Men’s Voices

The Santa Barbara Independent looks macho, feels macho, and reads macho. For example, 13 of the 14 writers listed in the Table of Contents this week are men. Women are credited for the Calendar of Events, the Arts & Entertainment Listings, and the Movie Guide. It seems that organizing lists is the main thing of which you deem women capable.

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Bellosguardo to Host Big-Bucks Gala

The private, black-tie fundraiser is set for October 14.

City Loses Trip-and-Fall Verdict

The injured woman wins $105,000.

Phone Scams Spike Countywide

Callers are claiming to be IRS and Homeland Security agents.

Longtime Fiesta Soldados Given the Boot 

Ousted Marc Martinez said Old Spanish Days has become "less inclusive."

Los Padres Forest Officials Ban Unpermitted Campfires

Wildfire conditions prompt caution.