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The Man Who Gave Away His Organs

Richard Levine’s debut book is a collection of stories that are imaginative and provocative throughout, and the writing fluid and evocative. Read story.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Ramadan: A ‘Scorching Hot’ Holiday

How Santa Barbara Muslims honor their month of fasting, prayer, and spiritual purification. Read story.

Friday, June 26, 2015

The Dog Days of Summer

An overheated dog can suffer brain damage after only 15 minutes. Read story.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Blackie Shiloh

Green-eyed kitty will melt your heart! Read story.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Santa Barbara Wellness Professionals Integrate Innovative Holistic Practices

New center combines relaxation, detoxification, lifestyle coaching, and alternative therapies. Read story.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

UCSB Arts & Lectures 2015-16 Season

Series subscriptions are on sale now. Read story.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Music Academy Season Preview

MAW makes musical relevance accessible to the masses. Read story.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Black Sheep Finds Growing Sta. Rita Hills Roots

Lompoc winery behind Holus Bolus plants for the future; will pour at Saturday’s S.B. Wine Festival. Read story.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

San Marcos Alumni Foundation Theater Group Presents Spamalot

The event is a fundraiser for the Royals’ Performing Arts Department. Read story.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Scene in S.B.

Last Saturday's annual Summer Solstice Parade attracted thousands of people to State Street. Read story.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Music Academy Plays Beethoven’s Ninth

S.B. Choral Society joins Academy Festival Orchestra for Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy” on Saturday, June 20. Read story.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl is Funny and Moving

Director Alfonso Gomez-Rejon’s film is an accumulation of perfect small details, animated flourishes, and a wicked soundtrack. Read story.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Music Galore in Santa Barbara This Week

Check out the Johnny Cash Tribute, Standing Sun Concerts, Martin Gore, and more this week. Read story.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Foresters Find Spunk in Hitting Coach Dmitri Young

Former Major Leaguer now serving as “hype man” for Santa Barbara’s semipro baseballers. Read story.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

D'oh! (nut)

People can be forgiven for thinking Trixie the Angry Poodle is The Indy's totemic icon, but we're really mostly in a Homer Simpson frame of mind, and we like to think we're all "mostly balanced," too — well, except when it comes to donuts and oil spills. Read story.

Thursday, June 25, 2015
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