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Recent Stories

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

Disaster Relief Rundown for Santa Barbara 

A tally of nonprofit giving since the Thomas Fire and 1/9 Debris Flow.  Read story.

Friday, October 19, 2018

Santa Barbara County to Consider App-Driven Rental Two-Wheelers

A meeting is scheduled November 6 for ordinance regulations. Read story.

Friday, October 19, 2018

Indigenous Peoples' Day Established in Santa Barbara County

Supervisors unanimously approved the second Monday in October. Read story.

Friday, October 19, 2018

Newly Restored Wetlands Opens Public Trails

North Campus Open Space near UCSB is seeing wildlife returning already. Read story.

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Sanitary District Fairness?

It is far from clear why Warner Owens’s seat is not being contested in this election. Read story.

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Unhinged for Power?

Is the Democratic Party a danger to America? Read story.

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Michael McDonald Performs at Youth Interactive Benefit

Nonprofit that runs arts entrepreneurship program honors Tom Parker. Read story.

Thursday, October 18, 2018

UCSB Defeats UC Davis 1-0

Gauchos defeat UC Davis 1-0 to remain unbeaten at Harder Stadium. Read story.

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Unnerved

But not because my son might be falsely accused of rape. Read story.

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Red-to-Blue Crusaders Dispatch Aid to Nearby District

Katie Hill is looking to unseat Rep. Steve Knight. Read story.

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Dons Girl Golfers End Chargers’ Dominance

Santa Barbara High drives past Dos Pueblos’ 19-year title-winning streak. Read story.

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Why All the Fuss at Montecito’s Water and Sanitary Districts?

Elections at Montecito’s water and sanitary districts cause waves. Read story.

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Joan Halifax Talks with Pico Iyer

Buddhist author will discuss her book ‘Standing at the Edge’ Tuesday, October 23. Read story.

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Betty Stephens: 1932-2018

With her uncensored sense of humor and unfailing talent as a hostess, Betty Jo Stephens charmed her guests into opening their wallets for Democratic candidates. Read story.

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Mental Health Experts Consider More Psychiatric Beds

Hospital leaders are in talks with county Behavioral Wellness and Sheriff's Office. Read story.

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Report on Disasters Praised, Criticized

A representative with Montecito's volunteer responders found the report lacking. Read story.

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Trump Is on the Ballot

Lying, exaggerating, and boasting is part of Trump's personality, but Republicans enable and support it. Read story.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Bellosguardo Fundraiser Draws Big Donors and Heavy Criticism

The nonprofit foundation, set up to fulfill Huguette Clark's legacy, also faces a legal challenge. Read story.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Channeling Bueller

The State Street solution seems obvious. Read story.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

The Santa Barbara Symphony Plays On

The orchestra celebrates 65 years with a dynamic new season. Read story.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

ParadICE Found

Shave-ice shop brings an authentic taste of Hawai‘i to Santa Barbara. Read story.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Keith Urban Rocks the Santa Barbara Bowl

Country music superstar put on an amazing show to a sold-out crowd of appreciative fans. Read story.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Athletes of the Week: David Leon and Avalon Gagnon

S.B. Athletic Round Table honors Dos Pueblos quarterback and S.B. High volleyballer. Read story.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Arts and Honors Scholarship Deadlines Approach

High school seniors can now apply to S.B. Scholarship Foundation for financial awards. Read story.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

ACE Mentor Program Started My Budding Career as an Engineer

The program offers real-world experience with Santa Barbara professionals. Read story.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Puddles Pity Party Plays Santa Barbara

The singing clown brings his tragicomic baritone ballads to the Lobero. Read story.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Beans

Adorable little fuzz-ball needs a home! Read story.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

UCSB Suspension for Sexual Assault Overturned

The accused student was “denied a fair hearing.” Read story.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Cannabis Watch Santa Barbara

City retail dispute spurs a lawsuit as the county cracks down on illegal grows. Read story.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Limitations of the Ring Net Solution

If people do not evacuate because they have ring nets for protection, then those ring nets have created a new threat to public safety. Read story.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Kay Jamison Talks ‘An Unquiet Mind’

Author addresses positive solutions to managing mental illness. Read story.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Cock-a-Doodle-Doo

The President of the United States is like a cock who thinks the sun has risen to hear him crow. Read story.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Nobel Winner Beatrice Fihn Is De-Nuking the World

Santa Barbara’s Nuclear Age Peace Foundation is hosting her on October 21. Read story.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

‘The Game’s Afoot’ at SBCC

The comic murder mystery revels in complex plot lines, Shakespearean allusions, and some daffy mayhem. Read story.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

How to Make Food Your Medicine

Nutrition, healing, herbs, and more coming to Plant Food and Medicine Conference on October 27. Read story.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Where's the City Wildfire Plan?

Recently I had the misfortune of attending a meeting that supported building a 5000+ square-foot home in a “high fire” area on a subdivided lot. Read story.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

North Hall Takeover: 50 Years Later

Actor Danny Glover keynotes UCSB conference. Read story.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Breakfast Sandwich @ Bob’s Well Bread Bakery

Start the morning right with hand-held turkey-sausage delight. Read story.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

S.B. Reads Essay Contest

The ‘Indy’ teams up with the library for a community writing event. Read story.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Chumash Skies

Is anyone else tired of having their peaceful weekends disturbed by the Chumash Casino’s noisy airplane pulling a flying billboard over their neighborhood? Read story.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Elliott Laps the Field in SBCC Fundraising

She’s raised more than every other candidate combined. Read story.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Signs Please

I congratulate the Santa Barbara City Council for adopting one of the most comprehensive outdoor air laws in the county. Read story.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Game of the Week: High School Girls’ Volleyball

Flintridge Sacred Heart comes to battle the San Marcos Royals on October 18. Read story.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Vote Darcel Elliott for SBCC

Darcel Elliott sees students as participants in the life of SBCC, not merely recipients of decisions from higher-ups. Read story.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

An Alternative View of the Props

Recommendations from Justin Ruhge for the November 6, 2018, general election propositions. Read story.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

A Call for Courthouse Docents

Trainings begin in early January. Read story.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Company Wang Ramirez Wows Audience

French dance troupe presented a dazzling ‘Borderline.’ Read story.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Beer Meets Brains

Oddball factoids are on tap at popular Santa Barbara trivia nights. Read story.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

‘The Bleeding Edge’ Tackles Health Care

Viewers will be aghast at the lengths to which the Food & Drug Administration goes to stonewall consumer advocates. Read story.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

‘Call Them by Their True Names’ Plants Seeds of Change

Solnit has a unique ability to render visible what was locked out of view by a mass media obsessed with the status quo. Read story.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Foro Público Proporciona Estado de Inmigración

Este evento gratuito será traducido en español. Read story.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Montecito Deserves Better

The Montecito Water Security Team hopes to capture every drop of water this side of the mountain through desal, recycling, groundwater management, and conservation. Read story.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Public Forum to Provide Immigration Status Update

The Santa Barbara event is free, open to the public, and will provide Spanish translation. Read story.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Family Favorite Palazzio Italian Restaurant Won't Reopen

Water damage and downtime killed the State Street eatery. Read story.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Criminal Investigation Delays Dream Home Raffle

Museum of Contemporary Art won’t comment on the vendor they say caused the trouble. Read story.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Interview ‘The Sentence’ Director Rudy Valdez

Heart-rending film shows the devastating impact of mandatory minimum prison sentences. Read story.

Monday, October 15, 2018

Red Flag Warning for North Santa Barbara County

National Weather Service predicts high winds and low humidity for backcountry areas. Read story.

Monday, October 15, 2018

The Good Lion’s Green Beast and Milk & Honey’s Elizabeth Departed

Enjoy these ‘Frankenstein’-themed Drinks to toast annual Santa Barbara Reads selection. Read story.

Monday, October 15, 2018

Field Notes from New York Fashion Week

Santa Barbara boutique owners pick their spring collections. Read story.

Monday, October 15, 2018

Vote Croninger

I support Marsha Croninger, a candidate for Santa Barbara City College Trustee for Area Five. Read story.

Monday, October 15, 2018

Special Olympics and Firefighters Host Fired Up Dinner

Fundraiser benefits year-round athletic program. Read story.

Monday, October 15, 2018

Cottage Health Hosts Donor Bash to Celebrate Construction Completion

Dick and Mary Compton honored for $15 million donation. Read story.

Monday, October 15, 2018

Will the Guilty Step Forward

While the content was interesting, "The Humble Plastic Straw" was far from complete and missed the mark entirely. Read story.

Monday, October 15, 2018

Montecito Water District to Replace Meters

The $3-million project gives smart meters to 4,600 customers. Read story.

