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  1. Ross MacDonald and Eudora Welty's Love LettersRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 9, 2017 | Santa Barbara Independent

    Ross MacDonald and Eudora Welty met cute in 1970. She was 61; he was 54. She lived in Jackson, Mississippi; he lived 3,000 miles away in Santa Barbara.

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  2. Hans Zimmer on TourRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 9, 2017 | Santa Barbara Independent

    The Santa Barbara Bowl is no stranger to orchestral performances, but it may never have welcomed a show quite like Hans Zimmer's upcoming live performance. One of Hollywood's most-loved film composers, Zimmer is on a world tour, bringing some of his best-known celluloid compositions live to Santa Barbara on August 13. Zimmer, who has scored more than 150 films, first gained fame when he was nominated for an Academy Award for his work on 1989's Rain Man .

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  3. Music Academy Finale Week ConcertsRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 8, 2017 | Santa Barbara Independent

    What can you say about a week that includes not only the largest classical music event in the history of Santa Barbara, but also two other ravishing concerts featuring stars from the New York Philharmonic, and an appearance by RenA e Fleming? And did I mention the fireworks? Monday's Community Concert was the most ambitious public celebration I've seen yet in our relentlessly festive city. Seven thousand people showed up for the sold-out performance at La Playa Stadium, and many more heard the music and saw the fireworks that were launched after the New York Philharmonic finished playing Beethoven's 9th Symphony .

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  4. Words of Welcome?Read the original story

    Aug 8, 2017 | Santa Barbara Independent

    We are stunned to hear that anyone in Santa Barbara of all places and when we are celebrating a Mexican tradition - Fiesta - would say they are celebrating those who are born here. Californians' culture and tradition are Native American and Mexican.

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  5. Foresters Go 3-0 in Pool Play, Head into NBC QuartersRead the original story

    Aug 3, 2017 | Santa Barbara Independent

    The Santa Barbara Foresters nabbed the three victories they needed for their manager, Bill Pintard, to achieve a National Baseball Congress milestone. They need three more to claim a seventh The Foresters' 6-2 victory over the Colorado Sox on Wednesday was Pintard's 100th in 23 appearances at the tournament in Wichita, Kansas.

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  6. Filthy Bird BombsRead the original story

    Aug 2, 2017 | Santa Barbara Independent

    As someone who walks Cabrillo Boulevard on a daily basis, I have to question who is responsible for its oversight. For starters, the two large trees in front of Los BaA os pool center are completely full of obnoxiously loud birds who bombard the sidewalk relentlessly with their defecation, to the point where you cannot walk on the sidewalk underneath for fear of being whitened.

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  7. Big Money Already Blowing in City RacesRead the original story

    Aug 2, 2017 | Santa Barbara Independent

    The first campaign finance reports for the City of Santa Barbara council race came in loud, gaudy, fast, and loaded. In the five-way race for mayor, political newcomer Angel Martinez, former Of the council candidates, incumbent Gregg Hart, running for the downtown district, has raised the most, $111,000.

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  8. Make Myself at Home: Queen of Gillespie StreetRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 2, 2017 | Santa Barbara Independent

    If you Google 415 West Haley Street in Santa Barbara, you'll find yourself near the intersection of Castillo and Haley streets, between the parking lot, the northbound freeway on-ramp, and the terminally troublesome, currently closed section of Castillo that passes under the freeway. There's no actual structure at 415 West Haley, at least not anymore.

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  9. Hidden Valley for Outdoor Ed?Read the original story

    Aug 2, 2017 | Santa Barbara Independent

    The growing popularity of outdoor classrooms will mesh with Santa Barbara Unified School District's highly successful Food Services program on a 12-acre property in the Hidden Valley neighborhood, near Modoc Road. At least that's the idea, and its conceptual phase was officially floated for discussion during a Board of Education meeting late last month.

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  10. Schools Reach Out on Student StressRead the original story

    Aug 2, 2017 | Santa Barbara Independent

    Even in safe and sunny Santa Barbara, toxic stress can take a toll, and K-12 students across Santa Barbara Unified School District have been mirroring their peers nationwide in terms of how they respond to mental-health issues personally and among close family and friends, according to the district's Mental Health Wellness Committee. To help "families focus on mental wellness [and] diminish stress in their bodies and increase safety, peace, inspiration, and fulfilling relationships in their lives," the committee, in a statement, suggested reading "Stress Management and Teens" at aacap.org and contacting the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Association for tips on identifying stress, depression, and anxiety.

