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The highly contentious search for the best route to connect Santa Barbara cyclists from the Westside of the city to the Eastside took another step last Thursday when the city's Transportation and Circulation Committee received an update from city planners on the route's most viable options. The committee is scheduled to pass on its recommendations to the Planning Commission on Thursday and to the City Council on June 14. After the update and another well-attended round of public comment, the committee recommended immediately pursuing an option that would paint the iconic green bike-lane stripe on both sides of Micheltorena Street from San Andres Street on the Westside to Bath Street on the Eastside.


The Santa Barbara Police Department is investigating a string of car burglaries that occurred in the Mesa neighborhood late Sunday night into the early hours of Monday morning. Most of the burglarized cars were unlocked, he said, though a couple were broken into.


Boarn Jan. 24, 1920, in Cheney, Wash., to parents Laura Schmitt and Carl Johnson, she was the oldest of five children and grew up on the Moran Prairie, attending school in Edwall, Wash. Mildred married Harold W. Thorpe and together they lived in Edwall; Bremerton, Wash.; Spokane, Wash.; Santa Barbara, Calif; and Greenacres, Wash.


Twenty-four stunning images created and donated by local photographer Fritz Olenberger depicting Santa Barbara's vibrant energy are on display at the Pacific Western Bank located at 30 E Figueroa Street. All of the images featured in the show are available for sale with 100 percent of the proceeds going to support local cancer care at the Cancer Center of Santa Barbara with Sansum Clinic .


The Santa Barbara Fire Department is keeping its eye on a smoldering mulch fire that started in an avocado orchard off Bajada Grande in the city's Westside neighborhood. According to Battalion Chief Jim McCoy, firefighters have responded to the scene three times in the past few days, adding water and spreading around the mulch to reduce its heat.


Just a week after flying out over East Anacapa John Wiley had the opportunity to see the island from the water. In John's own words, "The view off the East end is magical, with spire rocks and the arch leading your eye over and up to the lighthouse."


UC Santa Barbara alumni young and old converged on their alma mater over the weekend for the university's 2016 All Gaucho Reunion . Among the 10th annual reunion's highlight events were Thursday's GreekFest , a get-together for sorority and fraternity alumni; Friday evening's Champions of Public Service panel discussion, featuring international diplomats who had graduated from UCSB; Saturday morning's Gaucho Gallop 5K at Harder Stadium ; and Saturday afternoon's Taste of UCSB , which offered food, beer and wine from alumni and local chefs, brewers and vintners.


Evening event at the Wine Collective showcases contemporary and classical duets and solos by members of the Santa Barbara ballet company State Street Ballet director and founder Rodney Gustafson, center, and ballet students, from left, Megan Buddy, Sydney Huber, Kira Hopkins and Sophia Dodd welcome guests to the Wine Collective in Santa Barbara. The event paired world-class wine and world-class dancing at the State Street Ballet: Funk Zone Style fundraiser in a benefit for the Professional Track Program.


TRADART Foundation and the Industrial Arts Department at the Santa Barbara Unified School District are proud to announce the Inaugural Wood Shop Show - Competition.


George W. Conk Jr. of Santa Barbara, California, passed away peacefully at home on April 20, 2016. His son, Stephen, and daughter Nancy were with him.


Dispositions of French commercial property returned 9% in the 2015 full year, but income return on leases was weak. Get alerted any time new stories match your search criteria.


A pedestrian was seriously injured Saturday evening when she was struck by a vehicle that was turning onto Highway 101, according to the Santa Barbara City Fire Department . The accident occurred at about 5:40 p.m. as the pedestrian, a 32-year-old woman whose name was not released, was walking south on Garden Street, said fire Capt.


UC Santa Barbara won the program's first conference tournament title in 20 years, defeating Hawai'i 4-0 in the finals of the Big West Women's Tennis Championship at Indian Wells Tennis Garden on Saturday. It was UCSB's seventh tournament title overall, but the first since 1996, the final year of a six-year stretch of championships.


After 116 years standing beside Montecito's All Saints By-the-Sea Episcopal Church , the building's historic stone bell tower is coming down. In light of cracks and the lack of a foundation and internal support, the church chose to dismantle the tower before a sizable-enough earthquake could damage it - or worse.


In a legal brief peppered with idioms written in the original Klingon, the Language Creation Society - a California nonprofit devoted to supporting "constructed languages" - is trying to persuade a court that the alien language from "Star Trek" is a real, "living" form of communication. The made-up language is at the heart of a big copyright case involving CBS and Paramount, who own the rights to the "Star Trek" franchise, and a group of filmmakers who are trying to produce their own, original "Star Trek" film.


If you're a local, this photo will trigger a flood of memories. This is the corner of Hollister and Fairview looking towards the airport in the late 1960's.


A new poll has ranked Santa Barbara as one of the top ten most expensive cities for business travel, and the most expensive city for dining. The 32nd annual Corporate Travel Index ranked the most expensive cities for corporate travelers.

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