October 25, 2013 |
Oscar-winning actor Forest Whitaker ("The Last King of Scotland") is the recipient of the Santa Barbara International Film Festival's Kirk Douglas Award for Excellence in Film. Whitaker, who is also a producer and director, will receive the honor at a black-tie gala Dec. 15 at the Bacara Resort & Spa in Santa Barbara. "Forest Whitaker is an exceptional man and actor," Kirk Douglas said in a statement. "His commitment to human causes, his passion for what is right, and his dedication to his craft are inspirational and at my age, inspiration is rare.
January 12, 2011 |
Film-fest goers have got to eat too. So during the Santa Barbara International Film Festival , which runs Jan. 27 through Feb. 6, 30 restaurants are concocting dinnertime Film Feast menus to tease palates, fill tummies and send satiated movie buffs on their way to the next darkened theater. The fixed-price dinners also deliver economy to the pocketbook, with savings up to 40% off regular offerings, the event's organizers say. Eateries, from casual hangouts to foodie outposts, will offer "Short," "Feature" and "Epic" menus of two, three or four courses, a tempting invitation to linger instead of rushing back to one of the hundreds of screenings, premieres, tributes and panels.
January 2, 2014 |
The Santa Barbara International Film Festival will honor director Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio with the Cinema Vanguard Award at the 29th edition of the festival, which runs from Jan. 30 through Feb. 9. The award presentation and tribute will take place Feb. 6 at the Arlington Theatre. The Oscar-winning director and the Oscar-nominated actor have collaborated on five films - "Gangs of New York," "The Aviator," "The Departed," "Shutter Island" and "The Wolf of Wall Street," which opened Christmas Day. On the set: movies and TV "Scorsese and DiCaprio's partnership has become a legendary cinematic pas de deux recalling other great collaborations like John Ford and John Wayne, Fellini and Mastroianni, John Huston and Bogart - and even Scorsese and De Niro," festival executive director Roger Durling said in a statement Thursday.
March 13, 2009 |
A night after the Josh Akognon Show at the Big West Conference tournament, UC Santa Barbara didn't want to see a repeat of the Cal State Fullerton star's 37-point performance. The Gauchos already had caught his act in Titan Gym in February, anyway: That night, he scored 29 and brought Fullerton from 22 points behind to win. This time, Santa Barbara did what amounts to holding Akognon down.
January 16, 2011
One more deal in Santa Barbara Thanks to Rosemary McClure for spotlighting the charms of Santa Barbara that are affordable ["Santa Barbara on a Budget," Jan. 9]. A day at Stearns Wharf can give you million-dollar views for the price of parking, not to mention delicious seafood and entertaining pelicans. One affordable restaurant McClure needs to include in her list is the locals' favorite, Farmer Boy on State Street. This is a must for our family, featuring homemade American and Latino favorites for breakfast and lunch.
June 28, 2013 |
WASHINGTON -- In spite of a White House veto threat, the Republican-controlled House on Friday launched a new effort to open up the California and Atlantic coasts to oil drilling. The measure is a long shot in the face of fierce opposition in the Democratic-led Senate and from the White House. Still, Republicans are eager to stoke the debate over offshore drilling and highlight differences between the parties over energy policy heading into next year's election battles for control of the House and Senate.
January 9, 2009 |
at UC Santa Barbara 68, UC Irvine 61: James Powell scored 19 points and made a three-pointer with 1:54 left to give the Gauchos, 7-8 overall and 1-2 in the Big West Conference, the victory. The Anteaters (3-11, 1-1) got 13 points from freshman Eric Wise. Long Beach State 74, at Pacific 64: Stephan Gilling scored 19 points for the 49ers (8-7, 3-0 Big West), who shot 58% from the field in the second half to take control after trailing by five points at halftime.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 6, 2009 |
A wind-driven brush fire Tuesday in the Santa Barbara foothills charred at least 420 acres, forced the evacuation of about 1,000 homes and renewed grim memories of the devastating fires that swept through the area last fall. The Jesusita fire started about 1:50 p.m., racing through thick chaparral on the slopes above San Roque Canyon. It was burning about a mile west of November's Tea fire, which destroyed more than 200 homes in Santa Barbara and Montecito.
October 7, 2012 |
About 20 miles beyond the red-tile roofs of downtown Santa Barbara, it begins: the rolling blond hills that go indecently green in spring, the massive estates and miniature horses, the sprawling vineyards and "Sideways" scenery, the dude ranch with 10,000 acres, the old stagecoach stop with boar on the menu and bikers in the parking lot .... Santa Barbara County's wine country has a lot to offer. The nine micro-itineraries that follow are a quick introduction for newcomers, part of our ongoing series of Southern California Close-Ups.