On the first conclave of the new millennium, white smoke billows from the chimney on the roof of the Sistine Chapel.
Soon after, Vatican bells start ringing, a sign that a new pope has been selected.
When the bells start to ring, the crowds start to cheer. They were overjoyed a new pontiff had been chosen.
Less than an hour after the bells started ringing, Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger of Germany emerges onto the balcony of St. Peter's Basilica.
Elected the church's new pope, Ratzinger chose the name Benedict XVI.
Ratzinger is the first German pope since the 11th century.
Ratzinger called himself a "simple, humble worker."
"I entrust myself to your prayers," he added.
The crowd responded by chanting "Benedict! Benedict!"
Ratzinger was the powerful dean of the College of Cardinals, serving Pope John Paul II since 1981.
When his remarks were over, Ratzinger went back inside, concluding one of the fastest papal conclaves of the past century.
The pilot of a private plane said he was "not gonna make it" when he was cleared to return to the Santa Barbara Airport moments after take off during an engine failure.
Emergency crews responded to a small plane crash on the southwest end of the Santa Barbara airport Monday afternoon.
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Authorities want to know who left six dead animals wrapped in plastic bags on the side of the road.
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A Santa Barbara man is asking the city to block the opening of a medial dispensary on the Lower Eastside.
New research published in the International Journal of Obesity weighs the value of Body Mass Index and found that 47 percent of the individuals in the overweight category were miscategorized.
A brazen attempted burglary is caught on tape, and Oxnard police are hoping you can help them catch the criminal.
Sylvester Stallone and Carl Weathers put up their dukes like Rocky and Apollo for photographers at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival on Tuesday night.
Final appeal made by students, parents for staggered ceremonies.
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Actresses Brie Larson and Saoirse Ronan were honored Monday night with the 31st Santa Barbara International Film Festival Outstanding Performers Award. Larson was unable to attend the event in person but Skyped in.
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Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Bernie Sanders cruised to early victories in the New Hampshire primary on Tuesday.
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