Painted dog expert Dr. Greg Rasmussen featured at SB Zoo’s “Improvology”

Staff Report Dr. Greg Rasmussen, who has spent more than thirty years in southern Africa studying and working to save highly endangered painted dogs, is the guest animal expert appearing at the next IMPROVology show presented by the Santa Barbara Zoo. His stories and knowledge provide the fodder for on-the-spot comedy improvisation by members of L.A.’s Impro Theatre Company. Audience […]

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Valentine’s Date ideas to help romance blossom

Staff Report With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, many people typically search for activities that will make the celebration special, whether they’re in a long-term relationship or contemplating a first date. Lisa Amador of Santa Barbara Matchmaking offers this list of ideas to keep a romance going or to help it blossom. Outdoor and Nature Dates – Stand-Up Paddle Boats: The […]

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Santa Barbara January Events Calendar

7 Marymount Open House – 1 – 2:30 p.m. 2130 Mission Ridge Road – Junior kindergarten through fifth grade with classroom visits and presentation as well as 6th- 8th grade programs. Reservations are appreciated but walk-ins welcome. Log onto www.marymountsb.org for more info.   11 BJ Miller in conversation with Pico Iyer – 7:30 – 9 p.m. at UCSB Campbell […]

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Santa Barbara Zoo Prepared to Evacuate Animals to Los Angeles Zoo If Necessary

The Santa Barbara Zoo is prepared to transport its animals to the Los Angeles Zoo if the Thomas Fire were to roar down into Santa Barbara. It is closed as of Saturday morning. The growing fire is burning in the foothills above Carpinteria, but the Santa Barbara Zoo closed for three days due to the large smoke cloud and unhealthy air quality. The gorillas, big cats, […]

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Free admission today for SB Zoo

Staff Report The Santa Barbara Zoo will be open today from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, December 15, with free admission, parking, and special indoor and outdoor activities for kids. The Zoo will resume regular hours and admission prices on Saturday, December 16, if conditions allow. Check the Zoo’s website (www.sbzoo.org) and Facebook page (www.facebook.com/santabarbarazoo) for updates. Indoor […]

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Get into the holiday spirit in Santa Barbara

Staff Report Festival season is year-round in Santa Barbara and surrounding communities, but the holiday season includes additional cheer, merriment and the Parade of Lights along the waterfront. Held Dec. 10, this annual event is one of the season’s stand-outs, drawing hundreds of families to watch as 20 to 30 brightly decorated boats parade around the Santa Barbara harbor to the […]

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November Santa Barbara Family Life Events Calendar

November SBFLM Events Calendar 7 IMPROVology – 7 – 9 p.m. at Santa Barbara Zoo – Mix comedians with animal experts, add cool stories about fascinating critters, and everyone ends up happy as clams. It’s “Whose Line is it Anyway?” meets a “TED Talk,”. Log onto www.sbzoo.org for more information. 8 – SBCC Theatre presents It’s a Wonderful Life – […]

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