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A Word to White and Black Evangelicals in America

David Moore | Posted 12.22.2014 | Religion
David Moore

These marches are not only about recent cases. Some of us have been all too conscious of police abuse our entire lives, and it has been underway for generations. It's just that we have, as a country, come to a different place.

A Tale of Two Oil Companies

Carl Pope | Posted 11.12.2014 | Green
Carl Pope

The next time you read a glossy Chevron ad, you might remember that Chevron and Breitling are on the same team.

California's Fracking Controversy

Harlan Green | Posted 12.23.2014 | Business
Harlan Green

Will a "Yes" or "No" vote on Measure P (the measure that bans all forms of enhanced drilling techniques, including steam injection and fracking) have an impact on Santa Barbara County's property values? This may be one of the biggest concerns for this California County's voters in November.

3 People Struck By California Passenger Train

AP | Posted 10.12.2014 | Crime

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a passenger train struck people taking photos on a trestle on the California coast and one person was k...

She Is Beautiful: Are You?

Kyrié Sue Carpenter | Posted 12.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Kyrié Sue Carpenter

Make no mistake, this is no ego-fluffing, 'finishing means you are a winner' type affair, it is about doing and being your best.

New Victim, Same Tragedy: The Plight of the American Mustang

Mandy Jackson-Beverly | Posted 11.18.2014 | Impact
Mandy Jackson-Beverly

The American Mustang was a brutal reminder of how the bureaucracy of federal institutions is, at times, ignorant of the cause and effect of their decisions, and the distress they produce. Nothing prepared me for the cruelty of man toward beast that flooded the screen.

Protect Santa Barbara's Coastline From New Oil Drilling

Ted Danson | Posted 10.21.2014 | Green
Ted Danson

In recent years, oil and gas developers have been agitating for the first new lease for off-shore drilling in California waters since before the Santa Barbara oil spill. And where the project would be located? You guessed it: just miles from the site of the 1969 disaster in Santa Barbara County.

Surf's Up! 8 Top Destinations for Riding the Waves

Oyster | Posted 10.19.2014 | Travel
Oyster

Whether you're a total pro or a complete amateur, there's nothing quite like the rush of surfing.

What All Nonprofits (and Donors) Should Know about Fundraising

Steven Crandell | Posted 10.14.2014 | Impact
Steven Crandell

Asking for a favor is one of the most important techniques of fundraising. That's according an expert who has helped raise an estimated $200 million for nonprofits as a volunteer in his home town of Santa Barbara, California.

Santa Barbara Shines on Gang Injunction (VIDEO)

Sam Slovick | Posted 10.11.2014 | Los Angeles
Sam Slovick

Beyond its well-maintained public image, Santa Barbara, California (aka the American Riviera) is a working class town whose local economy includes a large service sector where some 38.0 percent of the population is Latino.

Cargo Ships In California Slow Down To Protect Blue Whales

Reuters | Dana Feldman | Posted 10.08.2014 | Green

LOS ANGELES, Aug 7 (Reuters) - The massive container ships passing through the Santa Barbara Channel off the coast of Southern California will be pa...

Jefferson Woeste's Green Passion for Gardening: If Not Now When

LuxEco Living | Posted 10.04.2014 | Green
LuxEco Living

By Nancy and James Chuda founders of LuxEcoLiving and Healthy Child Healthy World Gardening is my therapy " A garden to walk in and immensity to dream...

Best Hotels Near Wineries

Hipmunk | Posted 10.04.2014 | Travel
Hipmunk

After a long day of wine tasting, you'll want a relaxing place to call home for the night. Stay close to the winery action without skimping on style, comfort or amenities at one of these prime spots for a wine-filled getaway.

8 Reasons to Let Strangers Have Sex in Your Bed

Isa Eaton | Posted 08.06.2014 | HuffPost Home
Isa Eaton

Despite the ick and the ack, here are the top reasons why it's still worth it to rent your house and let strangers on vacation do, what strangers on vacation do.

Lessons from Santa Barbara: Why We Need a Long-Term Approach to Ending Violence

Nicholas Covino | Posted 08.06.2014 | Impact
Nicholas Covino

The topic of mental health and the importance of mental healthcare need to be a regular part of the national conversation, not one that is only relevant for the few weeks after a tragedy.

Kate Van Dellen: Why I Opted for an Engagement Without the Ring

Kate Van Dellen | Posted 08.02.2014 | Women
Kate Van Dellen

Even the commercials where the man "gets the girl" by giving her something sparkly to wear imprints a message that women can be purchased.

Despite Firearms Database, Police Didn't Know College Killer Had Guns

Reuters | Posted 08.01.2014 | Crime

May 31 (Reuters) - Authorities did not know that Elliot Rodger, whose shooting rampage left six dead and more than a dozen injured in a California c...

Why Didn't the Police Ask About His Guns?

Blake Fleetwood | Posted 07.30.2014 | Politics
Blake Fleetwood

Simple sharing of gun ownership information (which is available when people buy a gun) to state police should be routine. It might even be possible. When I get stopped for a traffic infraction, the police immediately pull up all of my records.

Elliot Rodger And The C-Word

Ann Brenoff | Posted 07.28.2014 | Women
Ann Brenoff

It was one of those icky moments that, if you are a woman, you have likely experienced. It may have been years ago, but it might as well have been yesterday because you still remember it in vivid detail -- including how vulnerable you felt, how powerless you must have seemed.

Alan Alda: 'If We Could Eradicate Polio, Why Can't We Eradicate Misogyny?'

HuffPost Live | Emily Tess Katz | Posted 05.27.2014 | Women

M*A*S*H actor and veteran movie star Alan Alda stopped by HuffPost Live on Tuesday and shared some strong opinions on Friday's tragic killings in Isla...

UCSB Community Stands in Solidarity After Hate Crime

Madison Medeiros | Posted 07.27.2014 | College
Madison Medeiros

With regular concerts in the parks and a plethora of student organizations, Isla Vista seems like paradise on the outside. But once you look past the sea of beautiful people, the organic foods, and kegs lining Del Playa, you'll find a community where darkness easily hides, overshadowed by dub-step and glistening sunsets.

Privacy, Liberty And Another Mass Murder

Lloyd I. Sederer, MD | Posted 07.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Lloyd I. Sederer, MD

My heart goes out to all those grievously impacted by this rampage, the latest in an unnerving series of horrific events. It is, sadly, only a matter of time before the next potentially avoidable tragedy. That means we need our heads and our will, not only our hearts, to do more right now.

More Victims Of Isla Vista Rampage Identified

AP | Posted 07.25.2014 | Crime

GOLETA, Calif. (AP) — A gunman went on a rampage Friday night near the University of California, Santa Barbara that left seven people dead, includin...

Republican Calls For Enhanced Gun Control Legislation

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 05.25.2014 | Politics

Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) joined the charge of politicians calling for a review of gun control legislation on Sunday in the wake of a gunman's deadly r...

Attorney: Family Believes Shooter Was Hollywood Director's Son

AP | RAQUEL MARIA DILLON and MARTHA MENDOZA and JULIE WATSON | Posted 07.24.2014 | Crime

GOLETA, Calif. (AP) — The son of a Hollywood director stabbed three men to death in his apartment, gunned down two women outside a sorority and kill...