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1 hr ago | Edhat
Santa Barbara was recently voted one of the 10 Best Small Cities in America by CondA© Nast Traveler's readers.
5 hrs ago | Edhat
How well do you know Old Spanish Days in Santa Barbara? Answer the trivia question correctly and you could win a prize! This year's Fiesta celebration is a special one because our El Presidente is Dennis Rickard, who is the son of the 1949 El Presidente, John T. Rickard.
9 hrs ago | Noozhawk
After two weeks of physical and mental challenges, 23 local young people representing six law enforcement agencies will graduate on Saturday from the Central Coast Law Enforcement Explorer Academy at the Dick DeWees Community Center, 1120 W. Ocean Ave. in Lompoc.
California's recidivism rate clocks in at 67.5 percent. Compare that figure with Santa Barbara City College students who have been incarcerated, and who have completed the Transitions program : a recidivism rate of 5 percent.
After some lively debate, the Santa Barbara City Council voted 6-1 on Tuesday in favor of a resolution supporting 2020 A Year Without War .
The U.S. government's highway safety agency has decided to seek further information from General Motors about air bag failures in some Chevrolet Impala full-size cars.
I've been a reader of The Independent for as long as I can remember and always looked forward to reading the Angry Poodle Barbecue; however, last week's article was an eye-opener.
On Friday morning, Santa Barbara City College pre-nursing student Billy Spencer has two things on his to-do list.
Two people were arrested Wednesday after Santa Barbara police said they discovered methamphetamine and an assault weapon in the couple's Mesa home, all within reach of their 9-year-old son.
An associate professor of feminist studies at UC Santa Barbara on Thursday pleaded no contest to three misdemeanor charges - including battery - related to a confrontation she had with an anti-abortion group on campus in March.
Latinos in the United States represent a wide variety of cultures. In the Santa Barbara community, Mexican heritage is the most predominant.
The new company helps people protect their family, business and wealth with customized life, long-term care and disability insurance strategies, according to Tisdale, who is certified by the Corporation for Long-Term Care and the Institute of Business and Finance.
Blue whales , the world's largest animals, frequent waters off California that overlap with some of the United States' busiest shipping lanes, according to a new study that suggests ship strikes are contributing to the whales' stagnating population numbers.
It always does. The second someone starts spouting off how we ought to have district elections, someone else starts effluviating about the evil twins of "horse trading" and "logrolling."
Owner Jill Shalhoob says she's grateful for loyal customers who appreciate the restaurant's new look after an extensive renovation Jill's Place owner Jill Shalhoob was happy to get her restaurant back up and running this summer after a devastating fire nearly a year ago.
Iconic television star Carol Burnett is once again lending her unique gifts to the Music Academy of the West's Cabaret gala , serving as creative director of the annual fundraiser benefiting the Music Academy's full-scholarship program.
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Updated: Sat Jul 26, 2014 12:42 pm
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