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’Tis the Season: The Most Complete Guide to Holiday Happenings (Terry Ortega and Savanna Mesch)

ON THE COVER: Photo by Caitlin Fitch.

Hey, No Pressure

The Ray LaMontagne show with My Morning Jacket was nothing short of magical, Savanna Mesch recalls with wonder, dubbing the concert she reviewed for The Indy an exemplar of music "just as a creative thing." As our calendar assistant, Savanna rolls with that ethic as she helps curate S.B.'s stream of events, which are not unlike those she volunteered for back home in Caldwell, Idaho. This particular week, in addition to everything else, Savanna collaborated on our cover-worthy take on the wintry season and then checked in on Mr Little Jeans (see p. 59.). Seriously.

In Print

Selected stories from our weekly newspaper.

Personalized Gifts by Mi Refugio Projects

Tiffani Corral Ortega Makes Jewelry, Purses, Shoes, and More

Tiffani Corral Ortega makes jewelry, purses, shoes, and more. Read story.

’Tis the Season 2016

The Complete Guide to Santa Barbara's Holiday Happenings

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

Homeless Issues Then as Now

Cottage Hospital Celebrates 125 Years of Healing

Cottage Hospital celebrates 125 years of healing. Read story.

Bark Like a Dog, Skulk Like a Man

Green Lawns Banned By Santa Barbara City Council

Green lawns banned by Santa Barbara City Council. Read story.

PokeMee Aims to Please

Getting to Like the New Fast-Casual, Hawaiian-Style Goleta Restaurant

Get to like the new fast-casual, Hawaiian-style Goleta restaurant. Read story.

UCSB Presents Fall Dance Concert

Department of Theater and Dance’s ‘Double Exposure: Revealing | Relating | Responding’

UCSB Theater and Dance’s ‘Double Exposure: Revealing | Relating | Responding’ will reorient your way of looking at familiar themes through the eye-opening repositioning of gracefully moving bodies. Read story.

The Kidnap Scam

One Montecito Family’s Tale of Terror

How a kidnapping scam caught a Montecito family in a web of terror and confusion. Read story.

Zach Gill, Laurence Juber, Jake Shimabukuro Kick Off December

The Funzone’s hard-rock and noise acts round out the opening of the month.

The Funzone’s hard-rock and noise acts round out the opening of the month. Read story.

Sleep with Fleas, Wake with Dogs

Poodle in Dither over Fake News, Pseudo News, and 'News-Press' News

Poodle in dither over fake news, pseudo news, and 'News-Press' news. Read story.

Now What? Carbajal Gets Down to Business

Santa Barbara's New Congressman Talks Infrastructure, Immigration, and How California Can Protect Itself from Trump

Santa Barbara's new congressman talks infrastructure, immigration, and how California can protect itself from Trump. Read story.

Rising Appalachia Grows New Old America

Old-Time Musical Lifestyles Meet Contemporary Urban Sounds at SOhO

Old-time musical lifestyles meet contemporary urban sounds at SOhO. Read story.

The Santa Barbara Independent’s Local Heroes of 2016

Twenty Local Heroes Who Make a Difference

The Santa Barbara Independent’s Local Heroes of 2016 honor 20 men and women who have made a difference in our communities. Read story.

Yellow Dog Blues

Poodle Converts to Islam and Why You Should, Too

The poodle converts to Islam, and this is why you should, too. Read story.

What Would Losing Obamacare Mean for Santa Barbara?

Healthcare Execs Break Down Possible Impacts

Healthcare execs break down the possible impacts. Read story.

Parker Clay Sells Leather to Help Ethiopia

Ian and Brittany Bentley’s Adopted Daughter Led to an Economic Empowerment Mission

How Ian and Brittany Bentley’s adopted daughter led to an economic empowerment mission. Read story.

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