Selected stories from our weekly newspaper.
Skateboarders Test Their Mettle on S.B. Streets
For two days in the hills above Santa Barbara, some of the world’s best downhill skateboarders will be testing their mettle. Read story.
Michael Goldwasser Reminisces on a Decade of Reggae Covers
Producer Michael Goldwasser reminisces on a decade of Easy Star All-Stars. Read story.
Santa Barbara Tenants Facing Extreme Competition and Record Rates
Santa Barbara tenants are facing extreme competition and record rates. Read story.
Praising Measure P with Faint Curses: Anti-Fracking Initiative ‘Too Big’ to Fail
PHRICKING, PHRACKING, PHOOEY Read story.
Appeals Order to Paint Over Downtown Mural
Order to paint over downtown mural is appealed by restaurant owners. Read story.
More Than 100 Plants Up for Purchase at Annual Fundraiser
An ever-rare South African cycad seedling is just one of more than 100 plants up for bid as part of the garden’s annual event. Read story.
Santa Barbara Rockers Convene to Fight Cancer
Santa Barbara bands are turning out to help Ernie and the Emperors’ youngest player. Read story.
Monica Jones Faces Cold Waters to Raise Money for Youth Swim Lessons
Monica Jones is part of a senior women’s relay that plans to swim from Santa Cruz Island to Oxnard. Read story.
New Yorker David Rosner Returns to Santa Barbara, Spruces Up Classic Menu
New Yorker David Rosner returns to Santa Barbara and spruces up a classic menu. Read story.
Behind the Scenes with Santa Barbara’s Yarn Bomber
Ethan Stewart goes behind the scenes with Santa Barbara’s Yarn Bomber. Read story.
Theater, Dance, and Visual Art are Back in Season
Theater, dance, and visual art events are ripe for the picking this autumn. Read story.
Good News, Bad News on the State of our Late (Not) Great (Not) Drought
There’s Good News and Bad News on the state of our late (not) great (not) drought. Read story.
Both Sides Claim Lies Abound Over Drilling Ban
Both sides claim lies abound over drilling ban. Read story.
Arts Fund Hires Nack, Celebrates Askew
The Arts Fund re-centers and remembers with an appointment and a party. Read story.
Protest Rock Finds a New Torchbearer in N.Y.C. Trio
This young NYC trio is reviving protest rock and heading to Velvet Jones on September 9 Read story.