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  1. World Business Academy Holds Pre-Gala ReceptionRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Santa Barbara Independent

    Supporters of the World Business Academy gathered last Tuesday, August 24, at the lovely Montecito home of boardmember Diane Boss for a reception kicking off its Awards Gala and Dinner next month. The World Business Academy, based in Santa Barbara, focuses on the danger of nuclear power and the creation of a microgrid energy system using renewable energy sources in Santa Barbara County.

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  2. Rey Fire: Monday Morning UpdateRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 22 | Santa Barbara Independent

    As of 7:52 Monday morning, the good news relating to the Rey Fire, now entering its fifth day, is the wind. As of this writing, Independent writer Ray Ford reports the wind is very light and heading to the northeast and away from the Santa Ynez River, a key line of containment between the 23,000-acre inferno and the South Coast.

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  3. Jameson Lake Trout Rescue AfootRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 18 | Santa Barbara Independent

    A handful of California Fish and Wildlife workers, armed with rods and reels, launched the first of several backcountry rescue efforts targeting the genetically invaluable trout now struggling to stay alive in the Juncal Reservoira With water levels plunging from 80 feet to 20, the temperature, turbidity, and oxygen levels of Juncal are reaching critically dangerous levels. Although the Montecito Water District has been testing the water on a weekly basis, there's no established threshold demarking when such rescue efforts need to be initiated.

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  4. Man Bites DogRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 18 | Santa Barbara Independent

    You can take them personally if you want. Or not. With others, choice is not an option.

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  5. Brooks Institute Announces ClosureRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 17 | Santa Barbara Independent

    A mix of stunned disbelief and orchestrated scrambling surrounded the sudden closure late last week of Brooks Institute, a photography, film, and graphic design private college founded 71 years ago in Santa Barbara. On August 11, school officials announced the ousting of President Dr. Edward Clift, prompting most of its Board of Trustees to resign.

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  6. Water Rates Going UpRead the original story

    Thursday Aug 11 | Santa Barbara Independent

    Water rates in the City of Santa Barbara are going up again, this time by almost $30 a month for moderate water usersa Driving the City Council's decision to increase water rates by a unanimous vote this Tuesday has been the drought. With customers using 35 percent less water than they used to, sales revenues are way down.

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  7. Biologists Gear Up for Major Fish RescueRead the original story

    Thursday Aug 11 | Santa Barbara Independent

    Biologists with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife are poised to launch a major fish rescue operation early next week for the rainbow trout in Jameson Reservoir, which has dropped to precariously low levels. Jameson is one of the key water supplies for the Montecito Water District.

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  8. COMB Members Drop to FourRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 27, 2016 | Santa Barbara Independent

    Festering bad blood between downstream water agencies drawing from Lake Cachuma and four South Coast agencies above the dam boiled over last week as the dam hit historic low-water marks - 11.5 percent - and the Santa Ynez River Water Conservation District was setting aside too much water for steelhead restoration efforts, more than they were required to by federal oversight agencies. They also complained the South Coast water agency members - Carpinteria, Santa Barbara, Goleta, and Montecito - failed to live up to the contractual obligations to cut back water use when the dam dropped down to the 100,000 acre-feet mark in 2013.

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  9. When Dogs Become ArchitectsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 21, 2016 | Santa Barbara Independent

    Architect Dennis Thompson is renowned for pushing sustainable building techniques to the forefront of Santa Barbara design since the 1980s as a partner in the firm Thompson Naylor Architects. But he's aiming for a younger set with his latest project: the children's book Dogs Build a House , which he just published with illustrator John Haugse.

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  10. Montecito's Hot SpringsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 22, 2016 | Santa Barbara Independent

    The 1870s was the decade when tourism first became an important factor in the South Coast's economy. An important element in this development was the area's growing reputation as a health spa.

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  11. Second Wildfire Reported Near Knapp's CastleRead the original story

    Jun 16, 2016 | Santa Barbara Independent

    As the 1,200-acre Scherpa Fire burns along the Gaviota Coast, firefighters were dispatched to a separate wildfire on East Camino Cielo Road near Knapp's Castle. Fire crews from Santa Barbara County, the Forest Service, and the Montecito Fire Protection District are responding to the scene.

