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Recent Stories

A list of stories in the past 30 days; links for other dates at the end.

Maryland Defeats Akron in College Cup Final

Maryland defeats Akron, 1-0, in College Cup Final. Read story.

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Gas Company Launches New Conservation Program

SoCalGas asks Californians to 'Dial It Down' through a high-demand alert. Read story.

Sunday, December 9, 2018

The Thinker and the Clock

The Thinker and the Clock Read story.

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Amgen Tour 2019 to Visit Santa Barbara

Stage Five of the arduous event will pass through county next May. Read story.

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Volunteers Needed for Storm-Readiness Effort

County requests citizen help to collate and distribute information. Read story.

Saturday, December 8, 2018

E-Scooters Banned in Goleta

City Council votes for an immediate but possibly temporary ban while pilot program is developed. Read story.

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Akron and Maryland Advance to College Cup Final

Akron and Maryland secure semifinal victories to advance to the College Cup Final. Read story.

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Counting Dem Votes

Who does U.S. Representative Salud Carbajal back for Democratic House Speaker and leader of the Democratic Party Caucus? Read story.

Friday, December 7, 2018

Truck Drivers, Family, and Friends Remember Santiago Perez Jr.

On Friday morning they filled the street near Our Lady of Sorrows. Read story.

Friday, December 7, 2018

Jeh Johnson Urged New Solutions to Changing Threats

Former national security chief speaks at UCSB. Read story.

Friday, December 7, 2018

Car Crash Puts Lights Out in Goleta

Driver booked on suspicion of driving under the influence. Read story.

Friday, December 7, 2018

Keep It Short

Could you please tell me when the length of articles became too burdensome to read? Read story.

Friday, December 7, 2018

Patches

Beautiful Manx cat needs a home! Read story.

Friday, December 7, 2018

Santa Barbara Suicides Drop

Meanwhile, national rates continue to spike. Read story.

Friday, December 7, 2018

Army Corps Says Yes to Montecito Ring Nets

The emergency permitting process has made even more headway. Read story.

Friday, December 7, 2018

Paralegal Busted for Allegedly Scamming Santa Maria Farmworkers

The State Bar says Vincent Enriquez is posing as a licensed attorney. Read story.

Friday, December 7, 2018

Go Zips!

The College Cup piece brought back vivid memories of a wonderful outcome for our Zips in 2010. Read story.

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Millimeters of Doubt

I know this goes against the current narrative but don’t you think it deserves to be included? Read story.

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Handle with Care

Carriers can help stop Christmas package theft by following the same courtesy UPS has been using for years. Read story.

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Not Kissing That One

"Kiss the Beach Goodbye" leaves the impression that a 6.6-foot sea-level rise by 2100 reflects the best conclusions of current climate science. Read story.

Thursday, December 6, 2018

A National Climate Solution

If greenhouse emissions continue at their current rate, most of our beaches will be underwater by 2100. Read story.

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Presidio Wineries Host Holiday Stroll to Benefit Food from the Heart

Nonprofit provides nourishing food to ill individuals. Read story.

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Is the Sheriff-ICE Connection Too Cozy?

Brown describes the relationship while critics voice their concerns. Read story.

Thursday, December 6, 2018

County Reports 27 New HIV Cases This Year

The figures were released to mark World AIDS Day. Read story.

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Big Union Win for City Public Works Contracts

The vote could leave major political scar tissue for years to come. Read story.

Thursday, December 6, 2018

SBCC President Beebe Apologizes Over N-Word Controversy

"I am deeply sorry for the harm you have faced," he says. Read story.

Thursday, December 6, 2018

’Tis the Season 2018

Check out Santa Barbara’s most complete guide to all the happenings this holiday season. Read story.

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Climate Extremes: the New Norm

The Aware and Prepare initiative is a case study of the required shift to a culture of disaster preparedness. Read story.

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Daraka’s #MeToo Moment

Santa Barbara Dem honcho’s call-out of sexual harassment outs state chair. Read story.

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Monique Meunier Joins UCSB Dance Department

The former New York City Ballet principal dancer brings her message of diversity to university. Read story.

Thursday, December 6, 2018

So Long to Jerry Beaver

Poodle gets misty for the death of a cordial developer. Read story.

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Made in Santa Barbara Gift Guide 2018

A neighborhood-by-neighborhood rundown of where and what to buy this holiday season. Read story.

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Trial Starts in Homeless Woman Rape Case

Khalil Byers, 24, could be sentenced to 59 years to life. Read story.

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Council Votes to Tweak Highly Debated Housing Program

The proposed rules would make more units more affordable. Read story.

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Equal Time

Trumpski and his flock of sheep are bleating that the new majority in Congress will unfairly sabotage his self-serving agenda. Read story.

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Human Rights Rally and March

To mark Human Rights Day on December 10, 2018, Tibetans across the world will join activists to demand what they should be guaranteed: their rights and freedoms. Read story.

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Gaucho Men’s Basketball Off to Impressive Start

Plus, the latest lowdown on this weekend’s College Cup at Harder Stadium. Read story.

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Integrating Ingredients and Information at Blackbird

An eye-opening menu is lifted by knowledgeable service at the Hotel Californian’s flagship restaurant. Read story.

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

‘The Legend of Georgia McBride’ at the New Vic

Play follows the transformation of an Elvis impersonator to a drag queen. Read story.

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Holiday Shopping: Santa Barbara Gift Markets Have Arrived

So many pop-ups, so little time. Read story.

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Planning Decisions

Making decisions such as finding the best location for a police station in Santa Barbara are often difficult and controversial. Read story.

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Eight Months and Counting

Tempers mount as fighting slows progress in Dario Pini receivership on Santa Barbara properties. Read story.

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Build It Anew

Taking away a public park that was donated by a private citizen sets a bad precedent. Read story.

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Deep State Doubts

As far as I know, there is no basis to believe that a “deep state” exists in the U.S. Read story.

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Cate Rallies to Edge Carpinteria in Crosstown Showdown

Cate stages second half comeback to defeat Carpinteria. Read story.

Originally published 10:51 p.m., December 4, 2018
Updated 10:57 p.m., December 4, 2018

California’s 'Bizarre' Election Results to Be Finalized

The November 6 vote will be certified December 7 in Santa Barbara County and on December 14, to Paul Ryan's consternation. Read story.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Green Book

An uncommonly well-told tale of a bodyguard and classically trained pianist Don Shirley. Read story.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

’Twas the Fire Before Christmas

’Twas the week before Christmas, and all through downtown / Not a shopper was stirring — was ash all around. Read story.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Athletes of the Week: Lauren Tsuneishi and Jack Luckhurst

S.B. Athletic Round Table honors Westmont guard and Bishop Diego soccer star. Read story.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Rubicon Theatre Revives ‘South Pacific’

Rodgers and Hammerstein’s play explores the toll of racism. Read story.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Athletes of the Week: Mila Ladek and Ar’mond Davis

S.B. Athletic Round Table honors SBCC soccer midfielder and UCSB grad student. Read story.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Game of the Week: Cross-Country Running at Elings Terrain Festival

High school runners join friends and family on hilly course to raise money. Read story.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

The Spirits of Paso Robles

Take a trip north but for booze rather than wine. Read story.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

CAMA Celebrates with Avital and Vivaldi

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra to play a free community concert at the Granada. Read story.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Dinner with Hugh Jackman

SBIFF announcements continue. Read story.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Man Crushed in Construction Yard Accident

Santiago Perez Jr., 35, was killed by a falling 50-foot steel beam. Read story.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

County Arms Residents with New Debris-Flow Hazard Map

Those living below burn scars advised to take action, review new hazard-zone map, be prepared. Read story.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Homeless Shelters to Open for Rainy Weather

PATH Santa Barbara and Freedom Warming Centers will be available. Read story.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

We're All in This Together

We must find common cause with all common people of the world. Read story.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Santa Barbara Group Heads for Border

Immigration Advocacy Collaborative taking humanitarian supplies to refugee caravan. Read story.

Monday, December 3, 2018

Real Estate Mogul Jerry Beaver Dies

Much respected as a good and fair guy. Read story.

Monday, December 3, 2018

Two Arrested in Cleveland School Shooting

Men from Carpinteria and Ventura are charged with attempted murder and robbery. Read story.

Monday, December 3, 2018

Interview with Patricia Kopatchinskaja

The acclaimed violinist makes her Santa Barbara debut. Read story.

Monday, December 3, 2018

Man Seriously Injured in Cliff Plunge

Truck accident causes morning highway back up. Read story.

Monday, December 3, 2018

‘Viper Club’ is Uneven But Important

Killing the messengers is an alarming reality and this film serves as a wake-up call. Read story.

