Big Ol' Lobster Spared the Chopping Block

Santa Barbara diver catches but releases massive specimen. Read story.

No Extra Wilderness for Los Padres

Forest Service expands protections — but not all the way — in finalized management plan. Read story.

VIDEO: Rare Hammerhead Shark Sighting off Anacapa Island

A spearfishing group chummed the water then filmed the encounter. Read story.

Possible Lawsuit Over Pinto Abalone Protection

Conservation groups fight to list the small sea critters under the Endangered Species Act. Read story.

Arroyo Toad No Longer Endangered?

U.S. Fish & Wildlife taking comments on changing species’ status to “threatened.” Read story.

Piedra Blanca Trail to Twin Forks Camp

The “playground” nature of the piedras blancas have lured many day hikers and backpackers. Read story.

Rattlesnake Canyon Campfire Found

Ashes and burn marks discovered Sunday morning. Read story.

Hiking, Dogs, and Bears

While our three-year drought punishes Santa Barbara, the animals are getting the worst of it and behaving erratically as ... Read story.

Water Odyssey

A walk along the Manzana in search of a spring and mental rest. Read story.

Letter from Munich

In the midst of Munich's green belts, Dan McCaslin is reminded of the plentitude of his beloved Santa Barbara ... Read story.

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