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Made in Santa Barbara Gift Guide 2018

A neighborhood-by-neighborhood rundown of where and what to buy this holiday season. Read story.

Thursday, December 6, 2018

’Tis the Season 2018

Check out Santa Barbara’s most complete guide to all the happenings this holiday season. Read story.

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Virtual Reality Gets Real in Solvang

Jamie Baker’s Space VR offers completely immersive video gaming and learning experiences. Read story.

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Margarita Fairbanks’ 'Valentino the Love Bunny' Series

The series is tailored as an “old-fashioned, family-oriented story” and reads as an autobiography-meets-fable. Read story.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Poetics of the Handmade Holiday Market Returns

A wife-husband artist duo are hosting the event at the Lower Lodge. Read story.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Metro Entertainment Hosting Stan Lee Life Celebration

The store will have an all-day sale and a Marvel Comics giveaway. Read story.

Monday, November 26, 2018

Local Heroes 2018

The Santa Barbara Independent’s annual celebration of our fantastic neighbors. Read story.

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Seeing Santa Barbara’s Past with New Eyes

Santa Barbara Public Library digitizes more than 2,500 historic images. Read story.

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Eden Extracts Vape Cartridges

Lots to love in this easy-to-use, well-dosed cannabis delivery system. Read story.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

‘Strangers in Their Own Land’ Begins to Explain Trump

Author Arlie Russell Hochschild finds the deep story in the Deep South. Read story.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

UCSB Sweeps Logrolling Tournament

Willem Geier and Iris Wu come out on top. Read story.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Schools of Thought 2018

Examining the state of education in Santa Barbara. Read story.

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Stopping Suicide in Our Schools

Santa Barbara’s educational system strives to help teenagers succeed amid cell phones and stress. Read story.

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Old Sails Given Second Life As Surfboard Bags

Jeff Wapner returns home to Santa Barbara to create his new company. Read story.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

WWI Video Installation Will Splash Across the Presidio

The exhibit is meant to honor veterans and commemorate the end of the war. Read story.

Tuesday, November 6, 2018
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