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Tyler Hayden

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Whole Fried Snapper @ Rodney’s Grill

The Star of the New Heritage Menu at the Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort

The star of the new heritage menu at the Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort.

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Latinos Are Being Pushed Out of Santa Barbara in Droves

New Census Data Shows Population Shrinking 24 Percent Since 2011

New census data shows their population has shrunk by 24 percent since 2011.

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SBCC President Apologizes for Handling of Harassment Claims

Three Dozen Faculty Signed Letter Condemning College's Inaction

Three dozen faculty members signed a letter condemning the college's inaction.

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UCSB Researcher Charged with Molesting Child on Campus

Dr. Hongjun Zhou was arrested September 6.

Edison Submits Grid Safety Plan for PUC Approval

The $582 million program would replace and improve equipment

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Breaking Bread on State Street

Lois & Walter Capps Project Hosts Successful Our Common Table Event

Lois & Walter Capps Project hosts successful Our Common Table event.

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Untangling Downtown Santa Barbara Dysfunction

Should Property Owners Do More to Save State Street?

Should property owners do more to save State Street?

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Maritime Museum Takes On the History of Oil

How Black Gold Has Brightened and Darkened Santa Barbara

The exhibit examines how black gold has brightened and darkened Santa Barbara.

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Police Dogs Getting Bulletproof Vests

A $30,000 donation will pay for the new equipment.

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New Director for CSU Channel Islands Santa Rosa Island Research Station

Russell Bradley Arrives from Farallon Islands 

Russell Bradley arrives from Farallon Islands. 

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Christmas at Macy's on State Street

Holiday Pop-Up Slated for Empty Storefront

A holiday pop-up is slated for the empty storefront

Pending Public Safety Legislation on Governor's Desk

Bill Seeks Emergency-Alert Automatic Enrollment 

SB 821 seeks automatic enrollment in emergency-alert messaging system. 

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Santa Barbara Considers Switch to Indigenous Peoples Day 

Should City Say Goodbye to Columbus?

Should the city say goodbye to Columbus? 

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David Byrne Burns Down the House

Singer Wowed Bowl Crowd with Percussive, Kinetic Concert on August 24

Former Talking Heads frontman wowed the Bowl crowd with a percussive, kinetic concert.

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Foodie Awards 2018

‘Santa Barbara Independent’ Presents Ninth Annual Ode to Eating Out

The ‘Santa Barbara Independent’ presents its ninth annual ode to eating out.

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Five Couples Celebrate 70+ Years of Marriage

They Share Their Secrets of Staying Power

They share their secrets of staying power.

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On Crime, Justin Fareed Channels Trump

Republican Challenger Facing Salud Carbajal for Third Time

The Republican challenger is facing Salud Carbajal for the third time.

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Ferno Grills Are the Rolls-Royce of Outdoor Cooking

They're Sleek, Tough, and Full of Innovation 

They're sleek, tough, and full of innovation.

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Search Is On for New Police Department Headquarters

SBPD Shortlist Features Four Downtown Sites

SBPD shortlist features four downtown sites.

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Santa Barbara Racers Chase Land Speed Records

Glory and Defeat Are All Part of the Game

Glory and defeat are all part of the game.

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Bellosguardo to Host Big-Bucks Gala

Private, Black-Tie Fundraiser Set for October  

The private, black-tie fundraiser is set for October 14.

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Edison to Shut Down Power During Extreme Fire Weather

Drastic Measure Deemed 'Lesser of Two Evils'

The utility company deems the drastic measure the 'lesser of two evils.'

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‘Dark Money’ Will Make Your Blood Boil

How Camouflaged Private Funds Influence Public Policy

Kimberly Reed’s documentary exposes how camouflaged private funds influence public policy.

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Record Amount of Drugs Smuggled into Jail

Dylan Sulit-Swalley hid the contraband "inside his person."

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Meet This Year's Fiesta Stars

Quick Conversations with La Presidenta, the Spirits, and Saint Barbara

Quick conversations with La Presidenta, the Spirits, and Saint Barbara.

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The Fight for State Street

Why Santa Barbara's Main Drag Is Suffering and How to Fix It

Our report on why Santa Barbara's main drag Is suffering and suggestions on how to fix it.

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Santa Barbara City Council Swears In Oscar Gutierrez

Winner of June Election Fills Mayor Cathy Murillo's Seat

New councilmember won June election and fills Mayor Cathy Murillo's seat.

