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Highway Patrol Bears Gifts to Unity Shoppe

Officers collect and deliver donated children's toys to support service.

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Janavi Kumar, Arts Intern

Obsessed with Consuming Stories

She's obsessed with consuming stories.

Amgen Tour 2019 to Visit Santa Barbara

Stage Five of the arduous event will pass through county next May.

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Truck Drivers, Family, and Friends Remember Santiago Perez Jr.

On Friday morning they filled the street near Our Lady of Sorrows.

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Car Crash Puts Lights Out in Goleta

Driver booked on suspicion of driving under the influence.

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Terry Ortega, Calendar Editor

After Hard Work on ’Tis the Season Guide, She Vacations to Italy

After a lot of hard work on this year’s ’Tis the Season Guide, she’s vacationing in Italy.

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Holiday Shopping: Santa Barbara Gift Markets Have Arrived

So Many Pop-Ups, So Little Time

So many pop-ups, so little time.

Two Arrested in Cleveland School Shooting

Men from Carpinteria and Ventura are charged with attempted murder and robbery.

Man Seriously Injured in Cliff Plunge

Truck accident causes morning highway back up.

Avoid Ocean and Creek Waters After Rains

Contaminants washing downstream from rainfall can cause illness.

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Finley Jacobs and Haven Lindsey, Editorial Interns

The 8th Graders Joined Us for Santa Barbara Middle School’s Career Studies Week

The 8th graders joined us for Santa Barbara Middle School’s Career Studies Week.

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Poetics of the Handmade Holiday Market Returns

Wife-Husband Artist Duo Host Event at Lower Lodge

A wife-husband artist duo are hosting the event at the Lower Lodge.

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Police Seek Further Information on Cleveland Shooting

Investigators need more details about an injured man found on elementary school campus November 8.

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Dog Rescued in Cliff Tumble

The dog fell 125 feet down from Douglas Family Preserve.

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Local Heroes 2018

The <em>Santa Barbara Independent</em>’s Annual Celebration of Our Fantastic Neighbors

The Santa Barbara Independent’s annual celebration of our fantastic neighbors.

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Inside a Local Hero Photo Shoot

First and Second Responders Take to Montecito Union Field

First and second responders take to the Montecito Union field.

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Celebration of Life Ceremony Scheduled for Mark “Marky” Meza, Jr.

The 21-year-old former Carpinteria resident was killed in the Borderline shooting.

Brooks Is Back

UCSB to Offer Photo Courses

UCSB PaCE to offer two Brooks courses this winter.

Montecito Bank Robbed on Coast Village Road

Montecito Union School is on lockdown while police search for the suspect.

Highway 101 Remains Open in Montecito Friday Evening

Correction: Olive Mill overpass will close for rail replacement Friday night but 101 highway remains open.

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Gunman Fires on Line Dancers in Thousand Oaks Bar

Thirteen people were killed at the Borderline Bar & Grill late Wednesday night, including a Ventura County Sheriff's sergeant.

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Man Shot in Middle of Night at Cleveland Elementary

Classes canceled as police investigate crime scene where man was found wounded.

New Cuyama Park Project Gets $716K

Shaded Pathways to Connect Gathering Centers

Shaded pathways will connect gathering places.

U.S. Supreme Court Declines Sea Otter Case

Commercial Fishers Wanted Feds to Uphold Law

Commercial fishers wanted feds to uphold law.

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Santa Barbara Reads Contest Winners 2018

Kelly Grogan and Miguel Hernandez Selected for ‘Frankenstein’ Pieces

Kelly Grogan and Miguel Hernandez selected for their ‘Frankenstein’ pieces.

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Camie Barnwell, Contributing Writer

Education advisor and reporter authored our annual Schools of Thought special section.

Children's Museum Wins Engineering Grant

National Science Foundation Award: $170K

Hands-on field trip fun and classroom visits gain National Science Foundation award.

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Democrats Sweep Countywide Races and Secure House

Democrats Celebrate a Very Blue Tuesday

Democrats sweep countywide races and secure House of Representatives.

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Sheriff's Office Adds K-9 'Duke'

Police Dog Trained for Scent, Searches, Apprehension

Police dog trained for scent, searches, apprehension, and protection.

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WWI Video Installation Will Splash Across the Presidio

Exhibit Meant to Honor Veterans and Commemorate End of War

The exhibit is meant to honor veterans and commemorate the end of the war.

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Nearly 80% of Californians Are Registered to Vote

Conditional Voter Registration Available on Election Day

Conditional voter registration still available on Election Day.

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Santa Barbara Community Rallies Around Injured Man

Wyatt Dennett, 20, suffered a severe spinal injury after falling three stories.

Governor Gives Award to Courthouse Mural Room

Restoration Followed Smoke Damage

Ten-month restoration followed smoke damage from small fire.

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Montecito Pulls Together for Beautification Day

Litter-pickup event begins at the Upper Village Green, 9 a.m., Saturday, November 2.

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Matt Kettmann, Senior Editor

Why He Chose to Feature Live Oak Café

Why he chose to feature Live Oak Café.

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Tessa Reeg, Copy Editor

Punctuation Maven and Native Santa Barbaran Loves Reading and Fixing Grammar

The Punctuation maven and Native Santa Barbaran loves reading and fixing grammar.

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Man Detained for Finding and Not Returning Big Wad of Cash

He could be charged with “misappropriation of found property.”

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Downtown Santa Barbara Hires New Director

Carrie Kelly comes by way of Indiana and Arizona.

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Priscilla Leung, Arts Intern

The Yo-Yo Ma Fan Is Also a Bespoke Shoemaker

The Yo-Yo Ma fan is also a bespoke shoemaker.

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Striking Candy’s Perfect Sour Note

This Halloween, Scare and Satisfy Your Taste Buds with These Candies

This Halloween, scare and satisfy your taste buds with these candies.

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Home on San Andres Catches Fire

Sunday night blaze extinguished quickly.

Santa Barbara to Protest Narrower Gender Definition

The rally takes place Tuesday afternoon at State and Anapamu's "speaker's corner."

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Best of Santa Barbara® 2018: Driving

Cars, motorcycles, and more — here are the best places to get your automobile fixes.

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Best of Santa Barbara® 2018: Little Creatures

For all your kids’ and pets’ needs, check out the best toy stores, day care, pet shops, and doggie camps in town.

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Best of Santa Barbara® 2018: Drinking

Drinking: Who’s got the stiffest drinks and best red wine? All that and more in the best beverage category.

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Best of Santa Barbara® 2018: Romance

Romance: Beauty and the beaches — find the most romantic places to take a first date, get married, or celebrate an anniversary.

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Emily Cosentino, Marketing and Promotions Manager

Best Fest, Her Brainchild, Beats All the Rest

Best Fest, her brainchild, beats all the rest.

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Best of Santa Barbara® 2018: Out & About

Drinking: Who’s got the stiffest drinks and best red wine? All that and more in the best beverage category.

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Best of Santa Barbara® 2018: Sporting Life

From martial arts studios to surf shops, here are the best places for keeping active.

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Best of Santa Barbara® 2018: Media

From columnists to websites, here’s the best way to stay in touch with the world around us.