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Fukushima Remains an Intractable Disaster

Why argue that everything is fine when it is as far from fine as we’ve ever known?

Out of Control

Our liberties, freedoms, and rights are being destroyed more each day.

Fire Official Admits to Stealing Union Funds

Robert Perez will be sentenced to three years in state prison.

Wolf, Aceves Square Off During First Candidates' Forum

Maintenance measure, taxes, donation rules, and energy production dominate the discussions.

Solvang Bomb Scare Defused

Military ammunition shell found in alleyway trash; bomb squads destroy ordnance with controlled detonation.


Buellton is back and finally releasing the follow-up to their 2001 gem, Avenue of the Flags.

Fracking Freak-Out Justified?

Enviros and industry reps trade jabs at coastal protection hearing.

Goleta Opposing Venoco, Scraps Deal

City council sending letter to state against pier-based well; company says no proposed deal if so.

Commercial Fishermen Arrested for Theft

California Department of Fish and Wildlife officers arrested two commercial fishermen on charges of conspiracy and grand theft, alleging the pair stole live rock crabs from fellow fishermen and took other catches off the dock at the Santa Barbara Harbor.

School and Law Officials Talk Internet Safety

A mix of experts in law, education, and social media contributed to a discussion about the pitfalls of cyberspace at San Marcos High School last Friday morning.

Becoming Flume

The Australian electronic artist headlines a show at Casa de la Raza on April 20.

Artists Working Together

Three very different collaborations demonstrate the range of our city’s art scene.

Go See: When the Lights Go Out

Santa Barbara artists Kerrilee Kaski and Jen Smithwick collaborate with L.A.’s Zen Arts troupe on an intimate, immersive theatrical experience.

Abraham.In.Motion Makes S.B. Debut

UCSB Arts & Lectures presents the NYC-based contemporary dance company in an evening-length work inspired by the 1991 film, Boyz n the Hood.

Santa Barbara Marathoners Stay Boston Strong

A year after the Boston Marathon bombing, runners from all over the world are returning to Beantown for redemption.

Marjorie Luke Theatre Turns 10

The “people’s theater” is throwing a Beatles bash on Saturday, April 26.

Jennifer Koh Goes Bach and Beyond

For brilliant violinist Jennifer Koh, music is all about connections.

Camp Valhalla

The absurd special section on summer camps show that this is sort of a Valhalla for little white kids.

Luis Goena: 1928 - 2014

Folk dancing was a way of life in Santa Barbara in the '60s and '70s, often led by Luis Goena.

Dance as a Path to Excellence

The arts have a unique ability to inspire children toward excellence.

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