Indigenous Peoples' Day Established in Santa Barbara County

Supervisors unanimously approved the second Monday in October. Read story.

By Blanca Garcia


Disaster Relief Rundown for Santa Barbara 

A tally of nonprofit giving since the Thomas Fire and 1/9 Debris Flow.  Read story.

By Jean Yamamura


Santa Barbara County to Consider App-Driven Rental Two-Wheelers

A meeting is scheduled November 6 for ordinance regulations. Read story.

By Jean Yamamura


Newly Restored Wetlands Opens Public Trails

North Campus Open Space near UCSB is seeing wildlife returning already. Read story.

By Nancy Rodriguez


Sanitary District Fairness?

It is far from clear why Warner Owens’s seat is not being contested in this election. Read story.

By Christie Glanville, S.B.


Unhinged for Power?

Is the Democratic Party a danger to America? Read story.

By Don Thorn, Carpinteria


Michael McDonald Performs at Youth Interactive Benefit

Nonprofit that runs arts entrepreneurship program honors Tom Parker. Read story.

By Gail Arnold


UCSB Defeats UC Davis 1-0

Gauchos defeat UC Davis 1-0 to remain unbeaten at Harder Stadium. Read story.


Joan Halifax Talks with Pico Iyer

Buddhist author will discuss her book ‘Standing at the Edge’ Tuesday, October 23. Read story.

By Brian Tanguay


Report on Disasters Praised, Criticized

A representative with Montecito's volunteer responders found the report lacking. Read story.

By Tyler Hayden


Best of Santa Barbara® 2018: Little Creatures

For all your kids’ and pets’ needs, check out the best toy stores, day care, pet shops, and doggie camps in town. Read story.

By Indy Staff


Best of Santa Barbara® 2018: Eating

Fancy dishes, big burgers, and taco triumphs can all be found in this best dining round-up. Read story.

By Indy Staff


Best of Santa Barbara® Readers’ Poll 2018

Our annual celebration of the people and places that rule Santa Barbara’s seaside kingdom. Read story.

By Indy Staff


Betty Stephens: 1932-2018

With her uncensored sense of humor and unfailing talent as a hostess, Betty Jo Stephens charmed her guests into opening their wallets for Democratic candidates. Read story.

By Gail Teton-Landis, Jill Dexter, and Lois Capps


Best of Santa Barbara® 2018: Sporting Life

From martial arts studios to surf shops, here are the best places for keeping active. Read story.

By Indy Staff


Best of Santa Barbara® 2018: Driving

Cars, motorcycles, and more — here are the best places to get your automobile fixes. Read story.

By Indy Staff


Best of Santa Barbara® 2018: Looking Good

Looking Good: Dressing up or just need new kicks? Here are the best spots for your feet, face, and more. Read story.

By Indy Staff


Mental Health Experts Consider More Psychiatric Beds

Hospital leaders are in talks with county Behavioral Wellness and Sheriff's Office. Read story.

By Nick Welsh


Emily Cosentino, Marketing and Promotions Manager

Best Fest, her brainchild, beats all the rest. Read story.

By Indy Staff


Unnerved

But not because my son might be falsely accused of rape. Read story.

By Kali Lantrip


Best of Santa Barbara® 2018: Living Well

Find the best places to indulge in life outside of work — from cameras to books to music to computer repair, and all things in between. Read story.

By Indy Staff


Best of Santa Barbara® 2018: Drinking

Drinking: Who’s got the stiffest drinks and best red wine? All that and more in the best beverage category. Read story.

By Indy Staff


Red-to-Blue Crusaders Dispatch Aid to Nearby District

Katie Hill is looking to unseat Rep. Steve Knight. Read story.

By Jerry Roberts


Best of Santa Barbara® 2018: Housing

From gardening to house decorating to buying a home, the housing category has answers to all of your questions. Read story.

By Indy Staff


Best of Santa Barbara® 2018: Media

From columnists to websites, here’s the best way to stay in touch with the world around us. Read story.

By Indy Staff


Best of Santa Barbara® 2018: Out & About

Drinking: Who’s got the stiffest drinks and best red wine? All that and more in the best beverage category. Read story.

By Indy Staff


Best of Santa Barbara® 2018: Romance

Romance: Beauty and the beaches — find the most romantic places to take a first date, get married, or celebrate an anniversary. Read story.

By Indy Staff


Dons Girl Golfers End Chargers’ Dominance

Santa Barbara High drives past Dos Pueblos’ 19-year title-winning streak. Read story.

By John Zant


Why All the Fuss at Montecito’s Water and Sanitary Districts?

Elections at Montecito’s water and sanitary districts cause waves. Read story.

By Nick Welsh


Trump Is on the Ballot

Lying, exaggerating, and boasting is part of Trump's personality, but Republicans enable and support it. Read story.

