Emily Cosentino

‘Santa Barbara Independent’ Honors Local Heroes at Luncheon

Community Leaders and Members Gather at SOhO for Annual ‘Indy’ Event

Over lunch on Thursday, the Santa Barbara Independent‘s Local Heroes of 2017 were honored by Indy Editor in Chief Marianne Partridge and her staff, joined by leaders and members of the Santa Barbara community.

Since its inaugural Local Hero issue 31 years ago, the Independent publishes its list of Santa Barbarans who make our community great. This year, the luncheon to honor them is available to stream below:

To submit a comment on this article, email or visit our Facebook page. To submit information to a reporter, email

Be succinct, constructive, and relevant to the story. Leaving a comment means you agree to our Discussion Guidelines. We like civilized discourse. We don't like spam, lying, profanity, harassment or personal attacks.

comments powered by Disqus
event calendar sponsored by:

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.

Jack Johnson Tours Montecito Disaster Area Ahead of Benefit Concert

Jack and Kim Johnson met with Bucket Brigade leaders to see the destruction firsthand.