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Nine California students hospitalized in possible opioid overdose

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (Reuters) - Nine students from the University of California, Santa Barbara suffered an apparent mass overdose of prescription opioids at a party and were taken to a local hospital, police said on Friday.

Make Tools Like Slack Work for Your Company

Tsedal Neeley, a professor at Harvard Business School, and Paul Leonardi, a management professor at UC Santa Barbara, talk about the potential that applications such as Slack, Yammer, and Microsoft Teams have for strengthening employee collaboration, productivity, and organizational culture. Show More Summary

Essential California: Extreme weather prompts warnings

Good morning, and welcome to the Essential California newsletter. It’s Friday, March 2, and here’s what’s happening across California: TOP STORIES Santa Barbara County authorities ordered mandatory evacuations for residents in Montecito and other fire-scarred areas, saying an approaching storm...

Vintage Santa Barbara: Faithful companion stands the test of time

This Mission Revival residence on an established block in Santa Barbara is a landmark in its own right. The grand residence heads a line of five historic houses known as Crocker Row. The single-family homes were built as a cohesive unit by William Crocker, who vacationed there and financed them...

Geologists provide evidence that a series of storms caused extensive erosion of the Carpinteria Salt Marsh

Flooding isn't new to the Santa Barbara coastline. However, the inundation doesn't always come from the mountains as it did last month in Montecito.

Urgent Message From PETA: Flood Survival Tips for Animals in Santa Barbara County

With a winter weather advisory in place and a pre-evacuation warning issued because of a winter storm that could cause flooding in parts of Santa Barbara County, animals are... The post Urgent Message From PETA: Flood Survival Tips for Animals in Santa Barbara County appeared first on PETA.

A Winter Sun Weekend in Santa Barbara – Tooling Up PCH

Lots of people want to escape the winter blues and California is a great place to do it.  The wife and I tried going to Sonoma Valley for wine tasting the last two years.  The first year was fantastic with 72 degree weather and sun the...Show More Summary

Review: Hyatt Centric Santa Barbara

Los Angeles is a great place to live, but one of the blessings of living in Southern California is weekend trips out of LA. One of my family’s favorite getaways is a two hour drive north to Santa Barbara. When we go, we stay at the Hyatt Centric Santa Barbara. It’s not my favorite hotel […] The post Review: Hyatt Centric Santa Barbara appeared first on Live and Let's Fly.

CA: L.A.'s 20th Century Dream of Building Freeways Refuses, Even Now, to Die

When the 101 near Santa Barbara was overtaken by a mudslide in January, the freeway seemed to stand in for all of the ways in which Southern California's relationship with the natural world is out of whack, any sign of Brodsly's coherence buried under ton

UC Irvine routs UC Santa Barbara 69-49 in Big West showdown

Max Hazzard knocked down four 3-pointers and scored 16 and UC Irvine earned a wire-to-wire 69-49 victory over UC Santa Barbara to take over first place in the Big West Conference        

Lucky flight catches glimpse of SpaceX launch from the air

Elon Musk's SpaceX launched another rocket on Thursday morning, successfully sending three satellites into space.  After the Falcon9 took off from Vandenberg Air Force Base northwest of Santa Barbara, a lucky flight from Hawaii to LAX got an up-close look at the rocket as it made its way towards space. Show More Summary

The global footprint of fisheries

(University of California - Santa Barbara) UCSB researchers collaborate to track commercial fishing worldwide in real time.

Reinventing the inductor

(University of California - Santa Barbara) A basic building block of modern technology, inductors are everywhere: cellphones, laptops, radios, televisions, cars. And surprisingly, they are essentially the same today as in 1831, when they were first created by English scientist Michael Faraday.

Lizard love

(University of California - Santa Barbara) Anolis lizards have a thing or two to teach humans about love -- or in scientific speak, sexual selection -- at least when it comes to territoriality.Decades of behavioral research on the lizard's...Show More Summary

Utility can remove power poles in an area of Montecito burned by the Thomas fire, judge rules

Southern California Edison’s removal of power poles and repair work in an area near the start of the Thomas fire will be allowed to continue, a Santa Barbara County judge ruled Tuesday. Tossing out the bulk of a temporary restraining order request filed on behalf of homeowners affected by the blaze...

‘More guns is not the answer’: Father of mass shooting victim tears down NRA’s ‘ridiculous’ talking points

3 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

Richard Martinez, a California man whose son was slain in a mass shooting in Santa Barbara in 2014, appeared on CNN Monday to tear apart the National Rifle Association’s arguments about the solution to gun violence in the United States. In an interview with CNN’s Brooke Baldwin,...

UC Santa Barbara beats Long Beach St 80-70

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) -- Leland King II scored 20 points and grabbed 15 rebounds, Gabe Vincent added 19 points, and UC Santa Barbara pulled ahead early to beat Long Beach State 80-70 on Thursday night to remain atop the Big West Conference...Show More Summary

Gary Oldman: 'One should never take for granted the sound of applause'

For someone who has been winning as much as Gary Oldman has these past few months — a Golden Globe, a SAG Awards honor, tributes at the Santa Barbara and Palm Springs film festivals and countless other prizes for his turn as Winston Churchill in “Darkest Hour” — the idea of loss never seems far...

Owl burned in Thomas fire now in rehab

An owl injured in a massive wildfire that affected Ventura and Santa Barbara counties has returned home. The Ventura County Star reports the injured bird was released back to the wild Friday after being found two months ago curled up in a ball on a basketball court outside Cabrillo Middle School...

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