10 points for the hosts.
Max Heidegger had 17 points for the Gauchos (17-8, 6-5). Amadou Sow added 12 points. Devearl Ramsey had 11 points and six rebounds.
Martin scores 18, UC Riverside upsets UC Santa Barbara 71-57
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — Dikymbe Martin scored 18 points — surpassing 1,000 career points — and UC Riverside upset UC Santa Barbara 71-57 Thursday night, using a barrage of 3-pointers to take control early.
Judge won’t approve Hollister Ranch coastal access deal
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — A judge has refused to approve an agreement between coastal officials and owners of a stretch of Southern California coastline that would allow only very limited access to beaches.
Shorts II lifts UC Davis past UC Santa Barbara 61-57
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — TJ Shorts II had 21 points as UC Davis narrowly beat UC Santa Barbara 61-57 on Saturday night.
Joe Mooney had 13 points for UC Davis (8-14, 4-4 Big West Conference).
Max Heidegger had 11 points for the Gauchos (17-6, 6-3). Jaquori McLaughlin added 10 points. Amadou Sow had seven rebounds.
Devearl Ramsey, the Gauchos' second leading scorer coming into the contest at 11 points per game, shot only 14 percent for the game (1 of 7).
Autopsy says ex-pro surfer was on meth before cliff plunge
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — A former professional surfer was high on methamphetamine when he plunged from a cliff to his death last month in Santa Barbara.
KSBY-TV says autopsy and toxicology reports released Wednesday showed that 48-year-old Chris Brown had a high level of meth in his system when he fell from the cliff near Hendry's Beach, where he was found on Jan. 19.
Sonos: Fiscal 1Q Earnings Snapshot
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) _ Sonos Inc. (SONO) on Wednesday reported earnings of $61.7 million in its fiscal first quarter.
The Santa Barbara, California-based company said it had net income of 55 cents per share.
The maker of wireless speakers and home sound systems posted revenue of $496.4 million in the period, exceeding Street forecasts. Three analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $490.5 million.
Heidegger scores 26, UC Santa Barbara holds off CSUN
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — Max Heidegger scored a season-high 26 points with four 3-pointers and 8 of 9 free throws and UC Santa Barbara defeated CSU Northridge 70-64 on Wednesday night.
Amadou Sow added 16 points and nine rebounds for the Gauchos (17-5, 6-2 Big West), who shot 46 percent and made 20 of 26 free throws.
Hazzard sparks Irvine to 66-62 OT win over Santa Barbara
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — Max Hazzard scored eight of his 15 points in overtime and Jonathan Galloway had three critical plays in the last 2:17 and UC Irvine outlasted UC Santa Barbara 66-62 on Thursday night in a battle for first place in the Big West Conference.
Davis scores 24 with 11 boards, UCSB beats Long Beach State
LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Armond Davis had 24 points and 11 rebounds and UC Santa Barbara pulled away over the final 10 minutes to beat Long Beach State 82-71 on Saturday night.
JaQuori McLaughlin added 15 points, Amadou Sow scored 14 and Max Heidegger had 10 for the Gauchos (15-4, 4-1 Big West), who are a half-game behind UC Irvine (5-1) in the conference standings.
CSU Fullerton shocks Big West unbeaten Santa Barbara 81-60
FULLERTON, Calif. (AP) — Kyle Allman Jr. scored 21 points and Khalil Ahmad added 19 as CSU Fullerton walloped UC Santa Barbara 81-60 Thursday night, handing the Gauchos their first Big West Conference loss.
The Titans (7-12, 3-2) have won three in a row, while Santa Barbara (14-4, 3-1) saw a six-game win streak end.
Police investigate body found on California beach
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — Authorities are investigating after a man's body was found on a Southern California Beach.
Police in Santa Barbara say Sunday that investigators were able to identify the 40-year-old man through his fingerprints.
Davis propels UCSB past UC Davis 69-58
DAVIS, Calif. (AP) — Ar'Mond Davis sank five 3-pointers, scoring 23 points and grabbing eight rebounds, to power UC Santa Barbara to a 69-58 victory over UC Davis on Thursday night for its sixth straight win.
Davis struggled a bit inside the 3-point arc, missing 7 of his 10 shots, but he made 5 of 7 from distance to help the Gauchos (14-3, 3-0 Big West Conference) shoot 46 percent (11 of 24) from deep.
Sow scores 22 with 9 boards as UCSB beats UC Riverside 72-62
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — Amadou Sow had a season-high 22 points and nine rebounds and Devearl Ramsey scored 20 as UC Santa Barbara beat UC Riverside 72-64 on Saturday night for its fifth win in a row.
Ar'mond Davis and JaQuori McLaughlin added 12 points apiece for UC Santa Barbara (13-3, 2-0 Big West Conference).
Montecito to mark first anniversary of deadly debris flows
MONTECITO, Calif. (AP) — A remembrance ceremony will mark the first anniversary of the massive, deadly debris flow that ravaged Montecito.
Participants plan to gather Wednesday evening at a park and begin a candlelight procession to all Saints-by-the-Sea Episcopal Church, where there will be a bell-ringing ceremony.
Southern California sees another round of very cold weather
LOS ANGELES (AP) — It's been another cold morning across much of Southern California, with freeze warnings in large areas of the region's interior and northwest of Los Angeles in sections of Santa Barbara and Ventura counties.
And a frost advisory has been in effect early Thursday farther north along the San Luis Obispo County coast.
