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California governor acts to advance wildfire recovery

Jul. 01, 2022 23:48 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom proclaimed states of emergency in Santa Barbara and Monterey counties on Friday to help the process of recovery from recent wildfires. The proclamations allow the California Department of Transportation to request immediate...

Off-grid living beckons more than just hardy pioneer types

Jun. 08, 2022 10:54 AM EDT

Living off-grid conjures images of survivalists in remote places and a rustic, “Little House on the Prairie” lifestyle with chores from morning to night. Yet only a tiny fraction of people living off-grid do it like that, and fewer still live more than an hour from any town. ...

UCSB rolls past Binghamton 9-4 in elimination game

Jun. 04, 2022 19:50 PM EDT

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Kyle Johnson hit a two-run home run in the second inning, Blake Klassen added a three-run shot in the third and UC Santa Barbara breezed to a 9-4 victory over Binghamton in an elimination game at the Stanford Regional on Saturday. The Gauchos (44-13) will...

Lewis' 3-run HR helps Texas State beat UCSB 7-3 at Stanford

Jun. 04, 2022 03:17 AM EDT

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Daylan Pena went 3-for-4 with a double and an RBI and Peyton Lewis hit a three-run home run to help No. 2 seed Texas State beat third-seeded UC Santa Barbara 7-3 on Friday night at the Stanford Regional. Texas State (45-12) plays Stanford, the No. 2 seed...

Ten-run inning sends Stanford to 20-7 romp over Binghamton

Jun. 03, 2022 20:09 PM EDT

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Drew Bowser had an RBI double to ignite a 10-run second inning, capping the outburst with a grand slam and No. 2 overall seed Stanford breezed to a 20-7 victory over Binghamton in the Stanford Regional on Friday. Stanford (42-14) advances to play the winner...

One more 'I do,' this time in Italy, for Kourtney and Travis

May. 22, 2022 19:24 PM EDT

A trilogy of Kravis nuptials has been completed with a (probably) final ceremony in Portofino, Italy. Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker each posted to Instagram on Sunday a photo of themselves kissing at the altar, with the caption, “happily ever after.” The...

Kardashians take Portofino for Kourtney-Travis wedding

May. 21, 2022 16:31 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Kravis wedding train has rolled into Italy. After a Las Vegas practice wedding (no marriage license) with an Elvis impersonator officiating, followed by a small ceremony (with license) in Santa Barbara, California, Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker stepped...

Prince Harry talks about fatherhood, the queen and Diana

Apr. 20, 2022 14:39 PM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Prince Harry is opening up about his life at home and his recent surprise visit with Queen Elizabeth II, saying he and his wife, Meghan, had tea with the monarch and shared laughs. “It was really nice to catch up with her,” Harry told NBC's...

Art Rupe, pioneering record executive, dead at 104

Apr. 16, 2022 20:17 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Music executive Art Rupe, whose Specialty Records was a premier label during the formative years of rock ‘n roll and helped launch the careers of Little Richard, Sam Cooke and many others, has died. He was 104. Rupe, who was inducted into the Rock Hall of Fame in...

California man gets life sentence for 2016 killing of family

Apr. 15, 2022 21:06 PM EDT

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — A man who was convicted of killing a California family of three, including a 5-year-old girl, six years ago was sentenced Friday to life in prison without chance of parole. Pierre Haobsh received three consecutive life sentences from a Santa Barbara...