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Here’s why this gardening guide will spice up your garden

One of the discoveries I made while perusing Tasha Greer’s “Grow Your Own Spices” (Cool Springs Press, 2021) is that the licorice plant is suitable as a garden selection throughout Southern California. As long as winter temperatures do not dip below 15 degrees Fahrenheit, you can grow this vigorous perennial that develops into a five-foot-tall shrub with highly ornamental flowers. (Note: this is the confectioner’s licorice and bears no relation to Helichrysum petiolare, an attractive ground cove...
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Home Chef to pay $450,000 to settle lawsuit claiming it overcharged subscribers

Home Chef will pay $450,000 to settle a civil lawsuit that accused the online home-cooked meal delivery company of charging customers for ongoing subscriptions without their express consent, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office said Friday, Jan. 15. The company’s West Coast production facility is in San Bernardino where it employs some 300 people. The settlement, approved this week by a Los Angeles Superior Court judge, requires the Chicago-based company to clearly and conspicuously...
Tags: Business, California, Office, Disney, Sport, Chicago, Soccer, West Coast, Santa Barbara, Southern California, San Bernardino, Los Angeles County, Los Angeles Superior Court, George Gascon, Investigative Reporting, Top Stories LADN

Extreme fire weather

When the Thomas Fire raged through Ventura and Santa Barbara counties in December 2017, Danielle Touma, at the time an earth science researcher at Stanford, was stunned by its severity. Burning for more than a month and scorching 440 square miles, the fire was then considered the worst in California's history.
Tags: Science, California, Stanford, Santa Barbara, Ventura, Thomas Fire, Danielle Touma

Where is the cheapest place to live in California?

Lifestyle bargains can be found in California according to a new study that shows the cost of living in nine of the state’s smaller metro areas runs below what the typical American pays. Once a year, the federal Bureau of Economic Analysis releases its “price parity” report comparing living expenses in 389 U.S. metropolitan areas. The math involves the cost of goods, services and housing and provides a yardstick for potential cost-of-living bargains. The report shows a 49% difference between Cal...
Tags: Business, Real Estate, News, California, Housing, California News, Fresno, Sacramento, Sport, Soccer, San Diego, San Jose, Modesto, Salinas, Yuba City, Ventura County

Patricia Loud, Matriarch Of America’s First Reality TV Family, Dead At 94

“Ms. Loud was a California mother of five. She drank, she plotted her divorce, she adored, and accepted, her openly gay son. She did it all in Santa Barbara and all on camera — in 1973. Loving, boisterous, witty, resilient and sometimes angry and hurt, she did not act like most women on television at the time. But she was ostensibly not acting at all. She was the first reality television star on the first reality show” — An American Family, aired on PBS — “and she paid a price for breaking new ...
Tags: Art, California, America, People, Pbs, Santa Barbara, 01.11.21, Patricia Loud

Climate change measures top environmentalists’ 2021 state priorities

California is helping lead the charge in reducing greenhouse gas emissions, but more needs to be done as climate change remains the state’s top environmental issue in 2021 issue, according to top environmental lobbyists in Sacramento. Other issues on their agenda include plastic pollution, recycling, wildlife protections, and greater repair and reuse of appliances and electronic products before they are discarded. But the wish lists from the Sierra Club, Environment California and the public-int...
Tags: News, California, Environment, Sacramento, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, Electric, Santa Barbara, Gavin Newsom, Legislature, Los Angeles County, Jacobson, Newsom, Rusch, CALPIRG

Billionaire Ron Burkle Buys Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch

LOS ANGELES (AP/CBS13) — Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch in California has found a new owner in billionaire businessman Ron Burkle. BEVERLY HILLS, CA – OCTOBER 17: Yucaipa Companies Chairman Ron Burkle attends the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts Inaugural Gala presented by Salvatore Ferragamo at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on October 17, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for Wallis Annenberg Center for the Perform...
Tags: Business, News, California, Los Angeles, Ap, Sacramento Republic, Major League Soccer, Michael Jackson, Wall Street Journal, Santa Barbara, Soho House, Beverly Hills California, Ron Burkle, Salvatore Ferragamo, Los Olivos, Neverland Ranch

