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The Boys Will Go Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month as a tribute to their mothers, grandmothers, sisters and aunts. The Santa Ynez Valley Union High School varsity and junior varsity football teams will don pink socks at their game on Friday when they play Pioneer Valley High School.


Locally owned and operated business Falcon Vision of Santa Barbara will now provide an online ordering service for pre-employment screenings and background checks. Employers can now receive the results of these screenings online without signing a contract.


With Halloween just days away, Goleta city officials on Tuesday discussed a plan they hope will control parking issues, but only after a somewhat prickly exchange between City Council members and law enforcement. The City of Goleta is enacting street parking restrictions in neighborhoods around Isla Vista that have been used in years past as parking for the thousands of out-of-town revelers attending Halloween festivities in the largely student-populated community.


Beloved husband, father and grandfather Braulio Jimenez was 86 years old when he passed away Oct. 15, 2014, at home, surrounded by family. He was born March 26, 1928, in Goleta and lived his entire life in Santa Barbara, with the exception of two years spent in Sacramento after returning home from the service.


"We are new to the U.S., so it's nice to learn about the local festivities," said Runaa Gidwani's mother while she takes a photo of Runaa at the pumpkin patch. The Gidwani family recently arrived in Santa Barbara from India and is living here for a few months due to work.


First sight of the hotel came as we cruised along a wide palm-tree lined boulevard right by the Pacific. Low lying buildings in classical Spanish Mission-style set in 24 acres.


Phish Fall Tour 2014 moved down the West Coast on Tuesday night for the first of two shows at Santa Barbara Bowl in Santa Barbara, California. The band last performed at the picturesque venue way back on August 27, 1992 when they opened for Santana - which marks the longest gap between visits to a venue in Phish history.


"It's a short and sweet comment on the connection between science, art and music," Berris said. "It's just a very smart play, and I think it's hilarious."


When Hollye Jacobs was in the midst of breast cancer treatment, well-meaners had a tendency to tell her she'd be "just fine." "I wanted to pull the remaining hair out of my nearly bald head," says Jacobs, 43, who lives in Santa Barbara, California.


Hydraulic fracturing is a polarizing issue, one that will be addressed at the polls in several California counties - including Santa Barbara - in November. Better known as fracking, the process releases gas or oil trapped in shale by injecting water, sand and chemical additives under high pressure.


Cool, yet cheap: Stylish hostels around the world From New York to Miami, from Iceland to Istanbul, hostels aren't what they used to be. Check out this story on USATODAY.com: http://usat.ly/1tI04WN The Generator Dublin hostel is located right next to a distillery and a hop, skip and a jump from central Dublin.


For 23 years, the Valle Verde senior living community has been the exclusive provider for the Santa Barbara Meals on Wheels program. Together, the Santa Barbara senior living community and organization have served more than 800,000 meals to homebound clients in the area, specifically older adults who are unable to leave their house.


Santa Barbara's city council chambers were noticeably subdued Friday afternoon as the Planning Commission listened to how the city's biggest homeless shelter is getting along with its neighbors, a remarkable departure from the same meeting that took place two years ago . Casa Esperanza , 816 Cacique St., has long had a tenuous connection with neighbors and businesses in the Lower Milpas Street area.


The city's Ordinance Committee will discuss proposed buffer zones near such areas as outdoor dining areas, ATMs and public transportation The City of Santa Barbara crafted maps of the State Street corridor with the applicable "buffers" from active panhandling that are being considered at Tuesday's meeting. This map shows the entire eight-block stretch that would be impacted by the rule changes.


Santa Barbara will again serve as a host city for the Amgen Tour of California professional bike race next May, organizers announced Monday. The eight-stage race, which travels north to south and covers nearly 700 miles, will begin in Sacramento on May 10 and end in Pasadena on May 17. Santa Barbara will serve as the starting point for Stage 5, which ends in Santa Clarita, on Thursday, May 14. The 2015 race will mark the third consecutive year that Santa Barbara has been a host city, and the sixth time in its 10-year history.


From left, Craig Price, Santa Barbara Education Foundation board president; Assemblymember Das Williams; Margie Yahyavi, SBEF executive director; and Dr. David Cash, superintendent of the Santa Barbara Unified School District. Nearly 80 community members joined the Santa Barbara Education Foundation on Thursday in celebrating 30 years of dedicated service to Santa Barbara's public schools and students.


With numerous ties to Santa Barbara, educator is looking forward to building on school's academic success - along with some fun field trips McKinley School Principal Jackie Mora surveys the campus, which is decked out with decorations for the fall festival. Hired this year at the elementary school serving Santa Barbara's Lower Westside, Mora has high expectations for her 410 students.

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