Towns in Brazil celebrates Confederate past, heritage

SANTA BARBARA D'OESTE, Brazil - It had all the trappings of a down-home country...colonized by families fleeing Reconstruction.For many of the residents of Santa Barbara d'Oeste and neighboring Americana in the southeastern Sao Paulo state...

Santa Barbara sheriff denies Jackson abuse claim

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. -- The sheriff Monday strongly...false accusation against an officer. Santa Barbara County Sheriff Jim Anderson said he asked...is innocent. Jackson was arrested at Santa Barbara Airport. He was then driven to the county...

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Microphones found outside Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Department

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. -- Sheriff's officials said...available," Sgt. Chris Pappas of the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Department, said...when Jackson traveled from Las Vegas to Santa Barbara to turn himself in. The discovery triggered...

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Southeastern Conference will host four sites in NCAA regionals

...State, Cal State Fullerton, UC Santa Barbara, Houston and UCLA.The four-team...Illinois, Missouri State and UC Santa Barbara.Dallas Baptist (43-13) had...tournament. Big West runner-up UC Santa Barbara (40-15-1) was an awarded...

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...the worst should a spill occur.On May 19, a 6-inch breach along a badly corroded section of the pipeline west of Santa Barbara caused up to 101,000 gallons of oil to spill, blackening beaches and creating a 9-mile ocean slick.EU official...

As US oil production soars, so do pipeline accidents

...least 121 in each of the past two years.Plains All American Pipeline LP, which operates the pipeline that failed in Santa Barbara County, and its subsidiaries have reported 223 accidents along their lines since 2006. Those accidents resulted in...

Travelers have to wait for original Motel 6

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. -- I recently consummated...thought we could stand a weekend in Santa Barbara, but we wanted to keep it cheap. And...shore-strolling and volleyball territory. As Santa Barbara's reputation as a pleasant retreat...

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Jackson returns to California to face abuse allegations

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. -- A handcuffed Michael Jackson walked into the Santa Barbara jail on Thursday to face child molestation...private jet carrying Jackson landed at the Santa Barbara airport shortly before noon and rolled...

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SANTA BARBARA, Calif. -- Oscar-winning actor Michael Douglas doesn't believe...Street." Douglas gave $1 million to the University of California, Santa Barbara, for the school's new Center for Film, Television and New Media...

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Tar Heels enjoying the West

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. -- By now, the West Coast feels like home to the North Carolina...13th-seeded Lady Owls reached the second round by upsetting fourth-seeded UC Santa Barbara 67-64 Saturday night, snapping the ninth-ranked Gauchos' 26-game...

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