Harry & Meghan release picture with red-haired Archie and their dogs in 2020 Christmas card

It's the first Christmas in California for Harry and Meghan and baby Archie, and their card shows them enjoying the sunshine in Santa Barbara.          [Author: USA TODAY]
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18 brand-new US hotels to add to your 2021 bucket list, including an all-inclusive adventure lodge and Napa Valley's first resort set on a working winery

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Montage Hotels With the COVID-19 vaccine beginning to roll out, there's hope on the horizon for travelers eager to get away next year.In anticipation of a better, brighter year ahead, we rounded up the best new hotels across the US to book for 2021. From a resplendent lakeside inn in North Carolina to an all-inclusive adventure lodge in New Mexico, these noteworthy new stays should go right to the ...
Tags: Florida, New York, Texas, Mississippi, California, Cdc, Mexico, Oregon, New York City, US, Trends, Arizona, San Diego, Michigan, Michelin, Calistoga

Southwest Airlines is adding 2 new cities to its route network in 2021 as it tries to dominate on the West Coast

A Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-700 aircraft. Chris Parypa Photography/shutterstock Southwest Airlines is adding the Californian cities of Fresno and Santa Barbara to its route network in the new year.  No routes or start dates have been announced but service will begin in the second quarter of 2021.  The expansion strengthens Southwest's West Coast rivalry with Alaska Airlines as the two fight for dominance in the region. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Southwest Airli...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, Air Travel, California, Planes, Fresno, America, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Trends, Chicago, Flying, Alaska, Hawaii, San Diego

UCLA football prepares for ‘well-coached’ Stanford in finale

While the UCLA football team ruled out participating in a bowl game for this season, the Bruins still have something to play for on Saturday against Stanford in the Rose Bowl (ESPN, 4 p.m. PST). Quarterback Dorian Thompson Robinson and defensive lineman Osa Odighizuwa hope to lead the Bruins (3-3) to their first winning season since 2015. “We have a handful of seniors and you want to end on a high note going into the next year,” Thompson-Robinson said. “… I don’t think anybody took this year for...
Tags: Colorado, Washington, Oregon, Stanford, Sports, Sport, Soccer, College sports, Espn, Seattle, Oregon State, Usc, Jones, Santa Barbara, Ucla, Chip Kelly

Coronavirus: Here’s each county’s tier assignment and where stay-at-home orders are in place on Dec. 15

As of Tuesday, Dec. 15, California only has one of its 58 counties in the orange tier (considered moderate risk) and two counties in the red tier (substantial risk), according to the state’s four-tier coronavirus tracking system. There are now 55 counties in the purple tier as of Tuesday’s updates. One more than the previous week. The state is no longer doing a weekly update and tier assignments may occur any day of the week and may occur more than once a week, officials have said. On Nov. 24 t...
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A California Christmas town refuses to enforce the state's shutdown order because businesses depend on winter tourism, officials say

Patrons at the popular Paula's Pancake House on Hwy 246 enjoy new outside seating arrangements on October 10, 2020, in Solvang, California. George Rose/Getty Images City officials in Solvang, a California tourist destination named one of America's "best Christmas towns," voted not to enforce the state's shutdown order.  California ordered the Bay Area, Southern California, and parts of Central Valley to shut down most businesses due to high hospitalization. "For Solvang and its busines...
Tags: Politics, New York, News, Small Business, California, America, Trends, Tourism, Santa Claus, National Bureau of Economic Research, PPP, Central Valley, Santa Barbara, Gavin Newsom, State, Treasury Department

Bubble Watch: Appraisers see overinflated home prices in Southern California

“Bubble Watch” digs into trends that may indicate economic and/or housing market troubles ahead. Buzz: A novel home valuation index hints that buyers are overpaying for homes as it finds local appreciation is far smaller than eye-catching gains in median prices. Source: Real Estate Research Council of Southern California The Trend Southern California home values were appreciating at a 4.8% annual rate in October, according to a study of existing single-family homes in seven counties done by lo...
Tags: Business, Real Estate, News, California, Housing, Sport, Soccer, Orange County, Santa Barbara, Southern California, Don, Los Angeles County, San Bernardino County, Cal Poly Pomona, CoreLogic, Southern California News Group

