vol. 22, no. 150, Nov. 27-Dec. 3, 2008

ON THE COVER: On Thanksgiving Day in 1986, The Independent was born. Its first issue was a celebration of Santa Barbara area men, women, and children who inspired us to believe in the goodness of humankind. We’ve continued in the tradition of recognizing our Local Heroes every year since, so click here to find out about this year’s recipients.

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