The National Weather Service says the warnings and advisories will expire at midmorning.
UC Santa Barbara routs Bethesda College 109-47
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — Freshman Jay Nagle came off the bench and made six 3-pointers and scored 20 points to lead UC Santa Barbara in a 109-47 rout of NCCAA-member Bethesda on Wednesday night.
UC Santa Barbara (11-3) has won five of its last six games and improved to 7-0 at home. The Gauchos open Big West Conference play hosting Cal Poly next Wednesday.
Ami Lakoju had 16 points and 11 rebounds for UC Santa Barbara. Amadou Sow added 14 points and Ar'Mond Davis 10.
McLaughlin helps UCSB pull away from San Francisco 73-71
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — JaQuori McLaughlin scored six of his 18 points in the final 1:07 to help UC Santa Barbara beat San Francisco 73-71 on Saturday night.
McLaughlin hit a 3-pointer to give the Gauchos a 69-65 lead. Frankie Ferrari's layup pulled San Francisco to 69-67, and McLaughlin answered with a layup with 31 seconds to go. The Dons missed two field goals but the Gauchos missed two free throws before Ferrari's layup made it 71-69 with nine seconds remaining.
UC Santa Barbara pulls away from Idaho State in 84-65 win
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — Ar'Mond Davis scored 19 points, Devearl Ramsey added 18 and UC Santa Barbara beat Idaho State 84-65 on Saturday.
Both teams started off strong as Idaho State shot 12 of 22 — including 5 of 9 from 3-point range — and made 9 of 12 foul shots in the first half for a 38-37 lead. The Gauchos were 15 of 29 including 5 of 10 from 3 before the break.
Aged gibbon dies unexpectedly at Santa Barbara Zoo
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — An elderly gibbon recently transferred to the Santa Barbara Zoo from Northern California has died unexpectedly, possibly from cancer, authorities announced Tuesday.
Nikko, a 35-year-old white-handed gibbon, died Sunday. He underwent tests and received a clean bill of health at the Oakland Zoo before arriving in Santa Barbara less than a month ago and showed no signs of illness until his appetite decreased about 10 days ago, according to the Santa Barbara Zoo.
No. 13 Cal women beat UC Santa Barbara 69-45
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Kristine Anigwe had 18 points and 16 rebounds on Sunday and No. 13 California stayed undefeated with a 69-45 win over UC Santa Barbara.
Anigwe had 11 of her rebounds on the offensive glass for the Golden Bears (9-0), who had a 44-34 edge in overall rebounding and outscored the Gauchos 38-16 in the paint.
Cal led by double digits throughout the second half.
Tainted romaine lettuce traced to at least 1 California farm
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health officials have traced a food poisoning outbreak from romaine lettuce to at least one farm in California.
But they cautioned Thursday that other farms are likely involved in the E. coli outbreak and consumers should continue checking the label before purchasing romaine lettuce.
Maryland wins NCAA men’s soccer title, beating Akron 1-0
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — Amar Sejdic scored on a penalty kick in the 57th minute and Maryland held off Akron 1-0 on Sunday night to win its fourth NCAA soccer title.
"It's a moment that I've thought of since I came to Maryland. I knew that if the moment came I wanted to be the guy to step up and take it," Sejdic said. "Scoring a goal in a meaningful match like that and celebrating with all the players is something that I'll remember forever."
UC Santa Barbara beats Arkansas-Pine Bluff 55-45
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — Amadou Sow had 12 points and tied a season high with 11 rebounds to help UC Santa Barbara beat Arkansas-Pine Bluff 55-45 on Saturday night.
Devearl Ramsey added 10 points for the Gauchos (7-2), who bounced back from a 67-63 loss to Washington last Sunday to win their sixth in the last seven.
UC Santa Barbara gets 6th win, beats Sacramento St. 75-58
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — Amadou Sow and Ar'Mond Davis had 14 points apiece to lead UC Santa Barbara to its fifth straight win, knocking Sacramento State from the unbeaten ranks 75-58 on Thursday night.
UC Santa Barbara (6-1) is off to its best start since the 2007-08 season when the Gauchos kicked of the year with a 5-1 mark. UCSB will play at Washington on Sunday.
JaQuori McLaughlin added 13 points with six rebounds. Robinson Idehen chipped in 10 points.
QAD: Fiscal 3Q Earnings Snapshot
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) _ QAD Inc. (QADA) on Tuesday reported fiscal third-quarter net income of $3 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier.
On a per-share basis, the Santa Barbara, California-based company said it had net income of 14 cents. Earnings, adjusted for one-time gains and costs, came to 22 cents per share.
QAD Inc.: Fiscal 3Q Earnings Snapshot
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) _ QAD Inc. (QADB) on Tuesday reported fiscal third-quarter net income of $3 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier.
On a per-share basis, the Santa Barbara, California-based company said it had net income of 14 cents. Earnings, adjusted for one-time gains and costs, were 22 cents per share.
The manufacturing software maker posted revenue of $79.6 million in the period.
UC Santa Barbara dominates Montana State 88-69
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — Ar'mond Davis scored 22 points, JaQuori McLaughlin added 19 with five assists and UC Santa Barbara never trailed in beating Montana State 88-69 on Saturday.
Devearl Ramsey scored 13 points with eight assists, Amadou Sow added 11 with eight rebounds for the Gauchos (3-1), who shot 56 percent from the field to the Bobcats' 44 percent and outscored them 42-26 in the paint.