Penelope Cruz talks with the media

Paul Wellman

Penelope Cruz talks with the media

SBIFF ‘09: Shooting the Red Carpet, Penelope Cruz

Seeing the Stars Through Paul Wellman’s Lens, Take Four

Every time the Santa Barbara International Film Festival rolls out the red carpet, The Independent‘s photographer Paul Wellman is on the scene, shooting away as the stars go by. And every time that red carpet rolls up, you can find his best shots here at

Here’s his work from the Penelope Cruz tribute.

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Pair of F-22s Buzz Santa Barbara City College

Turbulence rattles windows and nerves on Monday morning.

Mandatory Evacuation Called for Fire Zones in Santa Barbara County

Heavy rains expected Tuesday-Thursday; debris flows feared.

Cannabis Farmer Gets Over $1 Million Insurance Payout

Thomas Fire ash destroys crop; analysis finds asbestos, lead, arsenic, and magnesium.

Next Debris Flow Could Take Different, Unknown Path

"I've never seen this degree of hazard," says Cal Fire scientist.

Biggest Storm Since 1/9 Approaching Santa Barbara

The storm system brings increased threat of flash floods and debris flows.