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3 December food and wine events: Mark Peel, Alain Giraud and a wine festival

14 hours agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

Recovered from Thanksgiving? Good. Because here comes another round of food and wine events. Early December’s lineup includes a wine dinner at Maison Giraud with wines from the Ojai Vineyard and Santa Barbara's weekend wine festival “Key to Wine Country.”  

A chromatic controversy

Last year, on Thanksgiving Day, Holly Ellis took a trip up to Santa Barbara, where she framed and captured this photo of the Chromatic Gate.

House of the Day: Santa Barbara's Restored Craftsman-Style Pagoda Asks $3.7M

Have a nomination for a jaw-dropping listing that would make a mighty fine House of the Day? Get thee to the tipline and send us your suggestions. We'd love to see what you've got. Location: Santa Barbara, California Price: $3,695,000...

Six High School Students Arrested After Violent...Food Fight

A lunchtime campus brawl at a Santa Barbara County, California high school turned violent, producing vicious attacks on law enforcement officers with food, water bottles, and punches being thrown. The fight resulted in a 90-minute lockdown of the school, as well as six student arrests. Show More Summary

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Anthropologist uncovers issues of gender inequality in archaeology journals Bardolph, a Ph.D. student in UC Santa Barbara’s Department of Anthropology, found that female authors are significantly and consistently underrepresented in American archaeology journals. Show More Summary

Danish String Quartet makes a truly fab four in Santa Barbara

Danes are the most content of the world's great discontents. Credited as home to the happiest people on Earth, Denmark — and Copenhagen in particular — is home to what has been called the world's best restaurant, the most environmentally friendly urban bike lanes, some of the...

Miss Honduras, Sister Found Shot to Death Near Honduran Spa

Honduran police reportedly found the bodies of the reigning Miss Honduras and her sister on Wednesday, six days after the two women disappeared from a spa in Santa Barbara. Maria Jose Alvarado, 19, and her sister, Sofia, 23, were both shot to death. Read more...

Solar LED Lamps Enhance Literacy, Livelihoods Around the World

Santa Barbara non-profit Unite to Light's solar LED lamps are improving literacy, education, the environment and local economies in developing countries around the world.

Baby giraffe takes its first steps

A crowd at the Santa Barbara Zoo got a pleasant surprise when its latest star attraction, a baby giraffe, came out for a jaunt

Santa Barbara Zoo has a new baby giraffe

The newest member of the zoo took its first steps outside today. The baby giraffe, named “Buttercup,” explored his new home inside the giraffe exhibit. Buttercup is about 186 pounds and 6 and a half feet tall, the biggest the zoo has ever seen.

Linking diet to human and environmental health

(Santa Barbara, California) -- The world is gaining weight and becoming less healthy, and global dietary choices are harming the environment. read more

A piece of the quantum puzzle

While the Martinis Lab at UC Santa Barbara has been focusing on quantum computation, former postdoctoral fellow Pedram Roushan and several colleagues have been exploring qubits (quantum bits) for quantum simulation on a smaller scale. Their research appears in the current edition of the journal Nature. read more

A Year of Free Advertising and Business Advice for Military Veteran Entrepreneurs

Dr. Art Kaslow runs a dental practice in Santa Barbara County, California. He’s also a U.S. Army Colonel with 24 years of service. As a U.S. Army reservist, he has...

UC Silent When Prof Trashes Free Speech

“I may be a thief, but you’re a terrorist,” quoth University of California, Santa Barbara feminist studies professor Mireille Miller-Young. It was March 4. The professor had just grabbed an

Susan's Colorful Cabinet of Curiosities — House Tour

Name: Susan Harlan, English professor at Wake Forest University, + dog Millie Location: Winston-Salem, North Carolina Size: 2,000 square feet Years lived in: 1 year, 4 months; owned While sitting on a beach in Santa Barbara, Susan recalled the rooms of the house she had just decided to buy in North Carolina. Show More Summary

Evening of tangerine dreams as wild Up makes its Santa Barbara debut

2 weeks agoArts : Culture Monster

SANTA BARBARA — The young Los Angeles new music ensemble wild Up, which is doing one of the better jobs anywhere of keeping classical music surprising and tantalizing, made its Santa Barbara debut Saturday night at the sedate and well-tended Music Academy of the West.

Evening of tangerine dreams as wild Up makes its Santa Barbara debut

2 weeks agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

SANTA BARBARA — The young Los Angeles new music ensemble wild Up, which is doing one of the better jobs anywhere of keeping classical music surprising and tantalizing, made its Santa Barbara debut Saturday night at the sedate and well-tended Music Academy of the West.

Students Seek Damages From UC Santa Barbara Professor for Defacing Pro-Life Display

A group of students at the University of California Santa Barbara have filed a complaint seeking damages against the academic institute and a professor who destroyed a pro-life display.

Graham Tatomer got a taste of Austrian Riesling, and that was it

Graham Tatomer was already making Riesling in Santa Barbara when Chris Robles, then sommelier at Wine Cask, poured him a glass of Riesling from the Wachau. The effect was electric. He knew Alsace. He knew Germany. But Austria? These were some of the greatest Rieslings he'd ever tasted. And...

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