Monday, October 15, 2018

San Marcos High to Host Candidate Forum

The October 18 event is organized by the Associated Student Body. Read story.

Monday, October 15, 2018

The S.B. Questionnaire: Spencer Barnitz

Talking music, the Mesa, and human nature with Spencer the Gardener. Read story.

Monday, October 15, 2018

Not Many Are Union

City Councilmember Gregg Hart is trying to get the proposed Union Only Hiring Ordinance passed before he leaves the council. Read story.

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Wake Up

I'm shocked that the County of Santa Barbara is considering letting oil companies frack near Cate School. Read story.

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Dons Fade Late Against Lompoc

Dons crumble in second half of Channel League matchup with Lompoc. Read story.

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Time Is Up!

We need the Equal Rights Amendment. Read story.

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Agriculture Hoops Ordinance Returned to Planning Commission

Will these temporary structures need a building permit? Read story.

Sunday, October 14, 2018

State Street Update

The World Business Academy Santa Barbara Retail Task Force has gotten off to a fantastic start. Read story.

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Hotel Bed Tax Rises

Increase attributed to more rooms at an inn. Read story.

Saturday, October 13, 2018

The Slender Thread of Truth

No matter where you sit on the political spectrum, it is clear that Judge Brett Kavanaugh lacks the judiciousness to serve on our highest court. Read story.

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Dos Pueblos Thwarts San Marcos’s Upset Bid

Dos Pueblos narrowly defeats San Marcos in annual rivalry game. Read story.

Saturday, October 13, 2018

County Supervisors Reaffirm Drought Emergency

Lake Cachuma is 32 percent full. Read story.

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Montecito Water War Erupts

An orchestrated campaign is seeking board seats with water and sewer districts. Read story.

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Alleged Butterfly Lane Driver Apprehended

The September 4 incident injured a pedestrian near the Biltmore Hotel. Read story.

Friday, October 12, 2018

Limited Search for Evidence

Readers should be suspicious of any claims that “there is no corroborating evidence” to sustain the testimony of Dr. Christine Ford. Read story.

Friday, October 12, 2018

Lompoc Releases Triage Center Stats

Of the more than 100 evicted from the Santa Ynez Riverbed, 69 sought services. Read story.

Friday, October 12, 2018

Santa Barbara Police Department Rocks Lip Sync Challenge

SBPD joins a viral nationwide challenge. Read story.

Friday, October 12, 2018

Dear Ruth

It was a fine Sunday, and some of us went to the movies, not to see an ordinary film, but rather RBG about your extraordinary life. Read story.

Friday, October 12, 2018

Surely Not

Can the authors of "'Enlightened' Denials" really believe that Steven Pinker is suggesting that we resurrect eugenics? Read story.

Friday, October 12, 2018

Bus System Offers Downtown and Waterfront Shuttle Day Passes

Unlimited day passes in Santa Barbara are available for $1. Read story.

Friday, October 12, 2018

Displaced Riverbed Puppy Finds New Forever Home

Homeless community often needs to choose between keeping their pets or moving to shelters. Read story.

Friday, October 12, 2018

Federal Oil Drilling and Fracking Plan Opposed in Santa Barbara

Proposal targets upward of 122,000 acres countywide. Read story.

Friday, October 12, 2018

Prison Yoga Holds Cocktail Party Fundraiser

Program is transforming lives of the incarcerated. Read story.

Friday, October 12, 2018

From Plastic Bag to Composite Lumber

Ablitt's dry cleaners provides plastic bag recycling outlet. Read story.

Friday, October 12, 2018

School District Closes In on Armory Purchase

Board members are schedule to vote on October 23. Read story.

Friday, October 12, 2018

Santa Barbara Airport Numbers on the Rise 

Passenger count has climbed 14 percent since 2017.  Read story.

Friday, October 12, 2018

Permits Streamlined for Farmworker Housing

County supervisors debate overcrowded rental market. Read story.

Friday, October 12, 2018

Santa Barbara Secures Playoff Berth

Santa Barbara secures playoff berth with victory over Santa Ynez. Read story.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

AIDS Memorial Quilt Returns to Santa Barbara

Historic quilt commemorates the lives of men who died of AIDS complications in the 1980s and '90s. Read story.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Two French Hip-Hop Companies Make Their Santa Barbara Debut

UCSB’s Arts and Lectures presents Company Wang Ramirez and Compagnie Käfig. Read story.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

New Arlington Village Rents Skip the ‘Missing Middle’

Studios start at $1,850 a month, and two-bedrooms top out at $3,800. Read story.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Rescue Mission Holds Bayou Open

Dave and Anna Grotenhuis honored. Read story.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Artist Dane Goodman Presents ‘Consorts’

A selective retrospective at UCSB’s College of Creative Studies gallery. Read story.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

How Kavanaugh Fight Will Shape California Politics and Policy

Kamala’s star is rising, while Kevin de León misfired. Read story.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Feast of Apicius Celebrates Ancient Epicurean Traditions

Chef Pete Clements talks forcemeat; plus, more food fests in coming weeks. Read story.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Lords of the Rings: Will Steel Nets Save Montecito?

A well-funded nonprofit is seeking emergency permits to block debris flows. Read story.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

‘The School for Lies’ Is a Boisterous, Self-Aware Comedy

The play brings the satire of French playwright Molière into the 21st century. Read story.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Lompoc Braves Out-Bruising Santa Barbara, Goleta Squads

High school football update; plus, UCSB’s Joe Pasternack connected to federal bribery probe. Read story.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Athletes of the Week: Claire Stotts and James Oriskovich

S.B. Athletic Round Table honors S.B. High tennis and San Marcos water polo stars. Read story.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

School District Re-ups Alleged 'Illegal' Contract

Opponents of Just Communities training workshops were widely outnumbered by supporters. Read story.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Housing Authority Breaks Ground on Johnson Court

The 16-unit apartment will serve veterans struggling financially. Read story.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Bail Industry Fights SB 10

Opponents are gathering signatures for repeal of bail reform in 2020. Read story.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Oversized-Vehicle Ordinance Claims Motor Home in I.V.

An RV owned by a disabled immigrant racks up $4,600 towing tab.  Read story.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Santa Barbara City Council Continues to Act Like Stumbling Drunk

Santa Barbara City Council and its staff fight among themselves and don’t fix the city’s problems. Read story.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

'Enlightened' Denials

Questioning Steven Pinker’s 'case for science,' is it racism and eugenics? Read story.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

‘“A” Train’ Stops at Center Stage

Anne Torsiglieri’s award-winning solo show gets Santa Barbara premiere. Read story.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Save Our Schools Speaks

The committee has become concerned about misinformation we have heard in recent days about our group. Read story.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Hardly Usufruct

I suspect that most will rush to condemn the damage to the Mission. Read story.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

The Humble Plastic Straw

Removing it from the ecosystem could help avert catastrophic deaths of sea creatures. Read story.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Jim Gaffigan Slays Crowd at Santa Barbara Bowl

The comedian talked horses, kids, and Hot Pockets. Read story.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Sammy Miller and the Congregation at SOhO

New Orleans-inspired band brings “joyful jazz” to appreciative audience. Read story.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Pollock Theater Presents ‘Frankenstein’: Afterlives

UCSB’s Carsey-Wolf Center pays homage to Mary Shelley’s monster. Read story.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Game of the Week: The Master’s at Westmont Women’s Volleyball

Battle between top two teams in the Golden State Athletic Conference. Read story.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

‘Chaplin’ Is Full-Throttle Modern Choreography

State Street Ballet imagines Charlie Chaplin for a new century. Read story.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Ralph Clevenger’s ‘Face-to-Face with the Great Whites’ Exhibit Opens Soon


The Santa Barbara Maritime Museum is hosting a free wine and cheese reception on October 18. Read story.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

American Dance & Music Opens The Dance Hub

Carrie Diamond creates a sanctuary for dancers. Read story.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Foot-Stomping Fury in Solvang

Melville Winery’s dedication to the practice; plus, wine & beer buzz around town. Read story.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Cottage Hospital Completes Six-Phase Renovation

The $820-million project increases beds, treatment for children, and other services. Read story.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Ballots Drop, and So Does Fake News

Santa Barbara County participated in election crisis drills and asked Homeland to hack its website. Read story.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Goleta Man with Lengthy Rap Sheet Arrested for Burglary

On social media, Michael Orrick posts about “white pride,” the Confederacy, and assault rifles. Read story.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Old Mission Santa Barbara Vandalized

Messages written in blood-colored paint. Read story.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

‘A Star Is Born’ Tugs at the Heartstrings

Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga shine in story of drugs, music, and passion. Read story.

