Give a Dog a Home

ReTail Adoption Center celebrates its one-year anniversary.

Goleta’s Teenage Chess Star Takes on World

Agata Bykovtsev, 15, prevails in Pan American Championship, heads to South Africa next.

Goleta Teen of the Year

Nominations are wanted for Goleta’s Rotary Club Award.

SBCC’s Center for Lifelong Learning

Fall term begins September 8 and runs through December 13.

Sarah House Turns 25

After a quarter of a century, Sarah House continues to serve Santa Barbara’s low-income and homeless residents at the end of their lives.

Road Hazards: Driving with My Teen

I’m given to pondering the great questions of life, like why in ...

End of Summer Woes

: Teachers and students are back in school and some pets are ... Read story.

The Gorilla in the Vacation Rental

A neighborhood battles to regain peace and quiet. Read story.

Getting Back to Basics

Reminding students about elementary values could raise the bar on behavior. Read story.

Pedaling with a Helmet

Why did I decide to become a cutting-edge mushroom-headed cyclist? Read story.


Things are good here, and it shows in the opulent new casinos ... Read story.


Sonora is an 11-year-old multi-colored shorthaired cat who loves attention when she gets to know you.

S.B. Trail Racing

S.B. is home to two diabolical running events taking place in August.


The lesson is to recycle organic material from the landscape right on site.

Prynce Hopkins

The distinctive house at Garden and Pedregosa was home to Hopkins, who built Boyland at present-day Samarkand.

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.

Pets and Heart Disease

Early detection of heart disease can be pivotal in any pet’s long-term prognosis. Read story.

Letter from Munich

In the midst of Munich's green belts, Dan McCaslin is reminded of the plentitude of his beloved Santa Barbara backcountry. Read story.

S.B. Health Status Report

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

Counting Kelp

The location of giant kelp forests on hundreds of thousands of Landsat photographs need to be evaluated — by hand. Read story.

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