By Robert Sulnick


Bellosguardo Fundraiser Draws Big Donors and Heavy Criticism

The nonprofit foundation, set up to fulfill Huguette Clark's legacy, also faces a legal challenge. Read story.

By Tyler Hayden


Channeling Bueller

The State Street solution seems obvious. Read story.

By Greg Mohr, S.B.


The Santa Barbara Symphony Plays On

The orchestra celebrates 65 years with a dynamic new season. Read story.

By Charles Donelan


Keith Urban Rocks the Santa Barbara Bowl

Country music superstar put on an amazing show to a sold-out crowd of appreciative fans. Read story.

By Michelle Drown


Athletes of the Week: David Leon and Avalon Gagnon

S.B. Athletic Round Table honors Dos Pueblos quarterback and S.B. High volleyballer. Read story.

By John Zant


ParadICE Found

Shave-ice shop brings an authentic taste of Hawai‘i to Santa Barbara. Read story.

By Jackson Friedman


Arts and Honors Scholarship Deadlines Approach

High school seniors can now apply to S.B. Scholarship Foundation for financial awards. Read story.

By Jean Yamamura


ACE Mentor Program Started My Budding Career as an Engineer

The program offers real-world experience with Santa Barbara professionals. Read story.

By Eva Kilpper


Puddles Pity Party Plays Santa Barbara

The singing clown brings his tragicomic baritone ballads to the Lobero. Read story.

By Richie DeMaria


Beans

Adorable little fuzz-ball needs a home! Read story.

By Lisa Acho Remorenko


UCSB Suspension for Sexual Assault Overturned

The accused student was “denied a fair hearing.” Read story.

By Steven Shi


Cannabis Watch Santa Barbara

City retail dispute spurs a lawsuit as the county cracks down on illegal grows. Read story.

By Nick Welsh


Limitations of the Ring Net Solution

If people do not evacuate because they have ring nets for protection, then those ring nets have created a new threat to public safety. Read story.

By Sue Perry, Carpinteria


Kay Jamison Talks ‘An Unquiet Mind’

Author addresses positive solutions to managing mental illness. Read story.

By Priscilla Leung


Cock-a-Doodle-Doo

The President of the United States is like a cock who thinks the sun has risen to hear him crow. Read story.

By David Obst, S.B.


Nobel Winner Beatrice Fihn Is De-Nuking the World

Santa Barbara’s Nuclear Age Peace Foundation is hosting her on October 21. Read story.

By Tyler Hayden


‘The Game’s Afoot’ at SBCC

The comic murder mystery revels in complex plot lines, Shakespearean allusions, and some daffy mayhem. Read story.

By Charles Donelan


How to Make Food Your Medicine

Nutrition, healing, herbs, and more coming to Plant Food and Medicine Conference on October 27. Read story.

By Matt Kettmann


Where's the City Wildfire Plan?

Recently I had the misfortune of attending a meeting that supported building a 5000+ square-foot home in a “high fire” area on a subdivided lot. Read story.

By David Unger, S.B.


North Hall Takeover: 50 Years Later

Actor Danny Glover keynotes UCSB conference. Read story.

By Blanca Garcia


Breakfast Sandwich @ Bob’s Well Bread Bakery

Start the morning right with hand-held turkey-sausage delight. Read story.

By Matt Kettmann


S.B. Reads Essay Contest

The ‘Indy’ teams up with the library for a community writing event. Read story.

By Michelle Drown


Chumash Skies

Is anyone else tired of having their peaceful weekends disturbed by the Chumash Casino’s noisy airplane pulling a flying billboard over their neighborhood? Read story.

By Michelle Rainville, S.B.


Elliott Laps the Field in SBCC Fundraising

She’s raised more than every other candidate combined. Read story.

By Jerry Roberts


Signs Please

I congratulate the Santa Barbara City Council for adopting one of the most comprehensive outdoor air laws in the county. Read story.

By Jayne Brechwald, S.B.


Game of the Week: High School Girls’ Volleyball

Flintridge Sacred Heart comes to battle the San Marcos Royals on October 18. Read story.

By John Zant


Vote Darcel Elliott for SBCC

Darcel Elliott sees students as participants in the life of SBCC, not merely recipients of decisions from higher-ups. Read story.

By Mickey Flacks, S.B.


An Alternative View of the Props

Recommendations from Justin Ruhge for the November 6, 2018, general election propositions. Read story.

By Justin M. Ruhge, Concerned Taxpayers INC, Lompoc


A Call for Courthouse Docents

Trainings begin in early January. Read story.

By Tyler Hayden


Company Wang Ramirez Wows Audience

French dance troupe presented a dazzling ‘Borderline.’ Read story.

By Ninette Paloma


‘The Bleeding Edge’ Tackles Health Care

Viewers will be aghast at the lengths to which the Food & Drug Administration goes to stonewall consumer advocates. Read story.