Monday, December 3, 2018

Nebula Dance Lab Presents ‘Helix'

Program showcased the high standards, creative originality, and serious ambition of Santa Barbara’s dance scene. Read story.

Monday, December 3, 2018

'Maria by Callas'

Film succeeds in making us fall in love again (or for the first time) with the soprano, and with opera. Read story.

Monday, December 3, 2018

‘Can You Ever Forgive Me’

Film offers honest insights into isolation, reticence, and unappreciated artistry. Read story.

Monday, December 3, 2018

Ike Jenkins: RIP

Santa Barbara mourns the death of beloved jazz band conductor and teacher. Read story.

Monday, December 3, 2018

Dosing

I suggest starting low and going slow. Read story.

Monday, December 3, 2018

Scoot, Scoots

Today I counted 11 scooters on three different corners of my intersection. Read story.

Monday, December 3, 2018

Two Bridges Semi-Passable on 192

Caltrans updates Montecito bridge repairs after damage from debris flow. Read story.

Monday, December 3, 2018

The S.B. Questionnaire: Ginny Kuhn

Talking mindfulness and healing with the founder of Prison Yoga Santa Barbara. Read story.

Monday, December 3, 2018

Tiny House Controversy Just Got Smaller

Grant for homeless relief project much less than expected. Read story.

Sunday, December 2, 2018

Akron Holds Off Stanford 3-2 for College Cup Berth

Wins spot at UCSB's Harder Stadium next weekend, depriving Stanford of fourth-in-a-row shot at soccer nationals. Read story.

Sunday, December 2, 2018

Progressive Taxation

I believe the only way a voting democracy can succeed, is when every voter contributes nearly an equal amount to government funding. Read story.

Sunday, December 2, 2018

Avoid Ocean and Creek Waters After Rains

Contaminants washing downstream from rainfall can cause illness. Read story.

Sunday, December 2, 2018

UCSB Inventors Get Venture Capital Investors

Noninvasive alcohol-detection device wins multiple awards. Read story.

Saturday, December 1, 2018

The Other Side of the E-Scooter Story

The small but significant economic benefits of ride-shares, an after-hours tale of life in the charger trade. Read story.

Saturday, December 1, 2018

Consequences of Inaction

Some $1 trillion in coastal real estate is threatened by rising sea levels. Read story.

Saturday, December 1, 2018

Incompetence

From the very first week that I moved here to Santa Barbara, 10 years ago, the Saturday Farmers Market has been an exciting weekend event. Read story.

Saturday, December 1, 2018

Worried

The political corruption of the socialist Democrat Party is out of control. Read story.

Saturday, December 1, 2018

Santa Barbara Remains Unbeaten

The Santa Barbara High boys basketball team improved to 4-0 with rout of San Luis Obispo Read story.

Saturday, December 1, 2018

Santa Barbara’s Latke King

Douglas Weinstein is making 2,500 potato pancakes for Hanukkah. Read story.

Friday, November 30, 2018

Capitol Hardware Make-Over Rejected

ABR voted down Milpas Street AUD proposal as incompatible with original plans and community. Read story.

Friday, November 30, 2018

Warming Centers Help More Than 100 Homeless Clients

A deputy pulled over and offered a ride to a man in the rain. Read story.

Friday, November 30, 2018

Restraint Required

Black Friday 2018 was one of those heavenly clear days, until I looked to the east and saw the mountain range the Thomas Fire had burned over from Gibraltar to Ventura. Read story.

Friday, November 30, 2018

White, Asian Students Excel While Latino Students Struggle

Superintendent Cary Matsuoka discusses the achievement gap in his annual State of Our Schools address. Read story.

Friday, November 30, 2018

District Elections for School District

t's time for district elections for local schools. Read story.

Friday, November 30, 2018

Refund Available?

I am very disappointed that you do not report on the scientific basis for the grossly absurd sea-level-rise prediction to City Hall. Read story.

Friday, November 30, 2018

Legal Scooters

Electric scooters may be ridden without helmets and on roads with speed limits up to 35mph starting January 1, 2019. Read story.

Friday, November 30, 2018

Montecito Firefighters’ Charitable Foundation Honors Community Heroes

Event raises $70,000 for foundation supporting those in need. Read story.

Friday, November 30, 2018

UCs Resist Proposed Title IX Change

DeVos has repeatedly expressed concern over a lack of due process. Read story.

Friday, November 30, 2018

County Fills Huge Hole in Addiction Treatment Services

Nearly 100 residential treatment beds will soon be available. Read story.

Friday, November 30, 2018

UCSB Dumps Sacramento State in Non-Conference Test

UCSB men's basketball increases winning streak to five games with rout of Sacramento State. Read story.

Thursday, November 29, 2018

In Love

"Dating a Musician? I Recommend Bass Players" was friking written fantastic! Read story.

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Save the Lawn Bowls Park

A large police station with its comings and goings, and possible noise, is incompatible with this largely quiet, residential neighborhood. Read story.

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Montecito Bank & Trust Grants $1 Million to Nonprofits

Annual Community Dividends luncheon celebrates nonprofits. Read story.

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Ethnic Studies Now to Be Required in Santa Barbara High Schools

After a long three-year campaign, education activists achieve victory. Read story.

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Notice to California: Tune In During Disaster

State leaders convene to discuss emergency alert systems. Read story.

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Virtual Reality Gets Real in Solvang

Jamie Baker’s Space VR offers completely immersive video gaming and learning experiences. Read story.

Thursday, November 29, 2018

UCSB Prepares to Host Its Second College Cup

Harder Stadium is 2018’s stairway to soccer heaven. Read story.

Thursday, November 29, 2018

S.B. Leads Way in Gun Violence Prevention

Another day, another mass shooting. Read story.

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Lou Barlow Interview

Sebadoh, Dinosaur Jr. artist to give intimate solo show at Gone Gallery. Read story.

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Dem Takeover in The O.C. Sparks Appeal For a Never-Trump GOP

State Republicans are suggesting they distance themselves from the national party. Read story.

Thursday, November 29, 2018

On Pot, Lompoc and Carp Go Opposite Ways

One says yes please, the other no thank you. Read story.

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Lucas & Lewellen Pinot Noir

A review of Lucas & Lewellen Estate Vineyards Pinot Noir 2015. Read story.

Thursday, November 29, 2018

The Worst of Times for Far Too Many

Gun violence is not a political problem, but a public health and safety problem. Read story.

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Mollie’s Settles into Santa Barbara

Mollie Ahlstrand lands on State Street after 24 years on Coast Village Road in Montecito. Read story.

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Lander Makes It From Vandenberg to Mars

InSight touches down and unfurls Goleta-made solar array. Read story.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

When Will Sea Level Rise Swallow Santa Barbara's Beaches?

A lot sooner than you might think. Read story.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

The Housed and the Homeless and the Commons: Part 2

Learning to share requires leadership from governments and funding. Read story.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Presqu’ile Pinot Noir

Review of Presqu’ile Vineyard Pinot Noir 2015. Read story.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Margarita Fairbanks’ 'Valentino the Love Bunny' Series

The series is tailored as an “old-fashioned, family-oriented story” and reads as an autobiography-meets-fable. Read story.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Poetics of the Handmade Holiday Market Returns

A wife-husband artist duo are hosting the event at the Lower Lodge. Read story.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

New “Evening College” at SBCC

SBCC Awarded $2.7 million for part-time students. Read story.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

'Ban Them,' Say Goleta Citizens of Ride-Share Scooters

City Council to consider an emergency ban on December 4. Read story.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Miley

Sweet Pekingese needs a home! Read story.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Russell Crotty’s ‘Remote and Curious Worlds’

Imaginary condos for real exoplanets at Porch Gallery Ojai. Read story.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Fiddlehead Grüner Veltliner

A review of Fiddlehead Cellars’ Grüner Veltliner 2015. Read story.

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

‘Homecoming’: A Taut Mystery with Stellar Direction

Series is a tight mystery neatly packaged in Sam Esmail’s sly direction. Read story.

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

PJ Morton on Soul Music

The New Orleans singer discusses the feel of soul, style, and gumbo. Read story.

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Tallest Man on Earth Plays UCSB

The Swedish folk musician makes a tour stop for his latest EP ‘When the Bird Sees the Solid Ground’. Read story.

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Romaine Still Under Quarantine

No cases of E. coli contamination in Santa Barbara County so far. Read story.

Originally published 3:38 p.m., November 27, 2018
Updated 1:58 p.m., November 28, 2018

Annual Holiday Hootenannies to Hit

Presidio stroll, Wine + Beer Champagne bash, Hanukkah party, and more. Read story.

