Sound Off!: Santa Barbara Musicians on the Rise

ON THE COVER: Layovr. Photo by Sean Nunley.

Bach and Butterflies

Monarch butterflies flitter on both sides of the Rockies, and that mountainous divide is where things got interesting in the wake of last week's "Tropical Milkweed" article. Immediately after Carolina Starin's piece warning of parasites in the tropical variety (A. curassavica) appeared, Ward Johnson, of Minneapolis's Save Our Monarchs, posted a comment offering eastern milkweed seed (A. incarnata). An exchange about natives, native-to-where, and tropical milkweed followed between Johnson and Bob Danziger, a composer in Carmel whose Brandenburg 300 Project — dedicated to Bach's concertos — supports the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History's California milkweed (A. fascicularis) program. It's free, it prevents parasites, it feeds pollinators, and you can get some here:

In Print

Selected stories from our weekly newspaper.

S.B. Soaring Association Hosts Film Fest

Hang gliders and Paragliders Take to the Big Screen October 10

Hang gliders and paragliders take to the big screen on October 10. Read story.

S.B. Musicians on the Rise

Check Out Some of the Newest and Best Bands in S.B.

Check out some of the newest and best bands Santa Barbara has to offer right now. Read story.

Dog Star Rising

Chum Vests and Assisted Suicide Bill

Talking chum vests and an assisted suicide bill. Read story.

Inside Santa Maria's ICE Machine

Media Tour the Debated New Building After Summer Opening

Media tour the debate new building after its summer opening. Read story.

LOL Comedy Festival’s Final Weekend

Cheech Marin, Chris Hardwick, and Andy Daly Headline Final Weekend

Cheech Marin, Chris Hardwick, and Andy Daly headline the final weekend. Read story.

Scientist and Dylan Judah Say Hello, World, to UCSB

KCSB’s Welcome Weekend Expands Horizons with The Lions and Cornerstone

KCSB’s welcome weekend expands horizons with additional sets from The Lions and Cornerstone. Read story.

New Albums From Kyle, Dante Elephante

High-Profile Releases From Two of the 805’s Best Acts

The weekend brings high-profile releases from two of 805’s best acts. Read story.

volume 29, number 507, Oct.1- 8, 2015

Our Favorite Faces and Places in the Restaurant World Read story.

Beat the Heat with a Whodunit

Low Crimes for Times of High Heat

Find a breezy location and settle in with some low crime for times of high heat. Read story.

City Council Race: It's a Dog Fight

Sorting Out the Election District by District

Sorting out the election district by district. Read story.

Braving Icy Bay in Southeast Alaska

Kayaking the Chilly Waters Around Wrangell-St. Elias National Park

Chuck Graham kayaks the chilly waters around Wrangell-St. Elias National Park. Read story.

FACE Africa Founder to Speak

Liberia’s Saran Kaba Jones to Discuss Water and Sanitation on October 6

Liberia’s Saran Kaba Jones will discuss water and sanitation on October 6 in Santa Barbara. Read story.

Paddle to Protect Naples

Eye-Opening Kayak Excursion Explores and Benefits the Gaviota Coast

This eye-opening kayak excursion explores and benefits the untrammeled Gaviota Coast. Read story.

Where Preservation, Research, and Education Collide

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the University of California’s Natural Reserve System

Reflecting on the University of California’s Natural Reserve System, which turns 50 this year. Read story.

12 Angry Dogs

Poodle Gets Whiplash Over What to Make of Pope Francis

Poodle gets whiplash over what to make of Pope Francis. Read story.

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