Four local contractors are being recognized for their dedication, professionalism and service assisting Central Coast residents in making energy-efficient upgrades to their homes. This year's recipients of emPower Central Coast's second annual Contractor Recognition Awards are Solarponics, CK Builders Inc., Halsell Builders and NRG Heating & Air Conditioning.
Fire investigators from the Santa Barbara County Fire Department (SBCFD) have released the official cause of the Sherpa Fire as accidental. A resident living on La Scherpa Ranch was burning a log in his indoor fireplace when the wind picked up, causing smoke to fill the residence.
Today, the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors received a five-year update on the Calle Real Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Array project (solar panels arranged in a group to capture maximum amount of sun light to convert it into usable electricity).
The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office is requesting public assistance to help identify and locate a suspect responsible for violently attacking and robbing a woman at a bus stop this past Saturday night in the City of Carpinteria.
Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley, together with 34 other California District Attorneys and two City Attorneys, announced today that San Bernardino County Superior Court Judge Bryan F. Foster has ordered Ohio-based company Big Lots Stores, Inc., and its subsidiary corporations, that own and operate Big Lots stores and a distribution center in Rancho Cucamonga, to pay $3,507,500 in civil penalties, costs, and supplemental environmental projects.
At approximately 5:20 p.m. today, April 27, 2017, Sheriff's deputies responded to a silent alarm call at the Montecito Bank and Trust located in the 1000 block of Casitas Pass Road in the City of Carpinteria.
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