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Warming Centers to Activate on Wednesday

Predicted rainfall opens bad-weather shelters in Santa Barbara County. Read story.

Originally published 2:24 p.m., November 27, 2018
Updated 7:32 a.m., November 28, 2018

Jeh Johnson Has Hope for Us All

The former Homeland Security chief talks immigration, borders, and political long game. Read story.

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Game of the Week: Sacramento State @ UCSB Basketball

The Gaucho men are off to their best start (5-1) in 11 years and have defeated three consecutive Big Sky opponents. Read story.

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Warming Music as December Rolls In

Area acts Lucinda Lane, Uncle Uncle, and Eamon Fogarty, plus visiting visionaries. Read story.

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Eat This: Vegan GreenGO Taco Trio

A flavorful meatless meal on upper State Street. Read story.

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Diving into Cuddle Parties

Is this growing trend truly soothing comfort or just sanctioned groping? Read story.

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Transgender Day of Remembrance Vigil Held at Courthouse

Worldwide, 369 transgender people were killed last year. Read story.

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Kronos Quartet Makes ‘Music for Change’

UCSB Arts and Lectures concert to feature compositions from banned countries. Read story.

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

The (Un)natural Disaster of California Fires

The view from Montecito Peak was of construction crews below rebuilding houses and a pillar of smoke to the south. Read story.

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Metro Entertainment Hosting Stan Lee Life Celebration

The store will have an all-day sale and a Marvel Comics giveaway. Read story.

Monday, November 26, 2018

‘The Tuba Thieves’ at SBCC’s Atkinson Gallery

Alison O’Daniel explores the relationship between imagery and sound through sculpture and film. Read story.

Monday, November 26, 2018

Police Seek Further Information on Cleveland Shooting

Investigators need more details about an injured man found on elementary school campus November 8. Read story.

Monday, November 26, 2018

Make This: Thuk Prahok

Finch & Fork Chef Peter Cham makes this Cambodian dipping sauce. Read story.

Monday, November 26, 2018

One Dead, One Injured in Accident on Oil Tanker in S.B. Channel

The men fell into an empty tank. Read story.

Monday, November 26, 2018

Dog Rescued in Cliff Tumble

The dog fell 125 feet down from Douglas Family Preserve. Read story.

Monday, November 26, 2018

The S.B. Questionnaire: Charles Donelan

Talking arts and education with the Laguna Blanca professor and 'Indy' executive arts editor. Read story.

Monday, November 26, 2018

Stay Put

What happened to the idea of the Santa Barbara Police Department rebuilding at their current location? Read story.

Sunday, November 25, 2018

Immigrant Peril

All these hopeful, mostly misinformed would-be immigrants on the long road here, and our government is seriously proposing to shoot them? Read story.

Sunday, November 25, 2018

The Facts of the Ring-Net Proposal

With an El Niño forecast, proponents consulted with experts on a debris-flow solution and with governmental, civic, and environmental groups. Read story.

Sunday, November 25, 2018

Direct Relief Installs Microgrid

Relief workers met Tesla technology in Puerto Rico and brought it back to headquarters. Read story.

Sunday, November 25, 2018

Wildfire May Be Inevitable

Fire researchers present ways to limit increased home losses, fatalities, and costs. Read story.

Saturday, November 24, 2018

Deforestation and Reforestation

Lots of praise is circulating for China’s reforestation efforts. Read story.

Saturday, November 24, 2018

Resistance to Change

Let the experts pick the best location for the police station. Read story.

Saturday, November 24, 2018

Adverse Reactions to Ring Nets

Ring nets in Montecito canyons has yet to have an in-depth discussion customary for projects of this magnitude. Read story.

Saturday, November 24, 2018

No Quandary Here

Why must we think of the Farmers Market / police station as an either or proposition? Read story.

Friday, November 23, 2018

Sanity in Doubt

This project is proof that the City Council has completely lost their minds. Read story.

Friday, November 23, 2018

Raj, Sheldon, Howard, and Leonard

Angora mix brothers need a home! Read story.

Friday, November 23, 2018

Chumash Challenge Alleged Illegal Card-Game Gambling

Lawsuit claims certain casinos violate state law. Read story.

Friday, November 23, 2018

Santa Barbara County Lowers Access Fee for Veterans

Annual $10 pass good for Cachuma and Jalama parks. Read story.

Friday, November 23, 2018

Fundraiser Pulls in $60K for Circle V Ranch

The kids camp facility was damaged by the Whittier Fire. Read story.

Friday, November 23, 2018

More Heroes to Mention

Maybe next year you'll want to mention in your Local Heroes issue key members of the press. Read story.

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Open Bellosguardo to the People

Open Bellosguardo to the people of Santa Barbara as Huguette Clark intended. Read story.

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Montecito Explores Microgrid for Emergency Services

System would support fire and water agencies during power outages. Read story.

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Thanks, Bees

Thanksgiving is the perfect time to acknowledge how much we rely on pollinator bees. Read story.

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Task Force Update: Human Trafficking in Santa Barbara

Community forum address the latest numbers and sting operations. Read story.

Thursday, November 22, 2018

State Rejects Montecito Sanitary District Conflict Complaint

District anonymously accused of misusing public funds. Read story.

Thursday, November 22, 2018

EDC Scores a Win for the Santa Barbara Channel

Offshore fracking permits enjoined by federal judge. Read story.

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Saturday Treats in Store, and Out

Downtown Santa Barbara retail pops up at Storke Placita and restaurants step out. Read story.

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Correcting Racist Language

Use of derogatory, racist language is absolutely unacceptable at Santa Barbara City College. Read story.

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Dick Wolf Drops Hints About Bellosguardo’s Future

He referenced The Frick Collection art museum in New York. Read story.

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

The Ritz-Carlton and Cousteau Launch Ambassadors of the Environment Program

Fun and educational program explores ecosystems at Bacara Read story.

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Missing Elements of Castillo and Carrillo Trailer Proposal

The proposed plan did not include a real plan to re-park the 150 cars that use the lot, the New Beginnings clients, or services for other homeless populations. Read story.

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Santa Barbara Surfer Lakey Peterson in World Title Contention

Yearlong contest series culminates next week in Hawaii. Read story.

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

A Piece of Family History Restored

Thanks to your article (and the hard work by the S.B. Public Library), our family now has a piece of our history. Read story.

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

$6.5 Million Homeless Plan Had the Best Intention, the Worst Execution

Neighbors are shocked and riled over the city’s “tiny homes” proposal. Read story.

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Post-Elegy at Borderline

It used to be / if we kept the door locked, he wouldn’t / come in and start fingering the goods. Read story.

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Downtown Cross-Section Focuses on State Street Fixes

A streamlined permit process is in the works. Read story.

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Local Heroes 2018

The Santa Barbara Independent’s annual celebration of our fantastic neighbors. Read story.

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

James Young: 1929-2018

James Young, a systems engineer for NASA and SBRC, earned the space agency's highest honor for turning pretty pictures from space into very accurate, precise data, used for weather forecasting and understanding the earth's climate. Read story.

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

‘The Soldier’s Tale’ and ‘Rite of Spring’

Santa Barbara Symphony with State Street Ballet and Ensemble Theatre Company collaborate for Stravinsky program. Read story.

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

‘Vanity Fair’ at UCSB

William Makepeace Thackeray’s novel makes great stage drama. Read story.

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Games of the Week: Mater Dei Basketball Plays Dos Pueblos and San Marcos

Legendary high school coach Gary McKnight brings his Monarchs to Santa Barbara. Read story.

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Lit Moon’s ‘The Glass Menagerie’

A Tennessee Williams classic at Center Stage Theater. Read story.

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

'Cinderella’ Takes the Stage

The popular musical will be alighting in Santa Barbara November 27-28. Read story.

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Stir-Fry Wishes and Kunming Dreams

Santa Barbara-raised Georgia Freedman publishes Cooking South of the Clouds: Recipes and Stories from China’s Yunnan Province. Read story.

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

How About Macy's Uptown?

Consider the current La Cumbre Plaza Sears complex for relocation of the S.B. Police Department. Read story.

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Santa Barbara County Search and Rescue Returns from Camp Fire

Volunteer team looked for human remains in Paradise. Read story.

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Wonderful History

Wow, I am so happy about this article. Read story.

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

N-Word Gets SBCC Staffer Placed on Leave

Students contend racial tension common on campus. Read story.

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

City of Santa Barbara Hires New Fire Chief

Eric Nickel comes from Palo Alto and has big shoes to fill. Read story.

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Santa Barbara Bus Agency Sets Early Zero-Emission Goal

Joins six other California transit groups to be greenhouse-gas free by 2030. Read story.

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Creeps or Angels?

Men have not suddenly become creeps and rapists, and women are not suddenly angelic victims. Read story.

