Earth Day Special: Working to Rescue Sea Lions (Nick Welsh)

ON THE COVER: Photo by Paul Wellman.

As the World Turns

"Earth Day isn't Earth Day without The Independent," says Tanya Spears-Guiliacci. Darn right. Along with Spears-Guiliacci, our office majordomo, and Laszlo Hodosy, a forever sales rep at the paper, we'll be at the festivities this weekend at our regular spot on the corner of Micheltorena and Santa Barbara streets, so come on by! Regular readers can hope to sweep our eco-trivia contest, and we'll have official Indy swag for your bike fender and next shopping expedition. Your contribution? Use your feet, not your car.

In Print

Selected stories from our weekly newspaper.

¡Viva el Arte de Santa Bárbara! and Las Cafeteras

¡Viva el Arte de Santa Bárbara!’s Community Building Via Free Music

Las Cafeteras’ socially conscious blend of soul-stirring, Afro-Mexican folk-rock lifts you up while making sure you are getting down. Read story.

Get Hooked on Cachuma Lake’s Fish Derby

20th Annual Neal Taylor Nature Center Fish Derby Goes Down April 18 and 19

The 20th Annual Neal Taylor Nature Center Fish Derby goes down April 18-19. Read story.

Rescuing Sea Lion Pups

Climate Change Hits Sea Lions in the Santa Barbara Channel

Sea Lion Pups Starving from Shifting Climate Conditions in the Santa Barbara Channel Read story.

Early Birds and Mad Dogs

Poodle Ties Record Setting Drought with Record Antipsychotic Sales

Poodle ties record setting drought with record antipsychotic sales. Read story.

The South Coast: A Tale of Two Workforces

Grim Facts Revealed About Housing/Jobs Imbalance

Grim facts are revealed about the housing/jobs imbalance. Read story.

Eat Crickets, Save World

UCSB Bren School Students’ ‘Slightly Nutty’ Project Makes Insect Cuisine More Sustainable

UCSB Bren School students’ ‘Slightly Nutty’ project makes insect cuisine more sustainable. Read story.

Lord Huron Cometh

L.A.’s Favorite Evocative Folkies Headline the Lobero

Just days after releasing its sophomore album, the Los Angeles band heads to Santa Barbara for a show at the Lobero. Read story.

Yvon Chouinard’s Patagonia Provisions

Tsampa Soup Rounds Out New Sustainable Food Offerings from Clothing Company

Tsampa soup rounds out new sustainable food offerings from clothing company. Read story.

Summer Camp 2015

A Complete Guide of Activities for Kids in Santa Barbara

Calling all campers! Let The S.B. Independent’s Summer Camp Guide help you find just the right summertime activities. And enter our Coloring Contest! See Summer Camp 2015 for more. Read story.

Car Chasing the Dog

Lies, Damn Lies, and Cars Are Basic

Lies, damn lies, and Cars Are Basic Read story.

Sheriff Misfires in Budget Shootout

Could Santa Barbara Really Scrap the North County Jail?

Could Santa Barbara really scrap the North County Jail? Read story.

Santa Barbara’s Greek Mountain Tea Connection

Steve Raftopoulos Packages Imported, Organic Klio Teas on Anapamu Street

Former financier Steve Raftopoulos packages imported, organic Klio Teas on Anapamu Street. Read story.

Flexing Muscles Over Mussels

California’s Only Open-Ocean Shellfish Farmer Struggles to Grow His Santa Barbara Operation

Bernard Friedman, California’s only open-ocean fish farmer, struggles to grow his Santa Barbara shellfish operation. Read story.

Sleeping Dogs Tell No Lies

Poodle Reincarnated without Dying First Thanks to District Elections

Poodle reincarnated without dying first thanks to district elections. Read story.

UCSB to Greeks: The Party's Over

Third Fraternity Shutdown; Sorority Suspended

A third fraternity is shut down, and a sorority is suspended. Read story.

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