About Us

What We Do

Founded in 1986, the Santa Barbara Independent is the leading source for news, arts & entertainment, and lifestyle coverage in the greater Santa Barbara area. We print more than 40,000 copies of the paper every Thursday and also publish daily online for more than 10,000 regular readers at

Our coverage and distribution of the extends from the heart of Santa Barbara northwest through Goleta and the Santa Ynez Valley, and then southeast through Montecito and Carpinteria, with presence in both Ojai and Ventura as well.

Read more about our history here.

Who We Are

The Independent employs more than 40 people, including award-winning journalists, designers, production staffers, sales representatives, and business executives.

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Our Business & Advertising Staff

Where We Are

The Santa Barbara Independent is located at 12 East Figueroa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. We are open to the public Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

To reach us by phone, call 805-965-5205.

To send us a fax, use 805-965-5518.

To reach us via email, click here for a list of contacts.

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