Showing 24 results for

Bishop Diego Still Alive in High School Football Playoffs

Friday night lights have flickered out for all but one South Coast high school football team: the Bishop Diego High Cardinals. They successfully launched their quest for the CIF Mid-Valley Division championship by blanking Mary Star of the Sea 36-0 in their playoff opener last Friday night at La Playa Stadium. Bishop will hit the road to face Temple City in the quarterfinals this Friday night, November 23.

Former UCSB Runners Vying for Seemingly Impossible Olympic Bid

The magic number for Aaron Sharp and J.T. Service was 2:22:00-the time that would put them on the road to the Olympics. Sharp achieved it last December, finishing 10th at the California International Marathon in Sacramento in 2 hours, 20 minutes, and 24 seconds. Service broke the barrier in June, clocking 2:21:29 to place eighth at the Grandma’s Marathon in Duluth, Minnesota.

Day-Tripping in Northern California

A stormy winter day on the Mendocino County coast can easily hint of the year-round desolation that existed in this part of the state before the arrival of expensive homes, wineries, parades of RVs, elegant art galleries, and bed-and-breakfast romance. At that time, decades ago, southern California surfers didn’t make the trek north to surf, where it was much colder, much darker; Santa Barbara was considered fringe, Santa Cruz was arctic, and nobody knew what was above San Francisco.

S.B.-Born Spilborghs Cleans Up in Colorado

Ryan Spilborghs is as American as apple pie and as unique as guava gelato.

“I might be the only Belgian-Guatemalan human being, besides my sister,” Spilborghs said, when asked whether any other Major League ballplayer had similar blood lines.

Question: When did Babe Ruth come to Santa Barbara?

Santa Barbara was in a state of high excitement on October 27, 1927. First of all, it was Navy Day and the citizens were honoring the officers and crew of the battleship USS Colorado, which was anchored just offshore. The second reason was that two of the biggest baseball stars in the country, Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig, were in town on a barnstorming tour.

Inside Last Weekend’s Tsunami Extreme Fight Productions’ Martial Arts Showdown

Note to self: Never mess with any Japanese-style fighters. After hearing knees pop, seeing tongues sliced in half, watching concrete blocks smashed on the groin of a man lying on a bed of nails, and witnessing 450-pound men pick up other men of similar stature by their belts and toss them out of the ring, I don’t think I’ll need a reminder anytime soon.

Rams Come to L.A. to Celebrate 70th Anniversary

Professional football has a new look in Los Angeles-it is the game of soccer, known as football throughout the world outside the U.S., and its human face is that of David Beckham, the English star whose impending debut with the L.A. Galaxy has prompted much hyperventilating by the media multitudes.


Please note this login is to submit events or press releases. Use this page here to login for your Independent subscription

Not a member? Sign up here.