Rob Lowe Pays $13 Million for Montecito’s Stonehedge Estate

Two months ago, Rob Lowe finalized a deal to sell his lavish Montecito estate for $44.5 million to private equity tycoon Jack McGinley. Ever since then, the “Parks and Recreation” actor and longtime wife Sheryl Berkoff have been looking to reinvest those profits back into real estate. They’ve moved into a $5.2 million gated fixer-upper […]
Tags: Actors, Rob Lowe, Parks, Santa Barbara, Entertainers, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, Montecito, Sheryl Berkoff, Stonehedge Estate, Jack McGinley

Are psi phenomena real? A study on precognition once exploded science

A 2011 study by psychologist Dr. Daryl Bem seemed to prove that ESP and other psychic phenomena may be real.The study caused tremendous controversy and catalyzed a re-examination of psychology research methods.Bem's paper had many critics but its results were replicated in some later studies. Among the scientific studies that came out in the past decade, perhaps none were more controversial than the 2011 paper by the American psychologist Dr. Daryl Bem. He proved an explosive notion, that preco...
Tags: Psychology, Science, Research, ESP, Brain, Innovation, Berkeley, University Of California, Cornell, Cornell University, Santa Barbara, Carnegie Mellon, Bem, Human Mind, Derren Brown, University of Amsterdam

Ellen DeGeneres Pays $49 Million for Dennis Miller’s Cape Dutch-Style Montecito Compound

Back in October, “Saturday Night Live” alum-turned-multimedia host and conservative political commentator Dennis Miller and wife Slim Paley rocked Montecito by inking a clandestine, off-market deal to sell their vast estate for a whopping $49 million in cash. At that time, the new owners’ names were not publicly known, but now it turns out the […]
Tags: Ellen Degeneres, Santa Barbara, Entertainers, Montecito, Dennis Miller, Performers, Slim Paley

Santa Ana winds return to Southern California Monday, along with heightened fire risk

A swirling mass of air forming above Southern California late Sunday, Dec. 6, will drive the return of powerful Santa Ana winds and a heightened risk of wildfire across the region through the start of the week. The low pressure system forecast to develop overnight will set the stage for warmer temperatures and gusty conditions beginning Monday morning, according to the National Weather Service. Winds could reach between 40-50 mph in portions of Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino and Riverside C...
Tags: Weather, News, California, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Wildfires, Long Beach, Orange County, Nws, Santa Barbara, Southern California, San Luis Obispo, Anaheim, Santa Clarita, San Fernando

The 6-foot-6 Sebastian Fundora remains a tower of power in the ring

When you see Sebastian Fundora walk into the ring, you’re not sure to expect a knockout or a dunk. The tallest super-welterweight in anybody’s memory is ranked No. 7 in his division by the WBC. He’s not coming up the ladder. He is the ladder, as his second-round knockout showed Saturday night, the preliminary to Errol Spence’s welterweight defense against Danny Garcia. Before that, the 36-year-old Josesito Lopez, the Riverside Rocky, extended his comeback. He dealt a 12-round TKO to Francisco Sa...
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Stockton Kid Becomes ‘Santa’s Mailman’ While He Waits For Make-A-Wish Mailman Dreams To Come True

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50th anniversary of the EPA: How the Nixon Library is celebrating

On Thursday, Dec. 3, the Richard Nixon Presidential Library & Museum is opening a permanent outdoor exhibition, “The President and the Planet: Richard Nixon and the Environment,” a look at the initiatives of the National Environmental Policy Act, the Clean Air Act, the Marine Mammal Protection Act and the Endangered Species Act. Admission is $6 for access to all that’s in the rose garden. The outside venue is able to open under the state’s pandemic guidelines. Where:Richard Nixon Presidential L...
Tags: Politics, News, Senate, Environment, California News, Infographic, Sport, Soccer, House, Ohio, Epa, Environmental Protection Agency, Santa Barbara, Nixon, Richard Nixon, Cuyahoga River