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

WWII Grenade Found in Santa Barbara Garage

The resident believes it belonged to their deceased grandfather. Read story.

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

An Interview with Steven Pinker

Scientist/author talks about his latest book, ‘Enlightenment Now’. Read story.

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Missing Person: 14-Year-Old Atzyry Sugey Mendoza

[Update] The SMHS student last seen on Monday has been found safe. Read story.

Originally published 8:52 a.m., October 9, 2018
Updated 3:30 p.m., October 9, 2018

More Than a Thousand Affordable Homes Built

And 100 more in the City of Santa Barbara pipeline, but it still falls short. Read story.

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

SpaceX Launch a Success

Vandenberg Air Force Base receives first booster rocket touchdown on West Coast. Read story.

Monday, October 8, 2018

Farmers’-Market Fresh at The Middle Child

New downtown hangout spot aims for seasonal comfort with no compromise. Read story.

Monday, October 8, 2018

Ansel Adams Photos Donated to Yosemite

Montecito couple donates the photographer’s “Museum Set” to the national park. Read story.

Monday, October 8, 2018

Indio Orgullo

We were born native, not american. Read story.

Monday, October 8, 2018

Berkshire Hathaway’s Charitable Arm Hosts Fundraiser

Grant recipients make presentations. Read story.

Monday, October 8, 2018

The S.B. Questionnaire: Nir Kabaretti

Talking music and cufflinks with the music and artistic director of the Santa Barbara Symphony. Read story.

Monday, October 8, 2018

Montecito Asked to Participate in Disaster Survey

Social scientists at UCSB have joined with physical scientists to explore debris flow and emergency preparations. Read story.

Sunday, October 7, 2018

Forum Delivers Pros and Cons of State Props

Local measures also part of League of Women Voters forum. Read story.

Sunday, October 7, 2018

You Get What You Pay For

Every city I have ever lived in has landlords and run-down property like Dario Pini’s. Read story.

Sunday, October 7, 2018

Aggrieved White People

Secrecy and using doctored materials says a lot about the merits of their position. Read story.

Sunday, October 7, 2018

It’s the 21st Century

Latinx versus Latina/o versus Hispanic. Read story.

Sunday, October 7, 2018

Yes on Prop. 12

When you see the long list of initiatives on your ballot, don’t overlook Proposition 12 at the end. Read story.

Saturday, October 6, 2018

After-Party with Wynton Marsalis Is Fun Opening Night

UCSB Arts & Lectures donors mingle with the stars Read story.

Saturday, October 6, 2018

School of Sophist Specious Argument

Watching the liberal-progressive Democrat members at the Judge Kavanaugh hearing brings to mind Star Chamber Justice. Read story.

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Santa Ynez Suffocates Santa Barbara for Channel League Win

Santa Ynez shuts down Santa Barbara in Channel League football game. Read story.

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Lompoc Riverbed Evictees' Triage Center to Close

Otherwise homeless, Santa Ynez River residents to lose temporary triage center on Wednesday. Read story.

Saturday, October 6, 2018

School District Poised to Purchase National Guard Armory

The price for the landmark building on 4.7 acres is $11.6 million. Read story.

Friday, October 5, 2018

Depending on Maine

'I do not want to see the Republican Party ride to political victory on the Four Horseman of Calumny — fear, ignorance, bigotry, and smear.' Read story.

Friday, October 5, 2018

Abandoned Dog Family Found at Illegal Marijuana Grow

Ten newborn puppies were found and two more born after rescue. Read story.

Friday, October 5, 2018

Coastal Cleanup Day a Success

More than 1,149 volunteers picked up 3,530 pounds of trash. Read story.

Friday, October 5, 2018

Rape Attempt Reported in Isla Vista

City College student attacked at Camino Pescadero and Picasso. Read story.

Friday, October 5, 2018

Chaplin Only Slept Here, Maybe

For the record, Charlie Chaplin had absolutely nothing to do with building or founding the Montecito Inn. Read story.

Friday, October 5, 2018

No Progress, No Peace

The school board slate fails to see beyond the vote and more pressing systemic issues affecting the school district. Read story.

Friday, October 5, 2018

Girls Inc. Holds Annual Celebration Luncheon

Event Honors Bunnin and Hearts Therapeutic Read story.

Friday, October 5, 2018

Due Process

Misandry is as dangerous as misogyny is as dangerous as Trump fanning the flames of hatred. Read story.

Friday, October 5, 2018

Carbajal Welcomes New Santa Barbara Citizens

The U.S. rep got emotional as he spoke to the crowd in Spanish. Read story.

Friday, October 5, 2018

'Ridicule Is Man's Most Potent Weapon'

I’m sure I have lots of company who feel an urgent need to make America great again. Read story.

Friday, October 5, 2018

Interview with Mat Kearney

Singer talks musical heroes and blending genres in songwriting. Read story.

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Platform Holly and EOF to Be Shut Down by State Lands

Dismantling Venoco operations transferred from Goleta to State of California. Read story.

Thursday, October 4, 2018

The Purpose of SBCC?

Santa Barbara City College has taken a remarkable and commendable change of direction. Read story.

Thursday, October 4, 2018

What a World

What a different world it would be if I could command the same respect and authority as a man. Read story.

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Supes Approve Own Pay Raises

Supervisors will make approximately $97,327 annually. Read story.

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Roving ICE Agents Spotted

Authorities said they were searching for three specific people. Read story.

Thursday, October 4, 2018

State Street Ballet's Gala is Exquisite Evening

Event raises $80,000 for performances and education and outreach programs. Read story.

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Reuse, Reduce, Refrain

If we cannot recycle it, then let us refrain from using it. Read story.

Thursday, October 4, 2018

The Catholic Retreat from Heaven? or Hell?

Participants give very mixed reviews of intensive three-day camp. Read story.

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Christina Sanchez Dance and Nectar

Two area dance presenters trade in mystique for insight. Read story.

Thursday, October 4, 2018

State Street Ballet Presents ‘Chaplin’

Evening-length bio ballet is the work of three choreographers. Read story.

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Torch Passing, Blind Tasting, and Santa Barbara Surprise in ‘Somm 3’

A Q&A with documentarian Jason Wise, whose third wine film comes to Solvang October 13. Read story.

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Norah Jones at the Arlington

Singer showed that she remains as prolific and inventive as ever. Read story.

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Wynton Marsalis Conjures a Musical Incantation

Legendary maestro adds dancers Lil Buck, Jared Grimes, and Myles Yachts to the musical mix. Read story.

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Seagrape Gewürztraminer

Review of Seagrape Los Alamos Vineyard Gewürztraminer 2017. Read story.

Thursday, October 4, 2018

L.A. Dodgers Return to Playoffs

Do the Boys in Blue have any chance of winning the World Series this year? Read story.

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Game of the Week: Lompoc vs. Dos Pueblos Football

Braves and Chargers showdown at San Marcos Stadium on Friday, October 5. Read story.

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Good Music Harvest

Tom Brosseau, Sun Araw, Too Many Zooz, and More Read story.

Thursday, October 4, 2018

‘Forever’: High-Concept Domestic Dramedy with Cosmic Perspective

Amazon’s series is a romantic comedy with dramatic plot twists. Read story.

Thursday, October 4, 2018

P!nk’s Personal Peace

Alecia Moore finds solace in her Santa Ynez Valley vineyard. Read story.

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Rise Against, AFI, and Anti-Flag at the Santa Barbara Bowl

Punk rockers have cashed in but haven’t sold out. Read story.

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Lois Jovanovič, MD: 1947-2018

Dr. Lois Jovanovič was known for being the voice for women with diabetes, pioneering the protocols that make it possible for them to deliver healthy babies. Read story.

Thursday, October 4, 2018

County Supervisor Steve Lavagnino Jumps from GOP Ship

County Supervisor Steve Lavagnino registers as a decline-to-state voter in Santa Barbara County. Read story.

Thursday, October 4, 2018

County Supports 'All of the Above' Fire Prevention Strategy

Fire Chief Eric Peterson goes toe-to-toe with environmental groups. Read story.

Thursday, October 4, 2018

How Santa Monica and San Luis Obispo Saved Their Downtowns

Santa Barbara leaders hear from other cities who have figured it out. Read story.

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Athletes of the Week: Melia Haller and Frankie Gamberdella

S.B. Athletic Round Table honors S.B. High golfer and quarterback. Read story.

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Can SpaceX Stick the Landing at Vandenberg?

[Update] Rocket will attempt first West Coast landing on Sunday, not Saturday. Read story.

Originally published 4:27 p.m., October 3, 2018
Updated 8:08 a.m., October 4, 2018

Figueroa Mountain Davy Brown Equals Gold

The flagship beer prevails over 76 brown ales at the Great American Beer Festival. Read story.

