German Chancellor Angela Merkel was named Time magazine's Person of the Year for 2015. Look back at the past 23 years of honorees.
(1992) President Bill Clinton
(1993) The Peacemakers -- Represented by Yasser Arafat, F.W. de Klerk, Nelson Mandela and Yitzhak Rabin
(1994) Pope John Paul II
(1995) Then-House Speaker Newt Gingrich
(1996) -- Scientist David Ho, pioneered HIV treatment
(1997) -- David Grove, semiconductor pioneer and former Intel CEO
(1998) -- President Bill Clinton and Kenneth Starr, the independent counsel who investigated Clinton over Whitewater and the Monica Lewinsky affair
(1999) Jeffrey Bezos, founder and CEO of Amazon.com
(2000) President George W. Bush
(2001) New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani
(2002) The Whistleblowers -- Represented by Cynthia Cooper (WorldCom), Coleen Rowley (FBI) and Sherron Watkins (Enron, pictured)
(2003) The American Soldier
(2004) President George W. Bush
(2005) The Good Samaritans -- Represented by Bono and Bill and Melinda Gates (pictured)
(2006) You -- Represented by the individual content creator on the World Wide Web
(2007) Russian President Vladimir Putin
(2008) President Barack Obama
(2009) Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke
(2010) Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg
(2011) The Protester -- Represented by many global movements, including the Arab Spring, Occupy Wall Street, the Tea Party movement and protests in Greece, Indian, Russia and other countries
(2012) President Barack Obama
(2013) Pope Francis
(2014) Ebola fighters
(2015) Angela Merkel
A 20-acre brush fire has been reported near Refugio Canyon and U.S. Highway 101 Wednesday afternoon.
Public health officials confirmed the first case of travel-associated Zika Virus in Santa Barbara County on Thursday.
A reported armed carjacking suspect was shot by a police officer Thursday morning and is now in surgery.
Click on this thread for continued updates on the Rey Fire.Slideshow: Rey Fire Burning in Santa Barbara BackcountryLos Padres National Forest Elevates Fire RestrictionsAir Quality Watch Issued for Santa Barbara County Due to Rey Fire
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Follow this thread for continued updates on the Chimney Fire.Slideshow: Chimney Fire Burning in SLO CountyChimney Fire Crews Getting Aerial Help From Santa MariaCalifornia Governor's Office of Emergency Activates State Operations Center to Assist with Chimney Fire
SoCal Gas crews are working to fix a broken gas pipe in Santa Barbara's Eastside Thursday morning.
John Palminteri photo
A Santa Barbara Coffee Shop on a busy corner for more than 20 years is no longer going to be the daily perk for many customers.The Coffee Cat on Anacapa and Anapamu Streets is going to close at the end of this month.
48 homes, 20 buildings destroyed, hundreds more threatened.
The Bar Fire broke out near Refugio Canyon at about 4:30 p.m. Wednesday. Resourced from the Rey Fire were diverted to fight the Bar Fire.
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Santa Barbara County fire crews are responding to a brush fire reported near the White Rock campground off Paradise Road in the Santa Barbara backcountry.
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