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...

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...

Things to Do
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...

Things to Do
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...

Things to Do
People in the News

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...

Things to Do
Two indicted on charges they recorded Jackson

...recording Michael Jackson two years ago as he flew to Santa Barbara with his attorney to surrender in a child-molestation...the pair traveled on a private jet from Las Vegas to Santa Barbara in November 2003, according to a three-count indictment...

Things to Do
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...

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...

College basketball
Media access again issue in Michael Jackson molestation case

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. -- Media access in the Michael...was the wife of Eric Beltz, 28, of Santa Barbara. "I was ribbing her about it being...Jackson, whose Neverland estate is in Santa Barbara County, was charged by the district...

Things to Do
Women's college basketball roundup

...points, and ninth-ranked UC Santa Barbara rolled to its fourth straight...28-year history. It was also Santa Barbara's 51st consecutive win against...for the sixth time since 1992. Santa Barbara has yet to advance beyond the...

College basketball