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Lowell Steward, 1919-2014

UCSB Hall of Famer and flier with Tuskegee Airmen dies at 95. Read story.

Friday, December 19, 2014

Adoptable Pets of the Week

These brothers are looking for their forever home together just in time for the holidays! Read story.

Friday, December 19, 2014

GWP: San Marcos v. Santa Barbara

Royals get tough to beat the dons, 13-7, in the Channel League opener. Read story.

Friday, December 19, 2014

California Crossing with Cracker’s David Lowery

The Camper Van Beethoven frontman on the Inland Empire, Cracker’s new double disc, and early morning songwriting. Read story.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Get Your Holiday Shop On in Ojai

Deck the Halls brings its seasonal pop-up fare back to the Ojai Rancho Inn. Read story.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Beta Play’s Ultimate Holiday Playlist

Tommy & The High Pilots may have changed their name, but they’re still keeping their Christmas tradition alive. Read story.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

The Making of Lit Moon’s Humbug!

In this stylish and deeply felt version of A Christmas Carol, five actors play 20 roles. Read story.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

FUNZONE Hosts Charity Concert for Ferguson Public Library

Watercolor Paintings, Sun Daes, and Chaye Tione play a benefit show on Friday, December 19. Read story.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Host an Exchange Student

Host families are needed for four International students who will attend Bishop Diego High School in spring. Read story.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

“Big Dave’s” Egg Nog

Review of The Hungry Cat’s “Big Dave’s” Egg Nog. Read story.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

College Basketball So Far

While the players are dealing with term papers and final exams, John Zant gives first quarter grades to UCSB and Westmont. Read story.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Game of the Week

The 2014 High School Girls', Basketball S.B. Tournament of Champions Opening Game Friday, December 19, with Games Through Tuesday, December 23. Read story.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

’TWAS THE WEEK BEFORE …

The holidays have struck, and they've never hit The Santa Barbara Independent in quite this way. Read story.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

volume 29, number 466, Dec. 18-24, 2014

How the Failed Dreams of Cloistered Nuns Gave Birth to Santa Barbara Wine Country Read story.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Lake Cachuma Cruises

Winter is when raptors and other migratory birds head to the lake’s shores. Read story.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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