Best of Santa Barbara® Readers’ Poll: Dug & Dot Sniff Out This Year’s Winners and Finalists! (Ethan Stewart)

ON THE COVER: Dug and Dot, played by Richie DeMaria and Caitlin Fitch, at Milpas Motors.

Indubitably Daug-some

The pert and perky Dug and Dot Daug didn't come into the world with those sprightly ears and soft cuddly pelts. The daug-acious headgear transforming Indy Associate Art Director Caitlin Fitch and Assistant Editor Richie DeMaria into Trixie's out-of-town relatives were stitched by Megan Illgner, who holds down the design desk along with Caitlin and Art Director Ben Ciccati. With the mighty advertising production team of Marianne Kuga, Alex Melton, and Helene Laine, they've all turned out this colossal issue in the most intensely hard-working week of the year. And they’ve done a fabulous job, too. You can find more of Megan's sewn works at sbseamstress... or visit her SBCAST studio at 513 Garden Street on 1st Thursday Art Walks!

In Print

Selected stories from our weekly newspaper.

John Kay: Born to Save Wild Elephants

Steppenwolf Singer Sings Solo Set at SOhO

The Steppenwolf singer sings a solo set at SOhO. Read story.

Best of Santa Barbara® Readers’ Poll 2016

Dug and Dot Daug Sniff Out Santa Barbarans’ Favorite Places

Dug and Dot Daug sniff out Santa Barbarans’ favorite places. Read story.

No Good Dog Goes Unpunished

Only 28 More Shopping Days Before Election Day

There are only 28 more shopping days before Election Day. Read story.

Stiff Headwinds for Santa Barbara Airport

Passenger Counts Down Five Years After New Terminal Opens

Santa Barbara Airport faces losses in revenues and passengers five years after the new terminal opened. Read story.

New Noise Returns

Get Ready for Fall’s Favorite Block Party

Get ready for fall’s favorite block party. Read story.

Jethro Tull: A Rock Opera with a Consciousness

Singer Ian Anderson Talks Bringing Topical Subjects Into Greatest-Hits Set at Arlington Theatre

Singer Ian Anderson talks about bringing topical subjects into his greatest-hits set at Arlingon Theatre. Read story.

Inside This Week's Music Issue

Side Notes, Tour Stories, Modular Synths, and Sting's Brain

Read about our new web concert series Side Notes, plus tour stories, modular synths, and Sting's Brain. Read story.

Exclusive Interview with Glen Phillips on ‘Swallowed by the New’

Santa Barbara Singer/Songwriter Talks New Album, New Projects

Santa Barbara singer/songwriter talks new album and new projects. Read story.

Pig Dog Rolling in the Mud in the Barn

Trump, Fareed, and the Ensuing Meltdown

Trump and Fareed face an ensuing meltdown. Read story.

Living La Vida Loa

LoaTree and LoaCom Move Into Loa Lounge on Haley Street, Host First Ever LoaFest This Weekend

LoaTree and LoaCom move into Loa Lounge on Haley Street and host the first ever LoaFest this weekend. Read story.

2016 Election Endorsements, Part One

From President to Props, Our Picks for the 2016 Election

From president to props, here are our picks for the 2016 election. Read story.

Lakers Learn from Luke at UCSB

New Coach Walton Shifts Toward Team Ball; Plus, Bye to Vin, Ravelomanantsoa, and Carbajal

New Coach Walton shifts toward team ball; plus, bye to Vin, Ravelomanantsoa, and Carbajal. Read story.

Soul Majestic and Soul Machine Energize Weekend

S.B. Reggae-Rockers and R&B Cover Band Conduct Soulful Experiences

The S.B. reggae-rockers and R&B cover band conduct soulful experiences. Read story.

Race for the 3rd District Supervisor in Santa Barbara County

Joan Hartmann and Bruce Porter Fight for 3rd District Seat on S.B. Board of Supervisors

Joan Hartmann and Bruce Porter fight for the 3rd District seat on the S.B . Board of Supervisors. Read story.

A Dog Inflamed

You Don’t Miss Your Water Till Your Dam Runs Dry…

You don’t miss your water till your dam runs dry … Read story.

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