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

The Deliciously Delirious World of 'Maniac'

TV’s strangest, trippiest, and most biochemically fantastical love story this year. Read story.

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Compagnie Käfig Intermingles Reality and Invention

The stage was framed with lights, lasers, and digital projections as 11 dancers sliced their way around an interactive virtual world. Read story.

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Foodbank Truck Numbers

Before I would consider donating again to Foodbank, I would need to better understand how they are taking care of their fleet. Read story.

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Utility Giant Sued over Woolsey Fire

SoCal Edison faces lawsuits from fire victims and investors. Read story.

Originally published 9:35 a.m., November 20, 2018
Updated 3:29 p.m., November 20, 2018

Pain Relief with CBD

It pays to shop around. It also pays to know how to read a cannabis product label. Read story.

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Real Fire Prevention Work

I am particularly perplexed by President Trump's comments in Paradise, California. Read story.

Monday, November 19, 2018

Interview with Amy Rutberg

The ‘Daredevil’ and ‘NCIS: NOLA’ actor talks strong female roles and 100th-episode milestone. Read story.

Monday, November 19, 2018

Mastering the Cakewalk

A day in the life of artisan baker Amber Vander Vliet, owner of Enjoy Cupcakes. Read story.

Monday, November 19, 2018

Los Tigres del Norte Play at Chumash Casino

In the tradition of norteño music, the ensemble performs socially conscious songs that intimately portray the lives of the working class. Read story.

Monday, November 19, 2018

Los Tigres del Norte Tocan en Chumash Casino

En la tradición de la música norteña, el grupo toca canciones socialmente consciente que retratan las vidas íntimas de la clase obrera de América Latina. Read story.

Monday, November 19, 2018

Del Playa’s Jesus Burgers: Where Religion Meets Meat

Mission Isla Vista hands out free hamburgers to college revelers every Friday night. Read story.

Monday, November 19, 2018

Sansum Clinic Offers New Way to Access Medical Data

iPhone app can organize multiple records, results, notifications. Read story.

Monday, November 19, 2018

Santa Barbara Gives! Features 55 Nonprofits

Community members are invited to donate to their favorite causes via SBGives.org. Read story.

Monday, November 19, 2018

The S.B. Questionnaire: Rosalina Macisco

Talking Alice in Wonderland y La Bruja with the founder of Santa Barbara Dance Institute. Read story.

Monday, November 19, 2018

How About State Street?

Am I missing something? Read story.

Friday, November 16, 2018

Woman Killed by Train in Montecito

She was struck Friday morning near Olive Mill Road. Read story.

Friday, November 16, 2018

La Cumbre Sears Set for Closure

Liquidation sale begins this week. Read story.

Friday, November 16, 2018

Life in the Commons with the Homeless Population: Part 1

Human rights and human foibles present a housing challenge. Read story.

Friday, November 16, 2018

Fangirling

I am an avid Planned Parenthood volunteer and started volunteering to Get Out the Vote in 2008 because I was inspired by Obama to volunteer. Read story.

Friday, November 16, 2018

Farmers Market Alternatives

Rather than beef with the Police Department, I’d rather we ingratiate ourselves with Ms. McCaw to allow the Farmers Market the space along her beautiful building. Read story.

Friday, November 16, 2018

City Council Approves Fee Allocation for Branch Libraries

The topic goes next to potential Goleta branch library cities. Read story.

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Truck Accident Disrupts Foodbank Turkey Drive

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

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Goleta: Stage 4?

Declare a drought Stage 4 alert. Better sooner than too late. Read story.

Thursday, November 15, 2018

County Eyeing Private Montecito Land to Build New Debris Basin

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

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Orders

Regarding the Ninth Circuit ruling on DACA … Read story.

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Vino de Sueños Raises Funds for Farmworkers

People Helping People holds annual wine tasting event. Read story.

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Bhad Bhabie, Metalachi, John Craigie, and More

State Street venues host myriad musical lineups. Read story.

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Increase in H2A Farmworkers Raises Housing Concerns

Santa Barbara County supervisors moving to streamline permit process. Read story.

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Seeing Santa Barbara’s Past with New Eyes

Santa Barbara Public Library digitizes more than 2,500 historic images. Read story.

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Sports Are Central at Cate School

Private Carpinteria school’s stellar 8-man football season comes to an end in a smoke-interrupted game. Read story.

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Cops v. Crops

Must it really be a fight between the city police and Farmers Market? Read story.

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Cannabis Taxes Generate $1.8 Million

Santa Barbara County releases first quarterly report. Read story.

Thursday, November 15, 2018

SBCC Presents Annual Collective Collaborative

Dance companies from around California converge at the New Vic. Read story.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

City Closes In on New Police Station Location

Santa Barbara's Saturday Farmers Market may lose its 35-year site. Read story.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Homeless Could Get 'Tiny Box' Homes Downtown

Neighbors complain as City Hall fast-tracks grant application. Read story.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Opera Santa Barbara’s ‘La bohème’

Company brought Puccini’s perennial audience favorite to the Granada stage. Read story.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Eden Extracts Vape Cartridges

Lots to love in this easy-to-use, well-dosed cannabis delivery system. Read story.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Interview with Tobias Jelinek and Larry Bagby

The actors have gone from being teen bullies in the cult classic ‘Hocus Pocus’ to being youth mentors. Read story.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

‘Strangers in Their Own Land’ Begins to Explain Trump

Author Arlie Russell Hochschild finds the deep story in the Deep South. Read story.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Ethnic Studies to Become Graduation Requirement

School board votes unanimously for 2023 start date. Read story.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Nelson

Beautiful cat needs a home! Read story.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Cota Car Park

Re the Saturday Farmers Market, I would also add that for five days every week, the parking lot is full with commuters’ cars. Read story.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Farmers Market, Stay in Place

I am adding my voice to what I hope is an overwhelmingly persuasive chorus in favor of keeping this amazing community asset right where it is. Read story.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

UCSB Sweeps Logrolling Tournament

Willem Geier and Iris Wu come out on top. Read story.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

David Crosby and Friends Play Lobero

The drummer-less quartet performed richly evocative, dreamy folk rock with lots of vocal harmonies. Read story.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

High School Basketball Breakdown

Shifting leagues make for unclear outlook on upcoming hoops season. Read story.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

UCSB Dominates Cal Lutheran in Historic Rout

UCSB Defeats Cal Lutheran 88-32 in its home opener Read story.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Kota Ezawa at MCASB

Oakland-based artist Kota Ezawa brings his skill with digital tools to bear on the history of art theft and art vandalism in the 20th century. Read story.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

School Shooting Threat to Santa Maria Schools Made via Facebook

Further investigation revealed that suspect did not have access to firearms. Read story.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Celebration of Life Ceremony Scheduled for Mark “Marky” Meza, Jr.

The 21-year-old former Carpinteria resident was killed in the Borderline shooting. Read story.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Jennifer Doudna Talks Gene Editing

She's confident the controversial technology will be used for good. Read story.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Phone Scammers Target Businesses

Pretend to have a delivery that just needs some cash or a wire transfer. Read story.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Coen Brothers’ ‘The Ballad of Buster Scruggs’

It adds up to that good ol’ yet new-fangled magic. Read story.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Former Ataris Bassist Pleads Guilty to Real Estate Scam

Michael Davenport faces up to 30 years in prison. Read story.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ is Spectacle of Sight and Sound

Film tackles Freddie Mercury’s legendary story with flourish and fervor. Read story.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Midterms 2018: Political Postmortem

A few mysteries remain in a statewide election that played out mostly to form. Read story.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

What Are They Thinking?

I am amazed that the responsible parties involved in finding a location for the new police station would be considering the Saturday market. Read story.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

A Parking Lot Is a Parking Lot

It seems the residents of Santa Barbara find themselves obliged to take sides in a contest between two long-established and popular entities. Read story.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Game of the Week: Montana State @ UCSB Basketball

Saturday’s matinee features Max Heidegger returning for Gauchos against Bobcats. Read story.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Where to, Democrats?

