Damon Jackson Williams

S.B. Safari

Camp Out at the Zoo

Africa isn’t the only place to sleep next to lions. The Santa Barbara Zoo is hosting a safari of sorts with a sleepover on its 30-acre grounds — next to the big cat exhibit. The Family Zoo Snooze is a campout for the whole clan (kids ages 5+) that includes animal introductions, hands-on educational activities, a look behind the scenes, and 500 wild beasties sleeping under the stars with you. In the morning, feast on a pancake breakfast, and ride the zoo train. All you need to bring is a tent, bedding, and clothes. The event takes place Saturday, July 14-Sunday, July 15, 6:30 p.m.-10:30 a.m., at the S.B. Zoo (500 Niños Dr.). For more information and reservations, call (805) 962-5339 or visit

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

event calendar sponsored by:

Plastic Bags? Throw ‘Em Away

Santa Barbara County makes recycling rules tougher in face of exacting standards.

UCSB Ranked Number Three in UC System

Cal and UCLA took the one and two spots.

Pini Property Fights Continue

As an epic attorney battle continues in the Dario Pini receivership, a tenant is getting fed up.

MTD Takes Stand Against Prop. 6

The bus company is concerned about the state funding it relies upon.

County Half-Jokes It Wants Cannabis ‘World Domination’

A government executive implores growers to get legal before time runs out.