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CALM Celebrates 30 Years of Celebrity Authors and Unforgettable Stories

by lesliedinaberg on March 23, 2016

Always one of our favorite literary and philanthropic events, the CALM Auxiliary‘s  30th Annual Celebrity Authors Luncheon on April 2 is a benefit for CALM’s (Child Abuse Listening Mediation) vital programs across the county that help prevent child abuse and treat children and families who have suffered from violence and abuse. This year’s event features interviews and book signings by a variety […]

Cocktail Corner: Fork & Cork Classic to Benefit Foodbank

by lesliedinaberg on March 19, 2016

A spirited toast to all things alcoholic! By Leslie Dinaberg I love it when good causes and good food and wine come together. Such is the case with the 3rd annual Fork & Cork Classic to benefit Santa Barbara County Foodbank by pairing gourmet tastings with local wine to fund nutritious meals for Santa Barbara County residents. […]

My Santa Barbara: Unseen Santa Barbara

by lesliedinaberg on March 16, 2016

Photograph by Patricia Houghton Clarke By Leslie Dinaberg At first glance, it is unclear if you’re viewing an impressionist painting or simply a captivating reflection, which is exactly what drew Patricia Houghton Clarke to take this intriguing photograph. Clarke was wandering along a path at Arroyo Hondo Preserve, on her way to the birthday party […]

Editor’s Pick: World of Pinot

by lesliedinaberg on March 7, 2016

Just in time for our wine-themed issue is one of my all-time favorite wine festivals. The 16th Annual World of Pinot Noir (Mar. 4–5) brings together an impressive lineup of producers from the most exceptional and unique regions in the world with pinot noir enthusiasts for a weekend of celebration and education at the beautiful […]

Cocktail Corner: Lots of Local Food & Libations

by lesliedinaberg on March 5, 2016

A spirited toast to all things alcoholic! by Leslie Dinaberg  There are a lot of fun spring festivities going on in town this month. Here are few worth checking out: March 6: Wild Brew Fest  Cultivate Events (CE), The Santa Barbara Fermentation Festival (SBFF) and Soho Restaurant & Music Club (Soho) host their first annual Wild Brew Fest […]

Editor’s Pick: UCSB Arts & Lectures Events

by lesliedinaberg on March 4, 2016

              UCSB Arts & Lectures has a fabulous lineup of speakers this year, including one of comedy’s most original and beloved personalities, Conan O’Brien (Apr. 16); Serial’s visionaries Sarah Koenig and Julie Snyder, who speak about creating what has quickly become the most popular podcast in the world (Mar. […]