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Tyler Hayden

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Cracking the Climate Change Brain Barrier

Media Psychologist Explains How Emotion, Not Data, Is the Key to Action

A media psychologist explains how emotion, not data, is the key to action.

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Inside the Botanic Garden's Fort Knox of Pressed Plants

Flora Are the Foundation of All Habitats and Will Help Stave off Ecological Collapse

Flora are the foundation of all habitats and will help stave off ecological collapse.

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Couple Arrested After Infant Son Tests Positive for Methamphetamine

Patricia Fleckser, 30, and Nathan McBrayer, 34, were charged with felony child endangerment.

Airport Numbers Highest Since Recession

Passenger counts rise at Santa Barbara Municipal Airport.

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New Year Means No More Styrofoam

City of Santa Barbara ban of expanded polystyrene cups, plates, coolers, and more started January 1.

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Five Surfers Rescued from Isla Vista Area Beaches

They were all caught in a high tide and pounding surf.

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'Times' Report Dredges Up Debris Basin Issues

Records Show Catchments Were Clogged with Sediment Before the Debris Flow

Records show the catchments were clogged with sediment before the debris flow.

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Tyler Hayden’s Year in Review

Our Senior Editor Tyler Picks His Favorite Stories from 2018

Our Senior Editor Picks His Favorite Stories from 2018.

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El Encanto Parent Company Bought Up By LVMH

The luxury French corporation owns Louise Vuitton and Hennessy brands.

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ShelterBox Distributes Tents and Hope to the World’s Refugees

New Summerland Office Spreads Reach Even Further

A new Summerland office is spreading the relief organization’s reach even further.

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Study: Debris Flow Warnings Were Confusing, Unconvincing

Victims' Families Furious at County Failures But Thwarted By Government Immunity

Victims' families outraged at county failures but thwarted from legal action by government immunity.

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Santa Barbara Priests Named in New Abuse Reports

12 Men Accused of Child Molestation Served in Area Parishes

Twelve men accused of child molestation served in area parishes.

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Man Crushed in Construction Yard Accident

Santiago Perez Jr., 35, was killed by a falling 50-foot steel beam.

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Lander Makes It From Vandenberg to Mars

InSight touches down and unfurls Goleta-made solar array.

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Metro Entertainment Hosting Stan Lee Life Celebration

Store Will Have All-Day Sale and Marvel Comics Giveaway

The store will have an all-day sale and a Marvel Comics giveaway.

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One Dead, One Injured in Accident on Oil Tanker in S.B. Channel

The men fell into an empty tank.

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Montecito Explores Microgrid for Emergency Services

System Would Support Fire and Water Agencies During Power Outages

System would support fire and water agencies during power outages.

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Dick Wolf Drops Hints About Bellosguardo’s Future

References The Frick Collection Art Museum in New York

He referenced The Frick Collection art museum in New York.

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Downtown Cross-Section Focuses on State Street Fixes

A Streamlined Permit Process Is in the Works

A streamlined permit process is in the works.

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Seeing Santa Barbara’s Past with New Eyes

Santa Barbara Public Library Digitizes More than 2,500 Historic Images

Santa Barbara Public Library digitizes more than 2,500 historic images.

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Here’s How Santa Barbara Police Train the Public to Survive a Shooting

Regular Trainings Provided by Department and Private Companies

Regular trainings are provided by the department and private companies.

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Nonunion Contractors Applaud Committee's Thumbs-Down Vote

Union-Only Construction-Bid Issue Goes to City Council

Union-only construction-bid issue, proposed by Councilmember Gregg Hart, goes next to City Council.

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Few Countywide Are Emergency-Ready

Officials Urge Residents to Sign Up for 'Aware & Prepare'

Official urge residents to sign up for 'Aware & Prepare.'

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Old Sails Given Second Life As Surfboard Bags

Jeff Wapner Returns Home to Create New Company

Jeff Wapner returns home to Santa Barbara to create his new company.

