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Special Commemorative Issue 2015: ¡Viva la Fiesta Romántica!

Also Inside: The Most Complete Guide to Fiesta 2015 Special Commemorative

¡Viva La!

Camie Barnwell has written about Fiesta for nearly 20 years and says her unflagging interest comes from a love of most all things Spanish. To keep things fresh, she’s dug for the elusive and the unusual: Why is Fiesta no longer celebrated under the full August moon? Who was Jose Manero? Where, oh where, is the best margarita in town? And of course the memorable "Fiestamama" piece with its eight-Camie Photoshop image in The Indy's 2013 edition. This issue, she brings us stories of Fiesta romance through the decades — a tribute from a writer who grabs the heart of every story she tells.

In Print

Selected stories from our weekly newspaper.

Ojai Valley Grange’s Homesteading Classes

Chewing the Cud on Goats and More with Grace Bueti Malloy

Chewing the cud on goats and more with Grace Bueti Malloy. Read story.

Tales of Fiesta‬ Romance ‬

Old Spanish‬ Days Goes Romántica, So We Bring You‬ Santa Barbara Summer Love Stories

Old Spanish‬ Days goes “Romántica,” so we bring you Santa Barbara summer love stories.‬ Read story.

Fiesta Music: Not Just Flamenco

Where to Find Rock Amidst the Cascarones

Where to find rock amid the cascarones. Read story.

Gambian Student Punished for Supporting Gays

Alagie Jammeh Is Raising Funds to Stay at UCSB After His Scholarship Was Revoked

Alagie Jammeh is raising funds to stay at UCSB after his scholarship was revoked. Read story.

Summer Surfari with the Coffin Brothers 

Young Surf Stars Team with Surf Happens to Put on Surf Out at Jalama Beach

Young surf stars team with Surf Happens to put on Surf Out at Jalama Beach on August 8. Read story.

Elliott Niezel Reflects on Hope in Upcoming Album

Rapper’s Hope Ranch Beach Record Speaks to Refuge and Positivity

The rapper’s Hope Ranch Beach speaks to refuge and positivity. Read story.

Drool of the Dog

Poodle Sings “You Don’t Miss Your Water ’Til Your Reservoir Runs Dry”

Poodle sings “You Don’t Miss Your Water ’Til Your Reservoir Runs Dry.” Read story.

James O’Mahoney Named to Skateboarding Hall of Fame

Curator of Santa Barbara Surfing Museum Inducted Into Simi Valley Hall as Icon

Curator of Santa Barbara Surfing Museum inducted into Simi Valley hall as icon. Read story.

The Ataris Return to Town; Girls Rock S.B. Hosts Summer Showcases

Alt-Rockers Play Blue Skies in It’s Entirety; the Mutineers, Odessa Support Area Music Camp for Young Women

Alt-Rockers play Blue Skies in it’s entirety, and the Mutineers and Odessa support area music camp for young women. Read story.

Bringing Junípero Serra to Life

New Book Sheds Light on the Man Who Built the First California Missions

A new book sheds light on the priest who built the first California missions. Read story.

Home on the Mange

No Barbarians at Gate in Wake of Prop. 47

There are no barbarians at the gate in the wake of Prop. 47. Read story.

Teeccino Turns 20

Homegrown Herbal Beverage Company Celebrates Anniversary, Debuts New Dandelion Draft

Homegrown herbal beverage company celebrates anniversary, debuts new Dandelion Draft. Read story.

Arcadia Studio Plants Enthusiasm for Drought-Friendly Design

How Santa Barbara Firm of Landscape Architects Can Brighten Your Backyard

How this Santa Barbara firm of landscape architects can brighten your backyard. Read story.

Kid Musician Sofia Guerra Rocks

Nine-Year-Old Singer/Guitarist Wows with Big Voice and Bright Spirit

Nine-year-old singer/guitarist wows with a big voice and a bright spirit. Read story.

Plants and Animals Are Dying for a Drink

Four Years of Extreme Drought Taking Big Tolls

Four years of extreme drought are taking big tolls on Santa Barbara's living things. Read story.

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