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Ann Bramsen, California’s Top Prosecutor, Keeps Focus on Justice and Community Safety

Peers recognize Santa Barbara County’s senior deputy district attorney for success in battle against street gangs, including two back-to-back major trials

Published on 07.05.2015 7:40 p.m.


Hans Duus Forges a Name for Himself As a Local Blacksmith with a Global Touch

Solvang native — and councilman — crafts ornamental wrought-iron products but finds custom lighting design is a particular speciality

Published on 06.27.2015 10:34 p.m.


Councilman Harwood ‘Bendy’ White Serves as Santa Barbara’s Man in the Middle

The longtime public servant has his sights set on a possible mayoral bid in 2017 and plans to propose a sales tax increase to fund infrastructure improvements

Published on 06.01.2015 7:00 p.m.


John Unzueta Grateful for Teachers, Mentors Who Opened His Eyes to a Future of Opportunity

San Marcos High grad’s route to Westmont College had many reasons to fail, but a vital circle of support gave him the inspiration to succeed

Published on 03.07.2015 11:55 p.m.


For Arianna Lopez, Girls Inc. of Carpinteria Is a Home Away from Home — and So Much More

Carpinteria High senior recognized for dedication and community service, rewarded with $20,000 national Girls Inc. college scholarship

Published on 02.28.2015 9:30 p.m.


New Probation Chief Guadalupe Rabago Wants Department to ‘Work Smarter, Not Harder’

Sworn in on Tuesday, he comes to Santa Barbara County with decades of experience from San Diego and Imperial counties

Published on 01.20.2015 10:20 p.m.


Sitting Tall in the Saddle, Holly Williams Riding Trail from ‘Cowgirl to Ballerina’

A two-time cancer survivor, Buellton rancher has tapped into her creative side as children's book author

Published on 01.18.2015 10:45 p.m.


Santa Barbara County’s New Undersheriff No Stranger to Law Enforcement Challenges

Veteran cop Barney Melekian’s to-do list includes Isla Vista, leadership training and successfully adapting to reality of reduced resources

Published on 01.11.2015 10:30 p.m.


Saul Serrano, South Coast Task Force on Youth Gangs Thrive Together

Helping local youth stay out of trouble is a deeply personal mission for the Santa Barbara group’s coordinator, who knows something about it

Published on 01.04.2015 10:45 p.m.


A Breed Apart, Katie Parker Is Out of the Chute in Bucking-Bulls Business

Los Olivos native is making a career of — and a name for herself — raising animals for rodeo competition

Published on 01.03.2015 10:05 p.m.


Retiring CEO Jim Glines to Take on New Role for Community Bank of Santa Maria

Glines, who helped start the financial institution 14 years ago, will remain active as board chairman and with mentoring younger employees

Published on 12.25.2014 2:15 p.m.


All Saints By-the-Sea Priest Aimée Eyer-Delevett Ready for Transformation at Venerable Parish

Excited about ‘undeniable call’ to be eighth rector at 114-year-old Montecito church, priest eagerly follows Christ into next phase of ministry — for herself and the church

Published on 12.18.2014 10:00 p.m.


For Naomi Dewey, Unconventional Path to the Law Is a Natural Progression and Transition

Santa Barbara County Bar Association president celebrates family, careers while leading charge to improve Superior Court funding

Published on 12.14.2014 11:55 p.m.


New Director Alice Gleghorn Sees Opportunity in ADMHS’ Time of Transition

She says she is uniquely qualified to guide Santa Barbara County's mental-health department as it moves toward a patient-centered model

Published on 12.11.2014 9:30 p.m.


After Towering Career in Law Enforcement, SBPD Officer ‘Wojo’ Wojciechoski Moving On

Before putting Santa Barbara in his rear-view mirror, popular cop credited with turning Police Activities League into a force for good

Published on 12.06.2014 8:55 p.m.


Acting Undersheriff Don Patterson Officially Retired, But Not Quite Ready to Move On

After 30 years in Santa Barbara County law enforcement, veteran officer still on the job while search for replacement continues

Published on 11.22.2014 10:40 p.m.


Meg Beard of County Public Health Works to Make Moms, Babies Their Best

The dietitian is recognized for her work on breastfeeding and infant nutrition, including creation of an innovative two-way texting program

Published on 11.21.2014 5:32 p.m.


