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Animals: Creature Features

CARE4Paws gets grants, ASAP asks for cat adoption stories, and Hospice adds support group for pet loss. Read story.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Discovering the S.B. Zoo’s Discovery Pavilion

The zoo opens its state-of-the-art educational facility. Read story.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Animals: Birdathon

For the second year, the SBAS is having a Birdathon, calling upon the community to help count the feathered creatures in our area from April 26-May 4. Read story.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Camp Story Contest Winners

We put out a call to readers to submit their summer camp memories, and the following three stories caught our eye. Read story.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Bringing Eyes to Angel

Documentating SEE International's quest to restore vision of four-year-old boy in Zihuatanejo. Read story.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Travel: Going Car-Free in L.A.

Recently, my wife and I drove south to the Westwood/Beverly Hills area to enjoy one of the “car free” packages offered by the Kimpton Hotel chain, which owns S.B.’s Canary Hotel. Read story.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Our First Family Junket

Exploring San Diego County for a week with two young kids. Read story.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Benefit: SeaVees Legend Series

A custom Yater Spoon is currently up for auction with all the proceeds going to colon cancer research at the Cancer Center of Santa Barbara Read story.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

St. Paddy’s Day Stroll

It may not be the largest, or oldest, but for the past six years, The Independent’s St. Paddy’s Day Stroll has drawn hundreds of enthusiastic merrymakers. Read story.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Welcome to the Doll Show

S.B. collector Kay Chambers gears up for this year’s Doll Club Show at ear Warren Showgrounds. Read story.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Exclusive Resorts

This private club offers luxurious residences and experiences from San Francisco to Antarctica for groups. Read story.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Introducing Santa Barbara Aquaponics

The sustainable farming system is heavy on efficiency and light on energy and water use. Read story.

Friday, February 21, 2014

Wizarding Parties

Clad in a cloak, large top hat, and thick glasses, Morbidia Schleppenphal hosts wizard-themed events. Read story.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Event: Downton Abbey Screening

Season four of the popular TV series is nearly over. To ease the loss, the S.B. Public Library is hosting a Lecture, Tea, and Final Episode at its downtown location. Read story.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Arizona Golf Round-Up

A visit to The Phoenician, Four Seasons Troon, and Waldorf Astoria's The Boulders. Read story.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Billy Collins & Aimee Mann

Presented by UCSB Arts & Lectures, Former U.S. Poet Laureate ... Read More