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Dr. Chris Elstner’s Journey to South Sudan

Published on 02.05.2016 4:25 p.m.


Mission City Roller Derby Is the Wheel Deal

With a passion for roller skating and tough competition, group helps push popularity of sport in Santa Barbara

Published on 01.30.2016 11:45 p.m.


Bob Wilke Is Right in Tune with Santa Barbara’s Barbershop Music Scene

Like-minded singers find a harmonious convergence in making their pitch to fans of musical melodies

Published on 01.24.2016 3:10 p.m.


Santa Barbara County Hikers Hit the Trails

Curt Cragg covers the country with weekly excursions up the mountain and beyond

Published on 01.16.2016 11:45 p.m.


Cielo Velo Biking Club Keeps the Wheels Turning

Experienced riders push themselves to the limits — while enjoying the scenery, health benefits and camaraderie

Published on 01.10.2016 9:30 p.m.


3 Questions with Courtney Anderson Georges

First-year educator at Dos Pueblos High School talks music, “Mr. J” and Ellen DeGeneres

Published on 01.05.2016 4:44 p.m.


Watching Santa Barbara’s Last Sunset of 2015

See you next year

Published on 01.01.2016 1:30 p.m.


Locals Only: Rolland Jacks from Hotel Santa Barbara

Checking in with a modern-day downtown Santa Barbara pioneer

Published on 01.01.2016 8:20 a.m.


Did You Know? The Frog Shrine

Published on 12.26.2015 9:00 a.m.


Safety Tips: Christmas Lights

Jonathan Katz-Moses, owner of Santa Barbara Lights, shares safety tips and advice for how to light up your Christmas life

Published on 12.18.2015 1:00 p.m.


Santa Barbara Prepares For Christmas | Behind The Scenes

Christmas is a magical time in Santa Barbara, but see for yourself

Published on 12.12.2015 7:43 p.m.


Christmas Tree Installation on State Street | Behind The Scenes

Behind the scenes, time-lapse footage of 45-foot 2015 Community Christmas Tree being installed on State Street in downtown Santa Barbara

Published on 12.03.2015 5:01 p.m.


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.


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