The Oaks at Ojai

Husband and wife spend a spa weekend toning up, eating right, and relaxing. Health and Consideration

Bacara’s Pampering Packages

The Bacara has long been a favorite with tourists, and on a recent visit to its spa, I discovered why.

Avofest Gets Really Green

This year’s festival will once again be a zero-waste event with more than 98 percent of the weekend’s trash diverted from the landfill.

Canoeing Mono Lake

Ancient Mono Lake was the stately body of water on which we chose to christen a spiffy new green polyethylene canoe with backrests.

Supporting Tibet Is Tricky

Tibetan Village Project founder Tamdin Wangdu comes to Santa Barbara to discuss his work.

Pray Tell: The Hocus Pocus of Happy Thoughts

I’ve never understood prayer. Don’t know the point of it, how it’s ...

Dog Shopping

Before you adopt a dog, there are a few things you should ... Read story.

Incumbents Run Unopposed

Where have all the Goleta candidates gone? Read story.

Bringing the Light to Isla Vista

Committee for a New Isla Vista meets October 7. Read story.

Pedaling Safely in Our Communities

Active Transportation Grants recently went to both Goleta and Santa Barbara for ... Read story.

The Oaks at Ojai

Husband and wife spend a spa weekend toning up, eating right, and ... Read story.


Lola is a wonderfully sweet, calm, and dainty spayed female toy poodle, who weighs just a little under six pounds.

Bill Pintard Talks MLB

Foresters coach makes Major League Baseball post-season predictions.

October: A Golden Month

A few garden tasks are especially suited to the beginning of fall.

Alpheus Thompson

Built one of the first Monterey-style adobes in California.

My Life: The Cracker and Its Fixer

Fixing a macadamia nut cracker reminds the author to slow down.

Fitness: AcroYoga

Nicholas Coolridge is helping Santa Barbarans indulge their sense of adventure and desire for innovative exercises with lessons in the ... Read story.

Celebration of the Animals

Attendees are invited to bring their fuzzy, scaly, or feathered friends for a blessing and to remember cherished animals who ... Read story.

Water Odyssey

A walk along the Manzana in search of a spring and mental rest. Read story.

S.B. Health Status Report

How healthy is our community compared to the rest of California towns? Read story.

Rating the Planet’s Oceans

Ocean Health Index gives Northwest Pacific lowest overall score of 53 out of 100. Read story.

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