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Bloody red punch

Scare up some cold refreshment at your Halloween party!

Rescue Mission Needs 800 Turkeys for Holiday Season

Thanksgiving may be five weeks away, but the Santa Barbara Rescue Mission is in need of 800 turkeys.

Candy corn

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5 strange facts about candy corn

With National Candy Corn Day approaching on Thursday, here are some things you may not know about the polarizing confection.

Taco Bell app

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Taco Bell's new app to deliver fast food faster

Taco Bell is the latest company to jump into the app craze.

Endless Summer Movie Celebration Taking Place in Santa Bar

Classic 'Endless Summer' Movie Celebration Taking Place in Santa Barbara

An iconic surfing movie will be celebrated with a special event at the Santa Barbara Harbor tomorrow night.

Local Teachers Take Orders For McTeacher's Night

If you go to McDonald's this week - a familiar face may be taking your order. The restaurant chain is celebrating McTeacher's night - allowing local teachers to take orders and greet customers, while raising money that will go straight to their school.

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12 best meat cities in America

With the possible exception of smartphone technology, nothing's seen more practical advances this millennium than food.


Persona Pizzeria Awards One Customer With Pizza for a Year

A Santa Barbara downtown worker got quite the surprise when she was showered with confetti inside a restaurant. Megan Monroe was customer number 250,000 at Persona Neapolitan Pizzeria this afternoon and won a grand prize.

Santa Maria Losing Stinky's Grill

If you driven down South Broadway in Santa Maria you've probably seen the sign with the skunk in a referee suit by the side of the road.

New Cookbook Addresses Allergy Concerns

New Cookbook Addresses Allergy Concerns

Millions of Americans suffer from food allergies. Now, these recipes can make lives easier for them.

Santa Barbara Rocket Fizz Opens

Rocket Fizz Sweetens Up Downtown Santa Barbara

Rocket Fizz has uncapped a new store in downtown Santa Barbara.

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Whole Foods' new environmental ratings for food

Is your food environmentally sound? That's a tough one to answer in the produce aisle of a grocery store. But Whole Foods wants to help.

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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,…

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Nightly munchies don't have to bust diet

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

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Asian chicken burgers

Break out the soy sauce and leave the ketchup in the fridge for this one.

Pasta dish

Noodles with toasted wheat germ

This version of a classic Italian dish will have dinner ready in a jiffy.

Chicken dinner

Chicken and vegetable curry

Wake up your taste buds with this dinner dish.


Cheese fondue with pesto

Pesto gives this dip its zip!

Shrimp Lettuce Wraps

Try this restaurant favorite at home!

Portobello Quesadillas

Try these great mushrooms in a whole new way!


Cocktail drink

Hurricane cocktail

Ring in the summer with this classic cocktail.



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

1840's beer bottle

Scientists may resurrect beer from 1840s shipwreck

If you've ever wondered what beer from the mid-1800s might taste like a group of…


Cutting fruit

Tropical fruit with roasted cumin seed

Salty and sweet, this is a great dessert treat.


Pear crumble

Serve this with vanilla ice cream for a taste of summer.

Fruit, cheese kabob

Rum-marinated fruit brochettes

Have a taste of the islands any time!

House and Home Headlines

Local Comedian Rebuilds Home

Comedian Using Jokes in Fundraising Effort after Tenants Split Without Paying

It was not a joking matter for comedian Andrey Belikov who found his rental home…


1 property insurance claim can hike your premiums by hundreds

File just one property claim to your insurer and you can expect to see your premiums…

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Baby Boomers aren't moving out of their homes

Instead of flocking to sunny beach havens or downsizing to a condo in the city…

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