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Dog-Gone Perfect

Santa Barbara Independent reader Sherry Holland sent this photo to us not too long ago. "I saw this on my way to work this morning and thought it was so cute," she wrote. Read story.

Thursday, January 5, 2017

UCSB Artists Perform in Chamber Opera Competition

National Opera Association Convention in Santa Barbara Read story.

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Kenny Broad Finds Magic in Underwater Caves

The Nat Geo explorer explains the wonder and scientific value of these mysterious caverns. Read story.

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Mesa Burger’s Double-Stacked Ambitions

Cat Cora’s new restaurant just opened, but the star chef is already aiming for expansion. Read story.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Tennis Phenom Kayla Day Goes Pro

Santa Barbara teenage superstar will play Australian Open this month. Read story.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Game of the Week 1/7

It is possibly the most feverish small-college basketball rivalry in Southern California. Read story.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Youth Drought Project Teaches Students and Homeowners

The nonprofit group helps harvest rainwater and make yards sustainable. Read story.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

BigSpeak Making Big Things Happen

The rapidly growing Santa Barbara-based speakers bureau serves 65 percent of the Fortune 1000. Read story.

Monday, January 2, 2017

The S.B. Questionnaire: Paul Wellman

Talking pictures big and small with The Independent’s longtime photographer. Read story.

Monday, January 2, 2017

Mesa Bookstore Is For Sale

David and Lisa Karys-Schiff offering up small store for $35,000. Read story.

Monday, January 2, 2017

Adoptable Pet of the Week: Candy

Adorable lop rabbit needs a home! Read story.

Friday, December 30, 2016

Society Matters: Year in Pictures

67 events covered since column debuted in June. Read story.

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Glen Scotia Whisky

Here’s a review of Glen Scotia’s Double Cask Whisky. Read story.

Thursday, December 29, 2016

It's a Snap

So much of Indy Photo Editor Paul Wellman's sense of timing comes across in the images featured in our roundup of the year's notable moments. Read story.

Thursday, December 29, 2016

A Conversation with Mannheim Steamroller’s Chip Davis

From ‘Convoy’ to Christmas, Chip Davis has it covered. Read story.

Wednesday, December 28, 2016
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