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Cottage Hospital Pays $2 Million to Settle Security Breach Lawsuit

More than 55,000 patient records were exposed to online scrutiny.

Will Santa Barbara County Sue Big Pharma for Opioid Deaths?

Overdose cases jumped 300 percent at some hospital ERs over the decade.

Man Killed After Allegedly Firing Directly at Officers

Murder investigation results in police shooting in Lompoc.

Santa Barbara Votes to Allow Five Pot Shops

Unlimited wholesale operations voted in, an outdoor personal plant, too.

Santa Barbara Landlords, Tenants Reach Hard-Fought Compromise

Task force recommends mandatory leases, but stops short of just-cause eviction.

Santa Barbara’s Local Heroes of 2017

The 'Santa Barbara Independent' presents its annual ode to some of the amazing people who make up our community.

The Central Coast Treasures of Avila Beach

A long weekend in Avila Beach can provide a much-needed reset.

Trump Effect: The Surge to Citizenship

Immigration crackdown drives many Santa Barbarans to become Americans.

‘Jersey Boys’ at The Granada

Theater League’s Broadway in S.B. presents the rags-to-riches story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons.

Less Jailing Results in Fewer Psych Hospitalizations

Nine months in, the Laura's Law program is showing success.

A Conversation with Zadie Smith

UCSB’s Arts & Lectures presents the award-winning author in conversation with Pico ...

Coastal Protection? Nature Does It Best

With fiercer storms and growing challenges from climate change, California can get ...

The Lark’s Love Letter to Santa Barbara

Acme Hospitality releases ‘Around the Table,’ a cookbook and much more.

The Sport of Giving Thanks

John Zant on gratitude, speedy Santa Barbarans, and college-bound athletes

You Otter See This

Baby otters at the Santa Barbara Zoo on video.

In Photos | Election Night 2017

Here's a look inside the various campaigns' celebrations and mournings as preliminary results were released.

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