The midterm elections are in the history books. And these are my reflections. Read story.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Jeff Goldblum and the Mildred Snitzer Orchestra Have Sizable Jazz Chops

Band gave a joyously fourth wall-breaking performance at UCSB’s Campbell Hall. Read story.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Bliss by Pavement Pounding

Lessons our columnist learned from last week’s door-to-door, get-out-the-vote canvassing. Read story.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

‘Amélie’ at Center Stage

Out of the Box brings Paris to Santa Barbara. Read story.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara Names Victoria Juarez New CEO

Lisa Murphy Rivas succeeds Victoria Juarez as Girls Inc. Interim Executive Director. Read story.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Move the Market to Lawn Bowls

Why doesn't the Farmers Market move to the lot near the lawn bowling green? Read story.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

A Cannabis Primer: The ABCs of CBD and THC

The difference? THC gets you high; CBD doesn’t. Both have medicinal benefits. Read story.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Guns and Mass Shootings

The U.S. has had nearly as many mass shootings as there have been days in 2018. Read story.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

‘Kidding’: Jim Carrey Doing What He Does Best

Series offers a revelatory interrogation into the limits of control, without shortchanging viewers on laughter and tears along the way. Read story.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Santa Barbara Wine Pioneers Open Their Libraries

The group’s second ever tasting honors those who put Santa Barbara wines on the map. Read story.

Monday, November 12, 2018

Direct Relief Steps into Fire Effort

Highway 101 to the south opens; death toll at Camp Fire rises. Read story.

Monday, November 12, 2018

Mazzy Star Plays Ventura Theater

Singer Hope Sandoval and bandmates continually raised the bar by sounding both fresh and timelessly classic. Read story.

Monday, November 12, 2018

Small-Batch Wines at Crush Tasting Room & Kitchen

Boutique wines and delectable eats at Michael and Lisa Amador’s Crush Tasting Room & Kitchen. Read story.

Monday, November 12, 2018

Gourmet Goodies at Hook & Press Donuts

Owner John Burnett hones his gourmet morning treats for sell-out crowds. Read story.

Monday, November 12, 2018

New Insights on Butterfly Migration Revealed

Monarch migrating from Oregon to Santa Barbara found to be breeding out of season, a first in lepidopterology. Read story.

Monday, November 12, 2018

San Antonio Groundwater at Risk

If we want to continue to have clean water for drinking and ag use, we need to step up. Read story.

Monday, November 12, 2018

Save the Saturday Farmers Market

I must stress that we support our police and their need for an upgraded station, but the cost of displacing the farmers’ market is too high. Read story.

Monday, November 12, 2018

The S.B. Questionnaire: Laurel Phillips

Talking babies and miracles with the artist, midwife, and founder of the Santa Barbara Birth Center. Read story.

Monday, November 12, 2018

Water Managers, County Wrangle Over Lake Cachuma Supply

In some ways, the South Coast is in a worse drought fix than in 2014. Read story.

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Brooks Is Back

UCSB PaCE to offer two Brooks courses this winter. Read story.

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Keep It Up, Press Corps

King George tried to shut our press up too. Read story.

Sunday, November 11, 2018

A Soldier's Letter Home

My grandfather, a Canadian by birth and the child of Irish/Scottish immigrants, volunteered for the Canadian Expeditionary Forces in May 1915. Read story.

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Heroin Bust in Santa Barbara

Three men were detained at three locations, one arrested. Read story.

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Have You Done Your Jury Duty?

It’s time to shift the focus onto those of us who are already bona fide members of society but too often fail to live up to the responsibilities of full citizenship. Read story.

Saturday, November 10, 2018

The Great War at Franceschi House

Two medallions at Franceschi House are dedicated to the Great War. Read story.

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Woolsey Fire Grows, Two Reported Dead

Highway 101 remains closed between Thousand Oaks and Westlake Village; Highway 1 also closed at Pt. Mugu; nearly 300,000 under mandatory evacuation orders. Read story.

Saturday, November 10, 2018

International Rescuer Speaks at UCSB

David Miliband, former British Foreign Secretary, heads a nonprofit that has helped 27 million people survive conflict and disaster. Read story.

Saturday, November 10, 2018

UCSB's Comeback Falls Short Against Cal State Bakersfield

Woeful shooting is too much for UCSB to overcome in loss to Cal State Bakersfield. Read story.

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Montecito Bank Robbed on Coast Village Road

Montecito Union School is on lockdown while police search for the suspect. Read story.

Friday, November 9, 2018

Spare the Saturday Market

Both of the proposed locations for the new police station would have severe effects on our citizens. Read story.

Friday, November 9, 2018

David Miliband Engages with Arts & Lectures Donors

Head of International Rescue Committee discusses refugee crisis. Read story.

Friday, November 9, 2018

Cops' Shop Moving to Farmers Market Spot?

Planning Commission finds Cota Street Lot best location for new police station. Read story.

Friday, November 9, 2018

New Bren School Lab Targets Solutions Through Markets

Environmental initiative works to find conservation improvements with positive economic benefits. Read story.

Friday, November 9, 2018

Highway 101 Southbound Fires Update

Second fire breaks out near Simi Valley. Read story.

Friday, November 9, 2018

Emigration Effects

I have spent a lot of time in Mexico and Central America and have learned about the effects of immigration on the country of origin. Read story.

Friday, November 9, 2018

Highway 101 Remains Open in Montecito Friday Evening

Correction: Olive Mill overpass will close for rail replacement Friday night but 101 highway remains open. Read story.

Friday, November 9, 2018

Dyslexia Impacts One in Five

Cheri Rae's new book provides path for parents. Read story.

Friday, November 9, 2018

Hill Fire Closes 101 near Camarillo Springs

Wind gusts over 40 mph propelled a fire on the western edge of Newbury Park into a blaze of 10,000-plus acres within two hours. Read story.

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Here’s How Santa Barbara Police Train the Public to Survive a Shooting

Regular trainings are provided by the department and private companies. Read story.

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Threatening Graffiti Found at Dos Pueblos High School

School officials keep campus open; Sheriff's Office increases patrols. Read story.

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Santa Barbara County Preps for Shared Bikes, Scooters, and Cars

Bike-share pilot program saves hundreds of pounds of carbon at UCSB in a month. Read story.

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Rules on DACA

'The university encourages all DACA recipients to renew their DACA grants immediately,' advised UC President Janet Napolitano. Read story.

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Gunman Fires on Line Dancers in Thousand Oaks Bar

Thirteen people were killed at the Borderline Bar & Grill late Wednesday night, including a Ventura County Sheriff's sergeant. Read story.

Originally published 11:20 a.m., November 8, 2018
Updated 5:13 p.m., November 8, 2018

Man Shot in Middle of Night at Cleveland Elementary

Classes canceled as police investigate crime scene where man was found wounded. Read story.

Originally published 10:03 a.m., November 8, 2018
Updated 3:23 p.m., November 8, 2018

Santa Barbara Rallies to #ProtectMueller

Protest planned for De la Guerra Plaza on Thursday at 5 p.m. Read story.

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Nope, Not There

I write to urge you to keep the Saturday Farmers Market at the Cota Street Commuter Lot. Read story.

Thursday, November 8, 2018

New Cuyama Park Project Gets $716K

Shaded pathways will connect gathering places. Read story.

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Other Corners of Town

The new police station? Read story.

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Bishop Garcia Diego Educates the Whole Person

Karen Regan discusses Catholic high school’s approach to teaching. Read story.

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Margaret McCleery-Cota’s 50 Years of Teaching

Half a century of instruction at Montessori Center School in Goleta. Read story.

Thursday, November 8, 2018

SBCC’s Vitality Program Keeps Elderly Engaged

There are 15 instructors running courses at 18 different Santa Barbara facilities. Read story.

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Marymount Students Are Volunteers for Life

School starts focus on charitable works at a young age. Read story.

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Transforming Legal Education

The Santa Barbara & Ventura Colleges of Law launch Hybrid J.D. program. Read story.

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Games Are Good for Learning

Progressive Learning Academy’s gamification and game-based learning techniques. Read story.

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Nonunion Contractors Applaud Committee's Thumbs-Down Vote

Union-only construction-bid issue, proposed by Councilmember Gregg Hart, goes next to City Council. Read story.

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Project-Based Learning at Laguna Blanca

“Jane Air” and missions to Mars showcase engaging form of education. Read story.

Thursday, November 8, 2018

The Psychology of Mass Media

Fielding Graduate University pioneered the nation’s first media psychology PhD. Read story.

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Lonnie Wu: 1942-2018

From New York to Pennsylvania to Goleta, Lonnie Wu took in life and restored it to people in need. Read story.

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Santa Barbara Reads Contest Winners 2018

Kelly Grogan and Miguel Hernandez selected for their ‘Frankenstein’ pieces. Read story.

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Angela Tanner’s Gift for Gifted Learners

The Knox School’s founder fosters intellectual curiosity in a nurturing environment. Read story.

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Stopping Suicide in Our Schools

Santa Barbara’s educational system strives to help teenagers succeed amid cell phones and stress. Read story.

Thursday, November 8, 2018

U.S. Supreme Court Declines Sea Otter Case

Commercial fishers wanted feds to uphold law. Read story.

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Postseason Problems for Many Santa Barbara Teams

Soccer, football, and water polo woes; college basketball heating up; and more. Read story.

