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Review: Frank

: Frank is the bittersweet monument that contemporary rock deserves.

Adoptable Pet of the Week

Sonora is an 11-year-old multi-colored shorthaired cat who loves attention when she gets to know you.

Disabled Deception

People who misuse "disabled" parking placards steal prime spots away from people with disabilities who really need them.


The lesson is to recycle organic material from the landscape right on site.

Teen Killed on 101

San Marcos High School student driving south in the northbound lane collided with semi.

Crustacean Thief on the Hook for Jail Time

Stealing crabs from competitors' holding tanks and other offenses net John Anthony Wilson six months in Santa Barbara County Jail.

Drug-Dog Days Continue

Despite zero busts last year, school board renews contract.

Big Bucks for Bike Projects

The state awards Santa Barbara $8.6 million in grants.

Thirsty Montecitans Trucking in Water During Drought

Cutbacks surpass goal, but overconsumption penalties reach $1.9 million.

Jury Still Out on Jail Funding

Supes poke holes in report that questions funding scheme.

T-Ridge Drilling Bill Dies State Assembly

A bill to ban offshore drilling of Tranquillon Ridge from state waters died Tuesday night in a 29-36 vote in the State Assembly.

Venoco Selling Oxnard Oil Field for $200 Million

Venoco announced in a quarterly report that it plans to sell its West Montalvo oil field ​for $200 million; the transaction is expected to conclude in October pending approval from the State Lands Commission.

'No on P' Far Outraising Opponents

Californians for Energy Independence  ​has raised more than $1.8 million in its efforts to defeat drilling bans statewide, including Santa Barbara County’s Measure P, which would outlaw all new fracking, acidizing, and cyclic-steaming operations

John Sperling Dies

John Sperling, the outspoken educator who made billions by starting the University of Phoenix, died this week at age 93 in Marin County.

Zach Gill Interviews Jack Johnson

The longtime friends and famous UCSB alums have a backstage chat about love songs and soul carving.

Reusable Cups Come to the Bowl

Santa Barbara’s beloved venue continues to greenify with the help of Klean Kanteen and LoaTree.

Number Juan Tequila Is No Joke

Comedians Alex Reymundo and Ron White don’t laugh about their quality liquor.

Step into the Funzone

Could the East Beach Batting Cages be the next great rock ’n’ roll venue in Santa Barbara?

Bottle Rockets Relaunch

Lobero Live pairs Michael Crenshaw and The Bottle Rockets on August 28.

Bee D’Vine Brut

Review of Bee D’Vine Brut Honey Wine.

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