Lead Stories

Paul Nicklen's Wild Spirit

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

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Shackled to Cast Iron

How pan searing and oven roasting overcame my grilling instincts. Read story.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Protest Planned over News-Press Headline

Organizers accuse paper of racism, demand retraction. Read story.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Climate Change Crusaders Kids Will Love

UCSB Bren School’s Owen Liu writes science mystery novel for middle schoolers. Read story.

Saturday, January 3, 2015

The Spoiling of Paradise

In West Papua, unwanted visitors promise knives and tools, and with them, change. Read story.

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Feds Approve Chumash Camp 4 Plans

The tribe can now officially annex the 1,400 acres, but appeals are all but certain. Read story.

Originally published 1:30 p.m., December 30, 2014
Updated 8:00 a.m., December 31, 2014

Potrero John Falls in Sespe Wilderness

A trail that's as easy or difficult as you please. Read story.

Monday, December 29, 2014

House of Dolls

Collection features bears, figurines, storybook and ball-jointed dolls, memorabilia, and more. Read story.

Saturday, December 27, 2014

A Walk for GMO Labeling

Taylor Lancaster plans to walk across American and discuss genetically modified organisms along the way. Read story.

Thursday, December 25, 2014

What’s Cooking — or Not — in 2015

New Year’s predictions from Santa Barbara chefs, winemakers, and brewers. Read story.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Scene in S.B.

Kristin Knapp Cole gets her basketball jersey (#44) hung on the wall at S.B. High’s J.R. Richards Gym. Read story.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Xmas Tree Recycling

Send your yuletide tree out in a blaze of glory at the annual Solvang Christmas tree burn. Read story.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Branding the Presidio Neighborhood

Hugh Margerum’s campaign to connect restaurants, shopping, sightseeing, and wine in old Santa Barbara. Read story.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Police Prejudiced Against 'Blacks and Browns'?

Church leaders and city residents say racial profiling is alive and well in Santa Barbara. Read story.

Originally published 6:00 p.m., December 22, 2014
Updated 8:00 a.m., December 23, 2014

Get Your Holiday Shop On in Ojai

Deck the Halls brings its seasonal pop-up fare back to the Ojai Rancho Inn. Read story.

Thursday, December 18, 2014
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