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High Sobriety

Memories of a drunk dad, gone dry.

LIVE: Five Mayoral Candidates Debate at SBCC

Moderated by the Independent and KCRW, the mayoral candidates faced off in an unusual election year.

New Produce-Protective Coating Promises to Double Food's Shelf Life

Santa Barbara-based ag-tech firm unveils Edipeel for organic and conventional growers.

Soft Sounds of the Chicago Symphony

Principal clarinetist Stephen Williamson reports the world-class orchestra has mastered the art of intimate playing.

Spirit of Lotusland Cocktail Contest Returns

Famous garden hosts top mixologists using unique ingredients amid exotic plants.

Bodysurfer Defends World Title in Oceanside

Former lifeguard finds competitive fun at annual championships.

Pampered-Pet Travel Tip

Canine companions carry clout at Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills.

Brian Fagan’s ‘Fishing: How the Sea Fed Civilization’

UCSB professor writes about how essential fishing has been to humankind.

Sizing National Monuments

How do you measure the power of unpaved and wild places and their effect on those locked in the urbanized world?

Father John Misty: The Persona

Santa Barbara's Arlington Theater goes for Tillman’s persona.

Music to Fall for this Weekend

Parting Lines, Kacey Johansing, Van Goat, and Easter Teeth.

‘The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui’

Westmont does Brecht’s gangster play.

Backyard Shorts FilmFest

Film fest to showcase area filmmakers October 22 at The Hitchcock.

Mayoral Candidates Debate Tuesday Evening

'Don't miss' event will be live-streamed by the 'Independent' online and broadcast by KCRW.

Baby Otters Born at the Santa Barbara Zoo

Squeaks in a nest box announce newborns to zookeepers.

The S.B. Questionnaire: Kristen Desmond

Talking food and kitties with the owner of Flagstone Pantry.

Time to Close Diablo Nuclear Plant

Offshore earthquake fault lines and oil development potential make a dangerous mix.

Thank You for Rescuing Matilda

I would like to commend April Crowell and David Coyle.

Borgwards Are in Town

German auto club brings vintage gems to Santa Barbara.

Giant Sea Bass: For Lunch or Dive Buddy?

UCSB study examines alternate values of big fish species.

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