UCSB Researchers Organize Giant Sea Bass Count

Over-fished species now on the rebound, but how many live in Southern California waters? Read story.

Tank Fire Rips Through University Reserve

Fire at Coal Oil Point erupts in dramatic fashion but no homes threatened; impact could be felt for years. Read story.

Walking the Gaviota Coast

Our outdoor editor explores some of Santa Barbara's best beaches. Read story.

Pure Times on Bare Rock

Santa Barbara Rock Gym starts guided tours in the great outdoors. Read story.

Blue & Green Product Reviews

Phone cases, family friendly surfboards, and natural sunblock are hot ticket items this summer. Read story.

Backpacking: Red Reef Trail to Topatopa Bluff

Our Hiking the Backcountry columnist heads toward Ojai. Read story.

Wilderness: The Cure for What Ails Us

Federal wilderness areas yield space for reflection and solitude. Read story.

Hiking Manzana in the Spring

The availability of water dictates the route. Read story.

Manzana Day Hike to 'Ray’s Camp'

A Los Padres forest camp spot is newly named for Ray Ford. Read story.

Cottam Camp Loop Day Hike

Drive along Gibraltar and East Camino Cielo to this trailhead down into Blue Canyon. Read story.

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