Business: BEADS Turns 30

The popular DIY store celebrates three decades in Santa Barbara.

Wet Suits Made from Dry Shrubs

Patagonia creates new water gear using a drought tolerant biorubber plant.

Close Escape at the Alisal Guest Ranch

The famed retreat offers a new cycling package.

Nature: Shark Stories

Nat Geo photographer David Doubilet talks about the misunderstood ghosts in our seas.

Event: Grange Hall Revival

Ojai’s historic Grange Hall is slated to roar back to life March 15-22.

The Cacophony of Corporate Squawk

Starshine versus the evils of nonsense business speak.

What Are You Feeding Your Pet?

Food nutrition experts say pets can flourish on many diets, though they ... Read story.

Housing and Growth in Goleta

State affordability requirements, recession and its end, and the need for citizens ... Read story.

The Crushing Problem of Ocean Plastics

Sizing up plastic trash in the sea has reached the millions of ... Read story.

Mandating Bike Helmets Could Decrease Safety

A helmet law would deter cycling, which leads to less safety for ... Read story.

Great Golf near Santa Maria

Rancho Maria and Marshallia Ranch offer links in a natural, rugged setting. Read story.

Marsh is a former lab rabbit wanting a permanent, safe home.

Sports: Running

Santa Barbarans leave footprints around the U.S. — from the L.A. Marathon to the U.S.A. Masters Cross Country Championships

Photog Richard Salas Takes Us On an Underwater Adventure

The Brooks Institute alum is opening a three-gallery art show to celebrate the completion of a trilogy of underwater photography books.

Percy Heckendorf: Prosecuted Chief of Police for Corruption

And the mayor for extorting money from city employees to fund his newspaper.

Einstein's Lens Bends Time

Multiplying effect of gravitational lenses allow images to travel at different speeds. Read story.

Event: The Alchemy of Combat

Santa Barbara doctor and author talks about PTSD and his new book at UCSB. Read story.

That Dog Can Fly

Search and Rescue canines get acquainted with helicopters. Read story.

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