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Tucking Into Santa Ynez’s ForFriends Inn

Here’s how two entrepreneurial couples from Chicago are rewriting the bed and breakfast story. Read story.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Freeway Widening All Jammed Up

Last-second appeal filed to block $450 million project. Read story.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

City Faces Massive Repair Backlog

$500 million worth of work is needed on streets, sidewalks, buildings, and parks. Read story.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

The Oaks at Ojai

Husband and wife spend a spa weekend toning up, eating right, and relaxing. Health and Consideration Read story.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Bacara’s Pampering Packages

The Bacara has long been a favorite with tourists, and on a recent visit to its spa, I discovered why. Read story.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Avofest Gets Really Green

This year’s festival will once again be a zero-waste event with more than 98 percent of the weekend’s trash diverted from the landfill. Read story.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Dinner at Your Doorstep

Ron and Alexis Donaire's ThePantrySB delivers meals and cooking know-how. Read story.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Canoeing Mono Lake

Ancient Mono Lake was the stately body of water on which we chose to christen a spiffy new green polyethylene canoe with backrests. Read story.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Two Years of Eat This, Shoot That!

Photographer/entrepreneur Tara Jones mixes delicacies and photos for Santa Barbara Funk Zone tour. Read story.

Monday, September 29, 2014

The Fifth Annual Foodie Awards

The Santa Barbara Independent’s celebration of culinary culture. Read story.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Council Clears Path for Desalination

City Council votes unanimously to take steps toward reactivating Desalination Facility. Read story.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

12-Story Hotel by 2016?

Chumash leadership said plans to expand the existing resort will move forward as planned. Read story.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Supporting Tibet Is Tricky

Tibetan Village Project founder Tamdin Wangdu comes to Santa Barbara to discuss his work. Read story.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Macias Found Guilty

[UPDATE:] Former gang leader found guilty in retrial, sent to prison for life. Read story.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Good Grubbing on the Savor Santa Barbara Food Tour

Erin O’Rourke’s one-year-old company serves both eclectic eats and solid education. Read story.

Thursday, September 18, 2014
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