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Santa Barbara wine tasting rooms in the Funk Zone are opening, closing and moving

This week two wine tasting room stables are closing in the Funk Zone, one with their fate unknown. On Sunday Oreana Winery closed its doors after two decades on Anacapa Street. Across the street, Santa Barbara Winery will be closing its doors Wednesday and moving locations. The post Santa Barbara wine tasting rooms in the Funk Zone are opening, closing and moving appeared first on NewsChannel 3-12.
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Top 11 Reasons to Visit Santa Barbara Now

Santa Barbara—the city where land meets the ocean—is one of those picture-postcard places you need to experience firsthand. Nicknamed “The American Riviera” for good reason, the coastal town has a lot to offer to everyone. Whether you’re a city dweller or a nature lover, you’re bound to fall in love with this place. And if you’re still wondering why you should visit Santa Barbara ASAP, here are a few to convince you.
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Santa Barbara County confirms 175 COVID-19 cases over 3-day period

COVID-19 test positivity rates in Santa Barbara County have risen drastically over the past month, with the majority of positive cases appearing among unvaccinated residents. According to data from the Santa Barbara County Public Health Department, 6.4% of recent COVID-19 tests have yielded a positive result — an increase from 2.1% at the beginning of July.
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Updated Tsunami Hazard Maps for South Coast

Newly released maps show the areas in Santa Barbara County that are most at risk of a tsunami. The California Department of Conservation encourages residents to locate where they live, work, and visit on the map. If any of those locations are in the yellow hazard area, make a plan to move to the "safe" green area after feeling an earthquake or when an official evacuation notification is received.
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Rally Against Masks and Vaccines Comes to Santa Barbara

A rally “for freedom” against public health mandates meant to curb the spread of COVID-19 was held Saturday, with a march from Stearns Wharf to De la Guerra Plaza. The event was organized by local group Stand Up Santa Barbara and was part of a Worldwide Rally for Freedom in more than 200 cities across the world. The group of around 100 protesters was escorted up State Street by city police and could be heard chanting “My body, my choice!” and “Fire Dr. Fauci!” during the march to the plaza, where a band was playing and several booths were set up distributing information.