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Weddings: The Best-Ever Wedding Guide (Indy Staff)

ON THE COVER: Bride and groom Isaura and Alex Saenz at Old Mission Santa Inés in Solvang. Photo by Addison-Harvey Weddings

Expertly Wrangled

When Megan Packard-Hillegas journeyed to South Africa, it was to see elephants (including Rambo here), lions, giraffes, zebras, hippos, water buffaloes, cheetahs, rhinos, monkeys, warthogs, and sharks — which she and her family did. But our production czarina didn't expect to find herself in a stalled jeep, way too close to a snarling lioness with a fresh kill and cubs playing all over her. Nothing compared to Indy deadline stress, of course. Safely back in Zulu Nyala Game Reserve, their guide, Amon, kept them on track for adventures like stalking a leopard at night.

In Print

Interview: Patti Smith

Punk’s Poet Laureate Brings Her Band to the Granada

Punk rock’s poet laureate brings her band to the Granada Theatre this week as part of a tour to celebrate the 40th anniversary of her debut. Read story.

Rabbi Steve Reflects on Three Decades

Celebrating Steve Cohen’s 10 Years at Congregation B'nai B'rith and 30 Years in Santa Barbara

Celebrating Steve Cohen’s 10 years at Congregation B'nai B'rith and 30 years in Santa Barbara. Read story.

Taking it to the Courts

Basketball News: From UCSB Women’s to Caltech’s Losing Streak to the Harlem Globetrotters

Zant fills us in on the UCSB women’s latest game, Caltech’s epic losing streak, and the return of the Harlem Globetrotters. Read story.

Soy Charlie; Je Suis ‘Illegal’

Flying Spit, Martin Luther King Day, and District Elections

Poodle explores flying spit, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and district elections. Read story.

Cutting the Red Tape

Alejandra Gutierrez Brings a Village of Resources to the Neighborhood

Franklin School opens a new service center designed to help everyone in the neighborhood. Read story.

Ganging Up on Gun Violence

Capps Teams with Richard Martinez, Reflects on State of the Union

Capps teams with Richard Martinez, reflects on State of the Union. Read story.

For Ghost Tiger, It’s All in the Family

The Santa Barbara indie folk-rockers will unveil their new EP and kick off their West Coast tour on January 17 at SOhO. Read story.

Danger Dog Eats Cannabis Cookies

High Times with My Pooch

My dog ate enough pot cookies to put a couple-dozen full-sized humans deep into a state of Holy shit, I’m high!!” Read story.

Santa Barbara's Shop Pets

Area Businesses That Are Going to the Dogs (and Cats)

Find out which Santa Barbara businesses are going to the dogs (and cats). Read story.

Dog Run Amok

Judge Carrozzo Takes on Mental Health System; It’s a Draw

Judge Carrozzo takes on the mental health system; it’s a draw. Read story.

Cheap Gas, but Pricey Futures

Can OPEC Shake Out Santa Barbara Oil Operators?

Can OPEC shake out Santa Barbara oil operators? Read story.

Barbareño Does Santa Barbara by the Book

Two Twentysomethings Open the Latest Culinary Hotspot

Two twentysomethings open the latest culinary hotspot on De la Vina and Canon Perdido streets. Read story.

White Arrows Get Free

L.A. Rockers Embrace the Space Between On In Bardo

For their sophomore effort, L.A.’s White Arrows embraced the space between. Read story.

Basketball Brothers from Other Mothers

Bolden Brace and Scott Everman Grew Up Playing Together but Are Now Rivals

Bolden Brace and Scott Everman grew up playing together; now they’re rivals. Read story.

Paul Nicklen's Wild Spirit

Talking with Nat Geo Photojournalist

The National Geographic photojournalist documents some of the planet’s most inhospitable areas. Read story.

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