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Teen Arts Mentorship program shows results at Betteravia Gallery

JOE PAYNE

The Betteravia Gallery North and South—located at the Joseph Centeno Betteravia Government Administration Building—buzzed with the excited chatter of teenagers and adults during the early evening of May 18. It was the opening reception for the Spring 2016 Santa Barbara County Teen Arts M...

The Great American Melodrama presents a production of 'Across the River' that would make Mark Twain proud

The Great American Melodrama has always had a down-home, old-timey feel to it, so when the Oceano theater produces a play set in the frontier times or the American South, it just makes sense. The latest production of Across the River is no exception. The musical by Thom Babbes and Brad Carroll is a...

Chumash Casino Resort unveils bronze sculptures

JOE PAYNE

The Chumash Casino Resort unveiled six new bronze sculptures during a tour and celebration for tribal members at the newly expanded resort. The tribe commissioned nature and wildlife artist Dan Chen to create the sculptures, which pay tribute to the ancestors of the Santa Ynez Chumash. “The...

Santa Marian appears on special 'The Price is Right' episode

JOE PAYNE

Inge Garvin is a self-described “super fan” of the show Survivor, so how did that lead her to appear on an episode of The Price is Right? The Santa Marian was invited to join in one of three special primetime episodes of the beloved show hosted by Drew Carey that invited super fans and s...

Solvang named 'Best Historic Small Town' in travel poll

JOE PAYNE

The Solvang Conference and Visitors Bureau announced that Solvang was voted as a winner in the 10 Best Reader’s Choice 2016 travel contest sponsored by USA Today. Solvang won in the Best Historic Small Town category, explained visitors bureau Executive Director Tracy Farhad. “Solvang is...