On the Beat
John Frankenheimer’s cult film Seconds, full of Montecito boho pranksters, has been restored. Read story.
Thursday, August 22, 2013
Barney wonders why Santa Barbara scored a lowly number 38 on the happy meter. Read story.
Thursday, August 15, 2013
Fiesta full of odd surprises, this year and every year. Read story.
Thursday, August 8, 2013
Look, it won’t kill you to relish in warm and fuzzy pleasures of all kinds during Fiesta. Read story.
Thursday, August 1, 2013
Visiting faraway places can be educational, or not. Read story.
Thursday, July 25, 2013
Why do Steinbeck’s Santa Barbara son and 87-year-old Harper Lee have to wage court battles to regain their royalties? Read story.
Thursday, July 18, 2013
It was beastly hot when Steve Masto hiked out alone to join a crew battling a Santa Ynez Valley blaze. Read story.
Thursday, July 11, 2013
Santa Barbara is a lot of things, but it ain’t zany. Read story.
Thursday, June 27, 2013
When I was growing up in Chicago in the 1930s and ’40s, there were no gays among the millions of residents. Read story.
Thursday, June 20, 2013
L.A. developer Rick Caruso is always bragging about his exciting new ideas. Read story.
Thursday, June 13, 2013
How about a life-sized water feature on the wharf? Read story.
Thursday, June 6, 2013
Remember the nude-beach murder plotted by a hot-pants wife, her teenage daughter, and two hired punks from Bakersfield? Read story.
Thursday, May 30, 2013
The lovely expanse has dodged more than its share of bulldozers over the years, but it now faces a development threat from far-off Saudi Arabia. Read story.
Thursday, May 23, 2013
If you’ve got James Bond and Greenpeace on your side, how can you lose? Answer: When you’re fighting the Navy and the Supreme Court. Read story.
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Who among us hasn’t had one of those embarrassing dreams where you’re out in public and find yourself starkers? Read story.