By T.M. Weedon


Beer Meets Brains

Oddball factoids are on tap at popular Santa Barbara trivia nights. Read story.

By Starshine Roshell


‘Call Them by Their True Names’ Plants Seeds of Change

Solnit has a unique ability to render visible what was locked out of view by a mass media obsessed with the status quo. Read story.

By Brian Tanguay


Foro Público Proporciona Estado de Inmigración

Este evento gratuito será traducido en español. Read story.

By Erika Carlos


Montecito Deserves Better

The Montecito Water Security Team hopes to capture every drop of water this side of the mountain through desal, recycling, groundwater management, and conservation. Read story.

By Cori Hayman, Ken Coates, Brian Goebel, Woody Barrett, and Dana Newquist


Public Forum to Provide Immigration Status Update

The Santa Barbara event is free, open to the public, and will provide Spanish translation. Read story.

By Erika Carlos


Family Favorite Palazzio Italian Restaurant Won't Reopen

Water damage and downtime killed the State Street eatery. Read story.

By Steven Shi


Criminal Investigation Delays Dream Home Raffle

Museum of Contemporary Art won’t comment on the vendor they say caused the trouble. Read story.

By Tyler Hayden


Interview ‘The Sentence’ Director Rudy Valdez

Heart-rending film shows the devastating impact of mandatory minimum prison sentences. Read story.

By Brian Tanguay


Red Flag Warning for North Santa Barbara County

National Weather Service predicts high winds and low humidity for backcountry areas. Read story.

By Jean Yamamura


The Good Lion’s Green Beast and Milk & Honey’s Elizabeth Departed

Enjoy these ‘Frankenstein’-themed Drinks to toast annual Santa Barbara Reads selection. Read story.

By George Yatchisin


Field Notes from New York Fashion Week

Santa Barbara boutique owners pick their spring collections. Read story.

By Ninette Paloma


Vote Croninger

I support Marsha Croninger, a candidate for Santa Barbara City College Trustee for Area Five. Read story.

By Ellen Stoddard, S.B.


Special Olympics and Firefighters Host Fired Up Dinner

Fundraiser benefits year-round athletic program. Read story.

By Gail Arnold


Cottage Health Hosts Donor Bash to Celebrate Construction Completion

Dick and Mary Compton honored for $15 million donation. Read story.

By Gail Arnold


Will the Guilty Step Forward

While the content was interesting, "The Humble Plastic Straw" was far from complete and missed the mark entirely. Read story.

By Ben R. Suddock, Ventura


Montecito Water District to Replace Meters

The $3-million project gives smart meters to 4,600 customers. Read story.

By Keith Hamm


San Marcos High to Host Candidate Forum

The October 18 event is organized by the Associated Student Body. Read story.

By Keith Hamm


The S.B. Questionnaire: Spencer Barnitz

Talking music, the Mesa, and human nature with Spencer the Gardener. Read story.

By Roger Durling


Not Many Are Union

City Councilmember Gregg Hart is trying to get the proposed Union Only Hiring Ordinance passed before he leaves the council. Read story.

By Phil Orr, S.B.


Wake Up

I'm shocked that the County of Santa Barbara is considering letting oil companies frack near Cate School. Read story.

By Daniel Trevor, Carpinteria


Dons Fade Late Against Lompoc

Dons crumble in second half of Channel League matchup with Lompoc. Read story.

By Victor Bryant


Agriculture Hoops Ordinance Returned to Planning Commission

Will these temporary structures need a building permit? Read story.

By Blanca Garcia


Time Is Up!

We need the Equal Rights Amendment. Read story.

By Kathy Burba, Pam Flynt Tambo, Lisa Guravitz, and Elizabeth Robinson


State Street Update

The World Business Academy Santa Barbara Retail Task Force has gotten off to a fantastic start. Read story.

By Amy Cooper, S.B.


Hotel Bed Tax Rises

Increase attributed to more rooms at an inn. Read story.

By Steven Shi


The Slender Thread of Truth

No matter where you sit on the political spectrum, it is clear that Judge Brett Kavanaugh lacks the judiciousness to serve on our highest court. Read story.

By Tom Lackner, S.B.


Dos Pueblos Thwarts San Marcos’s Upset Bid

Dos Pueblos narrowly defeats San Marcos in annual rivalry game. Read story.

By Victor Bryant


County Supervisors Reaffirm Drought Emergency

Lake Cachuma is 32 percent full. Read story.

By Blanca Garcia


Montecito Water War Erupts

An orchestrated campaign is seeking board seats with water and sewer districts. Read story.

By Nick Welsh


Alleged Butterfly Lane Driver Apprehended

The September 4 incident injured a pedestrian near the Biltmore Hotel. Read story.

By Indy Staff


Limited Search for Evidence

Readers should be suspicious of any claims that “there is no corroborating evidence” to sustain the testimony of Dr. Christine Ford. Read story.