Thursday, November 8, 2018

SBCC Promise Covers College Costs

More than 2,000 Santa Barbara County students enrolled in just two years. Read story.

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Schools of Thought 2018

Examining the state of education in Santa Barbara. Read story.

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Permaculture Power at SBCC

Environmental and horticulture classes tend to sustainable landscaping. Read story.

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Outdoor Learning, Rain or Shine

Santa Ynez Family School and Rancho Palomino take classes outside. Read story.

Thursday, November 8, 2018

SBCC Goes Down Swinging Against Moorpark

SBCC fails to win the WSC North for the first time in six years. Read story.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Carlitos Celebrates 40 Years

Leslie and Carlos Lopez opened their ever-popular Mexican restaurant on State Street in 1978. Read story.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Bucket Brigade's Abe Powell Named Citizen of the Year

Leader of volunteer responders honored by Montecito Association. Read story.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Few Countywide Are Emergency-Ready

Official urge residents to sign up for 'Aware & Prepare.' Read story.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Opera Santa Barbara Presents ‘La Bohème’

Puccini’s immortal tale of artistic life in the Latin Quarter. Read story.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Children's Museum Wins Engineering Grant

Hands-on field trip fun and classroom visits gain National Science Foundation award. Read story.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Manny

Friendly, fun-loving pup needs a home! Read story.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Goleta to Host Ellwood Oil Meeting

State Lands holds Town Hall to brief residents on current status of Venoco bankruptcy outfall. Read story.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Sting and Shaggy Shake Things Up

Santa Barbara Bowl show is a funky reggae party. Read story.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

I Am Your Neighbor

I am the one who left 250 tangerines in a box in the clubhouse last season because I had an abundance of fruit, and that’s what you do when you have an abundance of anything. Give it away. Read story.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Old Sails Given Second Life As Surfboard Bags

Jeff Wapner returns home to Santa Barbara to create his new company. Read story.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Nebula Dance Lab Presents ‘Helix’

The evening-length program features contributions by several area companies. Read story.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Ojai Film Fest Honors Eva Marie Saint

Legendary actress is being feted for her contribution to cinema. Read story.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Athletes of the Week: Emma Fraser and Wyatt Pieretti

S.B. Athletic Round Table honors SBCC and S.B. High water polo stars. Read story.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Chef’s Corner: Brendan Collins @ After Hours Pop-Up

Loquita’s sous chef is hosting later-night, multicourse dinners around town. Read story.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Joan Halifax in Conversation with Pico Iyer

An evening with a bodhisattva. Read story.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Medicare in Santa Barbara

For the past 17 years I have been receiving Medicare in Santa Barbara. Read story.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Happy Birthday, Montecito Fire

Montecito Firefighters Maeve Juarez and Andrew Rupp are two of many of our local heroes who make our community safe. Read story.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Democrats Sweep Countywide Races and Secure House

Democrats sweep countywide races and secure House of Representatives. Read story.

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Mediocre Voter

Maybe the pursuit for perfection is rooted in fear of mediocrity rather than failure. Read story.

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Sheriff's Office Adds K-9 'Duke'

Police dog trained for scent, searches, apprehension, and protection. Read story.

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Game of the Week: Pasadena and SBCC Football

Vaqueros’ last game of the season at La Playa Stadium on November 10. Read story.

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

WWI Video Installation Will Splash Across the Presidio

The exhibit is meant to honor veterans and commemorate the end of the war. Read story.

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

‘The Kindergarten Teacher’

Maggie Gyllenhaal commands every moment she’s on the screen, strongly poised as a woman teetering on the brink. Read story.

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

‘Transformer’: Interview with Transgender Weightlifter Janae Marie

Documentary chronicles Matt “Kroc” Kroczaleski’s journey from male to female. Read story.

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

‘Suspiria’ Remake Transfixes

The new take on Dario Argento’s horror classic is a rich study in film form. Read story.

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Nearly 80% of Californians Are Registered to Vote

Conditional voter registration still available on Election Day. Read story.

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Worth the Fight

'The rents are just too high. Too much greed.' Read story.

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

‘Amélie’ by Out of the Box

The popular French film ‘Amélie’ has become a rock musical. Read story.

Monday, November 5, 2018

Study Finds a Rat Is the Kid’s Perfect Pet

Santa Barbara-based RightPet.com conducted an eight-year study across 113 countries. Read story.

Monday, November 5, 2018

Where's the Ballot Box?

I made the mistake of dropping off my ballot at election headquarters in the dark evening hours. Read story.

Monday, November 5, 2018

Ring Net Questions

As an engineer and taxpayer, I have many questions about the proposed ring nets. Read story.

Monday, November 5, 2018

Vote Kate and Mark

With all of the choices for school board this year, I wanted to send in my endorsement of Kate Ford. Read story.

Monday, November 5, 2018

Vote Kate Ford

It’s important that we vote for school board members who know that students come first. Read story.

Monday, November 5, 2018

The Genie Escapes the Bottle

Whether a check will be placed on the official use of hate for political gain by the White House will be decided on November 6 Read story.

Monday, November 5, 2018

Santa Barbara Community Rallies Around Injured Man

Wyatt Dennett, 20, suffered a severe spinal injury after falling three stories. Read story.

Monday, November 5, 2018

Dick and Mickey Flacks Release Memoir ‘Making History / Making Blintzes’

Longtime area activists trace their role in national antiwar and civil-rights organizations, and Santa Barbara causes. Read story.

Monday, November 5, 2018

Former UCSB Track Coach Sues for Wrongful Termination

Pete Dolan is alleging age discrimination, retaliation, and breach of contract. Read story.

Monday, November 5, 2018

Girls Inc. Launches #GirlsToo Campaign

Seven in ten girls are sexually harassed by the time they leave high school. Read story.

Monday, November 5, 2018

Sheriffs Weed-Whack 400,000 Pot Plants

It was possibly the largest bust in state history. Read story.

Monday, November 5, 2018

Otter Balance

Newspapers have been filled with thrilling reports about sea otters being saved from fishermen by the U.S. Supreme Court. Read story.

Monday, November 5, 2018

Mob Thinking

I question the lack of outrage or concern regarding angry mobs of white supremacists. Read story.

Monday, November 5, 2018

The S.B. Questionnaire: Ben Romo

Talking action and Rambo with Santa Barbara’s community engagement specialist. Read story.

Monday, November 5, 2018

Kate Ford for School Board

I am writing to express my deep and ardent support of candidate Kate Ford for Santa Barbara school board. Read story.

Sunday, November 4, 2018

Marsha Croninger Has Needed Experience

Marsha Croninger has been my colleague on the SBCC Board of Trustees for the past eight years, and I support her for re-election. Read story.

Sunday, November 4, 2018

Vote Kate and Mark

I strongly support the positive message that Kate Ford and Mark Alvarado have brought to voters. Read story.

Sunday, November 4, 2018

Liars, Hustlers, and Lowlifes

Thanks for the article on Wilbur Ross, another liar and hustler in Trump's criminal inner circle. Read story.

Sunday, November 4, 2018

Please, Not There

Relocating the police station across from The French Press seems to be very ill-thought out, especially when our downtown is in a complete crisis. Read story.

Sunday, November 4, 2018

State Street Vacancies Still Concerning, But Hope May Be on the Horizon

New Hayes Commercial report features good news and bad news. Read story.

Sunday, November 4, 2018

Ignorance Is Danger

The responsibility for every citizen to be responsible, active in their democracy, and vote has not yet melted from our grasp. Read story.

Sunday, November 4, 2018

New Hero

Dennis Story for Hero of the Year 2018! Read story.

Saturday, November 3, 2018

Constituent Affinity

We need representatives like Justin Fareed. Read story.

Saturday, November 3, 2018

'We Had a Deal with Dario,' but Now They Don't

Tenants struggle with the receiver on a Pini property that might be demolished. Read story.

Saturday, November 3, 2018

Governor Gives Award to Courthouse Mural Room

Ten-month restoration followed smoke damage from small fire. Read story.

Saturday, November 3, 2018

Montecito Resident Ralph Iannelli Continues Fight with SEC

He's accused of running an $80 million "Ponzi-like" scheme. Read story.

Saturday, November 3, 2018

Culver City Bounces Santa Barbara From the Playoffs

The Dons had no answer for mighty Culver City. Read story.

Saturday, November 3, 2018

Indigenous Peoples Day, Italian Heritage Day Approved by City

Coucilmembers recognize both for second Monday in October. Read story.

Saturday, November 3, 2018

News Commentary: Harsh Online Ad Roils School Board Race

A negative social media ad has introduced a sudden note of bitter acrimony into a school board race that has been singularly civil. Read story.

