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Pesticide approval process in Ventura and Santa Barbara may have violated state law, UCLA report finds

Pesticide approval process in Ventura and Santa Barbara may have violated state law, UCLA report finds

Ventura, CA: California’s County Agricultural Commissioners failed to comply with state law requiring them to not issue permits for hazardous pesticide use without first considering whether safe alternatives exist or whether there is potential for harmful interactions with other pesticides used at the same time. That’s the explosive conclusion of a new report by UCLA […]

Second Annual Santa Barbara Restaurant Week | February 22nd – March 3rd

Second Annual Santa Barbara Restaurant Week | February 22nd – March 3rd

The second annual Santa Barbara Restaurant Week is right around the corner (February 22nd- March 3rd) and is your chance to experience the best of Santa Barbara’s food scene at a fraction of the cost. Presented by Santa Barbara Uncorked, LLC and sponsored by Jordano’s Foodservice and Pacific Beverage Company, Restaurant Week 2019 is a 10-day event […]

Santa Barbara Film Festival Ends | Boosting Independent and International Films and Filmmakers

Santa Barbara Film Festival Ends | Boosting Independent and International Films and Filmmakers

    By Mimi Cocquyt The 34th annual SBIFF concluded last night with the worldwide premiere of a local story, Spoons: A Santa Barbara Story. Now in its 34th year, the film festival boasts independent and international films and filmmakers in the milieu of classic Hollywood glamour. The red carpet takes place with a new […]

San Antonio Creek Herb Walk on February 18, 2019

San Antonio Creek Herb Walk on February 18, 2019

Ojai herbologist and native plant guide Lanny Kaufer will make his annual visit  to his favorite Santa Barbara front-country trail on San Antonio Creek out of Tucker’s Grove County Park. With weekend workers in mind, he will lead a 3-hour Herb Walk there on Monday, February 18, Presidents’ Day, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. […]

Fiftieth Anniversary of the Santa Barbara Oil Spill is a Reminder of Urgent Need to Protect Communities from the Dangers of Drilling

Fiftieth Anniversary of the Santa Barbara Oil Spill is a Reminder of Urgent Need to Protect Communities from the Dangers of Drilling

  by Ana Rosa Rizo-Centino Plans to drill 768 new wells in Santa Barbara County put families at risk Fifty years after the Santa Barbara oil spill, local community environmental organizations are still fighting the threat posed by the expansion of both onshore and offshore drilling. On January 28, 1969 a Union Oil Co. drilling […]

34th Annual Santa Barbara Film Festival Opens This Wednesday

34th Annual Santa Barbara Film Festival Opens This Wednesday

By Mimi Cocquyt  The 34thAnnual Santa Barbara Film Festival opens this Wednesday, January 30thwith the screening on Diving Deep: The Life and Times of Mike deGruy.  Diving Deep is a feature film documentary about Mike deGruy, an irrepressible biologist turned award-winning filmmaker who swam, dived and filmed in oceans around the world and in the process […]

Mighty Cash Cats at SOHO, Santa Barbara, Saturday, September 1, 8:30 pm

Mighty Cash Cats at SOHO, Santa Barbara, Saturday, September 1, 8:30 pm

                    Saturday, Sept 1, 8:30 pm, Mighty Cash Cats take their Johnny Cash Tribute that the Salt Lake City Tribune called “As close as you can get to the real thing” to Santa Barbara, CA at SOHO, 1221 State St.   Ticket info: www.sohosb.com, Dinner Reservations: 805-962-7776 […]

Event | S.O.S. Save Our State — PRAYER RALLY this Saturday in Santa Barbara

Event | S.O.S. Save Our State — PRAYER RALLY this Saturday in Santa Barbara

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Recovering Gaviota: A Generational Perspective on Oil Pollution and the Environment

Recovering Gaviota: A Generational Perspective on Oil Pollution and the Environment

    Words and Photos, by David Pu’u                                                                                                      “People protect what they love” Jacques Yves Cousteau “How can people protect something which they do not know?” Jean Michel Cousteau, 2013 These words are emblazoned in my consciousness permanently. I saw the related concepts illustrated dramatically within the context of the recent Gaviota oil spill. […]

Memoir Workshop Sundays, 1 pm in Santa Barbara

Memoir Workshop Sundays, 1 pm in Santa Barbara

June 3, 10, 17 & 24 Workshop offered for writers of memoir, the standout genre so popular with today’s readers. Literary agent and editor extraordinaire, Toni Lopopolo will help you craft your personal narrative into a marketable book. Toni recently asked top New York editors what they look for in a memoir manuscript and what they are publishing. […]

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