By Helen H. Gordon, S.B.


Lompoc Releases Triage Center Stats

Of the more than 100 evicted from the Santa Ynez Riverbed, 69 sought services. Read story.

By Erika Carlos


Santa Barbara Police Department Rocks Lip Sync Challenge

SBPD joins a viral nationwide challenge. Read story.

By Erika Carlos


Dear Ruth

It was a fine Sunday, and some of us went to the movies, not to see an ordinary film, but rather RBG about your extraordinary life. Read story.

By Margaret Singer, Kate Smith, and Monika Villa


Surely Not

Can the authors of "'Enlightened' Denials" really believe that Steven Pinker is suggesting that we resurrect eugenics? Read story.

By David Padrón, S.B.


Bus System Offers Downtown and Waterfront Shuttle Day Passes

Unlimited day passes in Santa Barbara are available for $1. Read story.

By Yetunde Ogunleye


Displaced Riverbed Puppy Finds New Forever Home

Homeless community often needs to choose between keeping their pets or moving to shelters. Read story.

By Erika Carlos


Federal Oil Drilling and Fracking Plan Opposed in Santa Barbara

Proposal targets upward of 122,000 acres countywide. Read story.

By Blanca Garcia


Prison Yoga Holds Cocktail Party Fundraiser

Program is transforming lives of the incarcerated. Read story.

By Gail Arnold


Permits Streamlined for Farmworker Housing

County supervisors debate overcrowded rental market. Read story.

By Blanca Garcia


Santa Barbara Airport Numbers on the Rise 

Passenger count has climbed 14 percent since 2017.  Read story.

By Tyler Hayden


School District Closes In on Armory Purchase

Board members are schedule to vote on October 23. Read story.

By Keith Hamm


From Plastic Bag to Composite Lumber

Ablitt's dry cleaners provides plastic bag recycling outlet. Read story.

By Jean Yamamura


Santa Barbara Secures Playoff Berth

Santa Barbara secures playoff berth with victory over Santa Ynez. Read story.

By Victor Bryant


AIDS Memorial Quilt Returns to Santa Barbara

Historic quilt commemorates the lives of men who died of AIDS complications in the 1980s and '90s. Read story.

By Yetunde Ogunleye


Two French Hip-Hop Companies Make Their Santa Barbara Debut

UCSB’s Arts and Lectures presents Company Wang Ramirez and Compagnie Käfig. Read story.

By Ninette Paloma


New Arlington Village Rents Skip the ‘Missing Middle’

Studios start at $1,850 a month, and two-bedrooms top out at $3,800. Read story.

By Tyler Hayden


Rescue Mission Holds Bayou Open

Dave and Anna Grotenhuis honored. Read story.

By Gail Arnold


Keith Hamm, News Reporter

How a pro stays neutral during an emotional assignment. Read story.

By Indy Staff


Bail Industry Fights SB 10

Opponents are gathering signatures for repeal of bail reform in 2020. Read story.

By Blanca Garcia


Santa Barbara City Council Continues to Act Like Stumbling Drunk

Santa Barbara City Council and its staff fight among themselves and don’t fix the city’s problems. Read story.

By Nick Welsh


‘The School for Lies’ Is a Boisterous, Self-Aware Comedy

The play brings the satire of French playwright Molière into the 21st century. Read story.

By Maggie Yates


How Kavanaugh Fight Will Shape California Politics and Policy

Kamala’s star is rising, while Kevin de León misfired. Read story.

By Jerry Roberts


Lords of the Rings: Will Steel Nets Save Montecito?

A well-funded nonprofit is seeking emergency permits to block debris flows. Read story.

By Keith Hamm


Oversized-Vehicle Ordinance Claims Motor Home in I.V.

An RV owned by a disabled immigrant racks up $4,600 towing tab.  Read story.

By Steven Shi


Artist Dane Goodman Presents ‘Consorts’

A selective retrospective at UCSB’s College of Creative Studies gallery. Read story.

By Charles Donelan


School District Re-ups Alleged 'Illegal' Contract

Opponents of Just Communities training workshops were widely outnumbered by supporters. Read story.

By Keith Hamm


Lompoc Braves Out-Bruising Santa Barbara, Goleta Squads

High school football update; plus, UCSB’s Joe Pasternack connected to federal bribery probe. Read story.

By John Zant


Feast of Apicius Celebrates Ancient Epicurean Traditions

Chef Pete Clements talks forcemeat; plus, more food fests in coming weeks. Read story.


Housing Authority Breaks Ground on Johnson Court

The 16-unit apartment will serve veterans struggling financially. Read story.

By Tyler Hayden


'Enlightened' Denials

Questioning Steven Pinker’s 'case for science,' is it racism and eugenics? Read story.

By Oksana Yakushko, George Lipsitz, and Aranye Fradenburg Joy


Athletes of the Week: Claire Stotts and James Oriskovich

S.B. Athletic Round Table honors S.B. High tennis and San Marcos water polo stars. Read story.

