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Experts say climate crisis may be pushing mountain lions closer to California suburbs. Just ask Harry and Meghan

A unique visitor has been spotted this week in the insular community of Montecito, California — home to the ultra-wealthy and famous, including Oprah, Gwyneth Paltrow and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Harry and Meghan.The visitor — a mountain lion — was seen prowling the streets on the east end of town, its eyes aglow in the night light of the suburban enclave.Mountain lions are common in this area, as Montecito sits right along the edge of Los Padres National Forest, which is home to a large community of the big cats. And seeing a mountain lion so...
MONTECITO, CA
Santa Barbara Independent

Tiny Houses Open Doors to Santa Barbara Homeless Guests

After hosting three gala ribbon-cutting events since last November, DignityMoves finally began admitting the first homeless clients into its groundbreaking new tiny-home village located at 1016 Santa Barbara Street early this Monday, August 8. As openings go, this one was softer than cats’ paws. As of day one, six...
SANTA BARBARA, CA
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Santa Barbara Independent

Lompoc Hit-and-Run Leaves One Injured, One Arrested on Monday

A hit-and-run in a parking lot outside of a discount dollar store in Lompoc Monday evening sent one woman to the hospital in critical condition, while the driver of the vehicle was arrested and booked into Santa Barbara County Jail, according to Lompoc Police. The incident occurred around 7 p.m....
LOMPOC, CA
NBC Los Angeles

Two Southern California Locals Are Lucky Lottery Winners

Have you ever tried your luck on a lottery scratcher?. Two Southern California residents struck some luck and they are now $1 million richer. Jason Brody and Wilbur Staton Jr. are the lucky winners that spent $10 on a lottery scratcher and are happy they did. Brody bought his Lucky...
BARSTOW, CA
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Fiesta Finale at El Paseo

Fritz shares photos of the final 2022 Fiesta party at El Paseo in downtown Santa Barbara. The event featured performers from Santa Barbara, Mexico, Spain, and Japan. Scroll through the above photos to see more.
SANTA BARBARA, CA
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Ellen DeGeneres Reacts to Ex Anne Heche's Near-Fatal Car Crash

Ellen DeGeneres, one of Anne Heche's most famous ex-partners, has offered up a brief statement regarding the tragic wreck that left the actress hospitalized and in critical condition. According to Daily Mail, who approached DeGeneres in Santa Barbara, California, the comedian and daytime talk show host didn't have much to...
SANTA BARBARA, CA
Golf Digest

La Purisima Golf Course

Designed by Robert Muir Graves, this old-school style oak-tree lined course is tucked away 30 miles north of Santa Barbara. With rolling fairways and frequent windy conditions, La Purisima is an aesthetically beautiful and enjoyable track that will challenge golfers of all levels.
SANTA BARBARA, CA
Golf Digest

Sandpiper Golf Club

Lining the breathtaking Santa Barbara cliffside, Sandpiper provides spectacular Pacific Ocean and beach views on most of its holes. This William F. Bell design has hosted several professional events, including the final stage of the PGA Tour’s Q-School and the LPGA Tour’s Santa Barbara Women’s Open. Sandpiper also has a unique history: The property was a site for ARCO crude oil production from 1938 to 1954.
SANTA BARBARA, CA
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Acclaimed movie star to be honored as part of South Coast fundraiser

An internationally acclaimed actress who’s one of the world’s top action movie stars is going to be honored on the South Coast. The Santa Barbara International Film Festival is presenting its Kirk Douglas Award For Excellence in Film to Michelle Yeoh. Yeoh stared in a series of action films in the 1990’s, but moved on to appear in a string of global blockbusters.
SANTA BARBARA, CA
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New skatepark banners installed, courtesy of Lions Club

The Carpinteria Lions Club celebrated the hanging of new banners outside of the in-progress Carpinteria Skate Park. The banners, which were purchased by the club, honor those who donated toward the skatepark and show the public a rendering of what the future skatepark will look like.
CARPINTERIA, CA
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