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On the Front Porch

On the Front Porch

Daisy Finefrock and Phoebe Stein June 4, 2018

The chatter of passersby created a pleasant lull as we made our way through the open courtyard and milled about in and out of shops. We went to check out a small business and struck up a conversation...

Cruise Ships Drop Anchor in Santa Barbara

Cruise Ships Drop Anchor in Santa Barbara

February 19, 2014

With the U.S. State Department giving warnings to travelers, cautioning to travel to Mexico only if necessary, cruise lines are looking for alternative ports for their guests. In years past, cruise lines...

Santa Barbara Faces Problems with Graffiti Vandalism

November 1, 2011

  As one drives down the freeway in Santa Barbara, they pass by walls littered with tagging and various layers of paint. These walls were once a clean and  uniform color, but over the years they...

Is Santa Barbara Losing its Flair?

Is Santa Barbara Losing its Flair?

September 23, 2011

Five years ago, downtown Santa Barbara’s State Street was abuzz with tourists, SB locals, shoppers, and day-trippers alike. Local store fronts were stuffed with kitschy merchandise and Santa Barbara...

Homelessness, a National Issue

Homelessness, a National Issue

September 7, 2011

For four days, I participated in a seminar called Panim El Panim in Washington, DC, where a group of 150 Jewish teenagers were faced with social issues such as homelessness and faults in our education...

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