Elena Gray-Blanc

Paul Wellman

Elena Gray-Blanc

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COOL CAT: Santa Barbara native Elena Gray-Blanc has been lending her observant eye and her way with words to our arts coverage for some months, and has recently taken over Independent cyberspace with two weekly online columns. Weird Santa Barbara will be busting something strange in the neighborhood every Saturdaycheck out this week’s column on mountain unicyclistswhile Sunday’s Your Worship takes a look at spiritual centers and practices all over town. A self-described “grumpy atheist,” Gray-Blanc claims to have no religious preference of her own, “unless you count the Spanish Inquisition.” She studies English Literature at SBCC, prefers a diet of coffee and quesadillas, and has two cats, both of whom are very cute and extremely evil.

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