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  11. California Hate Crimes Increase by 11 PercentRead the original story

    Aug 2, 2017 | Santa Barbara Independent

    A report released by the California Department of Justice found that hate crimes increased by 11.2 percent between 2015 and 2016, from 837 to 931. Perhaps this report should come as no surprise, given it spanned a year with one of the highest levels of racial discontent since the 1992 Rodney King riots and a presidential candidate who routinely excoriated Mexican immigrants.

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  12. Linda Vega and Rose Marie Cruz on FiestaRead the original story

    Aug 2, 2017 | Santa Barbara Independent

    Between trips down the coast to buy fabric, hectic phone calls with dressmakers , and countless hours of rehearsals, dance studio directors Rose Marie Cruz and Linda Vega took an hour last week to catch their breath and catch up with the Santa Barbara Independent regarding their Fiesta preparations. It's the final countdown to Old Spanish Days, during which their students and professional companies will kick, stomp, and twirl all over downtown Santa Barbara, showcasing a year's worth of training in flamenco and other traditional Spanish dances.

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  13. Little League World Series of 1982Read the original story w/Photo

    Aug 2, 2017 | Santa Barbara Independent

    Dodgers can almost taste it, the sweetness of a World Series championship after 28 dry years. All they have to do is continue what they've been doing - chalking up the best record in major league baseball with their solid lineup - and make sure Clayton Kershaw is healthy for the postseason.

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  14. Viva La MAosica at FiestaRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 1, 2017 | Santa Barbara Independent

    In open-air and walled-in shelf-castles alike, we meet, mingle, and make our lives anew with fresh opportunities for new tastes, sounds, clothes, and dA cor. Beginning this week and through the weekend, Santa Barbara puts her own spin on the global gathering ground with two mercados, the Fiesta favorites where food and music abound amid trinkets, goodies, and great finds.

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  15. District Attorney's Office Receives a Loving MakeoverRead the original story

    Jul 31, 2017 | Santa Barbara Independent

    Above a cozy blue couch overflowing with stuffed animals and pillows, an enormous heart constructed from brightly colored hand-folded origami hearts hangs on the wall. The spot, recently made more cheerful by a troop of junior girl scouts, ushers witnesses and victims of crimes into their waiting room at Santa Barbara County's District Attorney's Office.

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  16. New Planning Director at GoletaRead the original story

    Jul 31, 2017 | Santa Barbara Independent

    Goleta's new planning director is a familiar face around the county: Peter Imhof, currently head of planning and the deputy executive director for the Santa Barbara Coalition of Governments . Imhof starts August 15, city spokesperson Valerie Kushnerov said.

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  17. The S.B. Questionnaire: Rhonda HendersonRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 31, 2017 | Santa Barbara Independent

    "If somebody told me as a child that I'd be La Presidente and the Chair of the Santa Barbara Zoo in the same year - I'd tell them they were crazy," is what an excited Rhonda Henderson says to me about her current status over cocktails at Intermezzo. Although she's only days away from presiding at Santa Barbara's signature commemoration - Old Spanish Days - Henderson is very present and relaxed.

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  18. 2018 or BustRead the original story

    Jul 30, 2017 | Santa Barbara Independent

    For those of us concerned about the current state of our government, it's time to look past the Trump Show and focus on the 2018 elections. As long as the Republicans remain in control of the House and Senate, President Trump's outrageous indiscretions will remain unchecked.

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  19. End User BluesRead the original story

    Jul 29, 2017 | Santa Barbara Independent

    This process requires participants to agree that this company can vend their contact information to others for commercial purposes . This seems contrary to the general attitude of The Independent as I have understood it for decades, that is of respect for the individual and their privacy and rights.

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  20. From Housing to Jobs, Santa Barbara's High Cost of Living DissectedRead the original story

    Jul 29, 2017 | Santa Barbara Independent

    The price that people pay in order to live in Santa Barbara was a recurring theme at the "High Cost of Living" panel, a topic tossed among five panelists who caught the audience up on the minimum wage, labor costs and employee recruitment, and even housing on State Street. Sponsored by the city's Living Wage Ordinance Committee, Wednesday's event was hosted by Vice Chair Dick Flacks with Mayor Helene Schneider as the moderator.

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