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Category Archives: sports

It’s Football Season at the Garden

by lesliedinaberg on October 7, 2016

Sunday Funday is now happening every week at The Garden inside the Santa Barbara Public Market. With NFL Sunday Ticket and wide coverage of NCAA Football, you’ll never miss a game. Plus, the Garden is now serving up breakfast on weekends starting at 9 a.m. in this fun, family-friendly new venue. Plant yourself in The Garden […]

iSurf 3rd Annual Block Party

by lesliedinaberg on August 29, 2016

Don’t miss iSurf’s 3rd Annual Block Party at Casa De La Guerra on Sept. 3. This is always a really fun event, and it benefits a really great cause: the Watergirl Fund (a program of the Surf Like a Girl Foundation!)—a nonprofit community surf program that provides needs-based surf programming to underserved girls in the Santa […]


by lesliedinaberg on February 2, 2015

On Closing Night, Saturday February 7 at the Arlington Theatre, Santa Barbara International Film Festival (SBIFF) presents Disney’s McFarland, USA, directed by Niki Caro and starring Kevin Costner and Maria Bello. Based on the 1987 true story, McFarland, USA follows novice runners from McFarland, an economically challenged town in California’s farm-rich Central Valley, as they […]

iSurf Block Party Launches Watergirl Initiative

by lesliedinaberg on August 11, 2014

Santa Barbara’s women’s surf program, iSurf School, has launched a new Watergirl Fund to help introduce girls to the joys of surfing. The fund is a scholarship program that will provide needs-based scholarships for surf instruction and will introduce the wonders of surfing to girls, ages 5-15, who would don’t have access to the sport.  The fund […]

Todd Rogers + Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore = An Exclusive Extraordinary Experience

by lesliedinaberg on July 22, 2014

Looking for the summer adventure of a lifetime (or the perfect gift for the man or woman who has everything)?  Four Seasons has a new collection of exclusive Extraordinary Experiences, one of which takes place right here in our own backyard. Looking to improve your sky ball and finally master that serve? How about a beach volleyball workshop with USA […]

Amgen Tour of California Blazes Through Santa Barbara

by lesliedinaberg on May 20, 2014

The excitement buzzed down Cabrillo Boulevard this week when BMC Racing Team’s Taylor Phinney (Boulder, CO) whizzed to a solo victory 12 seconds ahead of the peloton to capture his first Amgen Tour of California stage win in a 107.4-mile ride from Pismo Beach to Santa Barbara. Phinney is one of the biggest cyclists in this year’s Amgen […]

Amgen Tour of California—Editor’s Pick for Spring

by lesliedinaberg on May 12, 2014

Santa Barbara once again hosts the Stage 5 finish of the Amgen Tour of California, a challenging route that the world’s top cyclists travel for more than 700 miles during America’s premier professional cycling race. Riders start the day in Pismo Beach before ending in Santa Barbara, which hosts the race for the second consecutive […]

Generation BMX

by lesliedinaberg on February 13, 2013

Young racers test their mettle with their pedals Faster, higher and often younger than you might imagine, BMX racers are tearing up the dirt at Elings Park every Friday night. The sport, which first became popular in the 1970s, is one of the fastest-growing competitions in the country, partially due to the popularity of the […]

Olympic Gold Medalist Todd Rogers: Hometown Hero Hopes To Bring Home Another Gold From London

by lesliedinaberg on July 15, 2012

By Leslie Dinaberg Leslie Dinaberg: The 2012 Summer Olympics in London will be your second Olympics. How is it different preparing this time around? Todd Rogers: I wouldn’t say it feels different.  … As far my training and that kind of thing go, its business as usual. There’s no real reason for us to change […]

Fanning the Flames For the Winter Olympic Games

by lesliedinaberg on February 19, 2010

One of my favorite things about the Olympics is that they allow me to root for America’s quest for world domination without a bit of ambivalence. Unlike the complicated wars and diplomatic situations our country gets involved with, for often incomprehensible reasons, the winners and losers of the Olympic Games are fairly clear cut, with […]