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Santa Barbara Pro Surfers End World Tour in Respectable Fashion

Conner Coffin finished strong in Hawai‘i as Lakey Peterson turned in a consistent world-tour performance. Read story.

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Beverley Jackson Pop-Up at Marigold

Collages, baskets, and more available on 1st Thursday Read story.

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Saving San Ysidro Ranch During the Thomas Fire

Report from the frontlines of world-famous resort in the hills of Montecito. Read story.

Thursday, December 21, 2017

At a Glance: Firefighting 101

Here's how wildland hand crews work, talk, eat, and save the day. Read story.

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Matt Organista Brings the Thomas Fire to You

How this Carpinteria native became a de facto information center during the blaze Read story.

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Tips for Shopping Local Amid the Thomas Fire

Support these and other locally owned businesses during the holiday season. Read story.

Originally published 12:20 p.m., December 20, 2017
Updated 2:15 p.m., December 22, 2017

Protecting Large Animals from the Thomas Fire

Santa Barbara’s equine evac team runs the show at Earl Warren. Read story.

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

A Safe Place for Evacuated Animals

Hundreds of pets are safely sheltered at the Santa Barbara Humane Society. Read story.

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Get Your Art on State Street

Deadline extended, meeting rescheduled for ‘State of the Art Gallery’ 2018 exhibition. Read story.

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

A Visit to BUNS

Rabbits and guinea pigs get proper care at this nonprofit shelter. Read story.

Thursday, December 14, 2017

In the Midst of the Blaze, Saving Pit Bulls, Emus, Alpacas, Horses, and Two Pet Cows

How animal evacuations went down during the Thomas Fire Read story.

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Atlas Rehabilitation for Canines Opens Its Doors

Karen Atlas starts her own rehab center on upper State Street. Read story.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Are Your Pets Ready for Disaster?

An emergency responder offers simple tips on prepping your pet. Read story.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

’Tis the Season 2017

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

Thursday, December 7, 2017

A State Street Pop-Up for Santa Barbara Artisans

Downtown storefront features handcrafted wares without all the packaging. Read story.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017
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