WEATHER »

Summer Solstice Leader Bows Out


Just three months before this year’s Summer Solstice parade, Claudia Bratton ​— ​the wizard of Oz behind the celebration the past 14 years ​— ​announced she’ll be stepping down this May. Bratton will take over as the Solstice artistic director, leaving her administrative, logistical, fundraising, and financial responsibilities to the board of directors.

To submit a comment on this article, email letters@independent.com or visit our Facebook page. To submit information to a reporter, email tips@independent.com.



event calendar sponsored by:

Sansum Clinic Offers New Way to Access Medical Data

iPhone app can organize multiple records, results, notifications.

Santa Barbara Gives! Features 55 Nonprofits

Community members are invited to donate to their favorite causes via SBGives.org.

Woman Killed by Train in Montecito

She was struck Friday morning near Olive Mill Road.

La Cumbre Sears Set for Closure

Liquidation sale begins this week.

City Council Approves Fee Allocation for Branch Libraries

The topic goes next to potential Goleta branch library cities.