The Race for the 3rd District: Joan Hartmann and Bruce Porter Compete for the Heart of Santa Barbara County (Kelsey Brugger)

ON THE COVER: Photos by Paul Wellman.

The Quiet Life

Brandi Webber's prior career as a cartographer is only the first surprising fact about this Indy sales rep. While sipping on a pale green smoothie she'd made from yogurt, spinach, kale, celery, apple, pineapple, and mango (her own recipe to beat the heat), Webber laughed while explaining the finer points of twirling flaming pois — her majorette skills peaked at age 12 when she won fifth in the world baton championships — and other Phish fan festivities. "I've always been a happy-go-lucky person," she admitted, with a love of music, jam bands especially. The UCSB geography grad is in perpetual motion these days as she makes her rounds to Best Of winners (all revealed on October 20) and her Cocktail Land clients. "I'm very happy to be here," she smiled.

In Print

101 Decongestant on Time-Release

Carpinteria Bridge Expansion Project May, In Years, Offer Relief

Carpinteria bridge expansion project may, in years, offer relief. Read story.

Sheila E.’s Beat Goes On at Chumash Casino Resort

Incomparable Drummer Talks Prince, Parents, and Her Glamorous Latin Life Cruise

Incomparable drummer talks Prince, parents, and her Glamorous Latin Life Cruise. Read story.

Fall Happenings

Make This Autumn a Harvest of Fun

Here’s a look into events to make your autumn a harvest of things to do. Read story.

From Dog to Worse

Making Sense of Health-Care Stats

Making sense of health-care stats. Read story.

Gaviota Plan Coalescing

Advisory Document Includes Homes, Trails, Fracking, Incentive Plans for Ranchers and Residents

Advisory document includes homes, trails, fracking, incentive plans for ranchers and residents. Read story.

Nomad Italian Reaches the Beach

Convivo Opens at the Santa Barbara Inn

Convivo opens at the Santa Barbara Inn. Read story.

Robot Helps People Walk Again

Cottage Hospital’s Ekso GT Gives Mobility Back to Spinal-Cord-Injury and Stroke Patients

Cottage Hospital’s Ekso GT gives mobility back to spinal-cord-injury and stroke patients. Read story.

‘Gomorrah’ Is a Chilling, Riveting Series

Italian TV Import Follows Naples Crime Syndicate

The Italian TV show follows the Naples crime syndicate with a delicate balance of emotional engagement and neutral dispassion. Read story.

Las Cumbres Observatory Connects Us to the Cosmos

Headquartered in Goleta, the World’s First Global Telescope Network Is Now Opening Eyes and Blowing Minds

Headquartered in Goleta, the world’s first global telescope network is now opening eyes and blowing minds. Read story.

B-b-b-ad to the B-b-b-bone

Lompoc Psychic Scam Artists Confirm ‘Theory of Lee’

Lompoc psychic scam artists confirm the “Theory of Lee.” Read story.

The Zombies Play Ojai's Libbey Bowl

Iconic '60s British Invasion Band Still Making Brilliant Music

The iconic '60s British Invasion band is still making brilliant music. Read story.

CAFWA Empowers African Women

Santa Barbara-Based Nonprofit Works on Sustainable Solutions in Northern Uganda

Santa Barbara-based nonprofit works on sustainable solutions in Northern Uganda. Read story.

Food Hall Frenzy

Inside Santa Barbara’s Spin on the International Trend of Shared Food & Drink Developments

Inside Santa Barbara’s spin on the international trend of shared food & drink developments. Read story.

Step Into Château Choló

Gustavo Uribe and Isaac Welsh Launch Hip-Hop Production Platform with Beats for Sale

Gustavo Uribe and Isaac Welsh launch their hip-hop production platform with beats for sale. Read story.

Build, Baby, Build?

Santa Barbara's City Council Says 'Not Now' to Development Impact Fees

Santa Barbara's City Council says 'not now' to development impact fees. Read story.

event calendar sponsored by:
Accept Credit Cards