Martin Ball’s Modern Psychedelics

Santa Barbara–raised professor comes home to discuss entheogens and healing on March 3.

Dos Pueblos Jazz Choir to Compete at Monterey Festival

The student ensemble is one of eight in the nation to be selected.

See the World Through an Astronaut’s Eyes

NASA commander Terry Virts goes crazy with a camera aboard the International Space Station.

Montecito Memorial Takes Shape

Sculptor Anders Johnson envisions a centerpiece boulder circled by 24 smaller, bench-like boulders.

Soaking In the Salton Sea

California’s largest lake is an underrated paddling destination.

Rooting Against Your Kids

Yes, sometimes we do want them to fail.

February is National Spay/Neuter Month

Don’t be part of the problem Read story.

Vintners Host Benefit Bash for Direct Relief

Santa Barbara Wine Auction raises $1.1 million. Read story.

Goleta to Close Its Monarch Butterfly Groves

Dead and dying trees endanger public and butterfly habitat. Read story.

Grocery Shopping by Bike

Avoiding parking hassles, working exercise into an already busy day, and earning ... Read story.

Vicente Fox Addresses Cannabis Industry

Calls Trump Tweets 'crazy'; Wine & Weed Symposium coming up. Read story.

The Uncertain Future of Montecito’s Trails

Favorite hikes in Santa Barbara front country have been ravaged by fire and flood.


Sweet, lovable Chihuahua needs a home

Soccer Stars Converge at Harder Stadium

Former Gauchos, now pros on L.A. Galaxy, energize UCSB’s College Cup hopes.

The History of Lake Cachuma

Cachuma was 20 years in the making.

Electric Bikes Let You Zoom Uphill

I cackled with disbelief as I zoomed up the steep Flora Vista Drive at a blistering 17 miles an hour. Read story.

Palo Alto Goes Upscale

The Clement Hotel offers a delicious and delightful room-and-board experience. Read story.

Thomas Fire Ash Sampled in the Santa Barbara Channel

UCSB grad students take the 'Sally Ride' on a channel cruise. Read story.

S.B. Zoo and Wildling Partner for Photo Contest

Submit snaps of your favorite zoo animal for a chance to win prizes and be in an exhibit. Read story.

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