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Slideshow: John Palminteri Named 'Citizen Of The Year'

The Santa Barbara Downtown Organization awarded Senior Reporter John Palminteri the prestigious 'Citizen of the Year' Award for his contributions over two decades to the City of Santa Barbara.

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Slideshow: Metrolink Train Derails in Oxnard

A Metrolink train derailed in Oxnard early Tuesday morning after hitting a tractor trailer. The crash injured dozens of people.

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Slideshow: SBIFF The U.S. Premiere of 'McFarland, USA' Began in Santa Barbara

"McFarland, USA," a sports/drama film starring Kevin Costner, made its U.S. Premiere at the 30th Santa Barbara International Film Festival on the Festival's closing night.

Photos by Oscar Flores

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Slideshow: SBIFF Film Awards

The 30th Santa Barbara International Film Festival held their Film Awards on the last official day of the festival.

The Panavision Spirit Award for Independent Cinema, given to a unique independent feature that has been made outside mainstream Hollywood, went to "Bang Bang Baby." Winner received a Panavision camera package worth $60,000.

The Audience Choice Award, sponsored by the Santa Barbara Independent, went to the New Zealand film "Hip Hop-eration."

The Best International Film Award went to Belgium’s "All Cats Are Grey." Best Documentary Film Award went to "Children of the Arctic." The Nueva Vision Award went to "Happy Times." The best Eastern European Film Award went to "Monument to Michael Jackson."

The first time for this category, which spotlights Santa Barbara Filmmakers and documentaries that highlight community issues, the Santa Barbara Features Award, presented by COX Communications, went to "Holbrook/Twain: An American Odyssey."

The Bruce Corwin Award for Best Live Action Short Film Under 30 Minutes went to "The Answers."

The Bruce Corwin Award for Best Animation Short Film went to Load from Israel and directed by Niv Shpigel and Robert Moreno. The award for Documentary Short Films went to "Life After Pi."

The Fund for Santa Barbara Social Justice Award Sponsored by The Fund for Santa Barbara for a documentary film that addresses social justice issues went to "A Snake Gives Birth To A Snake," directed by Michael Lessac.

Oscar Flores photos

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Slideshow: SBIFF Honors Steve Carell, Outstanding Performer of Year

The 30th Santa Barbara International Film Festival drew its artist tributes to a close Friday evening with the presentation of the Outstanding Performer of the Year award to Steve Carell.

Photography by Oscar Flores

Slideshow: SBIFF Honors Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette

The 30th Santa Barbara International Film Festival honored Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette with the American Riviera Award.

Photos by Oscar Flores

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Slideshow: SBIFF Modern Master Award - Michael Keaton

Michael Keaton was honored at the 30th Santa Barbara International Film Festival with the first ever 'Maltin Modern Master' Award.

Here's a collection of photos from that night.

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Slideshow: SBIFF Montecito Award - Jennifer Aniston

Jennifer Aniston was honored at the 30th Santa Barbara International Film Festival with the Montecito award for her work in 'Cake'

Here's a compilation of images from that night.

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Slideshow: Cinema Vanguard Honors Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones

Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones (The Theory of Everything) were honored at the 30th Santa Barbara International Film Festival with the Cinema Vanguard Award for taking risks in their filmmaking careers.

Oscar Flores photos

Oscar Flores photo

Slideshow: SBIFF Attenborough Award Honoring the Cousteau Family

The Attenborough Award for Excellence in Nature Filmmaking
honored the Cousteau Family, Jean-Michel and his son and daughter Fabien and Celine.

Photos: Oscar Flores

Slideshow: KEYT, KCOY Win Big at Golden Mike Awards

KEYT,KCOY,KKFX were among the night's biggest winners at the 65th Annual Golden Mike Awards hosted by the Radio & Television News Association of Southern California.

Slideshow: Horse Freed From Rural Arroyo Grande Sinkhole

Emergency rescue crews got a horse out of a rural sinkhole it fell in Tuesday Morning in Arroyo Grande.

Photos: Cal Fire San Luis Obispo

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