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Tyler Hayden

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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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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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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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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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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.