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Goleta Re-Appoints Four City Councilmembers

The Goleta City Council voted on 8/19 to re-appoint councilmembers Michael Bennett, Roger Aceves, and Paula Perotte to new four-year terms, rather than holding a $17,000 election in November for the three, who are unchallenged in their bids to remain on the dais.

New Paved Path Unveiled for School Kids

What was once a flood-prone dirt path to school for El Camino Elementary School and San Marcos High School students is now a paved walkway with drainage improvements.

Wayfarer Hostel Opens

The Wayfarer hostel, nearly two decades in the making, opened at 12 East Montecito Street this week, offering private rooms for $159 a night and beds in shared rooms for $59 a night.

Chumash Expansion Plans Scrutinized

Four county departments express concern over the massive project.

Man Found Murdered Near Guadalupe Beach

The body of Javier Alcantar Limon was discovered face down in the dirt along Main Street.

Review: Calvary

Writer/director John Michael McDonagh gives us a tense mystery that asks a lot of tough questions about sin, redemption, and forgiveness.

SBCC’s Center for Lifelong Learning

Fall term begins September 8 and runs through December 13.

Goleta Teen of the Year

Nominations are wanted for Goleta’s Rotary Club Award.

Kayaking the LA River

There’s all of nature waiting for adventurous people willing to paddle down the Los Angeles River.

Feet + Bikes + Cars = Transportation

Does one transportation mode have to come at the expense of the others?

Sarah House Turns 25

After a quarter of a century, Sarah House continues to serve Santa Barbara’s low-income and homeless residents at the end of their lives.

UCSB Assistant Athletics Director Retires

Larry James bids adieu to his post after 30 years with the Gauchos.


Some say it's about "color"; I think it's about "justice."

Scene in S.B.

Santa Barbarans spend the waning days of summer at the beach.

Investigation into Bicyclist's Death Continues

The 16-year-old driver, Abel Maldonado's son, was hauling a horse trailer in a pickup truck when he hit Matthew O'Neill.

Review: Rebelution and Iration at the Santa Barbara Bowl

Two of Isla Vista’s hottest reggae expats returned to headline the Bowl on Friday, August 15.

Review: Oklahoma! at Solvang Festival Theater

PCPA’s production of the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic is firing on all cylinders.

Aloha Wing: 1923-2014

Aloha’s long day was ending, following 90 sloppily choreographed Technicolor years.

Matt Armor

This country crooner is evoking a different kind of small town into the Santa Barbara scene.

Review: The Giver

The long-awaited film based on Lois Lowry’s novel struggles through its big-screen reinvention.

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