Friday, November 2, 2018

AHA! Rock the Walk Fundraiser This Sunday

The Santa Barbara nonprofit helps teens and educators build a safe environment to learn and grow. Read story.

Friday, November 2, 2018

UCSB Prof Talks New Ruth Bader Ginsburg Book

Jane Sherron De Hart demystifies the Notorious RBG. Read story.

Friday, November 2, 2018

Montecito Pulls Together for Beautification Day

Litter-pickup event begins at the Upper Village Green, 9 a.m., Saturday, November 2. Read story.

Friday, November 2, 2018

Re-elect Judith Ishkanian and Bob Williams for Montecito Sanitary District

The enormously technical and financial task of managing the Sanitary District is not for beginners. Read story.

Friday, November 2, 2018

No Doctors in Paradise

I have spent the morning trying to find a female doctor who will accept a Medicare patient. Read story.

Friday, November 2, 2018

Train Advocate Rewarded, at Last

Dennis Story received recognition for his persistent work to bring the early morning train. Read story.

Friday, November 2, 2018

High School Football Playoff Preview

Four Channel League teams and Bishop Diego face stiff tests in their playoff openers. Read story.

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Montecito Nonprofit Applies for Debris Nets Ahead of Winter

Emergency measure seeks to mitigate a repeat of 1/9 Debris Flow. Read story.

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Debt Tick-Tock

Our growing National Debt is now over $21.673 trillion. Read story.

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Vote Rose Munoz and Ismael Ulloa for School Board

Please vote for Rose Munoz and Ismael Ulloa for Santa Barbara School Board. Read story.

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Ballot Measure Rules

Look at who endorses the proposition. Read story.

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Sarah House Hosts Bayou Boogie

Fundraiser supports home for low income individuals on hospice. Read story.

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Larger Local Presence Than Unions

Here's another viewpoint in opposition to the "union only" agreement being proposed in our city for Public Works jobs. Read story.

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Gauchos Eliminated

UCSB falls short against Cal State Fullerton in Big West Tournament opener. Read story.

Thursday, November 1, 2018

New Music from David Crosby

Legendary singer and the Lighthouse Band collaborate on “Here If You Listen.” Read story.

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Big Interest in New Group, Santa Barbara Women in STEM

Participants meet mentors and connect to new career paths. Read story.

Thursday, November 1, 2018

New Police Station Could Displace Downtown Fixtures

Lawn bowlers, farmers dispute proposed locations. Read story.

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Day-by-Day at the Live Oak Café

Inside the always exhausting, occasionally rewarding life of running your own restaurant. Read story.

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Daniel Knapp: 1955 – 2018

Daniel Knapp fought for homeless rights in Santa Barbara, dedicating his blues guitar skills, inner philosopher, and talent for street theater to the cause. Read story.

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Facing Reality

'Signs of Suicide' empowers teens with understanding. Read story.

Thursday, November 1, 2018

What You Don’t Know About Wilbur Ross Will Hurt You

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross sets out to screw Santa Barbara by undercounting residents. Read story.

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Students Onstage

SBCC, Dos Pueblos, and Santa Barbara High offer up fall plays. Read story.

Thursday, November 1, 2018

The Shape of the Future Comes Down to the Fight for the House

And the heart of the election night story will rest in California. Read story.

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Interview with Dick and Mickey Flacks

Santa Barbara’s activist duo covers six decades of political engagement. Read story.

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Glenn Close Named Modern Master

The SBIFF will honor the star of screen and stage on Saturday, February 2. Read story.

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Over a Thousand Gather in Santa Barbara Synagogue to Mourn Pittsburgh Victims

The Jewish community came together in solidarity against hate and anti-semitism. Read story.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Montecito Firefighters Honored for Valor

Maeve Juarez and Andy Rupp awarded for 1/9 rescues. Read story.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

An Interview with Jeffrey Foucault

Singer/songwriter talks about his new record, ‘Blood Brothers’ ahead of SOhO gig. Read story.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

My Record on Goleta Growth

On Bishop Ranch and Measure G2012. Read story.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Board of Education to Vote on Ethnic Studies

The board will vote on November 13 to incorporate ethnic studies as a high school requirement. Read story.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Court Rules to Protect Sleeping in Public

Santa Barbara city parks subject of ongoing debate. Read story.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Celebrating Dia De Los Muertos with Grandma

Though people pass away, they never stop being part of a family. Read story.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

UCSB Women’s Soccer Makes Playoffs

Their first time since 2015; plus men’s soccer updates and Round Table’s hall of famers. Read story.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Rodgers and Hammerstein’s ‘Cinderella’

Broadway at the Granada celebrates 10th anniversary with ‘Cinderella.’ Read story.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Athletes of the Week: Ethan Parrish and Grace Hay

S.B. Athletic Round Table honors Dos Pueblos water polo player and Bishop Diego golfer. Read story.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Candidates Decline Invite to Student Forum

Half the field opts out. Read story.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Kavanaugh Election Blow Back

How can it be that Native Americans in North Dakota are in danger of being disenfranchised, even though they have a legal address at a P.O. Box but lack a street address? Read story.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

'Las Noticias' Lands Chamber of Commerce in the Outs

Candidate endorsement restrictions in Goleta backfire. Read story.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

State A.G. Receives Complaint Against Bellosguardo Foundation

The nonprofit is accused of shirking its mission and catering to the rich. Read story.

Originally published 9:50 a.m., October 31, 2018
Updated 4:01 p.m., November 1, 2018

BYOB! Hosts Learn to Home Brew Day

Supply shop on Upper State Street teaches you how to brew beer and more on November 3. Read story.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Southern California Edison Equipment Linked to Ignition of Thomas Fire

The utility giant CEO shares report with investors. Read story.

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Spoonfuls of Greens Help the Medicine Go Down

Food as medicine and plants for healing at the Ojai Herbal Symposium on November 16 to 18. Read story.

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Corner of Cota and S.B. Streets

One new police station site would ask the community to choose between two critically important functions — public safety and food security. Read story.

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Solvang Issues

Solvang residents pay $3 million a year for State Water, forecast in 2017 to have a 25 percent delivery reliability. Read story.

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

‘Mid90s’ Is Ode to Skateboarding and Growing Up

Jonah Hill’s film bubbles over with nostalgic moments from when skateboarding was truly taking off. Read story.

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Stone's Throw Miss

This letter is a perfect example of the unhinged left. Read story.

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Vote for Marsha Croninger

Trustee Marsha Croninger is the person who has and will continue to make sure we all stay focused on the college’s mission. Read story.

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Phone Tone Deaf

Your report on the recent Bellosguardo events lacks some perspective. Read story.

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Spurious Echoes

Angelo Spandrio has no connection to Ojai Island Foundation, or the Montecito water election and contributors. Read story.

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Columbus Day

Italian Americas consider the Columbus Day holiday to be our Italian-American holiday. The proposal to declare the same day Indigenous Peoples Day takes away our holiday. Read story.

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Game of the Week: Cate vs. Desert Christian Football

Playoffs start for high school 8-man teams. Read story.

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Water Barter in Montecito

The Water Security Team has not only dominated the race, it has exhibited a basic misunderstanding of the current water delivery structure. Read story.

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Bella

Beautiful cat needs a home! Read story.

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Man Detained for Finding and Not Returning Big Wad of Cash

He could be charged with “misappropriation of found property.” Read story.

Originally published 12:35 p.m., October 30, 2018
Updated 5:24 p.m., November 1, 2018

‘Phone-y Photos’ Capture Beauty of Everyday Life

Debby Fuller and Lynda Schiff present snaps from their mobiles. Read story.

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Jazzing It Up with Jeff Goldblum

The actor/musician and the Mildred Snitzer Orchestra play UCSB Saturday, November 3. Read story.

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

How Not to Raise a Sexual Assaulter

You never really know if you’re raising good kids until you’re long done. Read story.

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Vigil Held for Victims of Anti-Semitic Violence

Santa Barbara gathers in mourning and solidarity with the victims of the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting. Read story.

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Santa Barbara Foundation Unveils New Strategic Priorities

Their focus is on the most vulnerable residents and working families. Read story.

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Remembering the Armory’s Strength

I’m grateful the Armory will continue to serve the community as the article described. Read story.

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Fight Low Voter Turnout by Voting

Why you should head to the polls rather than yell on social media. Read story.

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

COAST Says Vote No Proposition 6

COAST urges you to vote No on Proposition 6 in November. Read story.

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Two Versions of Truth in Los Alamos

Simple acts of good versus outright lies in the same community. Read story.

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

How to Linger at Bettina Pizzeria

Brendan Smith and Rachel Greenspan open new hangout on Coast Village Road. Read story.

