The Dude Provides: Jeff Bridges in a Food Fight Against Childhood Hunger (Nick Welsh)

ON THE COVER: Jeff Bridges (also above), Brandon McDonald, and Citlaly Flores. Photos by Paul Wellman.

D'oh! (nut)

People can be forgiven for thinking Trixie the Angry Poodle is The Indy's totemic icon, but we're really mostly in a Homer Simpson frame of mind, and we like to think we're all "mostly balanced," too — well, except when it comes to donuts and oil spills. But it's nothing like N'awlins, our copy editor Diane Mooshoolzadeh found out, where the mood is all voodoo, jazz everywhere, bars, bars, bars, cops on horseback, the best food ever — including beignets at the Café Du Monde — and this water that fell from the sky! Oh, yeah. Rain!

In Print

Selected stories from our weekly newspaper.

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.

Can Mia Fisher Turn Gaucho Hoops Around?

Former UCSB Star Hired as Assistant by New Women’s Coach Bonnie Henrickson

Former UCSB star hired as assistant by new women’s coach Bonnie Henrickson. Read story.

Pulling the $53 Million Desal Trigger

'We Have Exhausted All Other Options,' Says Water Czar

"We have exhausted all other options," says water czar. Read story.

Tear-Licking Dogs

New Documents Demonstrate Culture of Carelessness Among Pipeline Operators

New documents demonstrate culture of carelessness among pipeline operators. Read story.

High School Musical Winners Make Finals In L.A.

Blake Brundy and Kat Monzon Reached the Finals of the Jerry Herman Awards

Blake Brundy and Kat Monzon make it to the finals of the Jerry Herman Awards. Read story.

Our Blue & Green Outdoor Adventure Guide 2015

Annual Celebration of Kayaking, Backpacking, and More in the Santa Barbara Wild

It’s our annual celebration of kayaking, backpacking, and more in the Santa Barbara wild. Read story.

15 Years of Circumnavigating the Channel Islands

Longtime Kayaker Remembers Favorite Experiences from Paddling the Archipelago

Longtime kayaker remembers favorite experiences from paddling the archipelago. Read story.

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