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Two Accused of Elder Abuse

When Elizabeth Whitney and her husband, Marvin Whitney, retired to Santa Barbara in 1975, they planned for years spent on the golf course and traveling, but he died unexpectedly in 1977. Betty Whitney…

Funk Zone Parking Stall

Chalk one up for Anna Marie Gott, the most ubiquitous and effusively critical watchdog who birddogs the Santa Barbara City Council. Because of objections raised by Gott about lack of adequate public…

Augustin Hadelich and Orion Weiss in Recital

It will always be hard for Augustin Hadelich to top the impact of his appearance at the Granada last year on January 16, 2018. As soloist with the St. Louis Symphony, he and the other musicians, along…

Huge New Crop, Huge New Problems?

I write during the week we celebrate Earth Day and in solidarity with all the youth in the country who are demanding a better stewardship from the people currently in power for the environment they…

As Warning Emerges of New Sri Lanka Church…

Sri Lankan Christians fear more attacks are coming as the nation is still in mourning over the horrific bombings on Easter. Last Sunday's bombings were one of the world's worst terrorist attacks since…

Food From The Heart Hosts Sips & Nibbles

On April 18 in El Paseo’s Courtyard and adjacent tasting rooms, Food From The Heart (FFTH), a very aptly named nonprofit, hosted its annual Sips & Nibbles. The event raised funds for FFTH’s…

Sri Lanka Bombing Suspect Arrested, Manhunt…

The father of two of the Easter suicide bombers in Sri Lanka has been arrested on suspicion of aiding his sons. That word came Thursday from the country's former navy chief as a nationwide search…