They call it Paradise.
From time to time, look up at the sky — or as it’s sometimes called, nature’s canvas.
If ever there was an official Santa Barbara County tree, chances are it would be an oak.
The Santa Ynez Range cuts Santa Barbara County in two.
Winemaker Wes Hagen, who describes himself as someone who “teaches wine whenever people will listen to me,” will return to the classroom this …
The trail has grown hazy with time.
The Goleta Slough is a shadow of its former self.
When it comes to fall foliage, we’re not in the same league as New England or the Upper Midwest.
They’re big. They’re hairy. They’re scary.
In 1875, a year after Lompoc’s founding, Henry Fabing — a blacksmith and harness-maker from New York via Wisconsin — began building his two-st…
A scrub jay flits through the underbrush; a red-tailed hawk perches on a telephone wire. Birds are part of our landscape.
As recently as a decade ago, only a few motorists traveling on Highway 246 between Lompoc and Buellton could have identified the low range of …
Chaparral is that seemingly nondescript bluish-green stuff covering mountains and mesas throughout the county.
It’s hard to get to. It’s not for everyone. But Davy Brown Campground has its allures.
It’s been called the most beautiful government building in America.
Cuyama will never be mistaken for Montecito.
It’s one of the prettier drives in Santa Barbara County.
Spring break and an offshore cruise ship combined to make Stearns Wharf busier than usual.
Where have all the wildflowers gone?
There’s not a Grand Canyon in the bunch.
Seventy years ago, Ellwood was just a dot on the map a dozen miles west of Santa Barbara where Highway 101 winds up the coast.