By John Zant


‘“A” Train’ Stops at Center Stage

Anne Torsiglieri’s award-winning solo show gets Santa Barbara premiere. Read story.

By Charles Donelan


Save Our Schools Speaks

The committee has become concerned about misinformation we have heard in recent days about our group. Read story.

By Tony Winterbauer


Hardly Usufruct

I suspect that most will rush to condemn the damage to the Mission. Read story.

By Amadé Edwards, S.B.


The Humble Plastic Straw

Removing it from the ecosystem could help avert catastrophic deaths of sea creatures. Read story.

By Robert Sulnick


Jim Gaffigan Slays Crowd at Santa Barbara Bowl

The comedian talked horses, kids, and Hot Pockets. Read story.

By Amber White


Sammy Miller and the Congregation at SOhO

New Orleans-inspired band brings “joyful jazz” to appreciative audience. Read story.

By Rebecca Horrigan


Pollock Theater Presents ‘Frankenstein’: Afterlives

UCSB’s Carsey-Wolf Center pays homage to Mary Shelley’s monster. Read story.

By Janavi Kumar


Game of the Week: The Master’s at Westmont Women’s Volleyball

Battle between top two teams in the Golden State Athletic Conference. Read story.

By John Zant


‘Chaplin’ Is Full-Throttle Modern Choreography

State Street Ballet imagines Charlie Chaplin for a new century. Read story.

By Charles Donelan


Ralph Clevenger’s ‘Face-to-Face with the Great Whites’ Exhibit Opens Soon


The Santa Barbara Maritime Museum is hosting a free wine and cheese reception on October 18. Read story.

By Tyler Hayden


Cottage Hospital Completes Six-Phase Renovation

The $820-million project increases beds, treatment for children, and other services. Read story.

By Nick Welsh


American Dance & Music Opens The Dance Hub

Carrie Diamond creates a sanctuary for dancers. Read story.

By Ninette Paloma


Foot-Stomping Fury in Solvang

Melville Winery’s dedication to the practice; plus, wine & beer buzz around town. Read story.

By Matt Kettmann


Ballots Drop, and So Does Fake News

Santa Barbara County participated in election crisis drills and asked Homeland to hack its website. Read story.

By Jean Yamamura


Goleta Man with Lengthy Rap Sheet Arrested for Burglary

On social media, Michael Orrick posts about “white pride,” the Confederacy, and assault rifles. Read story.

By Tyler Hayden


Old Mission Santa Barbara Vandalized

Messages written in blood-colored paint. Read story.

By Paul Wellman, with Jean Yamamura


‘A Star Is Born’ Tugs at the Heartstrings

Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga shine in story of drugs, music, and passion. Read story.

By Jasmine Rodriguez


WWII Grenade Found in Santa Barbara Garage

The resident believes it belonged to their deceased grandfather. Read story.

By Indy Staff


An Interview with Steven Pinker

Scientist/author talks about his latest book, ‘Enlightenment Now’. Read story.

By Michelle Drown


Missing Person: 14-Year-Old Atzyry Sugey Mendoza

[Update] The SMHS student last seen on Monday has been found safe. Read story.

By Indy Staff


More Than a Thousand Affordable Homes Built

And 100 more in the City of Santa Barbara pipeline, but it still falls short. Read story.

By Rob Fredericks


SpaceX Launch a Success

Vandenberg Air Force Base receives first booster rocket touchdown on West Coast. Read story.

By Jean Yamamura, Tyler Hayden


Farmers’-Market Fresh at The Middle Child

New downtown hangout spot aims for seasonal comfort with no compromise. Read story.

By George Yatchisin


Ansel Adams Photos Donated to Yosemite

Montecito couple donates the photographer’s “Museum Set” to the national park. Read story.

By Michelle Drown


Indio Orgullo

We were born native, not american. Read story.

By Esteban Salazar, S.B.


Berkshire Hathaway’s Charitable Arm Hosts Fundraiser

Grant recipients make presentations. Read story.

By Gail Arnold


The S.B. Questionnaire: Nir Kabaretti

Talking music and cufflinks with the music and artistic director of the Santa Barbara Symphony. Read story.

By Roger Durling


Montecito Asked to Participate in Disaster Survey

Social scientists at UCSB have joined with physical scientists to explore debris flow and emergency preparations. Read story.

By Jean Yamamura


Forum Delivers Pros and Cons of State Props

Local measures also part of League of Women Voters forum. Read story.

By Indy Staff


You Get What You Pay For

Every city I have ever lived in has landlords and run-down property like Dario Pini’s. Read story.

By Lauda Swan, S.B.


Aggrieved White People

Secrecy and using doctored materials says a lot about the merits of their position. Read story.

By Bonnie Beedles, S.B.


