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November 12, Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles

Actress, Competetive Kiteboarder, Fashion Designer, and SBMS Alumna

Our mission was to visit with Santa Barbara Middle School alumnae in the Los Angeles area in various stages of their post-SBMS lives. Our second stop was in Hollywood proper, on Sunset Boulevard. Class of 2008's Maika Monroe sat down with Teen Press reporters Katie and Maia to talk about her experiences and travels. Early next year she probably won't be able have a quiet conversation at a bus stop--she'll have the recognition from three films: At Any Price with Zac Efron, Dennis Quaid and Heather Graham, The Bling Ring with Emma Watson and Kirsten Dunst, and Labor Day with Kate Winslet, Josh Brolin and Tobey Maguire!

Also check out Part 2 of our interview with Maika, and interviews with two other SBMS Alums:

Buck Lindelof, and Eve Ettinger.

November 11, 2012, at the Bacara Resort

Lissa Rankin, MD @ TEDx American Riviera 2012

The Teen Press was invited to report from TEDx American Riviera on Sunday, November 11, 2012 (11-11-12) at the Bacara Resort. The theme was "The Unthinkable", and it was an amazing (and long) day of inspirational and mind-expanding presentations.

Here Mason and Wilson talk with Lissa Rankin, MD, about her presentation "Is There Scientific Proof We Can Heal Ourselves?".

Check out our Special Section on coverage of TEDx American Riviera.

December 8, 2012, Bacara Resort

Santa Barbara International Film Festival Kirk Douglas Award for Excellence in Film

The Santa Barbara International Film Festival honors Robert DeNiro with the 2012 Kirk Douglas Lifetime Achievement Award. On the red carpet, Matt and Drake ask Robert about courage.

Check out Kirk Douglas Award interviews:
Bradley Cooper | David O. Russell

December 2, 2012, Campbell Hall, UCSB

National Geographic Photographer and Author MATTIAS KLUM

In Part 1, Gibson and Winslow ask Mattias about himself as a student, and himself as a dad.

Also see: Part 2 & Part 3
of the conversation.

January 8, 2013, Hotel Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara International Film Festival

Santa Barbara International Film Festival announced its 28th season on Tuesday morning. In Part 1, Roger begins with gratitude for his staff, and with designer Barbara Boros' help, dedicates this season to Mike deGruy.

Check out the extended announcement in Part 2.