KENNETH SONG / NEWS-PRESSThe Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors is meeting today in Santa Barbara.
SANTA BARBARA — The Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors is scheduled to discuss contract renewals, appointments and the Flood Control Benefit Assessment Program at its meeting at 9 a.m. today in Santa Barbara.
People can attend the meeting in-person in the board hearing room on the fourth floor of the County Administration Building, 105 E. Anapamu St.
People can also attend the meeting virtually. The meeting will be televised on local cable channel 20 and live-streamed on the county’s website. For more information, to www.countyofsb.org/bos.
— Dave Mason
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NEWS-PRESS FILE PHOTOAllan Hancock College will hold its in-person commencement Friday.
SANTA MARIA — Allan Hancock College is celebrating its 2022 graduates with a traditional, in-person commencement ceremony, at 10:30 a.m. Friday on the football field at the college’s Santa Maria campus, 800 S. College Drive.
The ceremony will recognize Hancock’s 101st graduating class.
This year, a record-breaking 1,490 students earned a total of 2,213 degrees and 959 certificates of achievement across 101 different majors.
More than 480 students have already RSVP’d to participate in the ceremony.
The ceremony will also be streamed live online via the college’s YouTube channel. Additional information about Hancock’s 2022 Commencement can be found on the college’s graduation webpage.
— Marilyn McMahon
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On Friday, a structure fire occurred at Balboa Apartments in the 6700 block of El Colegio. Santa Barbara County Fire responded to the scene of a working kitchen fire with three engines, one truck, one ambulance and a battalion commander.
The fire was extinguished with an aggressive interior attack and coordinated ventilation. There were no injuries reported.
The incident is under investigation, reported Captain Daniel Bertucelli, PIO for Santa Barbara County Fire, in a tweet.
– Katherine Zehnder
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KENNETH SONG / NEWS-PRESSMorning fog descends Thursday morning onto Elings Park in Santa Barbara. The overcast skies continued Friday, and there were some sprinkles in Goleta, where 0.02 inch of rain fell, according to the National Weather Service. More fog, clouds and cooler temperatures are forecast for today in Santa Barbara County, but the weather service said there will be a warming trend early next week.
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Incorrect national price averages for a gallon of gas were listed in a story in Monday’s News-Press. The correct prices are $4.09 a gallon a week ago, $4.24 a month ago and $2.89 a year ago, according to the American Automobile Association. The prices were corrected in the online version of the story at newspress.com after the mistakes were discovered Monday morning. The story reported correctly that the national average for a gallon of gas on Sunday and Monday was $4.12.
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The protest by #6 Westmont (39-9, 23-8) of Saturday’s first baseball game at #9 Vanguard (42-10, 23-8) has been upheld by the GSAC’s protest committee.
Westmont played much of the game under protest after Vanguard’s first run was scored after umpires had indicated a dead ball on a single by Tommy Rodriguez in the fourth inning. The hitter kept running after the dead ball signal, eventually touching home plate with umpires ruling that the run could score despite the initial call.
After the ruling by the protest committee, the game will now be resumed on Wednesday at 2:30 p.m., with the contest beginning in the bottom of the fourth inning with one out and Rodriguez on base.
The winner of the game will be co-GSAC Regular Season Champion with Hope International.
– Matt Smolensky
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