The Indy Awards: Our Annual Event Honoring People Who Create All That Drama (Charles Donelan)

ON THE COVER: (clockwise from top left) Leslie Gangl Howe, Shirley Jo Finney, Jim Connolly, Diane Louise Salinger, Stanley Hoffman, and Samantha Eve. Photos by Paul Wellman.

Justices Done

Why are these judges smiling? Because the annual Independent Theater Awards are a wrap. The group who chose and presented this year’s awards are, from left: Barney Brantingham, Philip Brandes, Joseph Miller, Maggie Yates, Tom Jacobs, and Charles Donelan. Not pictured is Terry Ortega, who couldn’t make the presentations but participated in the selection.

In Print

Selected stories from our weekly newspaper.

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.

Keith Terry Forgives, Empowers

A Look at YStrive, a Santa Barbara Nonprofit Helping At-Risk Youth

A look at YStrive, a Santa Barbara nonprofit helping at-risk youth. Read story.

Boys & Girls Club Savior?

New Leader Michael Baker Mending Bridges and Paving Roads

Four months in, new leader Michael Baker is already mending bridges and paving roads. Read story.

Isla Vista 'Party House' Owners Put on Notice

Foot Patrol Cracks Down as Long-Term Residents Rise Up

Foot Patrol cracks down as long-term residents rise up. Read story.

A Medicinal Herb Expert’s Teachings and Tribulations

USC Professor and Chumash Healer Jim Adams Leads Educational Hike in Tucker’s Grove This Weekend

USC Professor James Adams and Chumash healer leads educational hike in Tucker’s Grove this weekend. Read story.

Jason Paras Sets His Sights on Success

Santa Barbara Teen Follows His Musical Calling

Santa Barbara teen follows his musical calling. Read story.

Chef Dad to Cold Spring School Rescue

Bryan MacPhail Answers Call to Serve Hot Lunches with Locally Grown Kids

Bryan MacPhail answers call to serve hot lunches by starting Locally Grown Kids. Read story.

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