Firm fined $3.3M for worst California oil spill in 25 years

U.S. 04/25/19, 20:03

A pipeline company was fined nearly $3.35 million on Thursday for causing the worst California coastal spill in 25 years. A judge issued a fine and penalties against Plains All American Pipeline for a 2015 spill that sent 140,000 gallons of crude oil gushing onto Refugio State Beach in Santa Barbara ...

Rare sea creature washes ashore in Southern California

U.S. 03/01/19, 17:12

A 7-foot (215-centimeter) sea creature that washed ashore in Southern California has been identified as a hoodwinker sunfish, a recently identified rare species thought to live in the Southern Hemisphere. The University of California, Santa Barbara, said an intern spotted the stranded fish last week at Sands Beach in the university's ...

Aged gibbon dies unexpectedly at Santa Barbara Zoo

U.S. 12/18/18, 18:59

An elderly gibbon recently transferred to the Santa Barbara Zoo from Northern California has died unexpectedly, possibly from cancer, authorities announced Tuesday.Nikko, a 35-year-old white-handed gibbon, died Sunday. He underwent tests and received a clean bill of health at the Oakland Zoo before arriving in Santa Barbara less than a ...

US traces lettuce outbreak to at least 1 California farm

U.S. 12/13/18, 16:45

U.S. health officials have traced a dangerous bacterial outbreak in romaine lettuce to at least one farm in central California.Food regulators said Thursday that other farms are likely involved in the E. coli outbreak and consumers should continue checking the label before purchasing romaine lettuce.The Food and Drug Administration said ...

Maryland wins NCAA men’s soccer title, beating Akron 1-0

Soccer 12/09/18, 23:38

Amar Sejdic scored on a penalty kick in the 57th minute and Maryland held off Akron 1-0 on Sunday night to win its fourth NCAA men's soccer title.Akron's Colin Biros kicked Johaness Bergmann in the face pursuing the ball inside the 18-yard box, resulting in the penalty shot. Sejdic calmly ...

Lost in translation: Nevada campaigns bungle Spanish posts

U.S. 11/05/18, 21:39

A voter would never hug a policy, call a political party a festivity or say a politician lacks a "thorn." But those are some of the messages Nevada's Spanish-speaking voters have been getting in the form of problematic translations on candidates' websites, news releases and ads.The mistakes — whether the ...

1st Southern California storm of the season brings showers

California 10/04/18, 13:28

The first Pacific storm of the season has brought showers and occasional downpours to Southern California but skipped some areas entirely.The National Weather Service says a shower Thursday morning dropped more than a half-inch (12.7 centimeters) of rain on downtown Santa Barbara but it missed the vast burn scar of ...

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