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

New Public Engagement Commissioner Chosen

Goleta adds high school student to participatory government group. Read story.

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Alanis Morissette at the Santa Barbara Bowl

The show was a treat for fans who’ve followed her since the ’90s. Read story.

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Out of the Mud & Ashes

Community confronts the Thomas Fire and debris flow with a cathartic arts showcase. Read story.

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

SBCC Presents ‘The Game’s Afoot’

The theater department offers up Ken Ludwig’s side-splitting farce. Read story.

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Naomi Klein’s ‘This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate’

When published, the book was a full-throated cry about the existential threat posed by climate change — now it’s a primal scream. Read story.

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Junior Sailor Learns the Ropes at Harbor Patrol Headquarters

Nikita Gruzdev talks storm duties and tides of life with Santa Barbara officers. Read story.

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Dylan Star Glows as New State Street Boutique

Its shared-business model could really help downtown retail. Read story.

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Man Killed by Amtrak in Guadalupe

Transient had been sitting on the tracks. Read story.

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

City Hosting Second Pop-Up Speed-Dating Event

The first proved popular and drew dozens of participants. Read story.

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Mervyn

Laid back cat needs a home! Read story.

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics Offer Health Care to Trans Teens

SBNC receives stamp of approval from Santa Barbara Transgender Advocacy Network. Read story.

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Grow UP, Santa Barbara

The Planning Commission listening politely to we neighbors’ many legitimate objections to the plan, then ignored all of them. Read story.

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Paula Perotte for Goleta Mayor

I am writing to encourage voters in the City of Goleta to elect Paula Perotte as our Mayor on November 6. Read story.

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Macy's for Crate

I would like to suggest that a full Crate and Barrel come to the Macy's building. Read story.

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Goleta Hazards a 'Just in Case' Salary Increase

Temporizing action would raise compensation pending outcome of Measure W. Read story.

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Survival for Casa de Maria

Casa de Maria is in dire need for support to rebuild the center. Read story.

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

San Marcos High School Chat Room Participant Convicted

Felony criminal threat charge reduced to misdemeanor. Read story.

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

‘The School for Lies’ Comes to Ensemble Theatre Company

Playwright David Ives Updates Molière for the 21st Century Read story.

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

San Marcos Sweeps Dos Pueblos in First Place Showdown

San Marcos clinches at least a share of Channel League title with win over Dos Pueblos Read story.

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Dissecting Fake News

Who do you trust? The 95 percent or the 5 percent? Read story.

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Wednesday Rain but Flooding Not Expected

Santa Barbara might get up to a half inch and the mountains an inch. Read story.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Interview with Ruth Nolan and Lucille Lang Day

Author/Editors talk piecing together new ecopoetry anthology. Read story.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Strange Notes Appear Along Cathedral Oaks

Sheriff and school district believe they pose no threat. Read story.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

‘Tea with the Dames’: Revered Actresses Talk Career, Life

Maggie Smith, Judi Dench, Joan Plowright, and Eileen Atkins venture down their respective and collective memory lanes. Read story.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Top-Level Changes at Wine Cask

Longtime proprietors Doug Margerum and Mitchell Sjerven are leaving the famed restaurant. Read story.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Banda MS Wows Crowd at the Santa Barbara Bowl

Fans danced in the aisles to the group’s infectious tunes. Read story.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Santa Barbara to Participate in Federal Emergency Alert Tests

The nationwide testing will occur Wednesday, October 3 at 11:18 a.m. and at 11:20 a.m. PST. Read story.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Giddy for ‘Your Loss’

Hometown girl Kit Steinkellner creates and writes a new Facebook Watch series. Read story.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Hollister Ranch Access Legislation Fails at Governor's Desk

AB 2534 sought to implement an 'outdated' access program, Gov. Brown said. Read story.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

HBJ’s Historic Gender Equality Bill Signed

But it still faces an uncertain future. Read story.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

New York Theater Worth the Flight

From family-friendly fantasies to intimate, risky performance-art pieces it’s easy to get lost in NYC theater tourism. Read story.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Jai-Jagdeesh Gives Magical Performance

Spiritual singer stops in S.B. for ‘Down Come the Walls’ tour. Read story.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

State Street Solution

Attract local residents to downtown. Read story.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

The Funny Hearings, Seriously

The Kavanaugh senate hearing was efficient and conclusive. / And it gave Kavanaugh a chance to show how abusive / A Supreme Court Judge-in-Waiting could be without saying “sorry.” Read story.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

RV Boom

Without a doubt, the oversized, unmaintained, RVs are four-wheel time bombs. Read story.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

By Reservation Only: Ventura Beach Parks

Hobson, Faria, and Rincon parkway are no longer first-come, first-serve. Read story.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Bird Drops into Isla Vista

Rental scooters are sharing the roads at UC Santa Barbara. Read story.

Monday, October 1, 2018

Retirement Options Meeting for Small Business

Information on new voluntary retirement benefit savings for Californians takes place October 10. Read story.

Monday, October 1, 2018

From Ford to Flake

Courage and leadership bring a ray of hope to the nation. Read story.

Monday, October 1, 2018

A Few Fact Checks on Santa Barbara Homelessness

RV dwellers were well-organized and rebellious long before Peter Marin came on the scene. Read story.

Monday, October 1, 2018

People of All Incomes Deserve a Home

Creating affordable housing opportunities in Santa Barbara. Read story.

Monday, October 1, 2018

The Hole at State and Cota Streets

Loss of Aaron Brothers is another longtime tenant gone. Read story.

Monday, October 1, 2018

Hugh Jackman Named SBIFF’s Kirk Douglas Award Recipient

The star of screen and stage will be honored November 19 at fundraiser gala. Read story.

Monday, October 1, 2018

County Government(s) Oppose Prop. 6

The vote was not unanimous to fight against losing gas tax funding for roads. Read story.

Monday, October 1, 2018

'Pianos on State' Starts October 2

Participatory art exhibit encourages music downtown. Read story.

Monday, October 1, 2018

MOXI@Night Is Great Fun

Event is also a party with a purpose. Read story.

Monday, October 1, 2018

Vandenberg Beaches Reopen to Public

Chicks have fledged from nesting snowy plovers. Read story.

Monday, October 1, 2018

The S.B. Questionnaire: Natalie D-Napoleon

Talking writing and new life with the Australian singer, songwriter, and poet. Read story.

Monday, October 1, 2018

The Marc Is on the Market

The controversial apartments were first to receive density bonuses. Read story.

Sunday, September 30, 2018

Unpaid Child Support Countywide Totaled $150M Last Year

Newly signed AB 2802 is designed to help collect payments due. Read story.

Sunday, September 30, 2018

Bishop Diego Shows Improvement in Loss to Grace Brethren

Cardinals make strides in loss to Grace Brethren. Read story.

Sunday, September 30, 2018

Foodbank Unveils Emergency Boxes

Nonprofit to donate one box for each box purchased. Read story.

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Police Participate in Rail Safety Week

The national effort aims to reduce pedestrian train deaths. Read story.

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Don't Let the Bedbugs Bite, Says Court

Judge Sterne orders vermin fumigation at Dario Pini properties under receivership. Read story.

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Goleta Water District Turnovers

President of the board Rick Merrifield leaves his post. Read story.

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Can Democrats Turn Nevada Blue?

Party activists from Santa Barbara are knocking on doors near Las Vegas. Read story.

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Gamberdella Shines in Dons' Big Game Victory

Gamberdella scores six touchdowns in Santa Barbara's fourth straight victory over San Marcos. Read story.

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Dominguez Ditches Kumbaya Council Retreat

He cited the cost and a supposed lack of transparency. Read story.

Friday, September 28, 2018

Public Health Officer Swaps Santa Barbara for Sacramento

Dr. Charity Dean takes a new job as assistant director of the state public health department. Read story.

Friday, September 28, 2018

Detective Adopts Abandoned Puppy Found in Illegal Marijuana Grow

The little guy almost didn't make it. Read story.

Friday, September 28, 2018

Facts Matter

Provide evidence and data to substantiate the claim that JCCC’s curriculum is "discriminatory toward Caucasian teachers and students." Read story.

Friday, September 28, 2018

Not So Fast

The chances of Judge Kavanaugh being confirmed are overestimated and the risk to the judge’s nomination underestimated. Read story.

Friday, September 28, 2018

Women’s Fund Grantees Discuss Impact of $535,000 in Grants Received

240 members and guests hear presentations. Read story.

Friday, September 28, 2018

Second Medical Pot Dispensary Opens in Santa Barbara

It took nearly four years for the Collective to open its doors. Read story.

