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  • Surfer spots 14-foot shark in Santa Barbara Harbor

     
    A surfer spotted a 14-foot white shark at the entrance of Santa Barbara Harbor on Wednesday afternoon, according to an advisory issued by county authorities. The shark charged directly in front of the surfer but not at him, as if......
  • 'Gangnam Style' lifeguards: Mayor calls for review of firings

     
    El Monte Mayor Andre Quintero has called for an independent review into the firing of 13 lifeguards and their manager after they wore city uniforms to film a dance video in the city pool....
  • Lifeguards who made 'Gangnam' parody video want their jobs back

     
    A "Gangnam Style" parody video that went viral on YouTube has cost 13 El Monte city lifeguards and their supervisor their jobs, but even the mayor admits the video "is a very good parody of a very popular music video."...
  • Psy asks El Monte to give 'Gangnam' lifeguards their jobs back

     
    The performer Psy behind the viral video sensation "Gangnam Style" is throwing his support behind 13 El Monte city lifeguards and their supervisor who lost their jobs for parodying the popular hit....
  • Caltech tops list of world's universities

     
    The California Institute of Technology once again tops the ranks of the world’s best research universities, while University of California campuses at Berkeley and Los Angeles maintained their top 20 positions despite massive state funding cuts to...
  • Baseball: Junior shortstop Nick Valaika commits to UCLA

     
    Junior shortstop Nick Valaika of Newhall Hart has committed to UCLA. He will be the fourth brother to end up with a college baseball scholarship. Older brothers Chris and Matt went to UC Santa Barbara, and a third brother, Patrick,......
  • Surfer killed in great white shark attack suffered massive torso wound

     
    A veteran surfer killed in a shark attack Tuesday suffered a massive wound to the torso, officials said. Officials said a great white shark, estimated at 15 to 16 feet in length, attacked the man. Francisco Javier Solorio Jr., 39,......
  • Great white shark blamed for fatal attack on surfer

     
    This post has been corrected. See below for details. The shark that attacked a surfer Tuesday at Surf Beach was a great white, estimated at 15-16 feet in length, according to the Santa Barbara County sheriff. Ralph S. Collier, a......
  • Shark attack: Great white left huge bite mark on surfboard

     
    The beaches near Lompoc where a man was fatally bitten by a shark this week remained closed in what authorities described as a safety precaution to clear the waters of potential hazards....
  • Surfer killed in shark attack died 'doing something he loved'

     
    Friends say the surfer killed in a shark attack earlier this week in Santa Barbara County died doing what he loved. Officials said a great white shark, estimated at 15 to 16 feet in length, attacked the man. Francisco Javier......
  • UC Santa Barbara student dies in apparent fall

     
    A UC Santa Barbara student died in an apparent fall from a cliff in Isla Vista, near Santa Barbara. KEY News reported that the young man whose body was found by joggers on the beach below Del Playa Drive on......
  • UCSB student from Los Angeles dies in apartment house fall

     
    A 22-year-old UC Santa Barbara student from Los Angeles died Thursday after falling over a second-story railing at the top of an Isla Vista apartment stairway, Santa Barbara sheriff's deputies said. Mellissa Portillo had suffered a head injury but was.......