History of the Gaviota Pass

“The wildest pass I have yet seen here” and other memories of Santa Barbara County’s dramatic “gate.”

Native Landscaping with Botanic Garden’s Easy Eight

A list of drought-tolerant plants to put in your yard; plus, who has the wisest garden in town?

Algebra Wasn’t As Scary As I Thought

Santa Barbara woman on overcoming a fear of math that kept her out of college. TD: Santa Barbara woman overcomes fear of algebra that kept her out of college.

Exhibition Pays Tribute to Devastating 1925 Earthquake

The Santa Barbara Historical Museum show ends July 5.

Ramadan: A ‘Scorching Hot’ Holiday

How Santa Barbara Muslims honor their month of fasting, prayer, and spiritual purification.

Can Transgender Folks Futz with Pronouns?

Our columnist wrestles with requests for non-binary, ungrammatical words.

The Dog Days of Summer

An overheated dog can suffer brain damage after only 15 minutes. Read story.

Neither Hypocrites nor Anti-Oil

Fossil fuel development restrictions are for safety. Read story.

Isla Vista Moves It Out!

From underwear to Tupperware, students kick it to the curb in June. Read story.

Hitting the Trail on Wheels

The evolution of lightweight gear designed specifically for bikepacking has been amazing. Read story.

Ventura: The Pierpont Inn, Olivas Links

A salt-water tolerant course, and some salty words for the U.S. Open's ... Read story.

Meet the Least Terns of Skinny Bear Lake

Summer is a great time to visit Oso Flaco Lake near Guadalupe.

Blackie Shiloh

Green-eyed kitty will melt your heart!

On Women Athletes and Semana Nautica

World Cup and beach volleyball tourney grow respect for women’s sports; plus heptathlete Barbara Nwaba fifth best in world.

Santa Barbara's Aviation History

Early flights involved stunts and daring, and attracted crowds.

NASA Mission to Measure Ocean Salinity Ends with Success

Satellite took off from Vandenberg more than four years ago. Read story.

Interview with Melanie Elkin of Occupy Beauty

Yoga’licious founder helps women find self-love and express themselves. Read story.

Santa Barbara Dog Trainer in National Contest

Marla Cooper’s dogs Spritz and Synergy participate in dog agility competition this weekend in Huntington Beach. Read story.

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