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The Branch House Takes Root in Montecito

A house for today rises among ancient oaks.

Sticker Sales Help Disaster Recovery

Graphic designer Gen Matsui found his way to give back.

The S.B. Questionnaire: Marsha Bailey

Talking empowerment with the founder of Women’s Economic Ventures.

Santa Barbara County Conservation Blueprint Maps Our Past, Present, and Future

The major preservation and development tool was two years in the making.

Storyteller Celebrates 30 Years

The much-loved organization supports homeless and disadvantaged children.

After Period, Single Space Is Final Frontier

The foes of formatting want us to take a double-spaced step backward.

Going Vegetarian Is the Best Thing You Can Do for the Environment

Do something for the environment — go vegetarian! Read story.

United Way’s Women United Holds Gathering

New group raises funds for early childhood education. Read story.

Velo Wings Awards Honor Women Cyclists

Women recognized for contributions to community through biking. Read story.

Goleta to Close Its Monarch Butterfly Groves

Dead and dying trees endanger public and butterfly habitat. Read story.

Vicente Fox Addresses Cannabis Industry

Calls Trump Tweets 'crazy'; Wine & Weed Symposium coming up. Read story.

The Amazing Ability of Pasture Grass to Sequester Carbon

The century-old Chamberlin Ranch turns to new techniques that improve rangeland and so much more.

Tiger

Special cat needs a home!

Legalized Gambling, Triple Crowns, and Sure Things

On sports wagers, sentimental horses, and why to bet on Justify.

Santa Barbara’s Adobe Construction History

How mud came to be the cornerstone of early construction in California.

Electric Bikes Let You Zoom Uphill

I cackled with disbelief as I zoomed up the steep Flora Vista Drive at a blistering 17 miles an hour. Read story.

Palo Alto Goes Upscale

The Clement Hotel offers a delicious and delightful room-and-board experience. Read story.

Talk Reveals Lone Woman of San Nicolas May Not Have Been Alone

Research by historian Susan Morris locates records of contemporaneous visits to the island. Read story.

Meet the Santa Barbara Zoo’s New Koalas

Edmund and Thackory are on display for a year. Read story.

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