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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...

Kid-Friendly Itineraries in Five Western U.S. Destinations That Cater to Adults

Amy Whitley | Posted 07.07.2014 | Travel
Amy Whitley

The best say both. The following Western US destinations are world-renown as wedding destinations, wine regions, or spa retreats, but have a secret: they're all surprisingly kid-friendly.

What Lies Beneath: Diving Oil and Gas Platforms A and C

Emily Callahan | Posted 07.05.2014 | Green
Emily Callahan

Platform A is the site of infamous 1969 oil spill in Santa Barbara. Now, over 50 years later, when offered the opportunity to return to Santa Barbara to explore platforms A and C, Amber Jackson and I dove at the chance!

Police Use New Tool To Source Crowds For Evidence

AP | TAMI ABDOLLAH | Posted 05.02.2014 | Crime

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An annual spring party in a Southern California beach town devolved into a riot last month when revelers turned violent, rocking ...

UC Santa Barbara Tries To Figure Out How A Party Turned Into A Riot

AP | TAMI ABDOLLAH | Posted 04.13.2014 | College

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — With streets still littered in glass and garbage cans overflowing with red cups and bottles, University of California, ...

Exploring Beneath Offshore Oil and Gas Platform Gina

Emily Callahan | Posted 06.03.2014 | Green
Emily Callahan

What we were able to take away from diving platform Gina was that these platforms are truly unique microcosms of life. They are not lifeless steel beams drilled deep into the substrate. These platforms are alive.

Santa Barbara's Happy Place For Bordeaux Varieties

Richard Jennings | Posted 06.01.2014 | Taste
Richard Jennings

I predict you will be hearing a lot more about Happy Canyon wines in the coming years.

Leslie Zemeckis, an Unconventional Supermom

Jennifer Schwab | Posted 05.26.2014 | Celebrity
Jennifer Schwab

Not only does this supergirl rock an organic garden, but she also dons a bling-bling beekeeping suit to tend her hives, which delights her youngest child, six-year-old Zsa Zsa.

When Government Bureaucracy Proves To Be More Than Annoying -- Perhaps Even Fatal

Paul Alexander | Posted 05.20.2014 | Politics
Paul Alexander

Why is Bexsero unavailable in America? One reason. The Food and Drug Administration hasn't approved it. Not because it isn't safe and effective -- it is in common use in Europe and much of the English-speaking world -- but because the FDA has become so immobilized by a stupefying bureaucracy.

Dining Musts on a Santa Barbara Getaway

Scott Bridges | Posted 05.13.2014 | Los Angeles
Scott Bridges

Just 75 miles up the road from Los Angeles -- or roughly the same amount of time it would take to drive from one side of the city to the other -- is the lush coastal pearl that is Santa Barbara.

Bubbles Rising: Sparkling Trend In Santa Barbara?

Richard Jennings | Posted 05.07.2014 | Taste
Richard Jennings

An increasing number of excellent Santa Barbara area producers are trying their hand at creating delicious sparkling wines.

WATCH: Wave Smashes Through Restaurant Windows

Posted 03.02.2014 | Los Angeles

Diners at a California restaurant had an uninvited guest for breakfast on Saturday when the ocean itself smashed through the windows and came inside. ...

Ballard Canyon: Santa Barbara's Newest, Rhone-Variety Focused AVA

Richard Jennings | Posted 04.20.2014 | Taste
Richard Jennings

Next up on our tour of Santa Barbara County appellations is its newest AVA -- Ballard Canyon.

Sta. Rita Hills: Top Choices from One of California's Greatest Sites

Richard Jennings | Posted 04.09.2014 | Taste
Richard Jennings

View of southern portion of Sta. Rita Hills AVA, from the top of the Mt. Carmel vineyard Sta. Rita Hills AVA is a 10 mile stretch of land between t...

Ichiban Sushi Is One of Santa Barbara's Best: Rivals Beware

LuxEco Living | Posted 01.17.2014 | Taste
LuxEco Living

By Nancy Chuda founder and Editor in Chief of LuxEcoLiving and co-founder of Healthy Child Healthy World Eating Tatami Style Brings Serenity and a Co...

Andrew Murray to Expand; Leasing Former Curtis Winery & Vineyard

Richard Jennings | Posted 03.16.2014 | Taste
Richard Jennings

Andrew Murray and wife Kristen outside their tasting room in Los Olivos Andrew Murray is a name those of us who love American Rhone-style wines have...

The Brothers Red Barn Brings Back That Lovin' Feelin... Again

LuxEco Living | Posted 01.05.2014 | Taste
LuxEco Living

By Nancy Chuda founder and Editor in Chief of LuxEcoLiving and co-founder of Healthy Child Healthy World Courtesy of Tenley Fohl Photography The B...

The Meaning of Brian Tacadena

Sam Slovick | Posted 02.14.2014 | Politics
Sam Slovick

Thirty-four years since Montoya's death, Tacadena's death raises the same questions and some new ones, like why is there is no national database and standardized reporting system for people killed by the police?

Mistletoe Kissing Prank Is A Sweet Mix Of Cute And Clever

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 02.24.2014 | College

There are many traditions associated with the holiday season, but really only a single major one that happens to come with a romantic twist: mistletoe...

Local Experts from 13 California Destinations Reveal Secrets They'd Rather Keep Secret

offMetro.com | Posted 01.25.2014 | Travel
offMetro.com

By trade, they are experts on and champions of the iconic places, under-the-radar gems, and newfangled darlings in their areas. But where do the tourism board professionals go when they're off duty?

In Santa Barbara: A Masterfully Presented Delacroix Exhibition

John Seed | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
John Seed

The Santa Barbara Museum of Art is currently presenting Delacroix and the Matter of Finish featuring 27 paintings and 18 works on paper: it is the first exhibition of works by Eugène Delacroix in the U.S. in over a decade.

Coast With the Most: Santa Barbara to La Jolla

Andrea R. Vaucher | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Andrea R. Vaucher

Our base for the weekend's festivities was the Bacara Resort and Spa on the Gaviota Coast. This spectacular shoreline, the largest south-facing stretch of sand on the American Pacific, is one of the last remaining intact coastal Mediterranean ecosystems in California.