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 Santa Maria Police Department blocked two roads near the Courthouse as a safety precaution Monday morning.
A photographer and former extreme water sports junkie, once strangers have now become friends and teammates. Both share the love for the Central Coast, and they are using that passion to help raise money for a good cause.
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A new aviation program is taking off at Santa Barbara Business College. It is a two-year, Associate of Science Aviation program. The inaugural class takes off in October.
Isla Vista residents, which includes UC Santa Barbara and Santa Barbara City College students, are already seeing more signs of law enforcement.
With high heat and low humidity over the weekend, plus a forecast for strong winds, Red Flag Alert signs were posted by the Eucalyptus Hill Homeowners Association.
Santa Barbara City Firefighters had trouble getting to an injured paraglider due to changed locks at the Douglas Family Preserve.
Westmont College welcomed students back to campus for the 2014 Fall semester.
Courtesy of NOAA/Institute for Exploration/University of Rhode Island
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