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Saving the Stone Pines

The City of Santa Barbara and Pearl Chase Society have teamed up to give the town's historic Italian Stone Pines a chance at surviving the drought.

Remembering Baroness Léni Fé Bland

She was honored with the Lobero Theatre Foundation's Ghostlight Luminary award in 2013.

Measles in Santa Barbara a False Alarm

Wednesday's concern found to be a different disease.

GWP: Chargers v. Dons

Dos Pueblos’ Jordan Williams makes the game-saving play.

Patti Smith at the Granada Theatre

Arts & Lectures and KCRW co-presented the punk rock pioneer on Tuesday, January 27.

Boy Scouts Settle Abuse Case

The decision came right before the "perversion files" were opened.

Anapamu Street Stone Pines on the Mend

New watering devices, paid for by the Pearl Chase Society, are saving the majestic trees.

Review: Early Shaker Spirituals

The New York-based ensemble presents a theatrical version of a record album in Los Angeles.

Songs She Wrote About People She Knows

Carol is an inward woman who finds her voice (and loses more than a few friends) when she starts writings songs about the people she knows.

Boy Scout Abuse Trial, Day 3

Victim's mother details Scout's attempted cover-up.

Funk Zone Arts Village Scrapped

Permitting issues kill the "pop-up" collection of shipping containers.

Girding for District Elections

City hires legal specialist for expected trial on district versus at-large elections.

Carp Initiates Paredon Review

Marine Research Specialists to handle EIR of Venoco proposal.

Chumash Chosen to Guard Against Climate Change

One of 22 communities nationwide in EPA program.

Council Approves $250,000 for Directional Sign Study

Will determine how to better guide residents and visitors to destinations.

California Waters Spared New Energy Leases

Excluded from Oil and Gas Leasing Program draft proposal.

Paul Casey Named City Administrator

Paul Casey has worked for City Hall 17 years in various roles, but on 1/27 he was elevated from acting chief executive to permanent city administrator.

The Down-and-Out Homeless Count Begins

Volunteers canvass Santa Barbara for this year's Vulnerability Index.

New Taxes for Repair Backlog?

City Council will hire a polling company to gauge the level of support for taxes to address the city’s vast unmet infrastructure needs.

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Find out about zoo jobs, the Barbara Ireland Walk/Run party, and the expansion of an animal museum.

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