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Historic Presidio Neighborhood Takes on a Fresh Look with Renewed Dining, Shopping, Culture and Character

One of the oldest areas of Santa Barbara has one of the newest looks.

Carpinteria 50th Anniversary Beer

Golden Jubilee Beer Released to Celebrate Carpinteria's 50th Year

Island Brewing Company in Carpinteria has just released a new Golden Jubilee beer to be poured at all city events and other locations during the year when the city celebrates its 50th anniversary.

Grilled chicken

National Chicken Council

Chicken satays with spicy peanut sauce

Burn off winter's chill with this spicy treat!

McDonalds Big Mac and french fries

$7.54 for a Big Mac? Only in Switzerland

If you get a craving for the Golden Arches in Switzerland, it'll cost you.

Savannah Smiles Girl Scout cookie

Girl Scouts

Why digital cookie sales are good for Scouts

Digital cookie sales are opening new frontiers and bringing new profits for Girl Scouts.

Shake Shack

Shake Shack

Shake Shack plans to raise up to $80 million in IPO

Shake Shack plans to raise up to $80 million in an initial public offering.

The upscale burger chain filed regulatory documents Tuesday saying it will sell 5 million shares to the public at a price of between $14 and $16 each. The company plans to li...

Recipe of the day, spices

The Short Orders spice guide

Looking to flavor up your cooking without adding fat? Let the Short Orders spice guide get you started on the road to deliciousness!

Ritz Carlton

Ritz Carlton

AAA's newest Five Diamond resorts

The Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World must be popping some very expensive champagne.

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15 restaurants we can't wait to try in 2015

It's going to be a great year for global foodies.


Chefs Carve Out Culinary Creations at UC Santa Barbara

College chefs are coming up with new culinary creations for students during a three day meeting at UC Santa Barbara.

Strawberry Crop Pesticide Alternatives

Neemah Yamin considers himself a healthy eater and said he only buys organic fruits and vegtables that are locally grown.

Master Chef Winners Chosen in Santa Barbara Competition

The 2015 Master Chef Culinary Competition for the Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation was a vigorous battle between four top local chefs, taking place under the watchful eyes of citizen and professional judges Sunday.

Ask The Cook

Vegetables, farmer's market

Which organic foods are worth the switch?

Organic food has risen to become a major market over the past quarter century.


Five 'healthy' foods that may not be

You can find a health and fitness section in just about every newspaper, magazine,…

Open refrigerator

Nightly munchies don't have to bust diet

Avoiding late-night snacks is best for keeping off weight. But if you must snack,…

Main Courses

Grilled chicken

Lemon chicken with artichokes

Tangy yet decadent, this dish will please a wide range of palates!

Grilled chicken

Blackened chicken pitas

Spicy and meaty, this will satisfy your family.

Fried chicken

Campfire chicken

Get your cast iron out for this one!


Grilled potato

Cumin-scented potatoes in filo cups

Appetizer or side dish, this will get your guests talking!


Baba Ghannouj

This classic Middle Eastern dish is simple to make!

Brie cheese

Candied brie with apple wedges

Try this grownup spin on a favorite party treat.


Cocktail drink

Jello shots

Find some great new taste twists on this old party standby.

The Bionic Drink

Not into beer? Here's something different for your weekend parties!



Make this lemony liqueur as a gift, or to drink yourself.


Cutting fruit

Blueberry-mango colada salad

Make this summery salad any time of year!

Christmas poinsettia plant

Brandied fruit

Eat this by itself or as a topping for holiday desserts!

Apricot brandy pound cake

These make great gifts for holiday dinner parties or neighborhood gatherings.

House and Home Headlines

CSU Channel Islands Confirms a Case of Measles

Cal State Channel Islands has confirmed that a student who does not live on campus…

Paso Robles Man Arrested On Child Pornography Charges

Paso Robles resident Steven Lindhorst was arrested under a number of felony charges…

Isla Vista Tenants Union

Isla Vista Tenants Union Fights Against Evictions

The Isla Vista Tenants Union is fighting back and launching a public awareness…

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