Published On: Dec 24 2013 08:03:50 PM CSTUpdated On: Dec 19 2013 10:39:27 AM CST
Twenty-two vehicles earned the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's highest safety award for 2014, Top Safety Pick+, thanks to a high level of protection in crashes and the availability of front crash prevention technology to avoid many collisions in the first place.
The search for 15-year-old Pearl Pinson continues Friday with a newly expanded area that includes the Central Coast. This comes after the Amber Alert abduction suspect Fernando Castro was shot dead in a moving gun battle Thursday in Solvang.
Emergency personnel with the Los Padres National Forest Service and Santa Barbara County Fire Department responded to an injured horse rider near the Upper Oso Campground area in the Santa Barbara back country just after 1 p.m. Friday.