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Younger Dryas climate event solved via nanodiamonds – it was a planetary impact event

From the University of California at Santa Barbara -By Julie Cohen | Most of North America’s megafauna — mastodons, short-faced bears, giant ground sloths, saber-toothed cats and American camels and horses — disappeared close to 13,000 years ago at the end of the Pleistocene period. The cause of this massive extinction has long been debated…

Hauntingly Beautiful Estate Near Santa Barbara Reviving a Sense Of Awe

This impressive Santa Barbara luxury home occupies a four acre piece of land in a gated community between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez mountains south of Los Angeles. Located in the vicinity of Santa Barbara, the home in the Cima...Show More Summary

Santa Barbara Fess Parker DoubleTree Resort bird feeders poisoned birds

The Santa Barbara Agricultural Commissioner fined Hydrex, a California pesticide company, for improperly using the poison Avitrol in bird feeders around Santa Barbara’s Fess Parker DoubleTree Resort to control a pest problem with pigeons...Show More Summary

What Happened When This Classic Thunderbird Got The 'Just Divorced' Treatment

"Just Married" signs on cars are a dime a dozen. If you really want to get people talking, try hanging a "Just Divorced" sign on your ride instead. In the video above, YouTube prankster Whatever drives around Santa, Barbara, Calif. with a sign on his car bearing those exact words. Show More Summary

Oil Industry Front Group Sets Sights On Santa Barbara County Measure That Would Ban “Extreme Oil Extraction”

Local activists in California’s Santa Barbara County have placed Measure P on the November ballot to ban “extreme oil extraction” practices such as fracking, acidization, and steam injection over concerns that they make global warming...Show More Summary

Lifestyles of the Rich and Richer: Oprah Shipping in Drought Water to Massive Montecito Estate

Montecito in Santa Barbara County is home (at least part-time) to tons of shit-rich over-40 types: Google's Eric Schmidt, Ellen DeGeneres, George Lucas, Oprah, and "just about everyone in the industry," in the words of a real estate agent...

Cops Searching for Drug-Resistant Santa Barbara Tuberculosis Patient

California officials have issued an arrest warrant and are searching for 24-year-old Augustin Zeferino for discontinuing his treatment for a highly-contagious case of drug-resistant tuberculosis. They believe he is in Santa Barbara County. Show More Summary

Calif. lawmakers pass bill to promote searches of gun databases

Three months after the mass shooting that killed six UC Santa Barbara students, California legislators have passed a bill to strengthen the practice of searching gun databases before making welfare checks.

Arrest warrant issued for Santa Barbara tuberculosis patient

Santa Barbara County officials issued an arrest warrant Friday for a 24-year-old man who stopped treatment for tuberculosis and who they say poses a public health risk.

How many vacation days has President Obama taken?

President Ronald Reagan and First Lady Nancy Reagan ride horses next to each other at their ranch in Santa Barbara, California. Photo by Express/Express/Getty Images President Barack Obama as of Friday has spent all or part of 138 days on vacation, less time away from the White House than his predecessors. Show More Summary

Cops seeking Calif. man with drug-resistant TB

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Arrest warrant issued for Augustin Zeferino, a highly contagious Santa Barbara man who discontinued treatment two weeks ago

Protect Santa Barbara's Coastline from New Oil Drilling

Forty-five years ago, 100,000 barrels of crude oil fouled more than 39 miles of the California coastline from Ventura to Goleta, just west of Santa Barbara. The 1969 Santa Barbara oil spill was the first offshore disaster of its kind,...Show More Summary

Notes On A Victory Lap

There has been a two foot (ish)(+) swell running from the moment I stepped off the plane.We drove straight up to the old stomping grounds in Santa Barbara for a professional fly through and some sentimental fever dreams of old sights.We...Show More Summary

Santa Barbara: Santa Barbara's Newest Hotel is a Hostel, But It's For More Than Just Backpackers

Known for a hotel scene that bears a burden on the budget traveler, Santa Barbara's newest hotel, which is actually a hostel, looks to fill that void. Opened this week in the Funk Zone neighborhood, The Wayfarer is a 31-room hostel that offers both private and shared accommodations. Show More Summary

Proposed Fracking Ban May Hurt Santa Barbara Liberals

A group called the Santa Barbara County Water Guardians qualified an initiative called Measure P for the county ballot in November. The measure would ban “high intensity” gas and oil operations such as fracking, oxidization, steam injection and other high-intensity petroleum operations. Show More Summary

Feminist Professor Sentenced to 3-Year Probation for Assaulting Pro-Life Teen

A feminist studies professor at the University of California at Santa Barbara (UCSB) was sentenced to three years probation, 108 hours of community service, and 10 hours of anger management for her assault on a pro-life teen and vandalism of a pro-life group’s display. Show More Summary

Professor Mireille Miller-Young Sentenced To Anger Management Classes For Stealing Anti-Abortion Protesters’ Sign

Back in March, Mireille Miller-Young, an associate professor of feminist studies at UC Santa Barbara, made headlines for stealing a graphic anti-abortion sign from a group of protesters called Survivors Of The Abortion Holocaust on her campus. In addition to destroying the sign with scissors, Miller-Young also allegedly scratched and pushed a 16-year-old protester. She was [...]

Psycho Professor Mireille Miller-Young Portrayed as Victim by Fellow Academics

Remember feminazi professor Mireille Miller-Young at the University of California, Santa Barbara, who manhandled young pro-life demonstrator Thrin Short, scratched her, and stole her sign as Thrin and her sister attempted to expressShow More Summary

Feminist Professor Who Assaulted Pro-Lifers Sentenced to Three Years Probation and Anger Management

University of California Santa Barbara Professor of Feminist Studies, Mireille Miller-Young, has been sentenced in a criminal case in connection with an assault on pro-life young people who took the pro-life message to the UCSB campus. Miller-Young was sentenced to 108 hours of community service, 10 hours of anger management, and three years probation for […]

Late Summer Romance in Santa Barbara

Romance is a given when it comes to weddings, but lace draped tables, wine and garden roses definitely ups the ante. This recipe crafted by SR Hogue and Soigne Productions makes for the most romantic of outdoor affairs. Just add Anna Costa behind the lens and that al fresco affair turns into one crazy gorgeous collection of photographs. Click here for more. From Michael &…

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