After 30 Years of Telling Hancock College’s Stories, Rebecca Alarcio Signing Off

For three decades, Dos Pueblos High graduate has provided campus communication as public affairs director

Published on 11.09.2014 9:45 p.m.


Even in Retirement, Sister Janet Corcoran Vows to be a ‘Voice for the Voiceless’

Community invited to dessert social in honor of Catholic nun, who stepped down as head of mission services at Marian Regional Medical Center

Published on 11.08.2014 11:20 p.m.


Jim Armstrong Proud of Continuity as He Retires After 13 Years as City Administrator

Official credited with steady leadership through recession, fiscal shortfalls, political changes and the day-to-day challenges of running Santa Barbara

Published on 09.28.2014 11:55 p.m.


Longtime Latino Advocate Al Pizano Shares Passion for Community Service, the Arts

Although well known for his involvement with many organizations, his current mission is focused on the success of the Flamenco Arts Festival

Published on 09.26.2014 2:15 p.m.


Sheriff’s Lt. Butch Arnoldi Marks 40 Years of Service In a Job He Still Loves

In spite of heartbreaking scenes, Goleta police chief focuses on helping others while hoping to continue serving his community

Published on 08.23.2014 11:55 p.m.


Ed Richards Riding High on ‘Underground Cloud’ as CEO of t4 Spatial

Santa Barbara native turns his attention to the successful development of technology that remotely monitors pipelines

Published on 08.21.2014 10:00 p.m.


Spirit of Fiesta Talia Ortega Vestal Ready to Dance Into Her Lifelong Dream

Santa Barbara High senior can’t wait for Fiesta Pequeña but is determined to cherish every moment and memory

Published on 07.27.2014 11:55 p.m.


After 40 Years, MTD’s Sherrie Fisher Says Next Stop, Retirement

Longtime general manager reflects on the serendipitous route she’s traveled since she was hired as district’s first woman bus driver

Published on 07.19.2014 11:55 p.m.


For Jeweler Richard Kern, Santa Barbara Proves a Fit to Last a Lifetime

The longtime Churchill Jewelers owner, military veteran and local fixture opens up about his life in the community and abroad

Published on 07.10.2014 10:00 p.m.


New Councilman Tony Vallejo Vows to Serve Goleta with Independent Mind

The longtime business leader, appointed to replace Ed Easton, says he will strive to provide a voice for all sectors of the community

Published on 06.23.2014 8:27 p.m.


Batting Coach Orlando Guerra the Sage of the Cages

Coach teaches baseball skills and life lessons to the youth of Santa Barbara

Published on 05.26.2014 9:45 p.m.


Health Industry Legend Patricia Bragg Continues Father’s Crusade

She will give a free lecture titled 'You Are What You Eat, Drink, Think, Say & Do' on Wednesday at the Victoria Theatre

Published on 04.28.2014 9:29 p.m.


Hotels Matriarch Pam Webber Continues a Hospitality Legacy That Has Served Her Well

Showing no signs of slowing at 83, Santa Barbara Hotel Group owner has been making room for guests for nearly 60 years

Published on 04.20.2014 7:29 p.m.


Bodyguard for Gen. Dwight Eisenhower Recalls World War II Service as Witness to History

Now a resident at Friendship Manor in Isla Vista, Leo Maczulak talks Ike, Gen. George Patton, and brushing teeth with champagne

Published on 02.23.2014 11:55 p.m.


Santa Barbara Insurance Broker Hank Drost Finds Fulfillment Helping Those in Need

Homeless community honors longtime activist who shares free food and God's word in Pershing Park ministry

Published on 01.11.2014 10:20 p.m.


Roots Run Deep for Owner of Anthony’s Christmas Trees & Wreaths

From humble beginnings, founder Anthony Dal Bello is celebrating his 60th holiday season in Santa Barbara

Published on 12.12.2013 8:43 p.m.


Naturalist Joan Lentz Offers a Unique Look through New Book on Santa Barbara County

Region's distinct nature, complexity and challenges make for a fascinating account for even the novice naturalist

Published on 11.10.2013 8:30 p.m.


Sisters Kathleen Cochran, Sherry Villanueva Bring Value of Family Into Business

Bacara general manager and The Lark restaurant co-owner compare notes, while next generation develops its own family bonds

Published on 09.21.2013 11:00 p.m.


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