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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." Two...

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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.

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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.

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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

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Ex-Boy Scout Describes Mental Scars Left By Abuse At Trial

A California man suing the Boy Scouts of America over sexual abuse suffered at the hands of a volunteer Scout leader was so scarred by the incident that he once threw up outside a restaurant when he saw someone who looked like the man, he testified in the opening day of a civil trial.

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Los Angeles Times: Boy Scouts sued in sexual abuse case

A Santa Barbara County boy was sexually abused by his Scout leader in 2007. A judge overseeing the lawsuit brought by the boy’s family has ordered the Boy Scouts to hand over confidential files detailing allegations of sexual abuse by Scout leaders around the nation.

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