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Isla Vista shooting spree reignites gun control debate

By   /  Friday, May 30th, 2014  /  South Coast, Top Stories  /  1 Comment

Questions about guns and the ease with which mentally ill people can obtain them have been thrust into the center of the debate about what caused Friday night’s massacre in Isla Vista.

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Great Danes: Andersen’s celebrates four decades in Santa Barbara

By   /  Friday, May 23rd, 2014  /  Restaurants, Small Business, Top Stories, Tourism, Women Inc.  /  Comments Off on Great Danes: Andersen’s celebrates four decades in Santa Barbara

A Danish immigrant and professional chef named Alfred Andersen opened a small bakery on Santa Barbara’s Milpas Street in 1976, with his wife Birte and 2-year-old daughter Charlotte at his side. Today, that same Danish pastry shop is Andersen’s Danish Restaurant and Bakery, a nearly 40 year-old landmark in downtown Santa Barbara. The birth of Read More →

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Power is knowledge as Unite to Light devices spread around the world

By   /  Friday, May 2nd, 2014  /  Green Coast, Nonprofits, South Coast, Technology, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Power is knowledge as Unite to Light devices spread around the world

Unite to Light has developed a solar-powered cell-phone charger that lets people the world over power their phones with the sun.

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Philanthropy on the fly: Nonprofits compete in startup-style pitch contest

By   /  Friday, April 25th, 2014  /  Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Philanthropy on the fly: Nonprofits compete in startup-style pitch contest

  Santa Barbara will soon host its first ever startup-style competition for nonprofits. From March through late April, Fast Pitch SB has been coaching 20 organizations on marketing their causes and explaining why they stand out from the rest. On April 23, coaches graded organization leaders in areas such as mission statement and level of Read More →

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