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How the Thomas Fire Quickly Became the Fifth Largest Wildfire to Burn in California

The Thomas Fire burns 238,500 acres across Ventura and Santa Barbara counties. Read story.

Thursday, December 14, 2017

’Tis the Season 2017

Check out Santa Barbara’s most complete guide to all the happenings this holiday season. Read story.

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Online Ticket Services Compete for Customers

AXS and Ticketmaster in a battle of the ticket titans Read story.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

OTOjOY Makes Live Music Accessible to All

Thomas Kaufmann’s team is changing concert experiences for people with hearing loss one loop at a time. Read story.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Bluetooth Earbuds for Discerning Listeners

Employing clever design and top-of-the-line technology, Rowkin and FRESHeTECH offer high-end sounds at affordable prices. Read story.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Singular-Instrument Suites

TubaChristmas and Ukulele Club concerts take place this holiday season. Read story.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Santa Barbara's Local Heroes of 2017

The 'Santa Barbara Independent' presents its annual ode to some of the amazing people who make up our community. Read story.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

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
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