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The 90th installment of Old Spanish Days Fiesta will bring the same spirited events to Santa Barbara, with a few extra treats for the thousands who will visit the area to mark the anniversary this week.


For the first time since its creation more than a decade ago, a sea-turtle conservation area that encompasses 25,000 square miles of ocean off Southern California has been closed to gill-net fishing for fear of injuring or killing the federally protected animals.


Pamela Grimmé places a lamp in the Tamarac showroom of AMC Liquidators, which sells to customers locally and in 44 countries.


Do You Sudoku? - You can now play the Daily Sudoku on Edhat. How fast can you fill in the blanks? Edhat subscriber Aquaholic just returned from a solo four day trip to the Eastern Sierra Nevada range! She did lots of hiking and exploring and, of course, took many beautiful photos.


The U.S. government's highway safety agency has opened a formal investigation into air bag failures in some Chevrolet Impala full-size cars made by General Motors.


Old Spanish Days in Santa Barbara has a lot of traditions, but did you name the correct 3 that started 65 years ago? Find out the answer! As we mentioned before, this year's Fiesta celebration is special because our El Presidente is Dennis Rickard, who is the son of the 1949 El Presidente, John T. Rickard.


Many signs pointed to the fact that things were getting out of hand in Isla Vista.


My wife is moving to Santa Barbara and is looking for another job as an ER nurse.


About three years ago, when Diego Barbieri first approached me about writing a business plan for a new restaurant concept he and business partner Ron True were contemplating, I was not sure what to expect.


Partly cloudy except for areas of morning low clouds and fog. Highs from the mid 70s at the beaches to the 80s in the foothills.


"On Tuesday, the ACLU of Southern California informed the defense team that this is the first successful defense in a gang injunction case - not only in California, but anywhere in the country."


The bride is the daughter of Barbara McFadden of Vacaville. She graduated from Solano Community College and the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York.


For going on 50 years, local participating artists say they love Sunday outlet but want more attention, advertising to sustain it Locals and visitors check out the Santa Barbara Arts and Craft Show every Sunday near Stearns Wharf.


The Music Academy of the West joined the Fiesta spirit for the first time this year, partnering with Old Spanish Days to recognize legendary opera singer Marilyn Horne as part of her 80th birthday celebration and honoring her as "La Diva of Old Spanish Days."


Meet Pumpernickel, my 2 year-old Persian kitty with a diva's personality. I rescued her after a friend moved out of the area and couldn't take her.


The Santa Barbara County Search and Rescue Team is looking for new members to fill its next search and rescue training academy.


Santa Barbara was recently voted one of the 10 Best Small Cities in America by CondA© Nast Traveler's readers.


How well do you know Old Spanish Days in Santa Barbara? Answer the trivia question correctly and you could win a prize! This year's Fiesta celebration is a special one because our El Presidente is Dennis Rickard, who is the son of the 1949 El Presidente, John T. Rickard.


After two weeks of physical and mental challenges, 23 local young people representing six law enforcement agencies will graduate on Saturday from the Central Coast Law Enforcement Explorer Academy at the Dick DeWees Community Center, 1120 W. Ocean Ave. in Lompoc.


Relatives of longtime owner Valentino 'Tino' Ziliotto, who died in January, say they are committed to carrying on his life's work Elio Morinini, left, and sister Deanna Morinini will help carry on their uncle's legacy when they reopen Tino's Italian Grocery in a new location at the corner of De la Vina and Carrillo streets in Santa Barbara in ... (more)

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