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Oil sheen is seen with vessels assisting near the source of the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill on July 18, 2010 in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Louisiana. (Mario Tama/Getty Images)

UC Study: Massive BP Oil Spill Left ‘Bathtub Ring’ On Sea Floor

The BP oil spill left an oily “bathub ring” on the sea floor that’s about the size of Rhode Island, new research shows.

10/27/2014

A Great White Shark swims in Shark Alley near Dyer Island on July 8, 2010 in Gansbaai, South Africa. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

Santa Barbara Shark Attack Sends Woman Into Ocean

A shark attack on an outrigger sent a Santa Barbara woman into the water Sunday.

10/22/2014

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1 Killed, 2 Injured While Taking Photos On Train Tracks In Santa Barbara County

Authorities say a passenger train struck people taking photos on a trestle on the California coast and one person was killed and two others were injured.

10/12/2014

Emily Miles said she was mauled by a 300 pound bear near her Santa Barbara County home on September 22, 2014. (CBS)

Central Coast Woman Survives Mauling From 300-Pound Bear

A Santa Barbara County woman walking near her home survived after being mauled by a 300 pound black bear this week.

09/24/2014

Blue Whale

Pacific Ship Operators To Be Paid For Slowing Down In Whale Feeding Areas

Shipping giants will soon be getting $2,500 incentives to slow down through the Santa Barbara Channel, according to the Center for Environmental Research & Technology at U.C. Riverside.

08/08/2014

Six-month-old Nayeli Martinez was abducted from Santa Barbara on August 3, 2014. Police believe 28-year-old Joshua Ivan Martinez took the girl. (Santa Barbara Police)

6-Month-Old Girl Taken From Santa Barbara Found, Amber Alert Canceled

A 6-month-old girl who was abducted from Santa Barbara on Sunday night has been found safe, according to the California Highway Patrol.

08/04/2014

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California Considers Gun Restriction Law For Mentally Unstable People After Isla Vista Killing Rampage

California could become the first state to allow family members, licensed therapists and health care providers to petition a judge to take firearms from someone who has shown signs that they could harm others or themselves.

08/04/2014

SANTA BARBARA, CA - MAY 24: Flowers and a poem are placed at one of several crime scenes on May 24, 2014 in Santa Barbara, California. A mentally disturbed 22-year-old man sprayed bullets from his car in the Southern California college town of Isla Vista, killing seven people. (Photo by Spencer Weiner/Getty Images)

Parents Of Isla Vista Massacre Victims Break Silence, Beg For Awareness, Rage At Media

The parents of Bay Area students killed in a shooting spree near UC Santa Barbara have spoken out for the first time, calling for change to prevent future tragedies.

06/26/2014

Murder Suspect Elliot Rodger DOB 7/24/91

Isla Vista Massacre Prompts New California Gun Legislation Forcing Officers To Check Firearm Registration Records During Routine ‘Welfare Checks’

Law enforcement officers would be required to check state firearms records as part of routine welfare checks under legislation proposed in the wake of the deadly rampage last month near the University of California, Santa Barbara.

06/11/2014

SANTA BARBARA, CA - MAY 24: Flowers and a poem are placed at one of several crime scenes on May 24, 2014 in Santa Barbara, California. A mentally disturbed 22-year-old man sprayed bullets from his car in the Southern California college town of Isla Vista, killing seven people. (Photo by Spencer Weiner/Getty Images)

Father Of Student Killed In Isla Vista Killing Rampage Meets With Shooter’s Father

The father of a college student who was gunned down in the May 23 rampage near the University of California, Santa Barbara has met privately with the father of his son’s killer.

06/01/2014

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