The Palm: The Life and Legacy of John Palminteri (Ethan Stewart)

ON THE COVER: John Palminteri (also pictured above). Photos by Paul Wellman.


The always-cutting-edge women of The Santa Barbara Independent family took it up a notch when a bunch decided to attend the KUT program at the Martial Arts Family Fitness studios. Pictured from left, Rachel Gantz, Michelle Drown, Terry Ortega, Marianne Kuga, Sarah Sinclair, and Brandi Rivera endured together the muscle aches from resistance training, kickboxing their way to tighter, lighter, healthier awesomeness. So does Kickboxers Ultimate Training work? "You get results!" says Ortega.

In Print

Selected stories from our weekly newspaper.

Man on Fire: Owen Pallett

Singer-Violinist Plays with and Opens for Arcade Fire

The acclaimed singer, songwriter, and violinist gets candid about Brian Eno, In Conflict, and touring behind Reflektor. Read story.

A Once and Future Dog

Give Us Your Wretched Refuse Teeming to Get the Hell Out of Hell

Give us your wretched refuse teeming to get the hell out of hell. Read story.

Fiesta 2014

Celebrating Old Spanish Days

Celebrate Old Spanish Days with dance, music, and authentic food. Read story.

P-ing Up a Rope?

County Looks to Soften Legal Blow from Fracking Ban

County looks to soften legal blow from fracking ban. Read story.

Sprouting Sprocket Scores Big at Dwell on Design

Carpinteria Couple Rethinks Mobile Outdoor Living

Brian and Katrina Manzo are rethinking mobile outdoor living with their award-winning trailer. Read story.

Youth Interactive Is Takin’ It to the Streets

Michael McDonald Headlines Benefit Concert on July 27

The S.B. nonprofit is throwing a day-long party and concert in the Funk Zone on Sunday, July 27. Read story.

John Palminteri

The Life and Legend of the S.B. Newsman

The life and legend of the Santa Barbara newsman. Read story.

Mangy Dog or Dog in the Manger?

The ABCs of District Elections and Other Corruptions That Might Be Good For You

The ABCs of district elections and other corruptions that might be good for you. Read story.

Empty Bowl Fills Asian-Fusion Noodle Cravings

Sidling Up to Jerry Lee’s Noodle Bar Inside the Santa Barbara Public Market

Sidling up to Jerry Lee’s noodle bar inside the Santa Barbara Public Market. Read story.

Interview: New York Philharmonic Conductor Alan Gilbert

The Music Director Talks Orchestras, Beethoven, and the Future of Classical Music

The music director talks orchestras, Beethoven, and the future of classical music in anticipation of his upcoming stint at the Music Academy of the West. Read story.

Is Vince Staples Hip-Hop’s New Golden Boy?

Long Beach MC Headlines Velvet Jones on July 21

The Long Beach emcee headlines the Paisley Summer Tour, which stops in Santa Barbara on Monday, July 21. Read story.

Minnie Driver Talks Emmys, Music, Motherhood

The Actress and Singer Brings New Album to SOhO

The About a Boy star discusses her forthcoming third album. She plays SOhO on July 20. Read story.

Farming the Fringe

Four Families Push the Boundaries of Agriculture on the Santa Barbara Coast

Four families are pushing the boundaries of agriculture on the Santa Barbara coast. Read story.

You Damn Dirty Dogs!

Bicycles Über Alles and Why It's OK for Me to Blow Stop Signs

Bicycles Über Alles and why it's OK for me to blow stop signs. Read story.

Sports: Sam Cathcart Turns 90

Santa Barbara Football Coach Reminisces About His Life

S.B. football coach reminisced about his life in sports and the time he faced death and destruction in World War II. Read story.

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