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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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Dubroff: We’re all in this together on the Central Coast

By   /  Friday, September 6th, 2019  /  Columns, Latest news, South Coast, Tourism  /  Comments Off on Dubroff: We’re all in this together on the Central Coast

Henry Dubroff

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Deadly dive boat fire shakes Central Coast boating industry

By   /  Friday, September 6th, 2019  /  middle, South Coast, Tourism  /  Comments Off on Deadly dive boat fire shakes Central Coast boating industry

The Central Coast’s dive boat industry is likely to feel pressure as investigators try to figure out what caused the blaze that killed 34 people when the Conception burst into flames early on Labor Day near Santa Cruz Island. Divers and first responders had recovered the bodies of 33 victims at press time, with one Read More →

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SLO airport adding flights to San Diego and Portland

By   /  Wednesday, September 4th, 2019  /  Central Coast, Destinations, Latest news, Tourism  /  Comments Off on SLO airport adding flights to San Diego and Portland

The San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport will add direct flights to San Diego and Portland, Ore., with Alaska Airlines. It announced the two daily, non-stop flights in partnership with Visit SLO Cal on Sept. 4. Both services are slated to begin in 2020—San Diego on Jan. 7, and Portland on June 18. The flights Read More →

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Summer tourism numbers are up across the Central Coast

By   /  Friday, August 30th, 2019  /  Central Coast, Destinations, left, Tourism  /  Comments Off on Summer tourism numbers are up across the Central Coast

The Tri-Counties fought off June gloom and signaled disaster recovery resilience with a strong pulse for the tourism industry as summer travel winds down. Although overcast skies in June and July may have dampened tourism, especially from Los Angeles driving markets, destination marketing officials in Ventura, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties all reported Read More →

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Flights canceled after plane crash at Santa Barbara airport

By   /  Monday, August 26th, 2019  /  Latest news, South Coast, Tourism  /  Comments Off on Flights canceled after plane crash at Santa Barbara airport

Story updated at 5:20 p.m. Aug. 26: Santa Barbara Municipal Airport re-opened its main runway at 4:46 p.m. on Aug. 26 after 19 hours of closure and nearly two dozen cancelled flights. Flights were cancelled on Aug. 26 after a private C-130 cargo plane crashed at the airport at 10:20 p.m. Aug. 25. Runway 15L Read More →

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