It’s the 21st Century

Latinx versus Latina/o versus Hispanic. Read story.

By Patricia Arredondo


Yes on Prop. 12

When you see the long list of initiatives on your ballot, don’t overlook Proposition 12 at the end. Read story.

By Lee Heller, Summerland


After-Party with Wynton Marsalis Is Fun Opening Night

UCSB Arts & Lectures donors mingle with the stars Read story.

By Gail Arnold


School of Sophist Specious Argument

Watching the liberal-progressive Democrat members at the Judge Kavanaugh hearing brings to mind Star Chamber Justice. Read story.

By H. Thomas, S.B.


Santa Ynez Suffocates Santa Barbara for Channel League Win

Santa Ynez shuts down Santa Barbara in Channel League football game. Read story.

By Victor Bryant


Lompoc Riverbed Evictees' Triage Center to Close

Otherwise homeless, Santa Ynez River residents to lose temporary triage center on Wednesday. Read story.

By Erika Carlos


School District Poised to Purchase National Guard Armory

The price for the landmark building on 4.7 acres is $11.6 million. Read story.

By Keith Hamm


Depending on Maine

'I do not want to see the Republican Party ride to political victory on the Four Horseman of Calumny — fear, ignorance, bigotry, and smear.' Read story.

By David Obst, S.B.


Abandoned Dog Family Found at Illegal Marijuana Grow

Ten newborn puppies were found and two more born after rescue. Read story.

By Yetunde Ogunleye


Coastal Cleanup Day a Success

More than 1,149 volunteers picked up 3,530 pounds of trash. Read story.

By Nancy Rodriguez


Rape Attempt Reported in Isla Vista

City College student attacked at Camino Pescadero and Picasso. Read story.

By Indy Staff


Chaplin Only Slept Here, Maybe

For the record, Charlie Chaplin had absolutely nothing to do with building or founding the Montecito Inn. Read story.

By Judy Pearce, Carpinteria


No Progress, No Peace

The school board slate fails to see beyond the vote and more pressing systemic issues affecting the school district. Read story.

By Eder Gaona-Macedo, S.B.


Girls Inc. Holds Annual Celebration Luncheon

Event Honors Bunnin and Hearts Therapeutic Read story.

By Gail Arnold


Due Process

Misandry is as dangerous as misogyny is as dangerous as Trump fanning the flames of hatred. Read story.

By Bruce Savin, S.B.


Carbajal Welcomes New Santa Barbara Citizens

The U.S. rep got emotional as he spoke to the crowd in Spanish. Read story.

By Blanca Garcia


'Ridicule Is Man's Most Potent Weapon'

I’m sure I have lots of company who feel an urgent need to make America great again. Read story.

By Tom Moore


Interview with Mat Kearney

Singer talks musical heroes and blending genres in songwriting. Read story.

By Michelle Drown


Platform Holly and EOF to Be Shut Down by State Lands

Dismantling Venoco operations transferred from Goleta to State of California. Read story.

By Jean Yamamura


The Purpose of SBCC?

Santa Barbara City College has taken a remarkable and commendable change of direction. Read story.

By Glen Mowrer, S.B.


What a World

What a different world it would be if I could command the same respect and authority as a man. Read story.

By Melissa De Soto, Goleta


Supes Approve Own Pay Raises

Supervisors will make approximately $97,327 annually. Read story.

By Blanca Garcia


Roving ICE Agents Spotted

Authorities said they were searching for three specific people. Read story.

By Blanca Garcia


State Street Ballet's Gala is Exquisite Evening

Event raises $80,000 for performances and education and outreach programs. Read story.

By Gail Arnold


Reuse, Reduce, Refrain

If we cannot recycle it, then let us refrain from using it. Read story.

By Lorien Davy, S.B.


The Catholic Retreat from Heaven? or Hell?

Participants give very mixed reviews of intensive three-day camp. Read story.

By Blanca Garcia


Good Music Harvest

Tom Brosseau, Sun Araw, Too Many Zooz, and More Read story.

By Richie DeMaria


Norah Jones at the Arlington

Singer showed that she remains as prolific and inventive as ever. Read story.

By Charles Donelan


Torch Passing, Blind Tasting, and Santa Barbara Surprise in ‘Somm 3’

A Q&A with documentarian Jason Wise, whose third wine film comes to Solvang October 13. Read story.

By Matt Kettmann


County Supports 'All of the Above' Fire Prevention Strategy

Fire Chief Eric Peterson goes toe-to-toe with environmental groups. Read story.

By Nick Welsh


State Street Ballet Presents ‘Chaplin’

Evening-length bio ballet is the work of three choreographers. Read story.

By Charles Donelan


Wynton Marsalis Conjures a Musical Incantation

Legendary maestro adds dancers Lil Buck, Jared Grimes, and Myles Yachts to the musical mix. Read story.