Friday, September 28, 2018

Dos Pueblos Cruises to Sweep of Cabrillo

Dos Pueblos looks ahead to showdown with San Marcos after sweeping Cabrillo. Read story.

Friday, September 28, 2018

S.B. Rallies in Solidarity with Kavanaugh Accuser

The #BelieveChristine rally joined actions nationwide against Kavanaugh's appointment as a lifetime justice. Read story.

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Gutter Politics

Democrats are pulling out all the stops to prevent the confirmation of Judge Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. Read story.

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Driver Cracks Wall at Loreto Plaza

Runs over parking bumper and hits Posh jewelers. Read story.

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Christine Ford Rally at Noon

Santa Barbara to gather at De la Guerra Plaza to support congressional testimony. Read story.

Thursday, September 27, 2018

The Danger of a Homily

Fr. Juan Carlos Gavancho's quick departure indicates how dangerous the Archdiocese of Los Angeles considers his opinion. Read story.

Thursday, September 27, 2018

ShelterBox Event Raises Funds for Those Displaced by Disaster or Conflict

Event draws 250 supporters, QAD honored. Read story.

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Smooth Paddling for Cameron Benson

The Friendship Paddle raises $180,000-plus. Read story.

Thursday, September 27, 2018

UCSB Grad Student Wins Collegiate Bridge Championship

Andrew Rowberg takes home a $2,000 scholarship and serious bragging rights. Read story.

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Call to Action Film Festival

SBIFF showcases a social, environmental, and political slate of docs, as well as community-engaging panel discussions with artists and community leaders. Read story.

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Karl Francis Lopker: 1951-2018

The cofounder of two very successful Santa Barbara businesses, Karl Lopker was intensely competitive at virtually everything he did, but he didn't complain if he didn't win. He was too busy getting better. Read story.

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Museum of Natural History Unveils New Butterfly Pavilion, Backyard Area

The additions are part of its $20 million Centennial Project. Read story.

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Sammy Miller and the Congregation Play SOhO

NYC-based jazz band creates contagious energy at its live shows. Read story.

Thursday, September 27, 2018

The Gamberdellas’ Big Game Quandary

San Marcos High alum roots for Santa Barbara Don son in 59th crosstown gridiron battle. Read story.

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Athletes of the Week: Mikayla Butzke and Rodney Michael

S.B. Athletic Round Table honors Dos Pueblos volleyballer and UCSB soccer star. Read story.

Thursday, September 27, 2018

‘Lodge 49’ Re-Enchants Everyday Life

The AMC series aims to unearth some magic and adventure in a hollowed-out world. Read story.

Thursday, September 27, 2018

An Interview with Wynton Marsalis

Legendary musician talks about the importance of jazz and the responsibility of the artist in the modern world. Read story.

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Just Communities Refutes Racism Charges in Schools

An anonymous parent group has threatened to sue. Read story.

Thursday, September 27, 2018

School Board Races Loaded with Candidates

Slates, wildcards, and Dem politics are shaping the election after Kate Parker decided to run for City College trustee. Read story.

Thursday, September 27, 2018

County Disaster Management Deemed 'Satisfactory'

An independent draft report details response to Thomas Fire and 1/9 Debris Flow. Read story.

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Praying for Hail Mary Pass in Brett Kavanaugh Hearings

Will a “female assistant” save Mitch McConnell and the Republican leadership from committing a judicial travesty in the Brett Kavanaugh hearings? Read story.

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Group Forms to Rename 'Indio Muerto' Street

Community meets to discuss name change for their 'own gentrification.' Read story.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Homeless Rights Advocate Sues City

Peter Marin argues that the oversized-vehicle ban is discriminatory. Read story.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Dyslexia Dialogue Set for September 30

Goleta Valley Library hosts educational series for parents. Read story.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

IMAX Coming to Macy's Building?

Business leaders want greater transparency on potential downtown tenants. Read story.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Finding Some Heart

The beginning of the Indy on September 20 left me slightly despondent. Read story.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Car-Crash Fatalities Spike Outside Lompoc

CHP cites speeding and distracted driving. Read story.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Montecito Groups Honor Victims, First Responders

Bronze plaque installed at Corner Green park. Read story.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Downtown Health Clinic for Body and Mind

Integrated Care Clinic hits one-year mark, busier than anticipated. Read story.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Night Lizard Brews Up Environmental Awareness

Family brewery hopes to save the planet, one pint at a time. Read story.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Michael Moore Returns with ‘Fahrenheit 11/9’

The filmmaker’s candid narration does a nice job underscoring how far and how fast the U.S. has departed from democratic norms in the Trump era. Read story.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Sarah House Says Goodbye to Buster the Cat

He comforted the dying and their families for 14 years. Read story.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Prostitution Sting Arrests 17 in Goleta

Human trafficking has “exploded” countywide. Read story.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Nelson

Beautiful cat needs a home! Read story.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Game of the Week: San Marcos @ Santa Barbara Football

The Royals battle the Dons in the 59th Big Game on September 28. Read story.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

New School Year Safety Tips

The Sheriff’s Office shares safety advice to keep children safe inside and outside of school. Read story.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Studying Sustainability

Jobs, climate change, and our future were linked at the global summit held in San Francisco. Read story.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Sophie Rose Headlines Girls Rock Benefit

‘Raise Her Voice’ is meant to be a loud and clear statement for a changing music industry. Read story.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

SEC Sues Goleta Breast Implant Company's CEO for Fraud

Hani Zeini allegedly concealed information and misled investors. Read story.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Goleta Woman Arrested in Hope Ranch for Prowling

Christen Aceves was also wanted for unlawful possession of a bird of prey. Read story.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

‘How to Transcend a Happy Marriage’ Tackles Polyamory

The Producing Unit presents Sarah Ruhl’s play that calls into question traditional monogamous relationships. Read story.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Whole Fried Snapper @ Rodney’s Grill

The star of the new heritage menu at the Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort. Read story.

Originally published 11:40 a.m., September 25, 2018
Updated 4:25 p.m., September 25, 2018

Man Talked Down from Goleta Overpass

The 48-year-old had tied himself to a sign support. Read story.

Monday, September 24, 2018

Get Oil Out Founder and Dolphin Sculptor Bud Bottoms Dies

He was a true man-about-town and an engaged public citizen. Read story.

Monday, September 24, 2018

Air Mail @ Chaplin’s Martini Bar

Classic drinks in classic setting on Coast Village Road. Read story.

Monday, September 24, 2018

SBIFF 10-10-10 Applications Wanted

Deadline for submissions to the program is Monday, October 1. Read story.

Monday, September 24, 2018

Thursday Table

What a great happening! Read story.

Monday, September 24, 2018

Cherry-Picking Facts Despite Dangers to Residents

Fuel breaks provide an immediate line of defense adjacent to homes that are at risk. Read story.

Monday, September 24, 2018

Notorious

Loved reading about Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson and her many accomplishments. Read story.

Sunday, September 23, 2018

5G Concerns

I read with some concern the article by Miriam Lindbeck on 5G cell phone installations. Read story.

Sunday, September 23, 2018

The Air We Breathe

If only the new ordinance prohibiting smoking in public areas were of any use. Read story.

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Gauchos Capture Victory Over UCLA

UCSB claims biggest victory of the season over UCLA. Read story.

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Vaqueros Fall Short Against Citrus

Miscues doom SBCC in loss to Citrus. Read story.

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Don't Stop Short

If they are to be called liberal, progressive environmentalists, the council must ban plastic bottles of every type. Read story.

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Immigration Ensures the Survival of Our Democracy

The role of migration in governance is recognized in the Constitution. Read story.

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Monster Advertising

We observed this garish "billboard" at the Hotel Californian on a walk this week. Read story.

Saturday, September 22, 2018

A Great Loss

The passing of Dr. Van Hamilton is a great loss to Santa Barbara County. Read story.

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Plastic Bags? Throw ’Em Away

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

Saturday, September 22, 2018

UCSB Ranked Number Three in UC System

UCLA and Cal took the one and two spots. Read story.

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Political Suicide

Being a criminal should be enough to disqualify any candidate for the United States Supreme Court. Read story.

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Dos Pueblos Pummeled at Righetti

The Chargers had no answer for Righetti's rushing attack. Read story.

Saturday, September 22, 2018

The State Give and Take

In my libertarian fantasyland, we each fully pay our own way through this life. Read story.

Friday, September 21, 2018

Pini Property Fights Continue

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

Friday, September 21, 2018

Tribalism Is Bad Politics

Far too many Americans are loyal to their political group above all else. Read story.

Friday, September 21, 2018

Information Please

I am puzzled that I never heard anything about the Common Table event. Read story.

