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- How to Prevent Dryer Fires -

It is common for a clothes dryer to build up lint inside and eventually catch fire. Read story.

Santa Barbara Police Officers Association (SBPOA) and Lompoc Police Officers Association (LPOA) Endorse Sheriff Bill Brown for Re-Election

The Santa Barbara Police Officers Association (SBPOA) and the Lompoc Police Officers Association have joined over 1,100 other organizations, elected officials, law enforcement leaders, community supporters and citizens in endorsing Sheriff Bill Brown for re-election. Read story.

Santa Barbara Commercial Fisherman Sentenced in Abalone Case

In the first case of its kind in 15 years, a commercial sea urchin diver in Southern California was convicted of poaching abalone and six other resource violations, given a stiff fine and his fishing privileges revoked for life. Read story.

Graham Tatomer of Tatomer Wines Leaves Martian Ranch & Vineyards

Graham Tatomer, a rising star on the American riesling and grüner veltliner scene, has announced that he recently left his post as winemaker for Martian Ranch & Vineyards in Los Alamos, to devote himself full-time to his relatively nascent brand. Read story.

9th ANNUAL AMGEN TOUR OF CALIFORNIA BICYCLE RACE RIDING THROUGH SANTA YNEZ VALLEY ON THURSDAY, MAY 15, 2014

BACKGROUND: Solvang was an official Amgen Tour of California Host City in 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2011 for the prestigious Individual Time Trial stage. Read story.

CAMA announces its 96th Concert Season, 2014-2015

INTERNATIONAL SERIES and MASTERSERIES

INTERNATIONAL SERIES at The Granada Theatre 2014-2015Season Sponsorship provided by SAGE Publications Read story.

Chemistry Professor Receives the 2014 Spiers Memorial Award

UCSB’s Fred Wudl is recognized by Britain’s Royal Society of Chemistry

UC Santa Barbara’s Fred Wudl, a research professor in chemistry and materials engineering, has received the 2014 Spiers Memorial Award for his many innovative developments in the field of organic electroactive materials and plastic electronics. Read story.

Our City, Our Solutions

Who: PODER (People Organized for the Defense and Equal Rights of Santa Barbara Youth) will gather with other organizations, city leaders, and community members, including Pedro Garcia, one of the 11 defendants in opposing the injunction. Read story.

Library Dances Presents “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” and “The Gift of the Magi”

Two new dance pieces based on classic tales, performed by State Street Ballet dancers and San Marcos High School students. Read story.

Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians and SYV Youth Recreation Unveil Los Olivos School’s New Tennis Courts

The Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians held a reception at Los Olivos Elementary School on Wednesday to unveil the campus’ newly renovated, multi-use tennis court facility – a $120,000 project donated through a partnership between the tribe and Santa Ynez Valley Youth Recreation. Read story.

MTD ART CONTEST

Top prize of $500 to be awarded

The Santa Barbara Metropolitan Transit District (MTD) is seeking artwork that can be used in various print and electronic publications to promote transit ridership. Read story.

SAVE THE DATE: 2014 DOWNTOWN ART & WINE TOUR

Thursday, May 22nd, 5:30-9:30pm

When it comes to gorgeous art, fabulous wine and great food all in one evening, no one does it better than Downtown Santa Barbara. Read story.

Air Quality Watch Issued for Northern Santa Barbara County

In Effect for the Week; Winds Could Produce Elevated Particle Levels

The Santa Barbara County Public Health Department and the Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District today issued an Air Quality Watch for Northern Santa Barbara County, to be in effect until Saturday morning. Read story.

UCSB Physics Undergrad Ilan Rosen Receives Barry Goldwater Scholarship

Program also recognizes mathematics student Mark Rychnovsky

Two students from UC Santa Barbara’s College of Creative Studies (CCS) have been recognized by the Barry Goldwater Scholarship program. Read story.

ASAP RECEIVES HONORARY RESOLUTIONS FROM COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS AND STATE LEGISLATURE

The Animal Shelter Assistance Program (ASAP) was the recipient last Friday of two legislative resolutions honoring its 25 years of service to the feline and human residents of Santa Barbara County. Read story.

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