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Jim offers his "24" theory, comments on departure of Montecito institutions

On The Record
Many longtime Montecito institutions have closed or plan to shut their doors soon

The Way it Was
The year was 1926, when deluges of rain ravaged Santa Barbara and its residents

Eye on Santa Barbara
John Watson on the Franciscans’ aesthetic sensibilities, and how they affected the Mission

Letters to the Editor
Chicken Littles of Global Warming; Sheriff Anderson’s rebuttal; News-Press history revisited; much more

Community Calendar
School success with Trish McHale; Lincoln Club’s annual election meeting; Music Academy’s final fortnight

Coming & Going
Steve Kurtzer vies for School Board; Carolyn Chrisman and her art; decoding da Vinci at Cottage Hospital

Adopt a Pet
Retriever mix Herbie never met a tennis ball he didn’t like, says Karen Lee Stevens

Judy Foreman on P.J. and Nicole Williams’s Bungalow 319, emporium of indoor furnishings

Ernie's World
Birthday gifts can also benefit the person who gives them, says Mr. Witham

The Constant Traveler
Breehan Yohe-Mellor on Kenya and Tanzania’s plethora of bike riding terrain

John Wilcock
The official hangman; healing power of art; England’s queen and her stash of high value paintings

Book Talk
Shelly Lowenkopf says Scott Frost’s “Never Fear” reveals essence of mystery- suspense genre

On Sports
Curt Pickering gives Montecito Basketball Academy’s elite “5-Year Award”

Trail Talk
United States Presidents and their relationships with their horses

World of Golf
Ray Navis reports on benefits of golf schools, updates progress of local players

State Street Spin
Jimmy’s Oriental Gardens’s last weekend; Erin’s two cents on the News- Press fiasco

Estate Planning
Mark Cornwall explains why conservatorships can be dangerous to retirement plans

Your Estate
Third party trusts can be powerful asset to any savings arrangement, says Gary

Events Calendar
Chumash Casino concerts; UCSB Summer Cinema series; La Danserie’s Santa Barbara debut; lots more

On the Beat
Toad The Wet Sprocket frontman Glen Phillips balances between career and family; Montecito’s Kings of Spain

On Stage
Y-NOT Student Productions’s future; Granada builds bridge to Broadway

Interview with Tommy Chung, owner and chef of Santa Barbara's last link to Chinatown

World of Wine
Winemaker Etienne Terlinden and company explain exponential potential of grape clones

Sheriff's Blotter
Stolen painting; intoxicated stranger; deputies work to install camera at Cold Springs Trailhead

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The Private Property Report


The subject of private property rights is a much broader subject than just the ownership and use of real property. In this country our rights as citizens to own our ideas, inventions, proprietary trade and business information, artistic and creative endeavors and many other proprietary ideas and creations are also...

Scene Around Town


The Lobero Theatre Foundation honored and celebrated Michael Towbes and the Towbes family recently for their endowment to dance. The $1 million endowment kicked off the Lobero Endowment for Excellence’s fundraising campaign that stands on four pillars: dance, American music, classical music and theater. Each category has an initial goal...

Local News


A cadre of 66 Montecito residents scored a huge lawsuit settlement with Caltrans last month and will be compensated for physical damages done to their homes during a hill slide in 2005. The plaintiffs’ attorney, David Casselman, confirmed last week that the residents settled for more than $70 million, a...

Classical Connection


It hardly seems possible, but the Music Academy of the West summer festival is down to its last 10 days. Eight weeks of chamber music, masterclasses, song recitals, orchestra concerts and more from the 135 highly advanced and mostly pre-professional young artists is coming to a close, but not before...