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Rebecca Horrigan

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Mollie’s Settles into Santa Barbara

Mollie Ahlstrand Lands on State Street After 24 Years on Coast Village Road in Montecito

Mollie Ahlstrand lands on State Street after 24 years on Coast Village Road in Montecito.

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Small-Batch Wines at Crush Tasting Room & Kitchen

Boutique Wines and Delectable Eats at Michael and Lisa Amador’s Crush Tasting Room & Kitchen

Boutique wines and delectable eats at Michael and Lisa Amador’s Crush Tasting Room & Kitchen.

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Sammy Miller and the Congregation at SOhO

Band Brings “Joyful Jazz” to Appreciative Audience

New Orleans-inspired band brings “joyful jazz” to appreciative audience.

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Sammy Miller and the Congregation Play SOhO

NYC-Based Jazz Band Offers Up Contagious Energy

NYC-based jazz band creates contagious energy at its live shows.

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Jason Mraz Plays the Santa Barbara Bowl

Singer Delivers Enchanting, Healing, Uplifting Set

The singer delivered an enchanting, healing, and uplifting set on Saturday.

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An Interview with Brett Dennen

Singer Opens for Jason Mraz at the Bowl

Singer opens for Jason Mraz at the Bowl, September 15.

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Jim Mishler Wants You to Roost

Longtime Paradise Café Manager Opens Restaurant in Former Downey’s Space

Longtime Paradise Café manager opens restaurant in former Downey’s space on State Street.

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Ca’ Dario Expands Its Italian Grip

Dario Furlati Opens Establishments in the Santa Barbara Public Market and Goleta

Dario Furlati opens new establishments in the Santa Barbara Public Market and Goleta.

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Locavore Kitchen’s California Comfort Food

Andrew Crawley Takes Over Cozy Building near Victoria and Chapala Streets

Andrew Crawley takes over cozy building near corner of Victoria and Chapala.

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Captivated by Creamistry’s Ice-Cream Chemists

New Shop on State Street Combines Liquid Nitrogen with a Flurry of Flavors

The new shop on State Street combines liquid nitrogen with a flurry of flavors.

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Fairview Gardens Hosting Community Celebration

Live Music, Cooking Demos, and Crafts on August 17

Enjoy live music, cooking demos, and crafts.

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Fork Fest Refired

Inventive Food Fair Returns After Hiatus, Settles into Presidio Neighborhood

Inventive food fair returns after hiatus, settles into Presidio Neighborhood.

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Take Me Away Productions Brings Us the Parties

Nini Munoz and Elly Iverson Team Up for New Biz Venture

Nini Munoz and Elly Iverson team up for new biz venture; first event August 4.

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Burgers, Brews & Blues @ Les Marchands on Mondays

Chef Weston Richards Pairs Patties with Craft Ales in the Funk Zone

Chef Weston Richards pairs patties with craft ales in the Funk Zone.

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Rooftop Bar & Bistro Fills Goleta Niche

Views, Chews, Brews, and More Atop the Hilton Garden Inn

Find views, chews, brews, and more atop the Hilton Garden Inn.

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Moon Diver to Release Debut EP

Former Ghost Tiger Members Are Back with New Band and Sound

Former Ghost Tiger members are back with new band and sound

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Biltmore Fuerte Named Official Drink of Santa Barbara

Santo Mezcal’s Riviera Hermosa Earns People’s Choice Award at El Paseo

Santo Mezcal’s Riviera Hermosa also earns People’s Choice Award at El Paseo.

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Party Proper Makes Music and Creates Community

Kayla Picciuto and Andrew Elia Holding Free Pop-Up Events

Kayla Picciuto and Andrew Elia are now holding free pop-up events around town.

Tasty Times at Mad & Vin

Chef Beto Huizar Ups the Game at The Landsby Hotel’s Restaurant and Bar

Chef Beto Huizar ups the game at The Landsby hotel’s restaurant and bar in Solvang.

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Take Deux Bakery Home with You

Wendy Fleming Fills Her Daughter’s Scarlett Begonia with Tasty Baked Goods

Wendy Fleming fills her daughter’s Scarlett Begonia with tasty baked goods.

Haim Plays to Enraptured Audience

Sisters Offered Dynamic Solos and Serious Musical Chops

The sisters offered vibrant lighting, smooth choreography, dynamic solos, and serious musical chops.

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Durand Jones & the Indications Charm SOhO Crowd

Band Played Motown-Infused Sounds

The band played Motown-infused sounds with rich saxophone, zippy trombone, grooving bass, raw guitar, and classic organ.

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The Decemberists Bring Playful, Theatrical Revelry to the Arlington

Portland Band Offers Night Brimming with Clever Expression

Portland-based band offered a night brimming with clever expression and audience engagement.

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Durand Jones & the Indications Blend Southern Soul and Rock ’n’ Roll

Group Brings Horns, Old-School Organ, Funky Guitar, and Powerful Vocals to SOhO

The group brings its classic horns, old-school organ, funky guitar, and powerful vocals to SOhO on March 25.

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Dante Elephante Kicked Off Tour at SOhO

Band Has Grown Musically, Kept Youthful Spirit

The band showed that while it has grown musically, its youthful spirit is still in full force.

