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School Shooting Threat to Santa Maria Schools Made via Facebook

Further investigation revealed that suspect did not have access to firearms.

Celebration of Life Ceremony Scheduled for Mark “Marky” Meza, Jr.

The 21-year-old former Carpinteria resident was killed in the Borderline shooting.

Jennifer Doudna Talks Gene Editing

She's confident the controversial technology will be used for good.

Phone Scammers Target Businesses

Pretend to have a delivery that just needs some cash or a wire transfer.

Former Ataris Bassist Pleads Guilty to Real Estate Scam

Michael Davenport faces up to 30 years in prison.

Girls Inc. of Carpinteria Names New Interim Executive Director

Lisa Murphy Rivas replaces Victoria Juarez, the new CEO at Santa Barbara Scholarship Foundation.

Direct Relief Steps into Fire Effort

Highway 101 to the south opens; death toll at Camp Fire rises.

Water Managers, County Wrangle Over Lake Cachuma Supply

In some ways, the South Coast is in a worse drought fix than in 2014.

‘Kidding’: Jim Carrey Doing What He Does Best

Series offers a revelatory interrogation into the limits of control, without shortchanging viewers on laughter and tears along the way.

The S.B. Questionnaire: Laurel Phillips

Talking babies and miracles with the artist, midwife, and founder of the Santa Barbara Birth Center.

Cops’ Shop Moving to Farmers Market Spot?

Planning Commission finds Cota Street Lot best location for new police station.

Bucket Brigade’s Abe Powell Named Citizen of the Year

Leader of volunteer responders honored by Montecito Association.

‘Transformer’: Interview with Transgender Weightlifter Janae Marie

Documentary chronicles Matt “Kroc” Kroczaleski’s journey from male to female.

Old Sails Given Second Life As Surfboard Bags

Jeff Wapner returns home to Santa Barbara to create his new company.

Gourmet Goodies at Hook & Press Donuts

Owner John Burnett hones his gourmet morning treats for sell-out crowds.

UCSB's Comeback Falls Short Against Cal State Bakersfield

Woeful shooting is too much for UCSB to overcome in loss to ...

Full Circle with Habitat for Humanity

Seventeen years later, with the support of Habitat for Humanity, Mary’s life ...

Midterm Election Night 2018

Santa Barbara voters threw themselves into this year’s mid-terms with record setting passion, spurred into action by the first two years of President Donald Trump. Here's our take on county and statewide election results: independent.com/midterm2018/

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