Aug 21

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A Weekend of Music Mayhem at the Santa Barbara Bowl

Author: orenda
POSTED AT 01:08 PM

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The Santa Barbara Bowl’s insane lineup this past weekend brought a huge wave of audiences to the 4562-seat amphitheater. Artists Slightly Stoopid, Lindsey Stirling, Alabama Shakes and a few others took the stage day after day, performing some of their best hits and sweeping audience members off their feet.

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Aug 17

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Last Weekend’s Recap: We Love Fiesta!

Author: orenda
POSTED AT 09:08 AM

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This past weekend was an eventful one for all of us locals here in Santa Barbara, with the 91st Old Spanish Days Fiesta in full swing. The cultural treasure brought thousands of people to the waterfront and downtown Santa Barbara for an assortment of festivities, from live music performances to the Old Spanish Days Historical Parade. From Aug. 5th through Aug. 9th, spectators were given an all-encompassing experience to learn about traditions, customs, and history of the Old Spanish Days, with this year’s theme “Fiesta Romantica” focusing on the passion, charm, and romance of Fiesta.

Aside from the unexpected stabbing incident, the Fiesta came out to be a success amongst residents and visitors, who overflowed the Old Spanish Days Fiesta geotag on Instagram with photos and videos. See some of our favorites below:

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Aug 06

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Oni

It’s that time of year again! If you’re a local you know all about Santa Barbara’s Old Spanish Days celebration, although you probably know it as ‘Fiesta.’ For one week each year, the city explodes into colorful, cultural festivities. For nearly ninety years, Old Spanish Days has been celebrating Santa Barbara’s past by preserving its blend of Spanish and Mexican traditions.  Fiesta is an important time for Santa Barbarians. Not only is it the perfect time to grab some authentic food and refreshing drinks with friends, but it gives us the opportunity to be immersed in history and vibrant displays of culture. From flamenco dancing and mariachis, to cracking cascarones (confetti eggs) on unsuspecting friend’s heads. It’s a week in which we can appreciate the diversity of our beloved town.

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Aug 04

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Summer Eats

Author: ashley
POSTED AT 10:08 AM

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The Foodbank of Santa Barbara County works tirelessly during the summer season to provide local kids with an abundance of food, cooking lessons, and nutrition education. The Picnic in the Park program, which runs through the summer, supplies lunches and games around the community for the thousands of children who struggle with food insecurity. Santa Barbara County has expanded the Picnic in the Park program this year with more food, donations, and volunteers- and they are always looking for more assistance!

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Jul 31

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Wanna Play Smash?

Author: orenda
POSTED AT 01:07 PM

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Move over NBA and NFL—there’s a new business in town. Today, the eSports industry is on the rise to billions, with an expected growing rate of 30% over the next five years and waves of investors jumping on the bandwagon. Rapidly evolving, eSports generally refer to professional gaming and are quickly becoming “one of the most watched and passionately followed global sports categories amongst younger audiences,” according to international entertainment company MTG’s CEO Madsen Lindemmans. The business has $612 million in global revenue today, with approximately 134 million viewers worldwide. ESports are slowly becoming accepted as a legitimate sport, with MTG acquiring the Electronic Sports League, the largest eSports organization in the world. According to Skillz CEO Andrew Paradise, “ESports are well on their way not just to legitimacy, but to true sports legitimacy.”

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Jul 31

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Meerkat vs. Periscope: Which team are you playing for?

Author: orenda
POSTED AT 10:07 AM

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Watching the sunrise over Twin Peaks in San Francisco or enjoying the sunset from Piazzale Michelangelo in Florence has never been easier. Today, popular livestreaming video apps Meerkat and Periscope allow us to be part of another city, country, or even continent—without actually physically being there. With both apps giving users the ability to connect with events around the world, the question of “which app is better?” is unavoidable. So, which app is better? We’ve outlined the pros and cons of both below.

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Jul 17

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Halfway Through 2015: Some Tunes to Look Forward To

Author: orenda
POSTED AT 01:07 PM

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‘Tis the season for unforeseen music releases, and the waiting lines have never been longer. Over the course of the year, artists ranging from the iconic hip hop artist Kendrick Lamar to the indie rock sensation Florence and the Machine have been dropping hits like rapid-fire, bringing audiences to their feet, craving for more and more. We’re halfway through 2015, but the year has just gotten started on bringing us timeless pieces, like Wiz Khalifas tribute to Paul Walker “See You Again” and Mark Ronson’s dangerously catchy “Uptown Funk.” Personally, Years & Years’ Communion and Donnie Trumpet and the Social Experiment’s Surf albums set the electrifying tone for the rest of my year, making me eager for anything and everything about to come. Some forthcoming albums to look forward to include…

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Jul 17

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Currents

Author: ashley
POSTED AT 09:07 AM

“Currents”

Everyone’s favorite Australian psychedelic rock group returns with the much anticipated release of their third album Currents—albeit with a new musical style and a re-defined Tame Impala itself. Kevin Parker emerges as the lone mastermind of Tame Impala, revealing that the presentation of the band has merely been a facade, and Parker writes, records, and produces all of the music by himself in his cloistered home studio.

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Jul 16

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A New Era of Paleontology

Author: jacobmeier
POSTED AT 03:07 PM

Oni

After Jurassic World’s recent and incredibly successful premier, our imaginations were once again captivated by the idea of massive dinosaurs roaming around the Earth millions of years ago. Memories of our childhood obsessions with the prehistoric predators came rushing back and suddenly we remembered all of the books, toys, and posters we used to spend hours playing with. At least, that was the case for me when I saw the film. For years we have had this notion that the land was once covered in giant, dragon like, scaly monsters. However, a new find shows that Chris Pratt’s obedient velociraptors may have, at one point, looked more like terrifying turkeys than giant lizards.

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Jul 14

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Everyone’s Favorite Rejected Planet

Author: beverly
POSTED AT 10:07 AM

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NASA’s New Horizons mission probe will finally be going past Pluto today and all the information that daring little robot collects will reach Earth by 9 p.m ET.  It has taken nine years, five months, and 24 days for the probe to travel the three billion miles separating Earth and Pluto.

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