A Roarin’ Good Time
By Mark Leisure   |   September 9, 2021

My job here at the Sentinel as a Man About Town encompasses keeping everyone informed about what’s been going on around town in the performing arts in and near State Street and beyond, even if some of it’s on the down low. The thing is, these days in my case the DL refers more to […]

Is That Some Normalcy We See?
By Ted Mills   |   September 9, 2021

I’m knocking on wood right now (my own skull, don’t ya know), but it almost feels like some normalcy is returning in pockets to Santa Barbara’s art scene. I know that’s hard when a lot of our favorite galleries and spaces have upped and left. But there’s things you should know about, and I’d be […]

 

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It’s Crystal Clear: Maria Constanza Ferreira Has a Special Skill
By Zach Rosen   |   September 9, 2021

Much like how an interest can form and spread, a crystal begins from a seed point and grows from there. For Maria Constanza Ferreira, her interest in crystallography and animation has led to her own life growth with her award-winning films and artworks being displayed around the world. Maria has had a deep fascination for […]

Oktoberfest is on Time
By Zach Rosen   |   September 9, 2021

Despite the name, Oktoberfest begins in September each year in Munich. The event traditionally takes place for two weeks, with the end of the festival aligning with the first weekend of October. What began as a royal wedding party in Bavaria during the 19th century has become an international celebration each year with countless events […]

The Battle for Downtown: Where Do District 6 City Council Candidates Stand on Key Issues?
By Nick Masuda   |   September 9, 2021

“The best part of competition is that through it we discover what we are capable of — and how much more we can actually do than we ever believed possible.” — Anonymous When it comes to Downtown Santa Barbara, these words ring truer now than ever before. The pandemic has brought massive change to the […]

Live Music at SOhO is Baaaaack
By Zach Rosen   |   September 9, 2021

The return of live music has been one of the most anticipated events during these rough times. For many around the area, going to see a live show at SOhO was one of the most sorely missed experiences through the quarantine. While the Santa Barbara Bowl makes for a memorable outing, many locals have countless […]

A Product of Their Environment . . .
By Nick Masuda   |   September 9, 2021

Both Giuseppina (Jo) D’Ambrosio and Flavid Montoya don’t need to drop their masks for one to see their smiling eyes. Amid an unprecedented 18 months for medical personnel across the globe, their Environmental Services team at Cottage Hospital might not be the team that is applauded on the nightly news. But internally, they are a […]

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Dinner with a Side of Polo: New Fieldside Grill Offers Distinctive Culinary Experience
By Gabe Saglie   |   September 9, 2021

One of the newest spots to eat in town is a longstanding destination all its own. The Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club is one of the oldest of its kind in the U.S., and its polo season, which runs May through October and lures a sophisticated crowd to both play and watch from all […]

Oh, Baby! Santa Barbara Zoo Overrun with News of Little Critters
By Nick Masuda   |   September 9, 2021

Just weeks after announcing the addition of a rare baby Amur leopard named Marta, the Santa Barbara Zoo has announced that both of its endangered female giraffes are pregnant. Adia is due in January 2022 and Audrey is expected to give birth in July 2022. Michael, the Zoo’s adult male, is the sire of both. […]

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Running to Stand Still
By Briana Westmacott   |   September 9, 2021

About a year ago, I fell. Hard. I tripped on a run a few blocks from my house, and unfortunately, I hyperextended my knee so badly that I crushed bones and ripped my LCL. Running and hiking and walking and everything else you do on two legs has been my church for as long as […]

Play Ball! As SBCC Athletics Returns, There’s a New Man in Charge
By Nick Masuda   |   September 9, 2021

A recent Friday afternoon stroll down Cabrillo Boulevard brought about a sight that hasn’t been seen in more than 18 months — the Santa Barbara City College football team getting in an afternoon practice at the recently refurbished La Playa Stadium. With SBCC Athletics shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic since the spring of 2020, […]

Hidden City Studios Bringing Acoustical Magic to the Community
By Zach Rosen   |   September 9, 2021

For the music we hear, the actual songwriting and playing is only the beginning of the process. The production and mastering of a track can really polish the piece and give it a distinctive style. It is the subtle changes that occur in the studio where magic can be added to the finished piece. Many […]

the Fortnight: 4 – 24 SEPTEMBER
By Steven Libowitz   |   September 9, 2021

WED & FRI, SEPT 8 & 10: L.A. rock, then and now, at Lobero  The Wallflowers’ leader Jakob Dylan has spent time in recent years either making or promoting Echo in the Canyon, the documentary that looks back longingly at the mid-1960s when Hollywood’s Laurel Canyon served as creative and residential stomping grounds for such […]

Santa Barbara Triathlon Returns for 40th Anniversary
By Nick Masuda   |   August 5, 2021

Elizabeth Rodrigues understands the angst of what amateur athletes around the world have felt for the past 18 months — particularly those who would partake in a triathlon that tests every aspect of an athlete’s will. Working out in the garage just isn’t the same. So, forgive her if she’s a bit energetic about the […]

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