These asphalt volcanoes, virtually unique in the world, provide a rare habitat in a region known for its underwater biodiversity. Scientists first discovered asphalt volcanoes in the Gulf of Mexico. In 2010, a team led by UC Santa Barbara Professor Dave Valentine documented two volcanoes in the Santa Barbara Channel, which they named Il Duomo and Il Duomito; the taller of the two, Il Duomo, is about 65 feet tall. “Even in our channel, that has lots of seeps, there’s only two asphalt volcanoes that we know of,” said lead author Milton Love, a researcher at UC Santa Barbara’s Marine Science Institute. Although dormant now, the asphalt volcanoes are relatively new features.
Additional measures will be put in place to discourage unauthorized use of campus parking facilities to gain access to Isla Vista during Halloween. These permits are not valid for overnight parking. Access to El Colegio Road and/or Isla Vista may be closed for safety reasons if deemed necessary by law enforcement. Certain roads in Isla Vista may be barricaded and closed to vehicular traffic. Out-of-town visitors will not be permitted to park overnight in local neighborhoods; cars parked in violation will be towed.4 months ago The Santa Barbara Independent
By Todd Shea2023 PresidentSanta Barbara Association of RealtorsYou are never too old or too experienced to learn something. He runs the staff behind our local Santa Barbara Association of REALTORS®. It went like this…A woman was teaching her daughter how to make meatloaf. Todd Shea is the 2023 president of the Santa Barbara Association of Realtors (SBAOR). He is a California licensed real estate agent with the Zia Group powered by eXp Realty here in Santa Barbara.2 months ago The Santa Barbara Independent
Credit: CourtesyVoters who want to return their ballot at a ballot drop box should only use official county ballot drop boxes that are clearly recognizable, designed to meet state standards for security, and bear the official Santa Barbara County Elections Division logo. Santa Barbara County’s Official Ballot Drop Boxes are shown here. It is a crime to tamper with Official Ballot Drop Boxes, electioneer within 100 feet of a ballot drop box or intimidate voters attempting to return ballots to the ballot drop box. You can return your Vote by Mail ballot by mail using the prepaid postage ballot return envelope or by bringing it to any Official Ballot Drop Box, voting location, or county elections office. Never give your ballot to someone else unless you have completed, signed the return envelope, and sealed the ballot in the return envelope.4 months ago The Santa Barbara Independent
As of this month, Santa Barbara jazz record keepers — and record seekers — have just cause for pride and celebration, with the release of Benjamin Lackner’s luminous ECM debut, Last Decade. In his youth, he studied with ageless Santa Barbara wunderkind Dick Dunlap and then with Brad Mehldau at CalArts before heading east to New York, and farther east back to Germany over the last few decades. Rainey’s pensively abstract tribute to Hendry’s Beach — wittily named “Arroyo Burrow” — may be one of the most artful odes to a Santa Barbara beach in the known world. Aeolus Quartet at Santa Barbara Museum of Art | Photo: Josef WoodardA Chamber Worth CherishingOne of the finest rooms for chamber music in town lurks quietly on the ground floor of the Santa Barbara Museum of Art. Support the Santa Barbara Independent through a long-term or a single contribution.4 months ago The Santa Barbara Independent
Numerous reports have recently been spoken about in regard to my recent court settlement with the City of Santa Barbara. As some might know or recall, Flightline was going to be an aviation-themed restaurant on the physical grounds of the Santa Barbara Airport. One issue most discussed, perhaps more than many other issues, when it comes to our city, is the current “state” of State Street. The vitality of State Street is indeed a priority of the utmost urgency. Instead, I am standing by, ready and willing to work with everyone and anyone to help change the negative trends we are witnessing on State Street.2 months ago The Santa Barbara Independent
The game is a rematch of this season's Big West opener, which UCSB won, 66-59 at the Thunderdome in late December. The award is Tucker's first Big West Player of the Week honor. LANE NAMED BIG WEST PLAYER OF THE WEEK (NOV. 14)Senior Ila Lane earned Big West Player of the Week honors after a pair of impressive performances to open the season. This is Lane's sixth Big West Player of the Week honor, an award she has received more frequently than all but two Gauchos. LANE NAMED TO BIG WEST PRESEASON TEAM, GAUCHOS PICKED 2ND IN POLLThe Big West announced its Women's Basketball Preseason Coaches' Poll and Team on Oct. 20, 2022.1 month ago UC Santa Barbara
Physicians address the coming monthsAs California waits for the official end of the COVID-19 state of emergency, the flu season is beginning. “There is also evidence of a surge in Europe, and trends in Europe often precede the U.S.,” Dr. Fisk told the News-Press. The CDC recommends those six months and older get the flu shot.”Dr. Fisk said all signs point toward this being the worst flu season in years. “There are already high levels of other respiratory infections such as RSV and enterovirus impacting hospitals and pediatric centers,” said Dr. Fisk. On the COVID-19 issue, Dr. Fisk discussed the risks of ending the state of emergency in February.5 months ago Santa Barbara News-Press