By Ninette Paloma


Ava Talehakimi, Production Designer

This UCSB grad is a gal of many talents. Read story.

By Indy Staff


‘Forever’: High-Concept Domestic Dramedy with Cosmic Perspective

Amazon’s series is a romantic comedy with dramatic plot twists. Read story.

By T.M. Weedon


Lois Jovanovič, MD: 1947-2018

Dr. Lois Jovanovič was known for being the voice for women with diabetes, pioneering the protocols that make it possible for them to deliver healthy babies. Read story.

By Kristin Castorino


How Santa Monica and San Luis Obispo Saved Their Downtowns

Santa Barbara leaders hear from other cities who have figured it out. Read story.

By Tyler Hayden


Game of the Week: Lompoc vs. Dos Pueblos Football

Braves and Chargers showdown at San Marcos Stadium on Friday, October 5. Read story.

By John Zant


Christina Sanchez Dance and Nectar

Two area dance presenters trade in mystique for insight. Read story.

By Ninette Paloma


P!nk’s Personal Peace

Alecia Moore finds solace in her Santa Ynez Valley vineyard. Read story.

By Matt Kettmann


County Supervisor Steve Lavagnino Jumps from GOP Ship

County Supervisor Steve Lavagnino registers as a decline-to-state voter in Santa Barbara County. Read story.

By Nick Welsh


Seagrape Gewürztraminer

Review of Seagrape Los Alamos Vineyard Gewürztraminer 2017. Read story.

By George Yatchisin


L.A. Dodgers Return to Playoffs

Do the Boys in Blue have any chance of winning the World Series this year? Read story.

By John Zant


Rise Against, AFI, and Anti-Flag at the Santa Barbara Bowl

Punk rockers have cashed in but haven’t sold out. Read story.

By Maggie Yates


Athletes of the Week: Melia Haller and Frankie Gamberdella

S.B. Athletic Round Table honors S.B. High golfer and quarterback. Read story.

By John Zant


Can SpaceX Stick the Landing at Vandenberg?

[Update] Rocket will attempt first West Coast landing on Sunday, not Saturday. Read story.

By Jean Yamamura


Figueroa Mountain Davy Brown Equals Gold

The flagship beer prevails over 76 brown ales at the Great American Beer Festival. Read story.

By Brian Yaeger


New Public Engagement Commissioner Chosen

Goleta adds high school student to participatory government group. Read story.

By Jean Yamamura


Alanis Morissette at the Santa Barbara Bowl

The show was a treat for fans who’ve followed her since the ’90s. Read story.

By Athena Tan


Out of the Mud & Ashes

Community confronts the Thomas Fire and debris flow with a cathartic arts showcase. Read story.

By Richie DeMaria


SBCC Presents ‘The Game’s Afoot’

The theater department offers up Ken Ludwig’s side-splitting farce. Read story.

By Michelle Drown


Naomi Klein’s ‘This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate’

When published, the book was a full-throated cry about the existential threat posed by climate change — now it’s a primal scream. Read story.

By Brian Tanguay


Junior Sailor Learns the Ropes at Harbor Patrol Headquarters

Nikita Gruzdev talks storm duties and tides of life with Santa Barbara officers. Read story.

By Carolina Starin


Dylan Star Glows as New State Street Boutique

Its shared-business model could really help downtown retail. Read story.

By Carolina Starin


Man Killed by Amtrak in Guadalupe

Transient had been sitting on the tracks. Read story.

By Indy Staff


City Hosting Second Pop-Up Speed-Dating Event

The first proved popular and drew dozens of participants. Read story.

By Indy Staff


Mervyn

Laid back cat needs a home! Read story.

By Lisa Acho Remorenko


Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics Offer Health Care to Trans Teens

SBNC receives stamp of approval from Santa Barbara Transgender Advocacy Network. Read story.

By Blanca Garcia


Grow UP, Santa Barbara

The Planning Commission listening politely to we neighbors’ many legitimate objections to the plan, then ignored all of them. Read story.

By Lorien Davy, S.B.


Paula Perotte for Goleta Mayor

I am writing to encourage voters in the City of Goleta to elect Paula Perotte as our Mayor on November 6. Read story.

By Bob Wignot, Goleta


Macy's for Crate

I would like to suggest that a full Crate and Barrel come to the Macy's building. Read story.

By Pat Adler, S.B.


Goleta Hazards a 'Just in Case' Salary Increase

Temporizing action would raise compensation pending outcome of Measure W. Read story.

By Jean Yamamura


Survival for Casa de Maria

Casa de Maria is in dire need for support to rebuild the center. Read story.

By Mark Grzelak, S.B.


San Marcos High School Chat Room Participant Convicted

Felony criminal threat charge reduced to misdemeanor. Read story.

By Keith Hamm


‘The School for Lies’ Comes to Ensemble Theatre Company

Playwright David Ives Updates Molière for the 21st Century Read story.

