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Our 6th Annual Sizzling Summer BBQ Contest: Great Grills of Fire (George Yatchisin)

ON THE COVER: Photo by Turner & Fitch Photography.

ArtBarkers

They loved them in Ljubljana. ArtBark's production in Slovenia of Alma.Sama won such acclaim that the theater company was invited to the neighboring Festival Velenje and back to the Cankarjev Dom next year. The 65-minute work was created in Santa Barbara in part and involved the use of newspapers, happily including The Santa Barbara Independent among them. "Several audience members commented on how much they liked the title of the paper," Misa Kelly (second from left), wrote to tell us. Here, she's with Cecily Stewart (left), Trina Mannino, and Mojca Majcen.

In Print

Selected stories from our weekly newspaper.

Great Grills of Fire

The Santa Barbara Independent’s 6th Annual Sizzling Summer BBQ Contest

The Santa Barbara Independent’s 6th Annual Sizzling Summer BBQ Contest. Read story.

Night of the Living Dog

SCOTUS Giveth, and SCOTUS Taketh Away; Poodle Riffs on Recent Death Penalty Ruling

SCOTUS Giveth, and SCOTUS Taketh Away; Poodle Riffs on Recent Death Penalty Ruling Read story.

How Will Strict New Vaccine Bill Affect S.B. Schools?

Supporters and Skeptics Weigh In

Supporters and Skeptics weigh in on the controversial legislation. Read story.

Native Landscaping with Botanic Garden’s Easy Eight

A List of Hard-to-Kill, Drought-Tolerant Plants to Put in Your Yard Today

A list of drought-tolerant plants to put in your yard; plus, who has the wisest garden in town? Read story.

Meet the Least Terns of Skinny Bear Lake

Summer Is a Great Time to Visit Oso Flaco Lake Near Guadalupe

Summer is a great time to visit Oso Flaco Lake near Guadalupe. Read story.

David Gray Plays Santa Barbara

Singer/Songwriter to Play the Bowl on Wednesday

The award-winning singer/songwriter will play the Bowl on Wednesday, July 8. Read story.

UCSB Arts & Lectures 2015-16 Season

Series Subscriptions On Sale Now

Series subscriptions are on sale now. Read story.

Black Sheep Finds Growing Sta. Rita Hills Roots

Peter Hunken and Amy Christine’s Lompoc Winery Plants for the Future

Lompoc winery behind Holus Bolus plants for the future; will pour at Saturday’s S.B. Wine Festival. Read story.

Music Galore in Santa Barbara This Week

Johnny Cash Tribute, Standing Sun Concerts, Martin Gore, and More

Check out the Johnny Cash Tribute, Standing Sun Concerts, Martin Gore, and more this week. Read story.

The Dude Works to Feed Santa Barbara’s Hungry Kids

Jeff Bridges Raises Awareness of Hunger in Santa Barbara This Summer

No Kid Hungry, Led by Jeff Bridges, Helps Bring Food to Children Throughout Santa Barbara this Summer. Read story.

Doghouse Blues

Fighting Weather Weirdness with Increased Oil Drilling? An Audacious Proposal from Venoco

Fighting weather weirdness with increased oil drilling? An audacious proposal from Venoco. Read story.

Santa Barbara to Lower Boom on Vacation Rentals

Huge Crowd Packs City Hall to Argue For and Against the Growing Market

Huge crowd packs City Hall to argue for and against the growing market. Read story.

Azeem Ward’s Cyberspace Celebrity

“Viral Flute Recital Guy” becomes a hit in the U.K. after posting a Facebook announcement for his UCSB recital. Read story.

King Zero’s Reggae-Rock-Rap Fusion

Santa Barbara’s Lively Group Channels Raw Emotion

See the area band channel raw emotion June 18 at SOhO. Read story.

Summer Arts Preview 2015

Festivals, Concerts, Movies, and More Fun Things to Do June-August

Festivals, concerts, movies, and more fun things to do June-August. Read story.

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