Latest Santa Barbara County, California Stories

2009-10-18 12:55:00

VANDENBERG AFB, Calif., Oct. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- The Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP) F-18 Block 5D-3 spacecraft, built under contract for the U.S. Air Force by Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT), was launched this morning from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. at 9:12 am PDT.

2009-10-07 12:30:00

VANDENBERG AFB, Calif., Oct. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- The Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP) F-18 Block 5D-3 spacecraft, built under contract for the U.S. Air Force by Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT), is undergoing final preparation for a launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif.

2009-08-24 13:57:55

Authorities in California said no serious injuries were reported when a small plane landed on a highway, colliding with two vehicles. A Santa Barbara County Fire representative said the single-engine plane, which was carrying the pilot and one passenger, made an emergency landing Sunday morning on Highway 101 in Goleta en route to the Santa Barbara Airport, the Santa Barbara (Calif.) Independent reported Monday. The plane was struck by two southbound vehicles and one automobile passenger was...

2009-07-12 12:19:26

A source at the company that owns Neverland Ranch says the future of the former California home of the late U.S.

2009-07-05 11:35:46

A friend of Michael Jackson's family says the late U.S. pop singer's coffin may be encased in concrete to prevent fans from digging up his grave. The Sunday Telegraph reported the burial as described by the unidentified source would take place immediately after Jackson's funeral.

2009-07-01 14:37:45

Michael Jackson will not be buried at his former California residence, Neverland ranch, despite the wishes of his family, sources say. Quoting an unnamed source close to the situation, the Los Angeles Times said Wednesday that even though Gov.

2009-04-14 19:29:08

A planned auction of nearly 2,000 items belonging to U.S. pop star Michael Jackson has been canceled, TMZ said Tuesday.

2009-01-26 07:03:00

Legendary retreat receives highest honor from the world's most discerning travelers SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Jan.

2008-12-13 13:35:46

Michael Jackson plans to sell the gates to his Neverland Ranch, one of his white gloves and 2,000 other items at auction in California. The sale is to be spread over five days in April in Beverly Hills, the BBC reported.

2008-11-14 15:00:14

California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger declared a state of emergency in Santa Barbara County Friday as an out-of-control wildfire raged near Montecito.

Word of the Day
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.