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

An Evening with Pat Metheny

Guitar master revisits early classics at Lobero show. Read story.

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Ken Nack and Michael Arntz Exhibition in Los Angeles

Santa Barbara Modernists Nack and Arntz Share Retrospective in L.A. Read story.

Monday, October 29, 2018

Mendocino Was Made for Paddling

Explore rivers, sea caves, and the burly coastline. Read story.

Monday, October 29, 2018

Montecito Water Race Echoes of Casitas Board Race

There’s a bitter campaign in Ojai about the Casitas Municipal Water District Board. Read story.

Monday, October 29, 2018

Costs of Montecito Water Proposal

How much will prices go up to pay for these plans? Read story.

Monday, October 29, 2018

Trump Chaos Effect?

What’s up with the Indy’s endorsements? Read story.

Monday, October 29, 2018

Justin Fareed’s Falsehoods

Here we go again with the Congressional candidate’s claims. Read story.

Monday, October 29, 2018

Conspiracy Theories Should Go

Tinfoil hat theorists should leave our liberal kingdom. Read story.

Monday, October 29, 2018

Downtown Santa Barbara Hires New Director

Carrie Kelly comes by way of Indiana and Arizona. Read story.

Monday, October 29, 2018

School District Employee Arrested for Abusing Special Needs Student

Arthur Carlos allegedly put his hands around the 10-year-old's neck and pushed his head against a window. Read story.

Monday, October 29, 2018

The S.B. Questionnaire: Heidi Holly

Chatting elder care and sunny ponds with the head of the Friendship Center. Read story.

Monday, October 29, 2018

Beating Swords into Plowshares

Celebrating the purchase of the National Guard Armory for Santa Barbara schoolchildren. Read story.

Sunday, October 28, 2018

Women’s Firefighting Career Talk Held at SBHS

High school athletes encouraged to consider public service. Read story.

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Domestic Violence Candlelight Vigil Held at Paseo Nuevo

Last year, four women countywide died from domestic violence. Read story.

Friday, October 26, 2018

The History and Jazz of Monterey

Woodard travels up the coast to steep in California tradition and music. Read story.

Friday, October 26, 2018

Book Review: Doyle Hollister’s ‘I Only Went Out for a Walk’

A man reconnects with his wilderness soul. Read story.

Friday, October 26, 2018

Zachary Rosen Hosts ‘Biegrnette: Light, Life, & Death’ @ SBCAST

Certified Cicerone pairs beer and food with mixed media, written word, and performance art. Read story.

Friday, October 26, 2018

MAW Hosts Delightful Music in the Gardens

World Rhythms event features international genres of music. Read story.

Friday, October 26, 2018

Santa Barbara Routs Dos Pueblos in Annual Rivalry Game

Santa Barbara defeats Dos Pueblos 24-7 in annual rivalry game. Read story.

Friday, October 26, 2018

Jo Ann Caines Theatre Dedicated at La Cumbre Junior High School

New name honors beloved principal. Read story.

Friday, October 26, 2018

Authorities Report Few Deportation Delays

Most detainees, however, have no legal counsel. Read story.

Friday, October 26, 2018

Mayoral Race Tightens in Goleta

Perotte and Bennett run to become the city's first elected mayor. Read story.

Friday, October 26, 2018

UC Patient-Care Workers Hold Three-Day Strike

One in six patient-care jobs are being outsourced. Read story.

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Composting Pumpkins

Get more out of your jack-o'-lantern. Read story.

Thursday, October 25, 2018

UCSB Profs Discuss ‘Frankenstein’

Julie Carlson and Janis Caldwell talk about why Shelley’s novel is still relevant. Read story.

Thursday, October 25, 2018

From Floyd Wicks and Tobe Plough

Montecito and Summerland would have been in dire straits without the connection to the State Water Project. Read story.

Thursday, October 25, 2018

From Dick Shaikewitz

There are several areas where I strong disagree with information Melinda Burns was given. Read story.

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Lazy Dogs

Well played, sir. Read story.

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Storyteller Holds Dirty 30 Anniversary Gala

Event raises funds for therapeutic preschool program; Jon Clark honored. Read story.

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Three New Series to Watch this November

Homecoming, My Brilliant Friend, and The Little Drummer Girl Read story.

Thursday, October 25, 2018

October’s Bounty of Bouncing Balls

Football, baseball, soccer, volleyball, and even basketball in full swing this month. Read story.

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Santa Barbara’s Connections to Grisly Khashoggi Killing

Jamal Khashoggi’s Uncle lived in Santa Barbara. Read story.

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Ridge Vineyards’ Classic California Wines

The iconic Santa Cruz Mountains winery is pouring at El Encanto and Wine + Beer in November. Read story.

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Bill Bertka’s Beautiful Life

Celebrating 91 years of hard, happy work, from Santa Barbara City Hall to the L.A. Lakers. Read story.

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Eleni Kounalakis Out to Prove 'Lite Guv' Can Wield Real Influence


The diplomat-developer is one of two Democrats spending millions to capture the office. Read story.

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Santa Ynez Chumash Unveil Museum Plans

The facility is scheduled to open in 2021. Read story.

Thursday, October 25, 2018

New Debris Flow Evac Plan Announced

County launches parcel-based strategy. Read story.

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Spooky Good Stuff on (and off) State

Halloween bashes at SOhO and Velvet Jones, and more. Read story.

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Revitalize This

Saying no to State Street interventions. Read story.

Thursday, October 25, 2018

School Board Votes to Purchase National Guard Armory

Acquisition culminates effort that started in the early '90s. Read story.

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Rent Control and Prop. 10: Pros and Cons

The debate between the housing shortage and market forces. Read story.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Vote Montecito Water Security Team

It’s ironic that The Independent is dumping on an environmental slate. Read story.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Transgender Community Rallies Against Proposed Policy Change

Leaked federal memo describes narrow gender definition. Read story.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Bob Weir Enchants Arlington Audience

Grateful Dead guitarist/vocalist trots out old favorites and covers. Read story.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Carter Reeves Releases ‘Fresh Fruit’

The former Aer member goes solo with his first EP. Read story.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Arctic Monkeys Slay the Bowl

The U.K. band delighted audience with songs old and new. Read story.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Game of the Week: Cal Poly at UCSB Soccer

The Gauchos need to win in this major Central Coast rivalry match on October 27.   Read story.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Brave & Maiden’s Elevated Tasting Experience

Direct-to-consumer evolution hits the Santa Ynez Valley. Read story.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Epicurean S.B. Goes Big for Anniversary

“Pure Imagination” on November 4 features food, wine, song, dance, and more at Hotel Californian. Read story.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

City Eyes Union-Only Labor

Policy would prioritize local crews over out-of-towners. Read story.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

‘The Happy Prince’ Details Life of Oscar Wilde

Rupert Everett is a magnetizing center of this film that inspires and meanders by turns. Read story.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Abaseh Mirvali to Head MCASB

Renowned curator to helm museum during building phase. Read story.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Otto

German Shepherd needs a home! Read story.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Acceptance of Benefits Could Prevent Immigrants From Permanent Residency

Federal government proposes rule change to ‘public charge.’ Read story.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Montecito Wastewater Wars Escalate

Sewer district issued ‘cease and desist’ letter. Read story.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Private Water Next

Rich folks watering their own golf courses, thinking because they’re rich they’re smart — we all know those people. Read story.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Rude, Overblown, and Inaccurate

The Poodle's bombastic tone is just one more tiresome example of how today’s political discourse has really gone to the dogs. Read story.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

The Spoils of Subterfuge

America must ask what Putin plans to do with the spoils of his campaign. Read story.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

All Citizens, Vote!

With ratification of the 19th Amendment in 1920, women finally gained the hard-earned right to vote. Read story.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Westmont’s ‘Pride and Prejudice’ is a Hit

A new adaptation of the Jane Austen novel ‘Pride and Prejudice’ scores big at Westmont’s Porter Theatre. Read story.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Stone Throwing

Where's the outrage when hippo-face told his supporters to beat the hell out of protesters? Read story.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Athletes of the Week: Joseph Pearlman, Kelly Coulson, and Maura Mannix


S.B. Athletic Round Table honors Dos Pueblos cross country star and San Marcos tennis duo. Read story.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Mass Eviction Ordinance Unveiled at Santa Barbara City Hall

Ongoing fine-tuning is needed as basic facts of rental market are under dispute. Read story.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

We Have to Do More Than Just Vote

There is only one way to respond to this attack on democracy, become politically active! Read story.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

‘“A” Train’ at Center Stage

Anne Torsiglieri triumphs in an original story of child rearing challenges Read story.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018
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