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Summer Solstice re-energizes Santa Barbara

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - Hundreds of people lined the streets of Santa Barbara to celebrate Summer Solstice.  Dancers in the iconic solstice parade energized the crowd with their vibrant outfits and magnetic charm.  "We always shine, and we're just glad to share it today with everybody else," says dancer Ananya Kepper. "I had the greatest The post Summer Solstice re-energizes Santa Barbara appeared first on News Channel 3-12.

Oxnard Police Conduct Simultaneous Traffic Safety Operations

Oxnard police are conducting a full court press Saturday when it comes to safe driving in that city. First of all, they are going to be involved in an enforcement operation aimed at motorcycle safety. They will be looking at violators on both sides, motorcyclists, and other vehicle drivers. There...

Instant Reaction: The Last 48 Hours Shows Washington’s Ability to Close

On the hottest day of the year, things got even hotter on the shores of Lake Washington. It was supposed to be the biggest recruiting weekend in recent memory. Jordan Whitney had every intention of kicking the tires one more time in Seattle and then going back to Oxnard, California to marinate on his final two college choices: Washington and Arizona. But less than 48 hours after his arrival, all doubt about the destination was removed.
Santa Barbara Independent

Preview | La Alma De California Comes to Santa Barbara

The “soul of California” comes to the Uptown Lounge Patio on Friday July 1, when an all-star group of musicians gathers for La Alma De California, featuring Ricardo Sanchez — one of the founding members of San Diego’s top Chicano folk group Los Alacranes — on vocals, guitar, rinquinto, and accordion. Juan Perez of the 2012 Grammy Award winning group Quetzal will join in on bass, along with percussionist and Santa Barbara native Lorenzo Martinez, and local Chicano singer and songwriter Mark Alvarado on lead vocals and guitar. Rounding out the group is Juan Zaragoza on guitar. The multi-instrumentalist is the founder and leader of Santa Barbara’s Mariachi Las Olas, as well as an ethnomusicologist. He will anchor the show with his knowledge and dedication to the sounds of Modern Mexico.
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Santa Barbara Audubon Society and Sage Hill Films Release New Film: Birds of Lake Los Carneros

Santa Barbara Audubon Society (SBAS) and prize-winning filmmaker Michael Love are thrilled to announce a newly produced film, Birds of Lake Los Carneros, shot at the special Lake Los Carneros Natural and Historical Preserve (LLC) owned and managed by the City of Goleta, in California. The innovative film is rich in bird conservation, local history, and ecology. Movie footage includes iconic shots of hummingbirds, predators, and new chicks as well as other important wildlife around the lake. Birds of Lake Los Carneros celebrates local and migrating birds at LLC, raises awareness about the importance of this open space for providing critical habitat to avifauna and other wildlife, and inspires community environmental stewardship and nature conservation of this stunning gem. The film can be viewed here:
Santa Barbara Independent

CAMA’s Season Lineup Announced: Shows at Granada and Lobero in Santa Barbara

Wait, what’s that I hear? Is that the sound of five different orchestras coming to Santa Barbara? The Community Arts Music Association (CAMA) just announced their 2022/2023 concert season. This season’s impressive lineup features orchestral concerts in the International Series at The Granada Theatre, and chamber music and recitals at the Lobero Theatre.

SoCal LB Jordan Whitney breaks down his commitment to Washington

Oxnard (Calif.) Pacifica linebacker Jordan Whitney just announced he'll play his college ball for the University of Washington. Whitney had cut his list of schools to Arizona and Washington and visited the Cats two weeks ago. He's currently on his official visit to Washington and committed earlier today before going public moments ago.

Supreme Court’s abortion ruling sparks vigils, mixed reactions

The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision overturning abortion protection affirmed by the court’s 1973 landmark ruling in Roe v. Wade sparked vigils by local abortion-rights activists who gathered Friday evening in Santa Maria, San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara. Women’s March of Santa Maria organized a vigil at 5:30...
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Vigil at Santa Barbara Courthouse Protests Loss of ‘Roe v. Wade’

The Supreme Court ruled to overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade decision on June 24 in a 5-4 vote, a ruling that not only eliminates the federal constitutional right to an abortion but will also trigger laws in several states across the country to punish those who seek or perform abortions.