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  12. The San Ysidro Ranch, a Water Guzzler, Gets Break on PenaltiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 8, 2016 | Santa Barbara Independent

    The Montecito Water District board voted unanimously last month to forgive $16,110 - the equivalent of one week's water loss - out of a total penalty charge of $57,060 for an underground leak in December at the San Ysidro Ranch, a luxury hotel at 900 San Ysidro Lane. Hotel managers had requested forgiveness of the entire amount: they did not discover the leak until late in the month because it had pooled on a neighboring property.

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  13. Profiles in Design: NMA Architects' Dave Mendro, PartnerRead the original story w/Photo

    May 26, 2016 | Santa Barbara Independent

    "We prefer not to have a style in mind," said Dave Mendro of his firm's open approach to new projects. "We pride ourselves with trying to come up with the perfect solution."

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  14. Where to Find Home and Garden SuppliesRead the original story w/Photo

    May 18, 2016 | Santa Barbara Independent

    Terra Sol Garden Center: The bonsai trees at Terra Sol offer miniature-tree desk dA cor and centerpieces for thoughtful care and contemplation, and the center also carries decorative garden bedding. 5320 Overpass Rd. Anthropologie: Apart from its tasseled beach towels, tapestry baskets, and embroidered drapes, it is Anthropologie's housing accessories - like humorous dresser drawer handles and towel hangers - that allow small touch-ups and a breakaway from the bore of plastic home accessories.

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  15. Script to Screen: 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'Read the original story w/Photo

    May 12, 2016 | Santa Barbara Independent

    's Pollock Theater, manager Matthew Ryan intends to dig deep for behind-the-scenes secrets from the film's editor Maryann Brandon about assembling what became 2015's highest-grossing film, working with fellow editor Mary Jo Markey, and, of course, collaborating with director J.J. Abrams. 's Script to Screen, an ongoing program in which Ryan breaks down a movie by screening it and then moderating a discussion with its prominent talents.

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  16. Local Directory Ranks Best in NationRead the original story

    May 10, 2016 | Santa Barbara Independent

    Creators of the Santa Barbara Community Phone Book proudly accepted a "First Place" award in the prestigious Gold Book Awards at the Association of Directory Publishers Annual Trade Show and Convention on April 25 in Las Vegas. For the third year in a row the phone book placed first in the "Excellence in Print Directories" category for mid-sized markets, read a press release by publishers McGill Directional Media .

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  17. Make Myself at Home: Storybook Sweetbriar CottageRead the original story w/Photo

    May 5, 2016 | Santa Barbara Independent

    Harriet and Mildred Moody were enterprising sisters with both a flair for design and a head for business who, with the help of siblings Brenda and Wilma, made their mark on Santa Barbara's architectural landscape both literally and figuratively. The Moody sisters left as their legacy several clusters of distinctive cottages throughout Montecito and Santa Barbara, as well as an almost mythical following of admirers of both the sisters and the houses themselves.

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  18. Appreciating 'Spanish Colonial Style'Read the original story w/Photo

    May 4, 2016 | Santa Barbara Independent

    Judging Spanish Colonial Style by its main title alone, it would be easy to mistake this handsome collaboration between Rizzoli and the Santa Barbara Historical Museum for another coffee-table book with pictures of beautiful houses. As pleasurable as those can be, the rest of the title - Santa Barbara and the Architecture of James Osborne Craig and Mary McLaughlin Craig - describes something quite different and even more valuable, at least to those who wish to understand and appreciate the distinctive history of our beautiful city.

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  19. Surge of Thefts from Cars, Homes in Carp, Summerland, MontecitoRead the original story

    Apr 29, 2016 | Santa Barbara Independent

    Authorities are warning residents to lock their homes and car doors after a total of 21 cars and homes were burglarized since last weekend in Carpinteria, Summerland, and Montecito. According to a Sheriff's Office press release, several other vehicles were reported stolen over the weekend in Montecito.

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  20. 'Stealth' Water Demand Fuels Goleta Real Estate Boom During DroughtRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 21, 2016 | Santa Barbara Independent

    A DEAL'S A DEAL: During a moratorium on new connections, the Goleta Water District confirmed service for UCSB's 165-unit San Joaquin Apartments project, now under construction. UCSB can lay legal claim to half of the area's unused "stealth demand," based on a 1973 permit with the district and a later water agreement with the Bishop Ranch.

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