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Judge Set To Make Key Decision In Local Church Sex Abuse Case
Judge Set To Make Key Decision In Local Church Sex Abuse Case (PDF) SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - A Santa Barbara judge is expected to hand down a decision in a civil lawsuit involving the Presbyterian Church. Attorney Tim Hale said, "It's really a battle of secrecy."...
Athletes Celebrate Women & Girls in Sports Day at Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table Luncheon
More than 400 student-athletes attend event featuring panel discussion with swimmer Alison Bernal and runner Jill Deering
Former Police Lieutenants, City Of Santa Maria Settle Federal Lawsuit
A federal whistleblower lawsuit filed by three former lieutenants with the Santa Maria Police Department has been settled, but the terms of the deal were not released.
Lawsuit Forces Fire Chief into Early Retirement
This Tuesday, the board of directors of the Carpinteria-Summerland Fire Protection District will vote to part ways with Chief Michael Mingee. His last day with the department will be July 31, a year and five months before his employment contract is scheduled to end.
Former News-Press Photographer Sues Paper for Firing Him After He Complained of Mold
A well-known photojournalist who has worked on the South Coast for nearly three decades is suing the Santa Barbara News-Press, alleging that the newspaper did nothing to address his concerns about the presence of mold in the company’s newsroom.
McCaw, Mold, and Another Black Eye for the News-Press?
For some, the Santa Barbara News-Press has been a scary place to work during the last 10 years. Under the ownership of Wendy McCaw and a relentless stream of firings, quittings, and union-busting, its once-active newsroom has mostly been whittled down to a skeleton crew of interns and greenhorns. And last March, the paper fired one of its last remaining veterans, who is now suing the paper for wrongful termination.
All Hell Breaks Loose in Sex Abuse Lawsuit
The Carpinteria Community Church routinely ignored and covered up reports of sexual abuse committed by one of its youth ministers, a lawsuit filed Tuesday claims.
Santa Maria Police Skewered for Firing Whistle-Blower
Two years ago, Chief Ralph Martin took charge of an embattled Santa Maria Police Department after its former chief was forced to step down in the wake of an officer’s death and a vote of no confidence by his troops.
Arbitrator Rules Santa Maria Officer Wrongly Fired
The city of Santa Maria should not have fired Lt. Dan Ast from his job with the Santa Maria Police Department, according to an arbitration hearing officer who recommended that he be reinstated. Read full PDF here Read original article on the Noozhawk
Boy Scouts’ ‘Perversion Files’ to be Unveiled in Molestation Trial
Nearly 100,000 pages from the Boy Scouts of America’s so-called “perversion” files – documenting the alleged sexual abuse of scouts by adult volunteers – will play a key role in a civil trial that began on Monday in Santa Barbara, California.