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Twitter’s new heart

Posted November 3, 2015 by and | 1 Comment | ]
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Your friends on Twitter are either aglow or aghast, depending on whom you talk to, about the social app’s decision to get rid of its star, and exchange it with a heart. 

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Lots of green behind this recreational pot measure

Posted November 3, 2015 by | 1 Comment | ]
Photo: Jennifer Martin/Creative Commons

The push for recreational marijuana in California has taken what backers say is a big step forward.
Yes, the latest initiative to be introduced is one of a dozen dealing with the issue that have been submitted for next fall’s ballot.
But this one could be different.
A couple of wealthy entrepreneurs – including Napster co-founder and former Facebook president Sean Parker – are reportedly backing this …

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Halloween horror: hundreds of SoCal ravers arrested

Posted November 2, 2015 by | 1 Comment | ]

It was a scary weekend for rave-goers, at least those seeking chemical enhancement to round out the experience.
After a spate of overdose deaths, authorities dropped the hammer at a pair of electronic dance events in Southern California.
At the Halloween-themed HARD Day of the Dead Festival at the Pomona Fairplex, nearly 500 people were arrested over two days. Most of the busts were for drug …

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Mixer: Guns in the crosshairs

Posted October 30, 2015 by and | 1 Comment | ]
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In a unanimous vote this week, the Los Angeles City Council approved a measure that would require handguns be stored in locked containers or disabled with a trigger lock.
Councilman Paul Krekorian, who authored the measure, says the law is all about preventing children from unintentionally harming themselves or others.
“There are more preschoolers killed with guns in this country than police officers killed by guns,” …

News, Sports »

Are the Lakers on the road out of oblivion?

Posted October 30, 2015 by | 1 Comment | ]
Kobe Bryant will retire at the end of this season, his 20th with the Lakers.  Photo: Keith Allison/Wikimedia

The Lakers stumbled in their first game of the season, blowing a lead and losing by a single point to the Minnesota Timberwolves. Not a great start, but after the two worst seasons in the history of the storied franchise, there does appear to be a reason for some optimism.
We’re not talking about a championship. In fact, most NBA watchers say it is highly unlikely …

Food, Santa Barbara »

Meet at the market: local mission accomplished

Posted October 30, 2015 by | 1 Comment | ]

Each week we meet up with Katie Hershfelt of Cultivate Events as she chats with farmers, chefs and shoppers at the Santa Barbara Certified Farmers’ Market.
At the beginning of October, she caught up with two locals participating in October’s “Eat Drink Local Challenge.”
Four weeks later and nearing the end of the challenge, she found out how Edible Santa Barbara editor Krista Harris and “Eat Local” newbie Alan Irwin did.

Here’s what Alan Irwin learned:

Eating …

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In Pasadena, Cars of the Past and Future

Posted October 29, 2015 by | 0 Comments | ]

The cars of the past continue to take car design into the future.
Last weekend in Pasadena, both old and new designs were on display at the Art Center College of Design.

Environment, Food, Santa Barbara, Water and the Drought »

Growing grapes, four years into the drought

Posted October 28, 2015 by | 1 Comment | ]
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Santa Barbara County’s wine harvest is complete. Local winemakers are fermenting their last grapes, cleaning the presses and scrubbing down their gear after months of hard work.
“There are four words that describe the harvest,” says Lompoc winemaker Peter Work about this year’s yield. “It was early, short, light and the quality was amazing,”
That’s been a common occurrence throughout the county. Compared to last year’s bumper …

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Singing through the battle, with soul

Posted October 27, 2015 by | 1 Comment | ]
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Singer Sharon Jones found success relatively late in life. She released her first record when she was 40 years old. Now, at 59, neither her age nor health problems have stopped her from performing.
The story of her battle with pancreatic cancer was told in the recent documentary, “Miss Sharon Jones.” At the film’s debut at the Toronto Film Festival this past September, she announced …

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Drilling along Los Padres

Posted October 27, 2015 by | 1 Comment | ]

A controversial decision was made in the town of Santa Paula last week. The Ventura County Board of Supervisors gave the green light to build 19 new oil wells and to continue operating 17 more.

In a 3-2 vote, the board voted to deny appeals by environmental groups and grant a 30-year permit modification for the project proposed by California Resources Corp. in an existing oil field along …

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