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True Grit

Though emotions were mixed when we won the Breaking News category for the tragedy in Isla Vista (reported by, clockwise from top left, Brandon Fastman, Tyler Hayden, Nick Welsh, Lyz Hoffman, Kelsey Brugger, and Matt Kettmann), we are more than proud about our firsts in the Better Newspaper Contest held by the California Newspaper Publishers Association, which include Fastman's DREAM Act story, Hayden's rental market cover, and the autobiographical "Paddling Through the Storm" by Ethan Stewart (who was busy with his newborn when we took this photo), and seconds for website, photo essay, and news photo. Read story.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Hiro Blue Sake

Review of Hiro Blue (Junmai Ginjo) Sake. Read story.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Pro Cyclists to Line Up on Waterfront Thursday

Young Latvian has lead halfway through eight-stage Amgen Tour of California. Read story.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

The D Train

Jack Black, James Marsden, and Kathryn Hahn star in this dark-hearted film. Read story.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

A Medicinal Herb Expert’s Teachings and Tribulations

USC Professor James Adams and Chumash healer leads educational hike in Tucker’s Grove this weekend. Read story.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Impact X Inspires Goodwill Work

Paksy Plackis-Cheng publishes book, hosts inspirational panel of thinkers and doers at the New Vic. Read story.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Hiking Rattlesnake Canyon

Shots from a weekend of walking one of Santa Barbara’s most popular trails. Read story.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Santa Barbara Arts & Crafts Show Turns 50

The popular weekly beachfront sale celebrates its anniversary with a special event. Read story.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Jump-Starting Star Lane Vineyard

Winemaker Tyler Thomas reenergizes breathtaking Happy Canyon property and focuses ambitious winery’s goals. Read story.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Sour Beer Party @ Telegraph

A tasting of the Salsipuedes Street brewery’s “Dia de las Obscuras 2015.” Read story.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

The Bandit Dick Fellows

Daring and ineptitude marked his career. Read story.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

CAMA Brings L.A. Phil to Town

L.A. Phil's spectacular Strauss, burnished Beethoven in S.B Read story.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Review: Bloody Poetry at UCSB

Poets Byron and Shelley are in love and trouble. Read story.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Les Florissants Brings French Baroque to Town

The France-based ensemble entertained the audience with 17th-century airs and drinking songs. Read story.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Tryouts for S.B. High School Hockey

Oxnard event open to all high school grades; team will play in Goleta’s Ice in Paradise. Read story.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015
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