Friday, September 21, 2018

MTD Takes Stand Against Prop. 6

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

Friday, September 21, 2018

The S.B. Questionnaire: Kathi King

Talking new careers with the Community Environmental Council’s outreach and education director. Read story.

Friday, September 21, 2018

Dream Foundation’s Fashion Show Event Is Huge Hit

Proceeds provide dreams to terminally ill adults. Read story.

Friday, September 21, 2018

County Half-Jokes It Wants Cannabis 'World Domination'

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

Friday, September 21, 2018

Oversized Vehicle Parking Ban Extended

New rule affects Isla Vista, Vandenberg Village, and Butterfly Beach. Read story.

Friday, September 21, 2018

Alvarado Endorsed by Capps, Lurie for School Board

He's running against seven other people for two open seats. Read story.

Friday, September 21, 2018

Youth Interactive and Hutton Parker Foundation Host Soirée

New venue will house teen arts entrepreneurial program and collaborative workspace. Read story.

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Latinos Are Being Pushed Out of Santa Barbara in Droves

New census data shows their population has shrunk by 24 percent since 2011. Read story.

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Police Suspend Public Sleeping Laws

The non-enforcement comes in response to a new court ruling. Read story.

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Priest's Firing Raises Questions

What's the real reason Father Gavancho was terminated from Our Lady of Sorrows? Read story.

Thursday, September 20, 2018

1/9 Repeat? 'Nobody Knows!'

A UCSB geologist says predictions are purely guesswork. Read story.

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Talking Wine-Laced Beers with Garage Project’s Jos Ruffell

New Zealand brewery one of many coming to Firestone Walker’s Terroir Project festival. Read story.

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Anacapa Island in Pictures

Marla Daily discusses her new photographic history of the smallest Channel Island. Read story.

Thursday, September 20, 2018

High School Football Off to Impressive Start

Impressive victories as teams from Lompoc to Carpinteria prepare for league play. Read story.

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Bright Brown, Hinds, and Amo Amo

The Brooklyn-based Chapman Stick player, Spanish garage rockers, and Omar Velasco’s psychedelic crew come to town. Read story.

Thursday, September 20, 2018

‘On the Edge of a Dream’ Premieres in Santa Barbara

Documentary chronicles surfing legend George Greenough’s pursuit of hydrodynamic nirvana. Read story.

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Posting Bail for S.B. County’s Undocumented ICE Detainees

How Anahi Mendoza and a Santa Barbara County organization help win bail for residents in ICE detention centers. Read story.

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Why Won’t Santa Barbara City Council Progressives Fix Broken Housing Plan?

Santa Barbara City Council Progressives refuse to require affordable housing for middle-income residents. Read story.

Thursday, September 20, 2018

SBCC President Apologizes for Handling of Harassment Claims

Three dozen faculty members signed a letter condemning the college's inaction. Read story.

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Ukulele Maven Victoria Vox

Virtuoso will give a workshop and play a concert September 22 at Live Oak Unitarian Universalist Church. Read story.

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Valuables in Cars a Target for Thieves

Theft is up at Santa Barbara parks. Read story.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Section 8 Applications Reopened for First Time in Four Years

The city's Housing Authority is providing new incentives to landlords. Read story.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Bargaining Impasse with City of Santa Barbara

Salary increases, vacation cash-out, certification pay, and salary inequities block agreement. Read story.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Transgender People's Military Service Upheld Again

The administration tried to dissolve the court's injunction against its ban, but California's ruling was upheld. Read story.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Laurence Juber’s Guitarist Gold at SOhO

The Grammy Award–winning composer blends past and present on ‘Touchstones.’ Read story.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Mike Love Brings Beach Boys to Granada

The founding member is doing the most authentic live representation of the full range of the group’s music. Read story.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Athletes of the Week: Adrian Soracco and Brynn Sofro

S.B. Athletic Round Table honors Bishop Diego running back/linebacker and San Marcos volleyballer. Read story.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Celebrating ‘Storm Reading’

Cottage Hospital celebrates 30th anniversary of Access Theatre’s breakout hit. Read story.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Eat This: Shrimp Fest @ Beachside

The 34th annual seasonal shellfish soirée runs ’til end of fall at Goleta Beach. Read story.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

An ’80s Flashback at the Santa Barbara Bowl

Culture Club, The B-52s, and Tom Bailey of Thompson Twins play together on the same stage. Read story.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Dyer Returns as Interim Fire Chief

When Eric Peterson steps down, Mike Dyer will fill in for County Fire. Read story.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Santa Barbara Poets Laureate in Ireland

Seven readings over 10 days — a mad dash in service of poetry. Read story.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Luis Miguel Plays the Bowl

He played songs off his most recent album and old classics that reaffirmed his title of “El Sol.” Read story.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Santa Barbara Bodybuilder Wins Mr. Olympia Competition

At 43, Shawn “Flexatron” Rhoden ties for the oldest champ in the contest's history. Read story.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Lois Capps Reflects on Struggles in New Book

‘Keeping Faith in Congress’ reveals the work was never as easy for her as she made it look. Read story.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Jason Mraz Plays the Santa Barbara Bowl

The singer delivered an enchanting, healing, and uplifting set on Saturday. Read story.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

The National Comes to the Santa Barbara Bowl

Bassist Scott Devendorf talks touring, Bowl show, and California wine. Read story.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Game of the Week: UCLA @ UCSB Soccer

The Bruins and Gauchos battle this Saturday at Harder Stadium. Read story.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Chiles en Nogada @ Santo Mezcal & Los Agaves

This dish celebrates Mexican Independence Day while pomegranates are fresh. Read story.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Renovated Cabrillo Ball Park Now Open

The park got new exercise equipment, multi-use grass turf areas, and an upgraded softball field. Read story.

Monday, September 17, 2018

The Friendship Paddle Sets Off on Saturday

This year they’re helping Cameron Benson and his family. Read story.

Monday, September 17, 2018

UCSB Researcher Charged with Molesting Child on Campus

Dr. Hongjun Zhou was arrested September 6. Read story.

Monday, September 17, 2018

DiFi’s #MeToo Moment

Why Feinstein chose to keep Kavanaugh sexual assault letter secret. Read story.

Monday, September 17, 2018

Teen Serial Robber Caught and Confesses

The suspect was identified through an anonymous tipster. Read story.

Monday, September 17, 2018

Chef’s Corner: Damien Giliberti

Meet the new executive chef @ Outpost at The Goodland. Read story.

Monday, September 17, 2018

Miss Fluffy

Adorable little fuzz-ball needs a home! Read story.

Monday, September 17, 2018

New Eastside Playground Finished

Swings and a play structure go up at the Municipal Tennis Courts. Read story.

Monday, September 17, 2018

The S.B. Questionnaire: Jeremy Sewell

Talking fine dining and good wine with the general manager of Oliver’s in Montecito. Read story.

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Affordable Units Open in Goleta

Casas de Los Carneros is fully tenanted. Read story.

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Carpinteria Passes Test in Citrus Coast League Opener

Carpinteria outlasts Fillmore in Citrus Coast League opener. Read story.

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Local Governments Must Oppose Fracking

Coalition advocacy is by no means new. It can, however, be very effective. Read story.

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Missing Middle-Class Housing Is Still Missing

City approves a high-end rental project for Garden and Anapamu streets. Read story.

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Edison Submits Grid Safety Plan for PUC Approval

The $582 million program would replace and improve equipment Read story.

Saturday, September 15, 2018

What 5G Gives and Gets

Independent scientists and physicians are strongly advising the FCC to do the required studies before allowing 5G to be fully deployed. Read story.

Originally published 12:00 a.m., September 15, 2018
Updated 3:11 p.m., September 24, 2018

Oprah Thanks Thomas Fire and 1/9 Debris Flow First Responders

A new commemorative stamp was unveiled that honors public safety heroes. Read story.

Friday, September 14, 2018

Homeless Issues

Regarding homelessness, the issues of mental health should be our first and primary concern. Read story.

Friday, September 14, 2018

An Interview with Brett Dennen

Singer opens for Jason Mraz at the Bowl, September 15. Read story.

Friday, September 14, 2018

Father and Son Go Missing on Sailing Trip from Goleta to Hawai‘i

Gerald “Storm” Talifero, 68, and Adagio “Dag” Talifero, 14, were last seen in June. Read story.

Friday, September 14, 2018

State Gives $2 Million in Fire-Related Grants

Money goes to debris basins, fish passage, and the Botanic Garden. Read story.

Friday, September 14, 2018

Breaking Bread on State Street

Lois & Walter Capps Project hosts successful Our Common Table event. Read story.

Friday, September 14, 2018

Playing Craps with Sea-Level Rise in Santa Barbara

It will most likely be between 3.3 feet and 8.2 feet by 2050. Read story.

