News to Yous


For those in need of a little Christmas cheer, this weekend offers three holiday dance productions, taking place throughout the county. The Curtis Studio of Dance presents Nutcracker Ballet this Friday, December 19, and Saturday, December 20, at Carpinteria Middle School (5351 Carpinteria Ave.). Call 684-4099 or visit The Montecito School of Ballet will perform A Winter Wonderland on Friday, December 19, and Saturday, December 20, at the Marjorie Luke Theatre (721 E. Cota St.). Call (310) 725-0025 or visit And the Goleta Valley Community Center (5679 Hollister Ave.) will host a performance of Goleta Ballet Theater’s The Nutcracker Tutu Suite on Saturday, December 20. Call 967-1237 or visit for


Ed Giron’s Spoon River Anthology returns to Santa Barbara this Thursday, December 18, at 8 p.m. with the last of three encore engagements at Center Stage Theater (751 Paseo Nuevo). The play, adapted from Edgar lee Masters’s book of the same name, recounts the humorous, tragic, and ill-fated lives (and deaths) of those buried in the fictional town of Spoon River. For tickets and information, call 963-0408 or visit

To submit a comment on this article, email or visit our Facebook page. To submit information to a reporter, email

Be succinct, constructive, and relevant to the story. Leaving a comment means you agree to our Discussion Guidelines. We like civilized discourse. We don't like spam, lying, profanity, harassment or personal attacks.

comments powered by Disqus
event calendar sponsored by:

Observed Altercation Leads to State Street Car Chase

Crash at De la Vina and Alamar precedes hours-long search for occupant.

Santa Barbara County Sets Carpinteria Cannabis Grow Cap

Neighborhood activist Anna Carrillo scores a victory in limiting pot acreage.

Evacuees Across Santa Barbara County Allowed Back Home This Evening

Mandatory evacuation order lifted for all burn areas.

New Scam Involves ‘Ground Stability Testing’

Fake 'land tech' tried to enter a home on the Westside.

Family Sues Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office for Wrongful Death

Five deputies shot Bryan Carreño 20 times.