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Jackie Botts

Stories by Jackie

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Sara Serena: Spain’s Rising Pop Star Stops in Santa Barbara

From Opera Halls to Talent Contests to Hollywood

From opera halls to talent contests to Hollywood

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Santa Barbara Humane Society Executive Director Fired

Animal Advocates Complain About Lackluster Services Despite Large Budget

The executive director was fired amid advocate complaints about poor treatment of animals despite a large budget.

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Fleet Foxes Return to Santa Barbara

Robin Pecknold Talks New Album, Walt Whitman, and Music as Escape

Frontman Robin Pecknold talks the new album, Walt Whitman, and music as an escape.

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Mariel Bildsten and Phillip Menchaca Share SOhO stage

Santa Barbaran Trombonists Channeled J.J. Johnson and Kai Winding

The Santa Barbaran trombonists channeled J.J. Johnson and Kai Winding for their lively set.

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A Trip to Totality Town, North Carolina

A Small Appalachian Town and the Economic Uplift of Eclipse Tourism

A small Appalachian town sees eclipse tourism as step toward economic uplift.

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S.B. Getting First Protected Bike Lane

The route will connect the Eastside to downtown.

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James Vincent McMorrow Plays the Lobero

Irish Singer/Songwriter Gives Passionate Performance

Irish singer/songwriter gives a passionate performance to rapt S.B. audience.

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Santa Barbara Denounces White Supremacy

Sunday Rally Held in Response to Charlottesville Violence

The Sunday rally was held in response to the Charlottesville violence.

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‘Stepping into the Unknown’ Explores Political Anxiety

Silo118 Gallery Features Nine S.B. and D.C. Artists

Silo118 Gallery features nine S.B. and D.C. artists.

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California Hate Crimes Increase by 11 Percent

931 Incidents of Racism and Homophobia Reported in 2016

931 incidents of racism and homophobia were reported in 2016.

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Flamenco’s Daniela Zermeño-Sanchez

Dancer/Instructor Teaches the Spanish Art

At 28, Daniela Zermeño-Sanchez has trained hundreds in the art of the Spanish dance.

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Linda Vega and Rose Marie Cruz on Fiesta

Santa Barbara’s Grand Dames of Flamenco Talk About Their Art

Santa Barbara’s grand dames of flamenco talk about their art.

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District Attorney’s Office Receives a Loving Makeover

Girl Scout troop uses cookie proceeds to add cheer to waiting room for victims and witnesses.

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Health-Care and Abortion Forces Meet on Garden Street

Planned Parenthood 'Flash' Rally Countered by Protesters

Planned Parenthood ‘flash’ rally countered by protesters across the street.

Hearing Josh Kun’s ‘Aural Border’ at SBMA

MacArthur Fellow Discusses California’s ‘Spanish Fantasy Heritage’ Through Song

The MacArthur fellow discusses California’s ‘Spanish Fantasy Heritage’ through song.

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National Park Senior Pass Increasing from $10 to $80

The price change will take effect August 28.

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Inside Fire City, Population: 1,612

Dos Pueblos High Transforms into Whittier Fire Base Camp

Dos Pueblos High transforms into Whittier Fire base camp.

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Whittier Fire Threatens Pets and Cattle

Zebras, Watusi Cattle, a Guinea Pig and a Parrot Find Shelter

Zebras and Watusi cattle survive while a guinea pig, a parrot, cats, dogs, and horses evacuate safely.

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Police Department Swears In Nine New Volunteers

Chief Luhnow Says VIP Program Will Engage Community, Enhance Downtown Police Presence

Chief Lori Luhnow says the VIP program will engage with the community and enhance the downtown police presence.