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.
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The Santa Barbara Harbor Commission and waterfront officials are trying to find a peaceful solution to a dispute in local waters because of new rules around cruise ships.
The Santa Maria Department of Social Services was shut down Friday after a mysterious white substance was found in a letter sent to the facility.
Santa Barbara County Sheriff's deputies arrested a 15-year-old student at Dos Pueblos High School after a series of threatening emails were sent to a teacher and an administrator.
An envelope containing a white substance prompted an evacuation order at the Department of Social Services office in Santa Maria.
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In 1915, as Southern California was expanding with the beginning of a vast roadway system, the Auto Club was organized and an office in Santa Barbara had just opened.
The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office has identified the body that was found on San Miguel Island in August 2014.
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Benjamin Franklin dies, Daffy Duck makes his debut, the Bay of Pigs invasion begins, the ill-fated Apollo 13 returns to Earth, and two Los Angeles police officers are convicted in the Rodney King beating, all on this day.
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