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Fun for the Whole Family at the Orchid Show!

Fun for the Whole Family at the Orchid Show!

Westerlay Orchids reveals theme for display at 75th Santa Barbara International Orchid Show! Westerlay Orchids, whose 2019 Cinderella-themed exhibit was a hit with the young and the young-at-heart, hints at an “Enchanted Tiki Room” for their display at the 75th Santa Barbara International Orchid Show. While designers like to wait for the Show for the big reveal, Westerlay promises […]

Response to article: “Strategic Desecration of a Local Sacred Native American Site”

Response to article: “Strategic Desecration of a Local Sacred Native American Site”

    By Ken Owen, Channel Islands Restoration It is very unfortunate that Lori Denman in her column, “Strategic Desecration of a Local Sacred Native American Site” never bothered to contact any of the agencies that were repeatedly accused of breaking federal law in her article. Contrary to the many demonstrably false statement in the story, […]

Strategic Desecration of a Local Sacred Native American Site

Strategic Desecration of a Local Sacred Native American Site

By Lori Denman A sacred site of the Chumash people in the Santa Barbara area known to the tribe as Shalawa, is under threat. It’s a three-acre parcel that sits on what is commonly referred to as “Hammonds Meadow” and “Sea Meadow”. For life long monitor David Daniel Diaz of the Barbareno Indian tribe, it is a […]

Parents battle ‘Teen Talk’; embrace ‘Heart’ Sex Ed curriculum

Parents battle ‘Teen Talk’; embrace ‘Heart’ Sex Ed curriculum

By Michael Hernandez SANTA BARBARA—Local parents are prepared to battle the school district’s expected choice of ‘Teen Talk’ as the sex ed curriculum for secondary students at Tuesday’s school district board meeting (at 6:30 p.m. at 720 Santa Barbara Street) and are proposing the ‘Heart’ curriculum written by Skip Hellewell instead (co-founder of United Parents.net) […]

Attn Foodies: Taste the Best of the American Riviera During the Third Annual Santa Barbara Restaurant Week

Attn Foodies: Taste the Best of the American Riviera During the Third Annual Santa Barbara Restaurant Week

Attention foodies, get your forks ready for Santa Barbara Restaurant Week. This tasty two-week event provides an excellent opportunity for locals and visitors to celebrate Santa Barbara’s flourishing culinary scene. The third annual Santa Barbara Restaurant Week (February 21st- March 6th, 2020) is your chance to experience the best of Santa Barbara’s food scene at […]

Surfer attacked by shark off of Santa Barbara coast

Surfer attacked by shark off of Santa Barbara coast

A surfer was attacked by a shark on Saturday.  Having been bitten the victim was air lifted to safety.  The surfer was off of northwest side of Santa Rosa Island.  The video below from the United States Coast Guard Los Angeles shows the rescue.  Coast Guard helicopter crew from Air Station San Francisco FOB Mugu […]

Pesticide approval process in Ventura and Santa Barbara may have violated state law, UCLA report finds

Pesticide approval process in Ventura and Santa Barbara may have violated state law, UCLA report finds

Ventura, CA: California’s County Agricultural Commissioners failed to comply with state law requiring them to not issue permits for hazardous pesticide use without first considering whether safe alternatives exist or whether there is potential for harmful interactions with other pesticides used at the same time. That’s the explosive conclusion of a new report by UCLA […]

Second Annual Santa Barbara Restaurant Week | February 22nd – March 3rd

Second Annual Santa Barbara Restaurant Week | February 22nd – March 3rd

The second annual Santa Barbara Restaurant Week is right around the corner (February 22nd- March 3rd) and is your chance to experience the best of Santa Barbara’s food scene at a fraction of the cost. Presented by Santa Barbara Uncorked, LLC and sponsored by Jordano’s Foodservice and Pacific Beverage Company, Restaurant Week 2019 is a 10-day event […]

San Antonio Creek Herb Walk on February 18, 2019

San Antonio Creek Herb Walk on February 18, 2019

Ojai herbologist and native plant guide Lanny Kaufer will make his annual visit  to his favorite Santa Barbara front-country trail on San Antonio Creek out of Tucker’s Grove County Park. With weekend workers in mind, he will lead a 3-hour Herb Walk there on Monday, February 18, Presidents’ Day, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. […]

Fiftieth Anniversary of the Santa Barbara Oil Spill is a Reminder of Urgent Need to Protect Communities from the Dangers of Drilling

Fiftieth Anniversary of the Santa Barbara Oil Spill is a Reminder of Urgent Need to Protect Communities from the Dangers of Drilling

  by Ana Rosa Rizo-Centino Plans to drill 768 new wells in Santa Barbara County put families at risk Fifty years after the Santa Barbara oil spill, local community environmental organizations are still fighting the threat posed by the expansion of both onshore and offshore drilling. On January 28, 1969 a Union Oil Co. drilling […]