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In the new book “In Love with Earth”, local author and environmental lawyer, Marc McGinnes , talks about what emerged from the 1969 Santa Barbara oil spill and its public outrage.

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Some new food and drink vendors have moved into shared commercial spaces on State Street.

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William Finnegan talks surfing, writing, and growing up.

Pulitzer-prize winning author discusses surfing memoir ‘Barbarian Days’

William Finnegan talks surfing, writing, and growing up.

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After a year of negotiations, Ventura approved its first 24-hour homeless shelter.

24-hour homeless shelter to open in Ventura

After a year of negotiations, Ventura approved its first 24-hour homeless shelter.

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Santa Barbara County leads the state in marijuana growing, and the smell of skunk from all those greenhouses is overwhelming.

Is the smell of weed repelling tourists from Santa Barbara?

Santa Barbara County leads the state in marijuana growing, and the smell of skunk from all those greenhouses is overwhelming.

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The Tajiguas landfill is quickly running out of space. To address those concerns the City announced it will increase trash and recycling fees starting July 1.

Curbside service for garbage in Santa Barbara gets more expensive

The Tajiguas landfill is quickly running out of space. To address those concerns the City announced it will increase trash and recycling fees starting July 1.

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“If it starts to drizzle I wake up from a dream thinking I have mushrooms growing out of my stomach,” said Antonio Gardella, a caterer, winemaker and local food aficionado.

Santa Barbara wild mushroom forager shares his passions

“If it starts to drizzle I wake up from a dream thinking I have mushrooms growing out of my stomach,” said Antonio Gardella, a caterer, winemaker and local food aficionado.

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The Bureau of Land Management recently opened up comments on whether to issue new permits to frack over 1.6 million acres of California’s public lands for oil and gas.

The BLM hears from local citizens over using 1.6M acres public land for oil and gas projects

The Bureau of Land Management recently opened up comments on whether to issue new permits to frack over 1.6 million acres of California’s public lands for oil and gas.

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In Ventura, first amendment advocates faced off against those wanting to secure their own right to a safe and happy life.

Gun shows continue at Ventura County Fairgrounds

In Ventura, first amendment advocates faced off against those wanting to secure their own right to a safe and happy life.

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“I’ll never forget the eerie silence,” says Lauren Trujillo co-curator of the online exhibit, ' https://islavistamemorialproject.omeka.net/  We Remember Them   ,'   of the day she…

Online exhibition commemorates 5 year anniversary of deadly Isla Vista shootings

“I’ll never forget the eerie silence,” says Lauren Trujillo co-curator of the online exhibit, ' https://islavistamemorialproject.omeka.net/ We Remember Them ,'  of the day she…

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Sixty-five percent of voters in Santa Barbara county approved the sale of cannabis, but the cities of Santa Barbara, Ventura and Goleta have all been slow to issues those permits.

Why Santa Barbara and Ventura are slow to issue pot dispensary licenses

Sixty-five percent of voters in Santa Barbara county approved the sale of cannabis, but the cities of Santa Barbara, Ventura and Goleta have all been slow to issues those permits.

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Avocado farmers in Carpinteria neighboring cannabis growers are facing serious pest control issues this season.

Pesticide controversies continue in Carpinteria between avocado farmers and marijuana growers

Avocado farmers in Carpinteria neighboring cannabis growers are facing serious pest control issues this season.

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If you’re looking for a taste of Rome paired with chilled wine, a cool ocean breeze and a Southern California sunset, then Caruso’s might end up being your favorite summer hotspot.

Inside Montecito’s Rosewood Miramar’s flagship restaurant, Caruso’s

If you’re looking for a taste of Rome paired with chilled wine, a cool ocean breeze and a Southern California sunset, then Caruso’s might end up being your favorite summer hotspot.

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The Patagonia founder reflects on how his early days exploring the outdoors shaped the kind of products that he would come to sell under his brand.

'Life is a lot easier if you break the rules,' says Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard

The Patagonia founder reflects on how his early days exploring the outdoors shaped the kind of products that he would come to sell under his brand.

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Santa Barbara city attorney, Ariel Calonne, talked of issuing new injunctions aimed to curb disruptive and aggressive behaviors in Santa Barbara city parks.

More services approved for homeless residents, but city parks may crackdown

Santa Barbara city attorney, Ariel Calonne, talked of issuing new injunctions aimed to curb disruptive and aggressive behaviors in Santa Barbara city parks.

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The Short Edition Story Dispenser at the Santa Barbara Public market offers visitors a taste of bite-sized literature.

Story kiosk at the Santa Barbara Public Market offers literature on the go

The Short Edition Story Dispenser at the Santa Barbara Public market offers visitors a taste of bite-sized literature.

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Savoring a meal all by yourself comes with its unique joys.

The joys of dining out alone

Savoring a meal all by yourself comes with its unique joys.

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A new show at the Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara brings together avant garde film with a cultural and artistic exploration of the American South.

Artist James Benning shows Quilts, Cigarettes & Dirt at MCASB

A new show at the Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara brings together avant garde film with a cultural and artistic exploration of the American South.

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“Santa Barbara County, for being such a great place for wine and a great place to visit, has always struggled to raise the kind of funds that other wine regions have to spend on…

Wine fee proposed to help promote Santa Barbara vintners

“Santa Barbara County, for being such a great place for wine and a great place to visit, has always struggled to raise the kind of funds that other wine regions have to spend on…

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Revered cellist Yo-Yo Ma coached UCSB students in a special performance. Ma is noted not just for his 90 recorded albums, 19 Grammy awards and his performances for eight U.S.

Yo-Yo Ma teaches UCSB students in a free public master class

Revered cellist Yo-Yo Ma coached UCSB students in a special performance. Ma is noted not just for his 90 recorded albums, 19 Grammy awards and his performances for eight U.S.

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