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The Lobero Theatre is teaming up with the Santa Barbara International Film Festival to present the Alternative Film Series, taking place Fridays from July 10 through August 28. Films include American Violet (July 10), Goodbye Solo (July 17), Tokyo Sonata (Aug. 14), and others. For season or individual screening tickets, call 963-0761 or visit


The Ojai Film Society recently launched its 2009 scholarship drive with a matching donation of $2,000, provided by an anonymous donor. The scholarship will be awarded to a film student at Brooks Institute in Ventura. For information about donating, or to fill out an application, visit

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Woman Killed by Train in Montecito

She was struck Friday morning near Olive Mill Road.

La Cumbre Sears Set for Closure

Liquidation sale begins this week.

City Council Approves Fee Allocation for Branch Libraries

The topic goes next to branch library cities.

Truck Accident Disrupts Foodbank Turkey Drive

Nonprofit is trying to replace $145,000 in equipment and food lost in accident last month.

County Eyeing Private Montecito Land to Build New Debris Basin

Supervisors have started the negotiation process with Randall Road parcel owners.