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Janet Garufis: Real-Life Wonder Woman

The Montecito Bank & Trust chair and CEO’s against-all-odds career and life of love. Read story.

Originally published 12:00 a.m., November 16, 2017
Updated 10:37 a.m., November 16, 2017

From Good to Great with the UCSB BFA Program in Theater

Uniquely in the UC system, UCSB offers Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees in theater and dance. Read story.

Thursday, November 9, 2017

UCSB Arts & Lectures Presents La Santa Cecilia

Grammy Award–winning group in town on Día de los Muertos tour. Read story.

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Bread of the Dead

Santa Barbara’s Mexican bakeries offer Día de Los Muertos specialties. Read story.

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Day of the Dead Lingo

From cempasúchil to Mictecacihuatl, here are six Día de Los Muertos terms every gringo should know. Read story.

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Revering the Radish: The Rise of Plant-Based Cuisine

How Santa Barbara chefs are elevating vegetable-first cuisine. Read story.

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Best of Santa Barbara® Readers' Poll 2017

Our annual celebration of the people and places that make Santa Barbara out of this world Read story.

Originally published 12:00 a.m., October 19, 2017
Updated 1:02 p.m., October 19, 2017

The Fab Five: Inside Santa Barbara’s Mayoral Race

In the crowded and competitive field, every candidate has a chance. Read story.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Santa Barbara Youth Sports Follow New Concussion Safety Rules

Santa Barbara coaches and doctors tackle ways to prevent head injuries in all youth sports. Read story.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Foodie Awards 2017

The 'Santa Barbara Independent' presents its eighth annual ode to eating out. Read story.

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Santa Barbara’s Hotel Californian Opens

Santa Barbara’s Hotel Californian opens a new gateway to the city. Read story.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

‘Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA’

Santa Barbara Museums collaborate on massive Los Angeles/Latin American art project. Read story.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

The Cannabis Carnival Comes to Santa Barbara

As the industry’s underground culture explodes, everyone from pot trimmers to tomato farmers wonders where it will go. Read story.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

21st Century Tango

Kate Weare and Esteban Moreno are creating new forms for DANCEworks. Read story.

Originally published 12:00 a.m., August 31, 2017
Updated 8:15 a.m., August 31, 2017

Yoga Teaching in Santa Barbara

The city has long been a mecca for training programs and practitioners. Read story.

Thursday, August 24, 2017
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