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Protected Arroyo Hondo Preserve

Riparian canyon near Gaviota offers history, hikes, and heat.

The S.B. Questionnaire: Cathy Murillo

Talking career and life with the journalist-turned-city councilmember.

Plan for Santa Barbara Salamanders Released

The draft outline for how to protect the endangered California amphibian is open for public comment.

Praise for Laura Capps

Laura Capps may consider running for Congress, and I am certain she would make an excellent candidate.

Colleges Bleed to Death Slowly

Governor Brown, public higher education needs full funding!

Don’t Lose Money on Unused Hotel Rooms

Roomer app gives escape options and discounts around the country.

Gas Prices Rebound

Shortage due to refinery problems and stronger crude prices combine to raise California gasoline costs.


It came as a big surprise to hear the new head of Mental Health recommend the supervisors kick Laura's Law to the curb.

Vaccination Mandate Bill Advances

Personal belief exemptions eliminated in new proposed law.

Woodland, on the Way North

The old Gold Rush town has new wakeboarding thrills, great food, and a few good places to stay.

Music: Alt-J

Folktronic super group hits the Bowl between Coachella weekends.

Capps Introduces Bill to Halt Offshore Fracking

More environmental review is needed, she says.

Commercial Burglary Suspect at Large

Police seek identity of man seen on security footage from Santa Barbara markets and restaurants.

Art Foundry Disappears While 'Hundreds of Thousands' in Debt

After tenant Ian McTavish skipped town, the property owner is exploring his legal options and customers are filing small-claims cases.

Missing Goleta Man Was Murdered, Found in Vegas

Sheriff’s Office continues to investigate details surrounding Peter D’Orazio’s death.

Hotel Modern’s The Great War

UCSB’s Arts and Lectures presents a live animation film.

Number of Jail Inmates from State Drop in Number

Fewer state prisoners released to County Probation than anticipated.

Adoptable Pet of the Week

Jordan is about 2.5 years old and gets along with other dogs. This yellow lab/hound mix is very friendly with people and kids.

Theater: Dead Man's Cell

SBCC Theatre Group presents Sarah Ruhl’s 2007 engaging play

Video of Arrest Appears to Show Officer Knock Phone from Bystander's Hands

The Police Department says it has launched an internal investigation.

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