From the Westside of S.B. to Washington, D.C., the Independent’s picks. Read story.
Originally published 12:00 a.m., May 10, 2018
Updated 12:00 a.m., May 24, 2018
Brandi Riveria takes the reins from Joe Cole, who remains on the paper's board of directors. Read story.
Thursday, August 31, 2017
My experience using communication to heal wounds while teaching in South Central L.A. Read story.
Thursday, February 9, 2017
Joe Cole is expected to be appointed to Montecito Planning Commission Tuesday. Read story.
Thursday, December 4, 2014
The Indy makes its endorsements for this November's city races. Read story.
Thursday, October 10, 2013
The Independent endorses the half-cent tax to build a new Santa Barbara County jail. Read story.
Thursday, September 2, 2010
Should the Santa Barbara school board close Cesar Ch¡vez Charter School, as District Superintendent Brian Sarvis recommends? Read story.
Thursday, November 19, 2009
The Independent recommends denying the wrong solution for the wrong problem at the wrong time. Read story.
Thursday, September 3, 2009
The Indy's picks for the June 3 election, including county supervisors, state props, and Measure V. Read story.
Thursday, May 22, 2008
The Independent's 2008 Election Endorsements. Read story.
Wednesday, January 30, 2008
Our country is in serious trouble. We all know the problems. Bogged down in a senseless war of our own making, America is reviled around the world as an impotent bully. Our economy is unraveling, our dollar is in the basement, and our jobs are disappearing. Read story.
Thursday, January 17, 2008
A helpful rundown of useful websites, opinions, and endorsements for November 6. Read story.
Sunday, October 28, 2007
Strongly endorse: Barnwell, Schneider and Williams. No on Measure A. Read story.
Thursday, October 25, 2007
For too long, the City of Santa Barbara and its elected leaders rested on their environmental laurels as the so-called birthplace of the environmental movement. But, in fact, many similar-sized cities were pursuing more innovative programs than our own. In recent years, however, that's changed-and dramatically for the better. City Hall approved two major solar installations on its own structures and has eliminated design guidelines that hindered private residents from going solar. Read story.
Thursday, October 11, 2007
On Tuesday, April 10, the governing board for Santa Barbara's high schools will have a chance to approve a most innovative proposal: the American Charter High School. This new school offers a tremendous opportunity not only to help the significant number of high school students now falling through the cracks, but also to strengthen our whole community. Read story.