By Charles Donelan


San Marcos Sweeps Dos Pueblos in First Place Showdown

San Marcos clinches at least a share of Channel League title with win over Dos Pueblos Read story.

By Victor Bryant


Dissecting Fake News

Who do you trust? The 95 percent or the 5 percent? Read story.

By David Sampanis


Wednesday Rain but Flooding Not Expected

Santa Barbara might get up to a half inch and the mountains an inch. Read story.

By Jean Yamamura


Interview with Ruth Nolan and Lucille Lang Day

Author/Editors talk piecing together new ecopoetry anthology. Read story.

By David Starkey


Strange Notes Appear Along Cathedral Oaks

Sheriff and school district believe they pose no threat. Read story.

By Indy Staff


‘Tea with the Dames’: Revered Actresses Talk Career, Life

Maggie Smith, Judi Dench, Joan Plowright, and Eileen Atkins venture down their respective and collective memory lanes. Read story.

By Josef Woodard


Top-Level Changes at Wine Cask

Longtime proprietors Doug Margerum and Mitchell Sjerven are leaving the famed restaurant. Read story.

By Matt Kettmann


Banda MS Wows Crowd at the Santa Barbara Bowl

Fans danced in the aisles to the group’s infectious tunes. Read story.

By Blanca Garcia


Santa Barbara to Participate in Federal Emergency Alert Tests

The nationwide testing will occur Wednesday, October 3 at 11:18 a.m. and at 11:20 a.m. PST. Read story.

By Erika Carlos


Giddy for ‘Your Loss’

Hometown girl Kit Steinkellner creates and writes a new Facebook Watch series. Read story.

By Starshine Roshell


Hollister Ranch Access Legislation Fails at Governor's Desk

AB 2534 sought to implement an 'outdated' access program, Gov. Brown said. Read story.

By Keith Hamm


HBJ’s Historic Gender Equality Bill Signed

But it still faces an uncertain future. Read story.

By Jerry Roberts


New York Theater Worth the Flight

From family-friendly fantasies to intimate, risky performance-art pieces it’s easy to get lost in NYC theater tourism. Read story.

By Maggie Yates


Jai-Jagdeesh Gives Magical Performance

Spiritual singer stops in S.B. for ‘Down Come the Walls’ tour. Read story.

By Amber White


State Street Solution

Attract local residents to downtown. Read story.

By Raul Hernandez, S.B.


The Funny Hearings, Seriously

The Kavanaugh senate hearing was efficient and conclusive. / And it gave Kavanaugh a chance to show how abusive / A Supreme Court Judge-in-Waiting could be without saying “sorry.” Read story.

By Peter Marcuse, S.B.


RV Boom

Without a doubt, the oversized, unmaintained, RVs are four-wheel time bombs. Read story.

By Bruce Savin, S.B.


By Reservation Only: Ventura Beach Parks

Hobson, Faria, and Rincon parkway are no longer first-come, first-serve. Read story.

By Jean Yamamura


Bird Drops into Isla Vista

Rental scooters are sharing the roads at UC Santa Barbara. Read story.

By Jean Yamamura


Retirement Options Meeting for Small Business

Information on new voluntary retirement benefit savings for Californians takes place October 10. Read story.

By Indy Staff


From Ford to Flake

Courage and leadership bring a ray of hope to the nation. Read story.

By Robert Sulnick


A Few Fact Checks on Santa Barbara Homelessness

RV dwellers were well-organized and rebellious long before Peter Marin came on the scene. Read story.

By Peter Marin, S.B.


People of All Incomes Deserve a Home

Creating affordable housing opportunities in Santa Barbara. Read story.

By Rep. Salud Carbajal


The Hole at State and Cota Streets

Loss of Aaron Brothers is another longtime tenant gone. Read story.

By Jean Yamamura


Hugh Jackman Named SBIFF’s Kirk Douglas Award Recipient

The star of screen and stage will be honored November 19 at fundraiser gala. Read story.

By Michelle Drown


County Government(s) Oppose Prop. 6

The vote was not unanimous to fight against losing gas tax funding for roads. Read story.

By Indy Staff


'Pianos on State' Starts October 2

Participatory art exhibit encourages music downtown. Read story.

By Indy Staff


MOXI@Night Is Great Fun

Event is also a party with a purpose. Read story.

By Gail Arnold


Vandenberg Beaches Reopen to Public

Chicks have fledged from nesting snowy plovers. Read story.

By Indy Staff


The S.B. Questionnaire: Natalie D-Napoleon

Talking writing and new life with the Australian singer, songwriter, and poet. Read story.

By Roger Durling


The Marc Is on the Market

The controversial apartments were first to receive density bonuses. Read story.

By Nick Welsh


Unpaid Child Support Countywide Totaled $150M Last Year

Newly signed AB 2802 is designed to help collect payments due. Read story.

By Jean Yamamura