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Key issues emerge in Conception dive boat fire that killed 34

By   /  Friday, September 13th, 2019  /  Law, right, Small Business, South Coast, Tourism  /  Comments Off on Key issues emerge in Conception dive boat fire that killed 34

Investigators raised the remains of the dive boat Conception to the surface after more than a week of unfolding developments in the wake of the fatal fire aboard the vessel. Activities at Santa Barbara Harbor were returning to normal levels amid an ongoing investigation into what caused the fire that killed 34 people. A year-old Read More →

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Uncertainty reigns in Solvang amid turmoil

By   /  Friday, September 13th, 2019  /  South Coast, Top Stories, Top Story, Tourism  /  Comments Off on Uncertainty reigns in Solvang amid turmoil

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Dubroff: Conception probe may find fault in electric charging

By   /  Thursday, September 12th, 2019  /  Columns, Latest news, South Coast, Technology  /  Comments Off on Dubroff: Conception probe may find fault in electric charging

The public’s insatiable demand for selfies and the need for electricity to keep cell phones charged might be a hidden suspect in California’s biggest boating tragedy in years. The Coast Guard issued a warning to boat owners and operators Sept. 10 telling them to limit unsupervised charging of lithium-ion batteries and the use of power Read More →

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Fund established for Conception diving boat victims and families

By   /  Tuesday, September 10th, 2019  /  Latest news, South Coast, Tourism  /  Comments Off on Fund established for Conception diving boat victims and families

Ventura County-based nonprofit California Strong has established a fund for the victims of the fire aboard the diving vessel Conception that took the lives of 34 people in the early morning of Sept. 2. The organization was formed in response to the November mass shooting at the Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks and Read More →

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Sonos shares soar as speaker company releases new products

By   /  Tuesday, September 10th, 2019  /  Latest news, South Coast, Technology, Tri-County Public Companies  /  Comments Off on Sonos shares soar as speaker company releases new products

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Dive boat investigators serve search warrants, release names of 22 victims

By   /  Monday, September 9th, 2019  /  Latest news, Law, Small Business, South Coast, Tourism  /  Comments Off on Dive boat investigators serve search warrants, release names of 22 victims

As investigators poured over evidence seized over the weekend, efforts to salvage the remains of the dive boat Conception remained stalled Sept. 9 a week after the deadliest maritime disaster in decades. Investigators served search warrants at Santa Barbara-based Truth Aquatics and the Sea Landing dive center Sept. 8 as part of a probe into Read More →

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SB County museums free on Sept. 21

By   /  Friday, September 6th, 2019  /  Destinations, Latest news, Nonprofits, South Coast, Tourism  /  Comments Off on SB County museums free on Sept. 21

On Sept. 21, five Santa Barbara County museums will open their doors free of charge along with hundreds of other participating national venues for the 15th annual Museum Day. The participating local venues are Elverhoj Museum of History & Art, Guadalupe Dunes Center, Santa Barbara Maritime Museum, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, and Wildling Museum Read More →

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