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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 some of my choices:

A night on the town

The popular, long-running UC Santa Barbara Arts & Lectures series ([805] 893-3535, http://www.artsandlectures.sa.ucsb.edu) gets star billing on the town's cultural calendar, bringing Yo-Yo Ma, Joshua Bell and the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, the Geneva Ballet, new documentary films and talks by authors,...