The Power of P3: Why Pro Athletes (like NBA Star Festus Ezeli) Train in the Funk Zone. (John Zant )

ON THE COVER: NBA star Festus Ezeli trains with P3’s Marcus Elliott. Photos by Paul Wellman.

One Love, Mon

A trip to Jamaica usually involves swim adventures, but for the members of the U.S.A. Youth National Team, it was serious business in deep water during the hot contest for Pan Am Youth Waterpolo Championship gold. Indy copy kid Miles Cole — who couldn't resist texting his friends at San Marcos High a photo of his Monday at a Jamaican beach — and Team U.S.A. swim undefeated as of press time, as does the women's team, with Santa Barbara's Abbi Hill and Jewel Roemer representing. Powerhouse competition lies ahead, and the final showdowns take place as we hit the stands.

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15 Years of Circumnavigating the Channel Islands

Longtime Kayaker Remembers Favorite Experiences from Paddling the Archipelago

Longtime kayaker remembers favorite experiences from paddling the archipelago. Read story.

The Man Who Burned Madulce Cabin Down

On Dominick Cosmo Roppoccio and Other Backcountry Hermits

On Dominick Cosmo Roppoccio and other backcountry hermits. Read story.

Capps Coup

Why Lois’s Endorsement of Salud Matters, Plus Political Updates on the Spill

Why Lois’s endorsement of Salud matters, plus political updates on the spill. Read story.

The Ojai Music Festival 2015

The Four-Day Event Takes Place June 10-14

The four-day event celebrates its 69th birthday June 10-14 in Libbey Park. Read story.

Octopus Whisperer Speaks at Santa Barbara Zoo

Author Sy Montgomery Makes Stop to Promote New Book The Soul of an Octopus

Author Sy Montgomery makes a stop to promote her new book, The Soul of an Octopus. Read story.

Making Sustainable Seafood Easy

Salty Girl Seafood Connects Chefs and Everyday Consumers with Fresh, Properly Harvested Fish

Salty Girl Seafood connects chefs and everyday consumers with fresh, properly harvested fish. Read story.

Cole Cohen’s Memoir Head Case

UCSB Employee Pens Witty, Unsympathetic Book About the Hole in Her Brain

A UCSB employee pens a witty, unsympathetic book about the hole in her brain. Read story.

Red Dogs in the Sunset

Poodle chases Tail in Pursuit of Oil Spill Info; Tail Wins

Poodle chases his tail in pursuit of oil spill info; his tail wins. Read story.

Refugio Oil Spill — Two Weeks In

Damages Pile Up, First Lawsuit Filed, New Legislation Proposed

Damages pile up, first lawsuit filed, new legislation proposed. Read story.

Chromeo Is Bowl-Bound

Electro-Funk Duo Brings Sound to Santa Barbara

The electro-funk duo brings its dancing sounds to Santa Barbara. Read story.

Refugio Oil Disaster Reminds There Will Be Spills

Santa Barbara County Grapples with Worst Oil Mess in Nearly 50 Years

Santa Barbara County grapples with worst oil mess in nearly 50 years. Read story.

One Dog Too Many

Supes and Sheriff Square Off Over New Jail: Show Me the Money

Supes and sheriff square off over new jail: Show me the money. Read story.

Supes Gently Grill Feds over Refugio Spill Response

County Asks for Timeline; Plains Mum on ‘Emergency Response Plan’

County asks for timeline; Plains All American mum on ‘emergency response plan.’ Read story.

Justin Boreta’s Road to The Glitch Mob

Goleta Native Makes His Place as Part of Deejay Collective

Goleta native makes his place in the popular deejay collective. Read story.

Monster Shark Eats Mission Canyon

Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Opens Megalodon Exhibit

Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History opens Megalodon exhibit. Read story.

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