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Adoptable Pet of the Week

Elsa needs her independence, but always appreciates a soft word, a hug, and a pet on the forehead.

Humane Gifts for the Holidays

Let your holiday spending be a statement of compassion toward the critters who share the planet with us.

Elings's Private Tennis Club

Banner signs — no problem; freelance grading and wall building — go ahead; dangerous entry conditions — we’ll get to it; private name — show me the money.

Sovereign Citizens Convicted of 'Paper Terrorism'

Tom Murphy and Jeff Lind were found guilty of trying to file a false lien against a judge's home.

Care for the Aging

The Santa Barbara community has not had a geriatric psychiatric health facility since the closure of St. Francis Hospital.

Gaviota Rest Stops Remain Closed

Extensive renovation work shutters rest stops at Gaviota Thanksgiving weekend.

San Benito County Drilling Ban Looking at $1.2 Billion Lawsuit

Measure J, approved by voters in November, was written by law firm that wrote S.B.'s Measure P.

Homeless Camps Cleaned Up

Police have performed 29 sweeps this year.

Misery at the Missions

Cross of Thorns revises accounts of California Indian life under Spanish rule.

Coach Kristen Moore

Westmont’s women’s basketball coach talks about about grit and gratitude.

Review: King Lear at UCSB’s Campbell Hall

This UCSB residency by London troupe included two performances on November 20 and 21.

Bag of Mail Stolen from Highway 246 Addresses Discovered in Hotel Suite

Crime reported by Buellton hotel leads to mail theft ring.

All's Well That Ends Wells in Montecito

Water district officials request emergency moratorium on new applications.

Avi Buffalo Is Growing Up and Out

The young Sub Pop signees return to the fold and play SOhO in support of their new sophomore album.

Kids Helping Kids

This year, Kids Helping Kids has secured platinum-selling singer/songwriter Ingrid Michaelson to headline the fundraiser.

Ensemble Stages the U.S. Premiere of The Best Brothers

In Daniel MacIvor’s play, brothers must bury their mother and resolve her estate.

Tercero Verbiage Blanc

Review of Tercero Verbiage Blanc 2013.

Turkey Day Tunes

Toad the Wet Sprocket frontman Glen Phillips and L.A. songwriter Velasco make us the ultimate Thanksgiving playlist.

Review: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1

Jennifer Lawrence steals the show in this otherwise plodding lead up to the franchise’s finale.

Local Hero: Joe Coito

Short film called “It Still Gives Me Chills."

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