ON THE COVER: Josh, one of many citizens outraged by the response time of the oil-spill cleanup and taking matters into their own hands, fills buckets just south of Refugio Beach. Photos by Paul Wellman.

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The Angry Poodle may not be everyone's idea of the Madonna, but plenty of people walking by our pocket of i Madonnari last weekend immediately recognized her. One, when persuaded Trixie was a "she," remarked with arched brow, "Oh, she's a real b!#@$." Then there was the kid who strolled by saying, "That's not the best drawing." But it was really fun, sales rep Rachel Gantz (who's taking this selfie) and ad designers Alex Melton and Marianne Kuga agreed, even with the too-hot-to-touch asphalt and sunburns.

In Print

Selected stories from our weekly newspaper.

Chromeo Is Bowl-Bound

Electro-Funk Duo Brings Sound to Santa Barbara

The electro-funk duo brings its dancing sounds to Santa Barbara. Read story.

Refugio Oil Disaster Reminds There Will Be Spills

Santa Barbara County Grapples with Worst Oil Mess in Nearly 50 Years

Santa Barbara County grapples with worst oil mess in nearly 50 years. Read story.

One Dog Too Many

Supes and Sheriff Square Off Over New Jail: Show Me the Money

Supes and sheriff square off over new jail: Show me the money. Read story.

Supes Gently Grill Feds over Refugio Spill Response

County Asks for Timeline; Plains Mum on ‘Emergency Response Plan’

County asks for timeline; Plains All American mum on ‘emergency response plan.’ Read story.

Justin Boreta’s Road to The Glitch Mob

Goleta Native Makes His Place as Part of Deejay Collective

Goleta native makes his place in the popular deejay collective. Read story.

Monster Shark Eats Mission Canyon

Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Opens Megalodon Exhibit

Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History opens Megalodon exhibit. Read story.

Noshing for Nepal

Star chef Vanessa Craig hosts Gaviota Coast fundraiser to benefit earthquake ravaged country. Read story.

Matt Armor Still Rocks

Longtime Santa Barbara Musician Goes Solo

Longtime Santa Barbara musician talks about his solo project. Read story.

The Stone Pine Sessions

Glen Phillips Headlines Fundraiser for the Lompoc Theatre Project

Glen Phillips headlines a night of acoustic music to raise funds for the Lompoc Theatre Project. Read story.

2015 Independent Theater Awards

A Night of A Cappella Heroes and Dramatic Triumphs

It was a night of a cappella heroes and dramatic triumphs. Read story.

Disneyland Dems

Amid U.S. Senate Scrap, Santa Barbara Pols Jockey at State Convention

Amid U.S. Senate scrap, Santa Barbara pols jockey at state convention. Read story.

Naples Development Back on the Table?

Matt Osgood Asks County to Approve $44.5 Million Ownership Transfer

Matt Osgood asks county to approve $44.5 million ownership transfer. Read story.

Cooking for the Blind

Braille Institute Instills Kitchen Confidence

Santa Barbara’s Braille Institute instills “Kitchen Confidence” with course for visually impaired. Read story.

KJEE Summer Round-Up

Today's Hippest Alt Acts Come to the Bowl

Today’s hippest alternative music acts come to the Bowl. Read story.

The Creatives Are Coming!

Let Them Drink Perrier

To be safe from the drought, they can drink Perrier. Read story.

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