The Alisal is an all-inclusive dude ranch set on 10,000 acres just outside Santa Barbara, California — here's what it was like taking a family vacation there during COVID-19

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. The Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort The Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort is an all-inclusive dude ranch just 45 minutes outside Santa Barbara in Solvang, California.All rooms have private entrances and the resort is set on 10,000 acres, making for easy social distancing. I recently stayed in a mid-tier Select Suite with my family, which typically starts at $710 per night. Last-minute entry-level rooms start...
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Captain in Santa Barbara boat fire indicted on manslaughter charges

Indictment accuses Jerry Nehl Boylan of causing deaths of 33 passengers and one crew member in Labor Day weekend boat fire
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California boat captain indicted in fire that killed 34

By BRIAN MELLEY and STEFANIE DAZIO LOS ANGELES (AP) — The captain of a scuba diving boat that caught fire and sank off the coast of California last year, killing 34 people who were trapped below deck, was indicted Tuesday on federal manslaughter charges for one of the deadliest maritime disasters in recent U.S. history. Jerry Boylan, 67, was charged with 34 counts of seaman’s manslaughter for “misconduct, negligence and inattention” by failing to train his crew, conduct fire drills and have a ro...
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California Boat Captain Charged With Manslaughter For Fire That Killed 34 People

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Captain in Conception dive boat fire indicted on 34 counts of manslaughter

The captain of the Conception, the scuba boat that caught fire off the coast of Santa Barbara, killing 34 people, was indicted Tuesday...
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Ground the Space Force here on planet Earth

Is it too late to put the phasers on annihilate and destroy the current president’s recently announced intergalactic endeavor, the Space Force? Because, really, what with the thing, and the other things, the precise last thing this nation needs is an entirely new military bureaucracy. A boondoggle such as an orbital fighting force would swiftly make other government money pits such as the bullet train look like particularly parsimonious penny-pinchers. It took hundreds of years of tradition befo...
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Pilgrimage of Virgin of Guadalupe and St. Juan Diego images will stop at La Placita parish in L.A.

The annual pilgrimage of Our Lady of Guadalupe and St. Juan Diego images began on Oct. 22 at Muranaka Farms in Moorpark in Ventura County. The stop was in partnership with the United Farm Workers of America and Muranaka Farms. (Photo by David Amador Rivera/Angelus News) The image of Our Lady of Guadalupe, “La Peregrina,” an exact digital reproduction from the original in Mexico City, and the image of St. Juan Diego, make a stop from 9 a.m. to noon on Thanksgiving Day at Our Lady Queen of Angel...
Tags: Religion, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Mexico City, Pasadena, Local News, Ventura County, Santa Barbara, San Fernando Valley, Moorpark, Guadalupe, Roman Catholic Archdiocese, Ventura Los Angeles, Cesar E Chavez

A discovery inside a California cave suggests people were combining hallucinogenic drugs and art nearly 500 years ago

An enhanced image of the painting on the ceiling of the Pinwheel Cave in California. Devlin Gandy On the ceiling of a California cave, a red pinwheel-shaped drawing likely depicts a psychoactive plant called datura. Researchers recently found chewed-up lumps of datura stuffed in the cave's ceiling. The finding is the first clear evidence that hallucinogens were used at a rock art site. It suggests that humans may have painted cave art to enhance hallucinations. Visit Business Insider's hom...
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Silicon Valley Billionaires Buy Dynamic Slice of Montecito Modernism

Mansions that populate the hills of Santa Barbara and the surrounding environs — Montecito, Carpinteria, Hope Ranch — are famously known for their Spanish Revival and Mediterranean architecture, but there are also world-class modernist gems there, too, midcentury icons like Richard Neutra’s Tremaine House and the Erdman House by Lutah Maria Riggs. And then there’s […]
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