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Hearts on Fire Fashion Show Will Celebrate Transgender Day of Visibility

Santa Barbara Transgender Advocacy Network Also Hosting Storytelling, Art, Silent Auction

The Santa Barbara Transgender Advocacy Network will also be hosting storytelling, art, and a silent auction.

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Lunchbox Feeds Your Office

Order Now from Jennifer Shively’s Delicious Sandwich and Salad Catering Service

Order now from Jennifer Shively’s delicious sandwich and salad catering service.

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Rincon Pizza @ Lucky Penny in the Funk Zone

Amid Other Menu Highlights, This Thin-Crust Pie Features Roasted Pineapple and Salty Prosciutto

Amid other menu highlights, this thin-crust pie features roasted pineapple and salty prosciutto.

Raising Children in the Age of Screens

Digital Media Expert Visits Marymount of Santa Barbara

Dr. Devorah Heitner’s free lecture highlighted mentoring and monitoring in the Digital Age.

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Marymount Hosts Lecture on Kids in the Digital Age

Dr. Devorah Heitner Answers Questions about Screen Time

Dr. Devorah Heitner is in Santa Barbara to talk about kids and screen time.

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Handlebar Coffee Expands but Stays Friendly

Aaron Olson and Kim Anderson Now Offer Food, More Beverages, and Entertainment on De la Vina Street

Aaron Olson and Kim Anderson now offer food, more beverages, and entertainment on De la Vina Street.

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Oat Bakery’s Innovative Danish Breads

Louise Ulrich and Lou Fontana Use Mom’s Recipe to Bring ‘Hygge’ to Haley Street

Louise Ulrich and Lou Fontana use mom’s recipe to bring “hygge” to Haley Street.

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Raw Eats and Worldly Wine at Mosto Crudo

Small Bites and Many Glasses at New Tapas and Wine Bar Off of State Street

Small bites and many glasses at new tapas and wine bar off of State Street.

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Mundos Goes Global with Fusion Food

Emma Recher and Chef Jean Paul LuVanVi Serve Latin American Soul Food on Milpas Street

Emma Recher and Chef Jean Paul LuVanVi serve Latin American soul food on Milpas Street.

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The Shopkeepers Fills a Curious Niche

New Boutique Adds to Funk Zone Retail

New Funk Zone shop going for “weird and unscripted” offerings.

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Guicho’s Offers Simple Solutions for Carpinteria

Luis Alvarez and Jim Donahue Open Third Location of Convenient Italian Eatery Chain

Luis Alvarez and Jim Donahue open third location of convenient Italian eatery chain.

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Döner Kebaps Come to State Street

Urkeb German Urban Food Now Serving Santa Barbara

Urkeb German Urban Food now serving Santa Barbara.

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Homesteading Made Easy

Old-Time Life Skills in a Modern Shop

A trio of women provide old-time skills and supplies in Carpinteria.

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The Flaming Lips and Mac DeMarco Play the Santa Barbara Bowl

Artists Stun with Effervescent Santa Barbara Show

Artists stunned with an effervescent show on Friday.

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Education Expert Visits Marymount

Bestselling Author Dr. Michael Thompson Talks Child Development

Dr. Michael Thompson spoke about child development with teachers, parents, and students.

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Shalhoob Meat Company Evolves with Funk Zone Patio

Grandchildren of Legendary Butcher Open Picnic-Style Eatery on Gray Avenue

Grandchildren of legendary butcher open picnic-style eatery on Gray Avenue.

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Satellite Opens Inside Impact Hub

New Wine Bar and Cafe Transports Guests

New wine bar and cafe at the entrance of Impact Hub somehow manages to transport guests into a new orbit.

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Glaspy Shines at SOhO with Raw, Gusty Rock

Her Music Embraces the Contradictions of Life

Her music embraces the contradictions of life, offering empathy in the form of a brutally truthful lyrics.

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Santo Mezcal Spices Up Lower State

Los Agaves Owner Creates New Menu for New Restaurant

Los Agaves owner creates a new menu for his new restaurant.

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Go Where You Wanna Goa at Goa Taco

Paratha-Based Creations Take Tacos to New Taste Frontiers

Paratha-based creations take tacos to new taste frontiers.

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Farmbelly Cooking School’s Tasty Lessons

Michelle Aronson Teaches How to ‘Eat Like a Farmer’

Michelle Aronson teaches how to ‘eat like a farmer.’

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(Re)Introducing Chooket by Your Cake Baker

Specialty Cake Haven Gets French Twist with New Owners

The specialty cake haven gets a French twist with new owners.

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Honor Market Delivers Good Taste in All Ways

Complement to Montecito’s Honor Bar Serves Gourmet Pizza To Go

The complement to Montecito’s Honor Bar serves gourmet pizza to go.

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Steely Dan Dazzles at the Bowl

Songs and Sound Prove Timeless

The band’s songs and sound proved timeless.

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Generationals Energize SOhO Scene

Indie Pop Band Transported Crowd into Carefree Ebullience

The New Orleans–based indie pop band transported the crowd into the carefree ebullience of warm nights.

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