Santa Barbara

The Rundown

Boston Program Pays Former Criminals to Get College Degrees

Your daily guide to what's working, what's not and what you can do about it.
Impact Staff
6.7.17
crab

How a Tiny Red Crab That Looks Like Batman Cured My Hangover

Sometimes tiny crabs aren't the worst.
Richard Parks
4.7.17
light art

To Save Trees, Travis Threlkel Is Lighting Them on Fire

A light show and a rock concert combine for environmental awareness.
Taylor Lindsay
3.16.17
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Here's How You Can Join Women Protesting Trump Today

Women and allies from marginalized communities are protesting across 18 different US cities by skipping work and avoiding spending any money.
Lauren Messman
12.12.16
News

The VICE Morning Bulletin

This morning, Trump says he'd consider racial profiling, the Supreme Court will hear a challenge to gun control laws in two states, Star Trek actors mourn Anton Yelchin, and more.
VICE Staff
6.20.16
environment

Texas Pipeline Company Admits Santa Barbara Oil Spill Was 40 Percent Larger Than Estimated

The pipeline, owned by Plains All American Pipeline, burst in May and led to hundreds of bird and mammal deaths, in what was the worst spill in 25 years
Aaron Cantú
8.7.15
Coffee farming

Drought-Parched California Figured Out How to Grow Coffee Somehow

Those clever Californians and their whopping five inches of annual rainfall have found a way to farm a crop that is used to receiving up to 390 inches of annual rainfall, take a look at this god-like example of greenthumbery for yourself.
Javier Cabral
7.22.15
seafood

Santa Barbara's Most Sought-After Crabs Outlived an Oil Spill

Steve Escobar is California's premiere crabber and he's not letting 100,000 gallons of spilled crude oil faze him, or his pristine 5,000-pound rock crab harvest.
Shannon Kelley
7.7.15
environment

Prosecutors Consider Criminal Charges in Santa Barbara Pipeline Break

More than 100,000 gallons of crude oil spilled from the pipeline, which is the only one in the county not equipped with automatic shut-off valves.
Benjamin Gilbert
5.25.15
environment

California Pipeline Bursts, Spills 105,000 Gallons of Oil

The spill has created two slicks that span 9 miles of coastline near Santa Barbara, potentially harming water quality and endangering marine life.
VICE News
5.20.15
Recipe

Uni Tataki with Avocado Mousse, Serrano, Hearts of Palm, and Seaweed Doritos Recipe

Eat this 2.0 version of chips and guacamole.
Nick Erven
5.8.15
California

Hunter and Gatherer: Uni Diver

In our new series Hunter and Gatherer, MUNCHIES joins Stephanie Mutz, a Santa Barbara sea urchin diver as she dives deep for California gold.
Stephanie Mutz
12.4.14
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