Friday, September 14, 2018

Unforgettably Rude

I don’t know how you could honor the Morellos from Olio e Limone. Read story.

Thursday, September 13, 2018

UCSB’s Naked Shakes Presents Excellent ‘Hamlet’

Summer Shakespeare program takes on the Bard’s Dane to great effect. Read story.

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Ken Dahmen Leads Bici Centro Santa Maria

The community bike shop supports cycling in S.B.’s North County. Read story.

Thursday, September 13, 2018

UAV Crash-Lands at Pt. Mugu

Landing gear fails to drop after engine issues develop. Read story.

Thursday, September 13, 2018

‘Arcadia’

Arcadia. PCPA at the Solvang Festival Theater on Saturday, September 1. Read story.

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Cinema Heaven and Hell

Camino Real Cinemas had been my apex of theaters, but then I moved to Los Angeles. To my surprise, I chose my seats, and there were no lines, no sold-out signs, no sitting within three feet of a 50-foot screen. Read story.

Thursday, September 13, 2018

‘Julius Caesar’

Julius Caesar. Presented by Lit Moon Theatre Company at Center Stage on Friday, August 31. Read story.

Thursday, September 13, 2018

‘A Doll House’

A Doll House. Preented by Lit Moon Theatre Company at Center Stage on Thursday, August 30. Read story.

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Leon Bridges @ Santa Barbara Bowl

Soulful Texas crooner plays after smooth instrumentalists Khruangbin. Read story.

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Yacht Club Holds Regatta for Visiting Nurse & Hospice Care

Event is one of the most fun fundraisers. Read story.

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Brain Food

Thank you, Starshine Roshell, for making me laugh, cry, think, and pay attention! Read story.

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Pending Legislation Promotes Gender Diversity

SB 826 would require women on corporate boards.  Read story.

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Wild West Artist Joe De Yong

Willian Reynolds’s recent book, ‘Joe De Yong: A Life in the West,’ details the life and work of the multifaceted artist. Read story.

Thursday, September 13, 2018

An Interview with John Doe

Legendary musician talks his memoir, X’s punk-rock legacy, and his latest solo album. Read story.

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Capturing Nojoqui Magic at Folded Hills Winery

Andy Busch is building his legacy project on historic ranch off Highway 101. Read story.

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Chefs Shuck & Swallow with Speed

The Canary Hotel is bringing back the oyster-eating battle on September 16. Read story.

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Maritime Museum Takes On the History of Oil

The exhibit examines how black gold has brightened and darkened Santa Barbara. Read story.

Thursday, September 13, 2018

‘Three Tall Women’ Shines

DogStar presents dark Edward Albee play. Read story.

Thursday, September 13, 2018

State St.: Schools of Rock

September brings Future Islands, Rainbow Girls, Gabriel Garzón-Montano, and more. Read story.

Thursday, September 13, 2018

HBJ’s High-Impact Legislative Session

We went behind the scenes with the state senator. Read story.

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Lindsey Ruddins Serves, Spikes, and Digs for UCSB

The Gaucho volleyball star leads her team to the Thunderdome Classic championship. Read story.

Thursday, September 13, 2018

The July 6 Wake-Up Call

The extreme heat event in July is a warning that farmers, ranchers, and orchardists must heed. Read story.

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Losing Cash Bail Means Courts Will Decide

Bail reform puts pretrial detention in judges' Hands. Read story.

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Plains Pipeline Verdict: 50 Shades of Guilt

The Plains pipeline verdicts were guilty on eight misdemeanors and one felony. Read story.

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Mental Illness and Criminal Justice in Santa Barbara County

Who is crazy and who is insane in the jails and courts and on the streets? Read story.

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Ring Nets Proposed for Unstable Montecito Canyons

The waterways are still loaded with rock and loose soil. Read story.

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Untangling Downtown Santa Barbara Dysfunction

Should property owners do more to save State Street? Read story.

Thursday, September 13, 2018

100 People Are Homeless and Evicted

A Lompoc riverbed community is offered services but not housing. Read story.

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Château de Berne Emotion

Review of Château de Berne Emotion 2017. Read story.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Marijuana Grows Destroyed in Tepusquet

Sheriff's Cannabis Compliance Team takes out nearly 1,600 plants. Read story.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Homeless Suggestion

What about the city creating jobs for the homeless? Read story.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Presidential Vacancy

The recent funeral of Sen. John McCain seemed like one for a president. That's because we don't have one. Read story.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Jim Mishler Wants You to Roost

Longtime Paradise Café manager opens restaurant in former Downey’s space on State Street. Read story.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Close Escapes: Mono Lake

Lots of tufas and birds were expected; hot springs were not. Read story.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Athletes of the Week: Jesse Mollkoy, Gabby Minier, Brady Sturdivan, and Madison Funk


The Dos Pueblos kicker and golfer, Carp High receiver, and San Marcos runner were honored by the S.B. Athletic Round Table. Read story.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Jack White’s ‘Boarding House Reach’ Is an Experimental Oddity

The mercurial singer/songwriter has rhythm and ideas to spare. Read story.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Police Dogs Getting Bulletproof Vests

A $30,000 donation will pay for the new equipment. Read story.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

UCSB Hops onto Bike-Share

Contracts with CycleHop for rentable bicycles. Read story.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Cities Can Save the Environment from Trump

Santa Barbara has the standing to lead a coalition to oppose offshore oil and support emissions standards. Read story.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Sol Linver Named New County Undersheriff

He succeeds Barney “Yoda” Melekian as Sheriff Brown’s right-hand man. Read story.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Goleta Seeks Politically Interested Youth for Commission

Public Engagement Commission wants to recruit a member 15 to 21 years in age. Read story.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Native Sons

I am writing to voice my concern over Indigenous People’s Day in Santa Barbara and California. Read story.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Mountainfilm Festival Comes to Ojai

World-class nature documentaries screen under the stars. Read story.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Dons Capture First Channel League Win Over Santa Ynez

Santa Barbara High girls volleyball picks up first Channel League win with sweep of Santa Ynez Read story.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Anatomy of Fake News

UCSB graduate seminar students create a website that shines a light on the modern scourge of bogus “news”. Read story.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

'Love and Bananas: An Elephant Story'

Ashley Bell’s documentary exposes plight of Asian pachyderms. Read story.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Pride, Patriotism, and Unity

Seventeen years ago, on September 11, 2001, America was attacked by Islamic jihadists. Read story.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

John Primer and Bob Corritore Play the Blues

The respected musicians unleashed a broken levee's worth of killer blues at Carrillo Rec Center. Read story.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Girls’ Volleyball: San Marcos at Dos Pueblos

High schoolers battle for first place on September 13. Read story.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Please Help Me Find Dante

It's been a month, but my dog, Dante, is still missing, taken the morning of August 12 at Lake Cachuma. Read story.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

‘27: The Most Perfect Album’

Songs inspired by the 27 Constitutional amendments, featuring musicians such as Dolly Parton and Devendra Banhart. Read story.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

‘Why? What Makes Us Curious’ Is a Gem of a Book

Mario Livio, astrophysicist and author, directs his own polymathic curiosity at curiosity. Read story.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

DANCEworks’ 10th Anniversary

Choreographers unite to celebrate Dianne Vapnek. Read story.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Why We Still Dig

The Bucket Brigade is committed to finding the lost children of Montecito and needs financial help. Read story.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Feinstein Speaks on Kavanaugh in Santa Barbara

California senator states Supreme Court pick believes president is above the law. Read story.

Monday, September 10, 2018

New Director for CSU Channel Islands Santa Rosa Island Research Station

Russell Bradley arrives from Farallon Islands.  Read story.

Monday, September 10, 2018

El Niño on the Way? 

Scientists say most likely but rainfall uncertain.  Read story.

Monday, September 10, 2018

The S.B. Questionnaire: Caroline Diani

Talking Kenya and bicoastal life with the founder of DIANI Boutique. Read story.

Sunday, September 9, 2018

Ernesto Paredes and Joni Meisel Crowned Man and Woman of the Year

Abe and Jessica Powell also honored. Read story.

Sunday, September 9, 2018

Veterans Deserve Better

A great irony occurred when Bruce Porter praised Senator McCain’s integrity while falsely assailing a county supervisor. Read story.

Sunday, September 9, 2018

Christmas at Macy's on State Street

A holiday pop-up is slated for the empty storefront Read story.

Sunday, September 9, 2018

Reps. Carbajal, Bacon Take Bipartisan Tour  

Republican Don Bacon visited the 24th Congressional District.  Read story.

Sunday, September 9, 2018

Wildfire Bill Aims for Prescribed Burns, Better Planning

SB 1260 was drafted in the wake of California's worst fire season.  Read story.

