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This week, Santa Barbara City Council selected a 32-year-old real estate finance attorney to fill the seat left vacant by Gregg Hart, who was elected to the County Board of…

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In a surprise move, Santa Barbara City College President Anthony Beebe announced he plans to step down from the position this summer.

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Talking about water in Santa Barbara is nearly a pastime.

The complicated history of water in Santa Barbara

Talking about water in Santa Barbara is nearly a pastime.

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The president of Santa Barbara City College announces his retirement as students fume about how he handled disputes over race and gender.

SB City College President retires amid racial tensions

The president of Santa Barbara City College announces his retirement as students fume about how he handled disputes over race and gender.

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Shopping the Santa Barbara Farmers Market isn’t just for vegetarians.

This livestock grazes on local avocado and lemon orchards

Shopping the Santa Barbara Farmers Market isn’t just for vegetarians.

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Tensions flare in the town of Carpinteria over the smell of pot.

A small coastal town fights the growing stench — and footprint — of cannabis

Tensions flare in the town of Carpinteria over the smell of pot.

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Even if you only know a little about surfing in Santa Barbara, you may have come across a few iconic names like Tom Curren, Al Merrick and Renny Yater.

‘Spoons: A Santa Barbara Story’ closes the Santa Barbara Film Fest

Even if you only know a little about surfing in Santa Barbara, you may have come across a few iconic names like Tom Curren, Al Merrick and Renny Yater.

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It’s a political tradition. Lawmakers invite someone to the State of the Union Address who has a personal stake in decisions made by the White House.

Furloughed Santa Barbara air traffic controller attends State of the Union

It’s a political tradition. Lawmakers invite someone to the State of the Union Address who has a personal stake in decisions made by the White House.

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The coastal town of Carpinteria is a snapshot of the idyllic, quiet California life. Its perfect climate has attracted flower and avocado growers for decades.

A local cannabis grower responds to angry residents

The coastal town of Carpinteria is a snapshot of the idyllic, quiet California life. Its perfect climate has attracted flower and avocado growers for decades.

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The debate over gun control and gun shows heats up in Thousands Oaks after the Borderline shooting.

After the Borderline shooting, a fight for gun control

The debate over gun control and gun shows heats up in Thousands Oaks after the Borderline shooting.

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Three months after a mass shooting at the Borderline Bar and Grill in Thousand Oaks, politicians, concerned residents and students are holding a forum to share their stories and call…

Could a mass shooting end gun shows in Ventura County?

Three months after a mass shooting at the Borderline Bar and Grill in Thousand Oaks, politicians, concerned residents and students are holding a forum to share their stories and call…

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Jose Cano is the drummer in the band Las Cafeteras -- a group that’s gaining popularity worldwide. After years in East L.A.

A homegrown Oxnard musician returns to awaken a quiet music scene

Jose Cano is the drummer in the band Las Cafeteras -- a group that’s gaining popularity worldwide. After years in East L.A.

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A new documentary tells the story of one of Ventura’s most popular downtown parks.

A green space built on buried bodies: The story of Cemetery Park in Ventura

A new documentary tells the story of one of Ventura’s most popular downtown parks.

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When it comes to the world of professional golf, caddies don’t typically get much attention.

Golf from a different perspective: new doc tells the story of caddies

When it comes to the world of professional golf, caddies don’t typically get much attention.

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A new documentary at the Santa Barbara Film Festival tells the story of local resident and beloved ocean filmmaker Mike DeGruy, a man who explored our world’s oceans and brought the…

Santa Barbara film 'Diving Deep' explores love, loss and the deep sea

A new documentary at the Santa Barbara Film Festival tells the story of local resident and beloved ocean filmmaker Mike DeGruy, a man who explored our world’s oceans and brought the…

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People throw around the term “farm-to-table” when talking about cooking with locally grown produce.

California seaweed farmers test the waters

People throw around the term “farm-to-table” when talking about cooking with locally grown produce.

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Award-winning novelist George Saunders joins the UCSB Arts & Lecture series with a talk at Campbell Hall on January 28.

‘When I get confused, I get empathetic.’ George Saunders on healing our country’s divides

Award-winning novelist George Saunders joins the UCSB Arts & Lecture series with a talk at Campbell Hall on January 28.

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Next week marks 50 years since an oil rig off the coast of Santa Barbara spilled 3 million gallons of crude oil into the Pacific Ocean and brought the environmental movement to the…

50 years later, Santa Barbara’s relationship with oil remains tense

Next week marks 50 years since an oil rig off the coast of Santa Barbara spilled 3 million gallons of crude oil into the Pacific Ocean and brought the environmental movement to the…

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More than 75 lawsuits have been filed against Southern California Edison for igniting the Thomas Fire back in 2017, which set the stage for deadly debris flows in Montecito.

Edison sues Santa Barbara County over last year’s mudslides

More than 75 lawsuits have been filed against Southern California Edison for igniting the Thomas Fire back in 2017, which set the stage for deadly debris flows in Montecito.

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Southern California’s largest utility company is suing Santa Barbara County for failing to prepare for last winter’s deadly debris flows.

50 years after a massive spill, Santa Barbara remains tied to oil

Southern California’s largest utility company is suing Santa Barbara County for failing to prepare for last winter’s deadly debris flows.

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