• Riding a wave of recycled plastic bottles at last year's Earth Day celebration. Photo by Erin Feinblatt, courtesy of Earth Day.

    Get Down to Earth With Earth Day

    Apr 17

    Earth Day is most definitely near and dear to Santa Barbara. “We call ourselves the birthplace of Earth Day,” says Dave Davis, CEO and executive director of the Community Environmental Council. The CEC was part of the inaugural Earth Day—held one year...

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    SANTA BARBARA CULINARY ARTS Cookbook supports future chefs

    Apr 15

    SANTA BARBARA CULINARY ARTS A Taste of Santa Barbara’s Culinary Bounty, a brand new cookbook featuring 62 recipes from Santa Barbara County chefs, caterers and food purveyors, will debut on May 3 with a launch party from 1-3 p.m. at the Gourmet Dining...

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    Huguette M. Clark Family Treasures to be Auctioned at Christie’s

    Apr 15

    Notable artwork from the estate of the late Huguette M. Clark—whose Bellosguardo Estate in Montecito was donated to the people of Santa Barbara as a center for “the fostering and promotion of the arts” and is in the process of being developed—will...

  • Jesse Keenan at his booth at Cominichi's, photo by Tara Scoville

    Local Sustainable Shopping

    Apr 14

    Vintage, consignment and resale stores offer the most sustainable shopping of all—thankfully, Santa Barbara has no shortage of these treasure troves. Here a few faves:   COMINICHI A carefully curated selection of clothing, art, jewelry, furniture and...

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Earth Day 2014

Apr 20

 The Community Environmental Council is hosting a weekend full of events to celebrate Earth Day at Alameda Park on Saturday, April 26 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday,...

Dylan Chappell and Alex Hamadi at Beach Bowl, courtesy photo.

Fill your Bowl at Beach Bowl in Carpinteria

Beach Bowl, located at 901 Linden Ave. in Carpinteria, opens today (April 15). The eatery serves a variety of acai berry and pittaya bowls,...

Apr 15

Santa Barbara Culinary Arts

SANTA BARBARA CULINARY ARTS Cookbook supports future chefs

SANTA BARBARA CULINARY ARTS A Taste of Santa Barbara’s Culinary Bounty, a brand new cookbook featuring 62 recipes from Santa Barbara...

Apr 15

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Earth Day Festival

Earth Day 2014

Apr 20

 The Community Environmental Council is hosting a weekend full of events to celebrate Earth Day at Alameda Park on Saturday, April 26 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday,...

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Cocktail Corner: Holman Ranch Vineyards, Winery and Wine Caves

A spirited toast to all things alcoholic! By Leslie Dinaberg Looking for a fun getaway this springtime season? Why not...

Apr 18

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Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co. is Nationally Recognized

Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co., the Central Coast’s three-year-old, family started brewery, is bringing home its...

Apr 17