Indigenous Peoples Day, Italian Heritage Day Approved by City

Council Recognizes Both for Second Monday in October

Coucilmembers recognize both for second Monday in October.

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New Police Station Could Displace Downtown Fixtures

Lawn Bowlers, Farmers Dispute Proposed Locations

Lawn bowlers, farmers dispute proposed locations.

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State A.G. Receives Complaint Against Bellosguardo Foundation

Nonprofit Accused of Shirking Mission and Catering to Rich

The nonprofit is accused of shirking its mission and catering to the rich.

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New Debris Flow Evac Plan Announced

County Launches Parcel-Based Strategy

County launches parcel-based strategy.

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City Eyes Union-Only Labor

Policy Would Prioritize Local Crews Over Out-Of-Towners

Policy would prioritize local crews over out-of-towners.

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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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‘First Man’ Captures Spine-Rattling Ferocity of Spaceflight

Ryan Gosling’s Armstrong Demystifies American Hero

Ryan Gosling’s Armstrong demystifies the American hero to a compelling degree.

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Report on Disasters Praised, Criticized

Montecito Volunteer Group Cites Inadequacies

A representative with Montecito's volunteer responders found the report lacking.

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Bellosguardo Fundraiser Draws Big Donors and Heavy Criticism

Foundation Also Facing Legal Challenge

The nonprofit foundation, set up to fulfill Huguette Clark's legacy, also faces a legal challenge.

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Nobel Winner Beatrice Fihn Is De-Nuking the World

Santa Barbara’s Nuclear Age Peace Foundation to Host Her October 21

Santa Barbara’s Nuclear Age Peace Foundation is hosting her on October 21.

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A Call for Courthouse Docents

Trainings Begin Early January

Trainings begin in early January.

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Criminal Investigation Delays Dream Home Raffle

Museum of Contemporary Art won’t comment on the vendor they say caused the trouble.

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Santa Barbara Airport Numbers on the Rise 

Passenger Count Up 14 Percent Since 2017

Passenger count has climbed 14 percent since 2017. 

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New Arlington Village Rents Skip the ‘Missing Middle’

Studios Start at $1,850 a Month

Studios start at $1,850 a month, and two-bedrooms top out at $3,800.

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Housing Authority Breaks Ground on Johnson Court

Apartment Complex Will Serve Struggling Veterans

The 16-unit apartment will serve veterans struggling financially.

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Ralph Clevenger’s ‘Face-to-Face with the Great Whites’ Exhibit Opens Soon


The Santa Barbara Maritime Museum Is Hosting a Free Wine and Cheese Reception October 18


The Santa Barbara Maritime Museum is hosting a free wine and cheese reception on October 18.

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Goleta Man with Lengthy Rap Sheet Arrested for Burglary

On social media, Michael Orrick posts about “white pride,” the Confederacy, and assault rifles.

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SpaceX Launch a Success

Vandenberg Air Force Base receives first booster rocket touchdown on West Coast.

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How Santa Monica and San Luis Obispo Saved Their Downtowns

Santa Barbara Leaders Hear from Other Cities Who Have Figured It Out

Santa Barbara leaders hear from other cities who have figured it out.

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Dominguez Ditches Kumbaya Council Retreat

He Cited the Cost and a Supposed Lack of Transparency

He cited the cost and a supposed lack of transparency.

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County Disaster Management Deemed 'Satisfactory'

Draft Report Details Thomas Fire, 1/9 Debris Flow

An independent draft report details response to Thomas Fire and 1/9 Debris Flow.

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Museum of Natural History Unveils New Butterfly Pavilion, Backyard Area

The Additions Are Part of Its $20 Million Centennial Project

The additions are part of its $20 million Centennial Project.

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IMAX Coming to Macy's Building?

Mayor Murillo: No Comment

Business leaders want greater transparency on potential downtown tenants.

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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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