A Pacific coastline with all of California’s beauty but none of its crowds: Welcome to Nicaragua. Why Go: This stretch of Pacific Coast in southwest Nicaragua recalls pre-1950 Santa Barbara, with pristine beaches and bluffs, great waves for surfing, and jaw-dropping sunsets. Show More Summary
There are a bunch of California food festivals happening in spring, whether you want to see TV chef demonstrations or hop from food truck to food truck. Here are four festivals worth checking out.
Our ultimate weakness here at SMP? Flowers. Bouquets, centerpieces, ceremony arrangements – you name it. So what happens when the incredible talents of Camelllia Floral Design and Joy Proctor Design join forces? We swoon. BIG time. Add...Show More Summary
Legendary rocker David Crosby struck a jogger with his Tesla in Santa Barbara County over the weekend. [ more › ]
Singer-songwriter David Crosby hit a jogger with his car in Santa Barbara County over the weekend, according to the California Highway Patrol.
Santa Barbara County public health officials confirmed Monday that a woman who traveled overseas and was taken to a Los Angeles-area hospital for close monitoring does not have Ebola.
Every year, just as Winter, or what passes for winter in southern California, begins to turn the corner towards Spring, lovers of Pinot Noir gather on the cliffs of Santa Barbara for a celebration of the grape they love. The World of Pinot Noir offers three days of immersion into everything Pinot in the bucolic setting of Bacara Resort. Show More Summary
A Santa Barbara County resident possibly contracted the Ebola virus overseas and was being transported Sunday night to a Los Angeles-area hospital for close monitoring, public health officials said.
Scotland is apparently in the midst of a cultural tourism push, with traveling exhibitions from its national museums in Edinburgh and civic museums in Glasgow visiting California. Both are old-fashioned "treasures" shows.
While there are a myriad of acne treatments on the market, your average teenager knows that they’re not very effective. Researchers from the University of California Santa Barbara and Sebacia (Duluth, GA), a clinical-stage medical device...Show More Summary
The hillside vantage from this Spanish-inspired modern residence takes in 180-degree views of the coastline, mountains and downtown Santa Barbara. Polished interiors feature warming hardwoods, picture windows and free-flowing common rooms set beneath cathedral ceilings.
I think it’s safe to say this day is a little slice of wedding heaven. With the creative genius of Joy Proctor Design behind each gorgeous moment, the bride’s vision of an elegant, completely timeless celebration covered in gold proved to be spot-on perfection. Of course, the dreamy setting at Bacara Resort and Spa didn’t hurt one bit, and the photos […]
How do you feel after a hunt? Exhilarated? Hungry? Just plain tired? According to a study by researchers at UC Santa Barbara, male hunters returning from the field may experience a sudden rise in oxytocin, the so-called "love hormone." This nickname is...
Officials in Santa Barbara are searching for a mother who allegedly abducted her two children in late February following a custody dispute.
Perched on 78 acres of verdant hills that overlook the Pacific Ocean from a scenic bluff, the luxurious Bacara Resort & Spa will once again be the site of the Santa Barbara Food & Wine Weekend, the second iteration of which will be held...Show More Summary
The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office and other law enforcement agencies are searching the Neverland Ranch, former home of pop star Michael Jackson, after a report that crime was being committed on the property.
The Cessna 206 crashed Saturday near the town of Santa Barbara. The pilot and four passengers were killed.
When it comes to things to do in Santa Barbara, especially with kids in tow, two places usually come to mind--the beach and the zoo. But while, Santa Barbara Zoo features animals comfortable in the sea, you'll need to head to the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Sea Center on Stearns Wharf to view creatures of the sea. Show More Summary
Admittedly, the year I spent in Santa Barbara wasn't terribly fruitful. I went into my 5th year of higher education already frustratingly bored with the entire process. Needless to say, I wasn't there to make memories. Looking back on...Show More Summary
From the University of California – Santa Barbara A UCSB physicist’s experimental results disprove long-held ideas about turbulence In 1941, Russian physicist Andrey Kolmogorov developed a theory of turbulence that has served as the basic foundation for our understanding of this important naturally occurring phenomenon. Show More Summary