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Beta Play’s Ultimate Holiday Playlist

Tommy & The High Pilots may have changed their name, but they’re still keeping their Christmas tradition alive. Read story.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

The Making of Lit Moon’s Humbug!

In this stylish and deeply felt version of A Christmas Carol, five actors play 20 roles. Read story.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

FUNZONE Hosts Charity Concert for Ferguson Public Library

Watercolor Paintings, Sun Daes, and Chaye Tione play a benefit show on Friday, December 19. Read story.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Host an Exchange Student

Host families are needed for four International students who will attend Bishop Diego High School in spring. Read story.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

“Big Dave’s” Egg Nog

Review of The Hungry Cat’s “Big Dave’s” Egg Nog. Read story.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

College Basketball So Far

While the players are dealing with term papers and final exams, John Zant gives first quarter grades to UCSB and Westmont. Read story.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Game of the Week

The 2014 High School Girls', Basketball S.B. Tournament of Champions Opening Game Friday, December 19, with Games Through Tuesday, December 23. Read story.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

’TWAS THE WEEK BEFORE …

The holidays have struck, and they've never hit The Santa Barbara Independent in quite this way. Read story.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

volume 29, number 466, Dec. 18-24, 2014

How the Failed Dreams of Cloistered Nuns Gave Birth to Santa Barbara Wine Country Read story.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Lake Cachuma Cruises

Winter is when raptors and other migratory birds head to the lake’s shores. Read story.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Scene in S.B.

Carp locals enjoy winter days at the Carpinteria Tar Pits. Read story.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Trip Out with Mystic Braves

The L.A. psych rockers join The Abigails, Pearl Charles, and Jeffertitti’s Nile at SOhO on December 26. Read story.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Profile: Pearl Bloom

The 88-year-old has been working at Macy’s for 40 years and has no plans to retire. Read story.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Review: The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

The third Hobbit may be the best yet, but it could still benefit from some serious editing. Read story.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Review: Chakaia Booker at the Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum

The prints and sculptures in this West Coast debut show Chakaia Booker's fluent command in multiple media. Read story.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014
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