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Game of the Week

The 2014 high school boys’ basketball Santa Barbara holiday classic features 16 teams playing eight games per day over five days starting December 26. Read story.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Scene in S.B.

Kristin Knapp Cole gets her basketball jersey (#44) hung on the wall at S.B. High’s J.R. Richards Gym. Read story.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Xmas Tree Recycling

Send your yuletide tree out in a blaze of glory at the annual Solvang Christmas tree burn. Read story.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Book Review: The Self-Portrait: A Cultural History

Author James Hall’s book about selfies. Read story.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Review: Inherent Vice

Paul Thomas Anderson does the almost-impossible by turning a Thomas Pynchon novel into a fun, artful, thoroughly watchable movie. Read story.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Last-Minute Gifts for Wine Lovers

Here’s some ideas of what books, stemware, and devices are hot this holiday season. Read story.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Branding the Presidio Neighborhood

Hugh Margerum’s campaign to connect restaurants, shopping, sightseeing, and wine in old Santa Barbara. Read story.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Presidio Sports All-City Volleyball Team

San Marcos's Anika Wilson is named Player of the Year. Read story.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Review: Top Five

Chris Rock’s winking homage to Woody Allen ends up to be unexpectedly great. Read story.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Holiday Bowl Game Trips

From San Diego to San Antonio, football fans can stay with style. Read story.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Worth the Drive: Blithe Spirit at the Ahmanson Theater

Angela Lansbury shines in this delightful but disturbing new play, which is up through January 18. Read story.

Monday, December 22, 2014

D’Angelo and the Vanguard

Black Messiah is an impressive return to form and a triumphant musical rebirth all at once. Read story.

Monday, December 22, 2014

The S.B. Questionnaire: Roger Kuntz

Loving volleyball and literature with the popular San Marcos High teacher and coach. Read story.

Monday, December 22, 2014

Dons Get Varsity Football Coach

S.B. High hires J.T. Stone as head coach after he held the position on an interim basis this season. Read story.

Monday, December 22, 2014

Lowell Steward, 1919-2014

UCSB Hall of Famer and flier with Tuskegee Airmen dies at 95. Read story.

Friday, December 19, 2014
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