Sunday, September 9, 2018

Curbing Crime with Children's Books

Public lending library opens used bookstore. Read story.

Sunday, September 9, 2018

New Fire Chief for Carpinteria-Summerland

Carpinteria-Summerland Fire Protection District is welcoming Greg Fish as its new fire chief. Read story.

Sunday, September 9, 2018

Which Commandments Apply?

Trump and his genuflecting groupies constantly whine about perceived "fake news." Read story.

Saturday, September 8, 2018

Water Board Candidate Squabble

I attend the Santa Ynez ID 1 Water District meetings regularly. Read story.

Saturday, September 8, 2018

Bishop Diego Finds Rhythm in Win Over Nipomo

Bishop Diego hangs on for crucial win over Nipomo. Read story.

Saturday, September 8, 2018

La Casa de Maria Closing for Rebuild

The interfaith retreat is recovering from 1/9 Debris Flow.  Read story.

Saturday, September 8, 2018

Vision Zero Santa Barbara

Is the city's initiative half-baked or ready for prime time? Read story.

Saturday, September 8, 2018

Plains Pipeline Verdict: Clear as Spilled Oil

Jury finds oil transport company guilty on nine counts, hangs on three, in Refugio spill. Read story.

Friday, September 7, 2018

Santa Barbara Renters Share Horror Stories

Forum focuses on tenants’ rights and state rent control legislation. Read story.

Friday, September 7, 2018

Attempted Rape on Upper State

Suspect caught the next night in the same location. Read story.

Friday, September 7, 2018

'Fake News' Bill on Governor's Desk

Digital literacy for young people is the goal of SB 947.  Read story.

Friday, September 7, 2018

Polo & Wine Fest Canceled

This Saturday’s event at Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club called off “due to unforeseen circumstances.” Read story.

Friday, September 7, 2018

Living in DACA Limbo

One-year after feds cut Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, future still unknown. Read story.

Friday, September 7, 2018

San Marcos Claims Road Win over Santa Barbara

San Marcos sweeps rival Santa Barbara in high school girls’ volleyball. Read story.

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Pending Public Safety Legislation on Governor's Desk

SB 821 seeks automatic enrollment in emergency-alert messaging system.  Read story.

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Deus ex Parking Machina

I can’t believe the Anapamu Street project made it before the commission as the next agenda item. Read story.

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Santa Barbara Considers Switch to Indigenous Peoples Day 

Should the city say goodbye to Columbus?  Read story.

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Montecito Recovery Center Remains Open

Mental wellness nonprofit secures month-to-month lease. Read story.

Thursday, September 6, 2018

A Santa Barbara Moment

While out and about in Santa Barbara the other night … Read story.

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Klentner Ranch Wins Pacific Coast Open

Lively social scene accompanies premier polo event. Read story.

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Filip Peraić Illustrates Leon Bridges

Croatian artist designs portrait series for soulful crooner, who performs in Santa Barbara on September 12. Read story.

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Soulful Sounds, Swanky Sips, and Polo Ponies


The second annual Polo & Wine Festival happens on September 8. Read story.

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Lessons in Playing Polo

Learning to hit a ball from horseback at Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club. Read story.

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Two Plays About Strong Women

DramaDogs and DogStar present ‘Three Tall Women’ and ‘Lettice and Lovage.’ Read story.

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Gauchos Gunning for College Cup

UCSB men’s soccer powered by pairs of freshmen and Frenchmen. Read story.

Thursday, September 6, 2018

DANCEworks Presents Doug Elkins’s ‘Kintsugi’

This performance is full of relentless imaginative variations that are the company’s lifeblood. Read story.

Thursday, September 6, 2018

The California Honeydrops Sweeten Up Santa Barbara Polo & Wine Festival

Bay Area R&B Act Joins ZZ Ward, Booker T. Jones, and more. Read story.

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Rebelution Caps Off Tour at S.B. Bowl

The area favorites will be joined by Stephen Marley, Common Kings, and Zion I. Read story.

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Homelessness, State Street, and Democratic Values

Homelessness is a social justice and public policy issue reflecting values that are core to our society. Read story.

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Feds Consider Fracking in Santa Barbara County

September 7 is the deadline for public comment.  Read story.

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Bill Targets Coastal Oil and Gas Development 

SB 834 would prohibit construction of new infrastructure.  Read story.

Thursday, September 6, 2018

DANCEworks’ All-Star Reunion

All resident artists return for the program’s 10th anniversary. Read story.

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Brett Kavanaugh: Mr. Nice Guy or a Right-Wing Water Boy?

Why we’ll never see the true record of Brett Kavanaugh during his Senate confirmation hearings for a seat on the Supreme Court. Read story.

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Buddy

Sensitive Chihuahua needs a home! Read story.

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Camerata Pacifica Begins New Season

Orchestra embarks on a deep dive into the music of Beethoven. Read story.

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Corazón Cocina Gets Its Just Desserts

Chef Eileen Randall cooks up delights for S.B. Public Market’s Mexican restaurant. Read story.

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Hitching Post Opens Tasting Room

Frank Ostini and Gray Hartley now serving in Buellton just in time for 40th vintage. Read story.

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

An Interview with Jake Busey

Actor opens up about his life and upcoming TV and film roles. Read story.

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Game of the Week: Nordhoff at San Marcos Football

The Rangers (2-1) will try to control the ball Friday night against the Royals’ defense. Read story.

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Car Chase in Montecito; Pedestrian Critically Injured

[Update] Two suspects identified; manhunt near Butterfly Beach occurred Tuesday afternoon. Read story.

Originally published 11:49 a.m., September 5, 2018
Updated 2:00 p.m., September 6, 2018

A Record of Law Enforcement Support

Do your homework. Read story.

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

San Marcos Sweeps Buena in Non-League Play

San Marcos defeats Buena in final tuneup for Channel League play. Read story.

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

‘The Miseducation of Cameron Post’: Chloë Grace Moretz Gives Slow-Burning Performance

The film avoids hysterical depictions of the conversion campaign, instead artfully dealing with realities of a volatile situation with too much relevance in the modern moment. Read story.

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Democrats Host Labor Day Picnic

The party has endorsed 15 candidates for November's election. Read story.

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

‘Operation Finale’: An Unsettling Mix of Action, Historical Morality

The film’s unbalanced aesthetic blends Schindler’s List with Ocean’s Eleven. Read story.

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

‘Searching’ Is Tight, Sharp Thriller

Film comments on technology’s omniscient presence in our daily lives and the extent to which a father will go to find his daughter. Read story.

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Serious Ambivalence

About The Nook, which won the Burger with Your Beer Award in the Foodie article. Read story.

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Ca’ Dario Expands Its Italian Grip

Dario Furlati opens new establishments in the Santa Barbara Public Market and Goleta. Read story.

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Miye Ota Is 100 Years Old and Still Kickin’ Butt

Her martial arts and dance students help celebrate her birthday. Read story.

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

‘The Little Stranger’: A Sophisticated Gothic Tale

Domhnall Gleeson and Ruth Wilson star in a story of desire, class-driven resentment, and repressed sexual identity. Read story.

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Beyond Price

Many unique and special places that enriched the character and atmosphere of Santa Barbara are no longer here. Read story.

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Keep the Fiesta Soldado Tradition

There is a cabal afoot. Read story.

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Trail Advocates Ignore the Constitution

Public access has never existed across the private property at Hollister Ranch to the beach. Read story.

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

The Fake One

As one among millions who watches TV, I am struck by how often our president likes to mention "fake news." Read story.

Monday, September 3, 2018

Don't Forget the Spiritualist Church

I was very interested in Charles Donelan's article on spiritualism. Read story.

Monday, September 3, 2018

Human Remains Remain Unidentified

DNA samples have been sent to state database. Read story.

Monday, September 3, 2018

Climate Change Requires a New Look at Development

Will water exist for new 64,000-square-foot rental project? Read story.

Monday, September 3, 2018

The S.B. Questionnaire: Sarah Holt Mullins

Talking ballsy women and ranch life with the winemaker for Rancho Sisquoc Winery. Read story.

Sunday, September 2, 2018

Cannabis Clarification

Medical cannabis patients can grow more than six plants in the State of California. Read story.

Sunday, September 2, 2018

Election Tensions Heat Up Water Race

Challengers for the Santa Ynez water district board don't need to own property. Read story.

Sunday, September 2, 2018

Enough Is Enough

I've been observing a lot of the trial in the Plains oil spill. Read story.

Sunday, September 2, 2018

The Party of Racism

The only thing that remains of the original Republican Party is the name. Read story.

Sunday, September 2, 2018
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