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As the Holiday Fire Erupted, Why Wasn't Goleta Warned?

How the County Flubbed Its Emergency Messaging

How the county flubbed its emergency messaging.

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SBCC Instructor’s Comments Were ‘Outrageous’ and ‘Anti-Feminist,’ but Legal

Mark McIntire Violated College Ethics Code, but Is Cleared of Title IX Complaints

Mark McIntire violated college ethics code, but is cleared of Title IX complaints.

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Santa Barbara Housing Authority to Open More Apartments

Studios Will Welcome Low-Income Seniors and Veterans

The new studios will be built for low-income seniors and veterans.

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Evacuations Expand As Holiday Fire Burns Goleta Hill Homes

Mandatory Evacuations Underway North of Cathedral Oaks Road Between La Patera and Patterson

Mandatory evacuations are underway north of Cathedral Oaks Road between La Patera and Patterson.

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City Sharpens No-Smoking Ban

State Grant to Provide Signage, Enforcement 

A state grant will fund more signage and enforcement.

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ResQcats Is the Shangri-La of Animal Shelters

Sanctuary Founder Jeffyne Telson Publishes New Book, ‘Cat Tails’

Sanctuary founder Jeffyne Telson publishes new book, “Cat Tails.”

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Mesa Couple Making Healthy Sunscreen

Amy and Jeff Devers Launch Two Peas Organics with Early Success

Amy and Jeff Devers launch Two Peas Organics with early success.

Downtown Organization Looking for New Leader

Search committee ramps up hunt for executive director.

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Two Injured in Alleged DUI Collision

Pedestrians, age 91 and 50, were walking near Linden Avenue at Ninth Street in Carpinteria.

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Santa Barbara Drone Club Now Meeting

New Group All About Education and Connecting Pilots

The new group is all about education and connecting pilots.

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Public Survey Exposes Montecito Debris Flow Communication Failures

Residents Were Confused by County's Mixed Signals and Unclear Warnings

Residents were confused by the county's mixed signals and unclear warnings.

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The Cabanas Now Shading West Beach

Teresa Ramallo-Whalen Now Renting Beach Shacks on Santa Barbara Shoreline

Teresa Ramallo-Whalen now renting beach shacks on Santa Barbara shoreline.

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Who Was Responsible for Approving the 1/9 Debris Flow Evacuation Boundaries?

County Officials Give Changing and Conflicting Answers

County officials give changing and conflicting answers.

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Mixed Martial Arts Instructor Wanted on Felony Domestic Battery, Elder Abuse Charges

Nicholas Castillo, 24, has been on the run for a month.

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Multiple Armed Suspects Rob Trader Joe’s on Milpas

Police investigating possible connection to other SoCal robberies.

City of Santa Barbara Ramps Up Enforcement of Sign Ordinance

First-Time Violators Get a Warning

First-time violators will get a warning.

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SBCC Philosophy Professor Let Go Amid #MeToo Fallout

Mark McIntire Says Controversial Comments Are Protected Free Speech 


Mark McIntire claims that his controversial comments are protected free speech.

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Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Unveils Major Makeover

Bird and Mammal Halls Renovated; Permanent Butterfly Pavilion Opens Later This Summer

Bird and mammal halls renovated; permanent butterfly pavilion opens later this summer

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Internal Records Reveal Mixed Messages, Missed Opportunities Before 1/9 Debris Flow

County Officials Worked Hard But Struggled to Convey the True Dangers of the Storm

County officials worked hard but struggled to convey the true dangers of the storm.

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Sticker Sales Help Disaster Recovery

Graphic Designer Gen Matsui Found His Way to Give Back

Graphic designer Gen Matsui found his way to give back.

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City on Vision Quest for State Street Revival

Leaders Also Mull Ways to Protect Economy from Next Disaster

Leaders also mull ways to protect our economy from the next disaster.

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Santa Barbara City College Has Its #MeToo Moment

Professor Faces Backlash After Raising Concerns About Guest Lecturer

A chemistry professor is facing backlash after raising concerns about a guest lecturer.

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Variant Training Lab Will Make You Better, Faster, Stronger

Science, Tech, and Health Converge in New State Street Fitness Center

Science, tech, and health converge in new State Street fitness center.

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