A famed Calif. street banned cars. Now, there's a fight to bring them back.

State Street’s pedestrian-friendly shift rose out of the early days of the pandemic. Since the emergency closure of the ...


Santa Barbara Budgetary Math

I don’t know about you other Barbarians, but I was shocked last year when the cost of parking in Santa Barbara suddenly went ...

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Don’t Give Thieves the Opportunity — Lock Your Car!

Santa Barbara Police Department alerts public to vehicle theft a “crime of opportunity” in new public service announcement.

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Chick-fil-A to Close Santa Barbara Location for 8-10 Weeks

The popular restaurant plans to reconfigure a portion of its entrance and exit to reduce the possibility of cars backing out ...

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Santa Barbara Councilwoman Kristen Sneddon Challenges City Staff on Transparency of Budget Process

A heated discussion centers on questions about discrepancies in the budget numbers and where to find suggested line-item cuts ...

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Chick-fil-A is rebuilding a drive-thru in California after residents complained about traffic congestion

Chick-fil-A drive-thrus across the US have been the subject of annoyance for local residents because of their long lines that ...

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A morning full of smiles at the 80th Annual Elks Rodeo Parade in Santa Maria

Elks Rodeo Parade took place in Santa Maria this morning bringing hundreds of people together for a morning filled with ...


West Coast Kustoms Cruisin' Nationals show brought fans out to Santa Maria's Fairpark

On Sunday community members can get another chance to meet "CHiPs" TV show star Erik Estrada from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.


A biblical villain goes on trial in the darkly comic “The Last Days of Judas Iscariot”

Set in a makeshift courtroom in purgatory, Theater and Dance stages a post-apocalyptic production of Stephen Adly Guirgis’s ...

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You Shared What You Love About California

Tell us about your favorite places to visit in California. Email your suggestions to CAtoday@nytimes.com. We’ll be sharing ...

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Famed Calif. street banned cars. Now, a fight to bring them back.

Emma and Dean Gibbons of Auckland, New Zealand, were on a Central Coast vacation this week with their daughter and gave Lower State Street, Santa Barbara’s historic shopping and dining district, a ...


The Complicated Reality of Santa Barbara’s Biggest Ever Drug Bust

In the early-morning hours of August 19, 2020, as the rest of Santa Barbara slept, a platoon of law enforcement officers lay wide awake in the thick chaparral above Arroyo Quemada Beach. The team, led ...

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Feds Add Santa Barbara County to Disaster Declaration for February, March Storms

Santa Barbara County has been added to the federal disaster declaration for the February and March storms, which means public agencies can apply for FEMA ...

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Santa Barbara’s Andreas Dybdahl Wins State Championship in 1600 Meters

(West Coast XC photo) Andreas Dybdahl of Santa Barbara High ran the race of his life and won a stirring 1600 meters at the CIF State Track & Field Championships on Saturday at Buchanan High’s ...

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The Best Hotels In Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara is all about the Pacific Ocean and unique places to take it in, like the Coral Casino ... [+] Pool at Four Seasons Resort, The Biltmore, Santa Barbara. With gorgeous views of the ...


Best Times To Visit Santa Barbara

The best time to visit Santa Barbara is from March to May or from September to November. Temperatures are fairly mild year-round, hovering in the 60s and 70s, but traveling in early spring or fall ...

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Santa Barbara Travel Guide

About a hundred miles north of the City of Angels you’ll find Santa Barbara, a seemingly magical place where the hills melt into the Pacific Ocean. Santa Barbara’s casual beach scene blends ...

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Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital

Scores are based on surveys taken from this hospital’s inpatients after they were discharged inquiring about different aspects of their stay. The scores are not used in the Best Hospitals rankings.

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Emergency Officials Give Tuesday-Morning Storm Update After Hundreds Evacuated in Santa Barbara County

The rainstorm coming in off the ocean and being blown into Santa Barbara County sped up overnight, reducing the expected rain totals from eight inches in the hills to maybe six. A high level of ground ...

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Santa Barbara Unified School District

Santa Barbara Unified School District contains 21 schools and 13,188 students. The district’s minority enrollment is 80%. Also, 27.2% of students are economically disadvantaged. The student body ...

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Santa Barbara FisHouse

The motto at the Santa Barbara FisHouse says it all: Usually local, always fresh. If you're looking for some fresh catches and pretty view, head to the FisHouse, a welcoming seafood restaurant ...


Santa Barbara, CA

Santa Barbara lies between the steeply-rising Santa Ynez Mountains and the Pacific Ocean. In addition to being a popular tourist and resort destination, the city boasts a diverse economy which is ...


State Street Promenade

Santa Barbara's most famous avenue, State Street cuts through downtown for 10 blocks and leads right onto Stearns Wharf. It's nearly impossible to miss with its shops, art galleries, theaters and ...

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