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Libraries: A Bulwark Against Chaos

'If we didn't have the lib'ary, where would kids do their homework? It'd just be chaos.' Read story.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Santa Barbara Surfer Rides a 53-Foot Wave

Santa Barbara surfer Ben Andrews rides a 53-foot wave at Maverick’s and wins $50,000. Read story.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Carrizo Plain: The American Serengeti

National Monument qualifies as a small but significant remnant of what was once one of the world’s great grasslands. Read story.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Half Empty or Half Full? Cachuma Time Lapse

A mesmerizing compilation of stills from the Lake Cachuma webcam taken between September 2013 and April 2017. Read story.

Friday, June 9, 2017

Laura's Law Lives to Fight Another Day

Supervisors backed the mental health program despite budget woes. Read story.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

‘My Name Is Brandon’

Here’s an intimate look at how special-needs program funding affects one Santa Barbara family.  Read story.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Franklin Elementary’s Random Acts of Kindness

RAOK Challenge helped 24 area homeless last month with Sacks of Hope. Read story.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Santa Barbara Botanic Garden: Water Hero

The Santa Barbara Botanic Garden has been working on the sustainability of its plantings and landscape since 2010, and at the end of 2016, it earned the City of Santa Barbara's Water Hero Award for its efforts. Read story.

Saturday, April 1, 2017

10th Annual St. Paddy's Day Stroll

St. Paddy's Stroll | Acknowledging Irish Culture Read story.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Don’t Touch My Hair

On being young and black in Santa Barbara. Read story.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Alagie Jammeh Stands Up To Ignorance

A video portrait of Alagie Jammeh, a Local Hero from our 2016 roster Read story.

Originally published 7:16 p.m., March 10, 2017
Updated 7:20 p.m., March 10, 2017

The Price of Liberty

Exile of Japanese-American families from Guadalupe shot in 1942. Read story.

Friday, March 3, 2017

Gary Sangenito, "He Shows Up"

A video portrait of Gary Sangenito, a Local Hero from our 2016 roster Read story.

Friday, February 24, 2017

Santa Barbara Stands with Planned Parenthood

Hundreds oppose the Trump Administration's vow to cut funding. Read story.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Barbara Ireland, "The Bright Light Is You"

A video portrait of Barbara Ireland, a Local Hero from our 2016 roster. Read story.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017
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