• Photo of Mitch Wood. Courtesy of Santa Barbara Blues Society.

    Boogie Woogie Pianist Mitch Woods

    Santa Barbara Blues Society (SBBS), the oldest existing U.S. blues society, presents talented pianist and singer Mitch Woods at its annual Member Appreciation gala on Saturday, May 30 at Goleta Valley Community Center, 5679 Hollister Ave. Enthralled with...

  • Santa Barbara Harbor, photo by Henry L. Fechtman

    Safe Harbor

    Story by Leslie A. Westbrook Photos by Henry L. Fechtman Pleasure Boats & the Santa Barbara Harbor Scene “The only cause my husband Humphrey Bogart ever gave me to be jealous of was not of a woman but of a boat—a racing yacht called Santana. He was in...

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    Santa Barbara’s Wild Coast

    Story and photographs by Chuck Graham The incessant hum was deafening. While kayaking along desolate, windswept sand dunes between Point Arguello and Point Sal in Santa Barbara’s North County, I watched as hundreds of migrating surf scoters took flight,...

  • Members of Direct Relief Women put on the fifth annual Mother’s Day Event to help raise funds for safe births around the world. Photo: Isaac Hernández for Direct Relief/©2015 IsaacHernandez.com

    Direct Relief Women Raises Funds for 5,400 Safe Births

    Direct Relief Women, a volunteer organization that supports Direct Relief‘s programs targeting maternal and child health, raised $135,000 at their fifth annual Mother’s Day event. The money raised will fund an estimated 5,400 safe births giving...

EAT & DRINK EAT & DRINK

Courtesy of Wandering Dog Wine Bar

Girls’ Night Out! Fun-draiser in Solvang

May 24

The city of Solvang hosts Girls’ Night Out, a fundraiser for the town’s Special Olympics Local Organizing Committee (LOC). This fun,  social event...

Carhartt Vineyard tasting room, courtesy California Directory of Fine Wineries Facebook page

Cocktail Corner: The California Directory of Fine Wineries

A spirited toast to all things alcoholic! By Leslie Dinaberg The newest volume of The California Directory of Fine Wineries: Central...

May 22

EXPLORE & ENJOY EXPLORE & ENJOY

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Santa Barbara Music Club Scholarship Winners Present Concerts

May 27

Santa Barbara Music Club presents two special gala Scholarship Winners Concerts on Saturday, May 30 and on Saturday, June 6, both at 3 p.m. at Faulkner Gallery of the...

Photo of Mitch Wood. Courtesy of Santa Barbara Blues Society.

Boogie Woogie Pianist Mitch Woods

Santa Barbara Blues Society (SBBS), the oldest existing U.S. blues society, presents talented pianist and singer Mitch...

May 26