Drug lab found at site of Santa Barbara preschool

A Santa Barbara residential property that functions as a preschool and animal rescue facility also clandestinely functioned as a drug lab, with narcotics being manufactured, sold and used just feet away from where toddlers were learning, according to the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office. Read More …

Threatening video and posts prompt criminal probe at Santa Barbara school

A group of male Santa Barbara high school students have received disciplinary measures and are the subjects of an ongoing criminal probe after a threatening video and online posts about female students raised alarm on campus.

Following a minimum school day on Jan. 19., San Marcos High School staff received notification of threatening posts and a video discovered in a private Internet chatroom. Read More …

Santa Barbara News Press prints “faggot” in Christmas byline

The Santa Barbara News-Press has again made news by coming to print with a controversial edition of the paper. This time, rather than stirring controversy with a headline, the News-Press has angered readers with a misprinted byline.

In Monday’s Christmas edition of the News-Press, the paper’s California section led with an article headlined, “Customers flock downtown to wrap up last-minutes Christmas shopping. The byline for the article stated, “By PAUL GAYZALEZ,” and the reporter’s title said, “NEWS PRESS FAGGOT.” Read More …