• Bell Street Farm, courtesy photo

    EXPLORE: Day Trip Destination | Loving Los Alamos

    Nov 6

    By Mary Ann Norbom The rural town of Los Alamos, about an hour from downtown Santa Barbara, has become a food- and wine-lover’s destination. It’s an easy spot to explore, just take US-101 to CA-135 to Bell Street, and you’re there. Bell Street Farm...

  • The Land Shark, photo by Mercedes Lowe

    Local Lowdown | Everybody’s Doing the Localmotion!

    Nov 2

    By Leslie Dinaberg Planes, trains and automobiles may bring people to town, but when you get here, Santa Barbara has loads of ways to locomote your way around. Whether you’re a local or just visiting, it’s easy to step off the gas and take a vacation from...

  • Santa Barbara State Normal School for Manual Arts and Home Economics, circa 1940s. Photo courtesy UCSB Library Special Collections.

    Rearview Mirror | Revisiting UC Santa Barbara’s Past: A Home on the Riviera

    Nov 1

    By Isabelle T. Walker There is a business park on the Santa Barbara Riviera—that rocky ridgeline dense with homes that many liken to the famous French getaway. No big colorful signs announce what the park is or who has offices there. Locals know it for its...

  • Wine Artist Christina LoCascio

    EXPLORE: Wine Painter Christina Locascio’s Vinted Art

    Oct 31

    By Wendy Thies Sell Art imitates life every time artist Christina LoCascio picks up her paintbrush. “I’m married to a winemaker, I live on the vineyard, we have a winery and a tasting room, I paint with the wine, I can go out into the vineyard, I can...

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Wine Cask Welcomes Executive Chef David Rosner

Nov 17

Located in the historic El Paseo complex, Wine Cask Restaurant and Intermezzo Bar + Café proudly welcome new executive chef David Rosner. “We are thrilled to welcome...

Cebada Forbidden Fruit Label. Courtesy photo.

Isabella Gourmet Foods Opens Cebada Wine Tasting Room and launches Kickstarter Campaign

Isabella Gourmet Foods (5 E. Figueroa St.) announces the new addition of the Cebada Wine Tasting Room and launches a...

Nov 15

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Piano Riviera Lounge Hosts Opera Night with Renee Hamaty

Piano Riviera Lounge hosts its second Opera Night on Thursday, November 13 from 7-9 p.m. Enjoy live opera performances by soprano Alicia...

Nov 6

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Cebada Forbidden Fruit Label. Courtesy photo.

Isabella Gourmet Foods Opens Cebada Wine Tasting Room and launches Kickstarter Campaign

Nov 15

Isabella Gourmet Foods (5 E. Figueroa St.) announces the new addition of the Cebada Wine Tasting Room and launches a Kickstarter campaign. Owner Amy Isabella Chalker...

Piano Riviera Lounge Logo.

Piano Riviera Lounge Hosts Opera Night with Renee Hamaty

Piano Riviera Lounge hosts its second Opera Night on Thursday, November 13 from 7-9 p.m. Enjoy live opera performances...

Nov 6

Wine Artist Christina LoCascio

EXPLORE: Wine Painter Christina Locascio’s Vinted Art

By Wendy Thies Sell Art imitates life every time artist Christina LoCascio picks up her paintbrush. “I’m married...

Oct 31