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Opera Santa Barbara at 30

Opera Santa Barbara has become an important cultural fixture in its three decades, but the post-pandemic struggle for solidity continues.

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The Independent’s annual nod to our incredible neighbors.

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The Independent’s annual nod to our incredible neighbors.

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Our Wedding Guide for a Changed World

Read on for a bride and groom’s pandemic pivots, this year’s creative trends, a flashback to Kamala Harris’s Courthouse ceremony, and Santa Barbara vendor list.

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