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  • Deaths of two giant oarfish in California may be linked

    Deaths of two giant oarfish in California may be linked
    Two rare, ribbon-like fish that washed up on Southern California beaches last week have puzzled and excited scientists, who know little about the creature that inspired sea serpent lore. The oarfish, deep-sea dwellers that remain largely mysterious to...
  • AIA Santa Barbara tour: low-income design, affordable rentals

    AIA Santa Barbara tour: low-income design, affordable rentals
    In a fresh take on home tours, the American Institute of Architects' Santa Barbara chapter has organized an event Oct. 5 highlighting low-income housing as well as affordable rentals for people with special needs. The self-guided tour of multi-family...
  • British journal again ranks Caltech best university in world

    British journal again ranks Caltech best university in world
    For the third year in a row, Caltech has been ranked as the top research university in the world by the Times Higher Education magazine of Great Britain. Three other California campuses — Stanford, UC Berkeley and UCLA — also scored in the top...
  • Girls' Volleyball Previews

    Corona del Mar Sea Kings Coach: Steve Astor (first year) Players to watch: OH Hayley Hodson (Jr.); Opp. Jules Pouch (Sr.); OH Katie Craig (Jr.); S Jessica Harris (Soph.) You should know: Astor is well aware of the high expectations at CdM, ranked...
  • Heinrich Rohrer dies at 79; a father of nanotechnology

    Heinrich Rohrer dies at 79; a father of nanotechnology
    The electron microscope revolutionized biology in the 1930s by providing magnifications thousands of times higher than that of light microscopes, allowing scientists to discern the inner workings of cells for the first time. But it was not nearly as...
  • A few of her favorite things in Santa Barbara

    A few of her favorite things in Santa Barbara
    Every time I come to Santa Barbara, I find something new to like. Not exactly secrets, just favorite things, and I'm not talking about raindrops on roses, though they probably have those too in that golden town 90 miles up the coast from L.A. Here are...
  • How the relationship between employers and workers changed

    How the relationship between employers and workers changed
    Decades ago, many workers spent their whole lives at the same job, retiring with a full pension, and maybe even a gold watch from their boss. Now, almost no one works at the same place for life, and there’s much less loyalty between employers...
  • Database catalogs movie firearms

    This sturdy Austrian had supporting roles in the recent action movies "Skyfall" and "Zero Dark Thirty," the TV western "Justified" and the military video game "Medal of Honor: Warfighter." The ubiquitous performer — actually a semiautomatic pistol...
  • Surf-loving historians find 'The World in the Curl'

    Surf-loving historians find 'The World in the Curl'
    Picture this: Two surfers are bobbing on their boards at a remote surf spot north of Santa Barbara. They drift into a dreamy discussion and the question arises, "Wouldn't it be great if we could get paid to do this?" That question, in various forms,...
  • Gulf of Mexico oil sheen traced to wreckage of Deepwater Horizon rig

    When oil sheen appeared on the sea surface last fall not far from the site of the Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, authorities wanted to know where it was coming from. Was BP’s sealed Macondo well -- the source of the biggest...
  • Redlands teacher who had child with student accused by former pupil

    A former student has come forward to police alleging he had sex with a Redlands high school teacher arrested by authorities, who revealed her child was fathered by a student. Laura Elizabeth Whitehurst, 28, was arrested Monday night on suspicion of...
  • Teacher had baby with student and had sex with other boys, cops say

    Teacher had baby with student and had sex with other boys, cops say
    A Redlands high school teacher arrested this week after giving birth to a baby allegedly fathered by one of her students may have had inappropriate sexual relationships with three students from two different schools, authorities say. Laura Elizabeth...