2016 After-School Activities Guide: Check Out All There Is to Do After Class Ends with Our Complete Listings (Terry Ortega)

ON THE COVER: Illustration by Ben Ciccati.

At Your Service

We didn't know that Héctor Sánchez Castañeda worked for an escort service when we took him on as a news intern; it was more his writing style that appealed to us. But much to our astonishment, we learned that this mild-mannered English major had the wee-hours shift as a CSO (community service officer) with the UCSB Police Department. When he’s not escorting coeds through Isla Vista late at night, Héctor confessed he loves to read Game of Thrones and is a fan of nonfiction. Fluent in Spanish, the third-year UCSB student prefers to read in the author's original language, and he took up the memorization of Japanese characters these past few quarters. Manga in English, however, has been an exception.

In Print

California National Parks in Art

Wildling Museum Honors the National Park Service’s 100th Birthday

Wildling Museum honors the National Park Service’s 100th birthday. Read story.

Go Blue & Green in 2016

Our Annual Outdoor Adventure Guide

Our annual outdoor adventure guide features hiking, sailing, biking, flying, and more. Read story.

Running on Empty: Nira Camp to Carrizo Plain

Hiking Over Multiple Los Padres National Forest Mountain Ranges

Here’s how I hiked over multiple Los Padres National Forest mountain ranges to reach the grassland monument. Read story.

Sucking Salt with the Sea Shells

Learn Sailing and Smarts with the Santa Barbara Sea Shells Association

Learn sailing and smarts with the Santa Barbara Sea Shells Association. Read story.

Methadone Program Blasted

Number of People Treated Jumps; So Do Complaints

Number of people treated jumps; so do complaints. Read story.

Jamaal Wilkes Coming to Court of Champions

Smooth as Silk to Attend Annual Affair Celebrating S.B. Basketball Legends

Smooth as Silk to attend annual affair celebrating S.B. basketball legends. Read story.

The Race for Congress

Nine Candidates Vie for the 24th District Seat

Nine candidates vie for the 24th District seat. Read story.

Sleep of the Lying Dog

Bernie, Salud, and Das: Grab-Bag Reflections on Tuesday’s Elections

Bernie, Salud, and Das: grab-bag reflections on Tuesday’s elections. Read story.

Fixing Eyes in Fiji

Dr. Mark Silverberg Enlists His Family as Medical Team on SEE International Expedition

Dr. Mark Silverberg enlists his family as a medical team on the SEE International expedition. Read story.

Cycling Stars, Dons’ Dreams, and Andy’s Ashes

Reports on Amgen Tour, SB100, Peabody Renovation, Track Champs, and Leicester Soccer

Reports on Amgen Tour, SB100, Peabody renovation, track champs, and Leicester soccer. Read story.

2016 Independent Theater Awards

Theater Stars Take the Stage at SOhO

Theater stars take the stage at SOhO Read story.

Barking Loud

Big Oil Throws Weight Around in race for 3rd District

Big Oil throws weight around in race for 3rd District. Read story.

North County Jail All but Approved

Supes Vote 4-1 to Move Forward

With a $80 million deadline only months away, the supes vote 4-1 to move forward. Read story.

Third Window Finally Cracks Open

Kristopher Parker’s Brewery Now Slanging Craft Ale in The Mill on Haley Street

Kristopher Parker’s brewery now slanging craft ale in The Mill on Haley Street. Read story.

Walk the Moon Beams Down to S.B. Bowl

Guitarist Eli Maiman Talks Success and Empowering Positivity

Guitarist Eli Maiman talks about success and empowering positivity. Read story.

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