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Resurrected: Did This God-Loving Man Serve 25 Years in Prison for a Murder He Didn’t Commit? (Tyler Hayden)

ON THE COVER: Joel Alcox. Photos by Frank Perez.

For the Best of All

An election should be a deliberate and considered proposal, undertaken with serious and thoughtful intent. But it needn't drag on forever. Unlike some balloting we're aware of, voting in The Santa Barbara Independent’s Best of Santa Barbara® Readers’ Poll lasts a scant four weeks. It is open to all comers, young or old, resident or visitor, and winning does not require deep pockets or fundraising, oratory or other operatic skills. What is needed is an untrammeled opinion of at least 20 of the potential Bests in Santa Barbara. The choices pop up online today at independent.com/bestof2016ballot, and also at page 45 within. Wednesday, August 17, at 5 p.m. is when we call time. Not to be confused with that other vote in November.

In Print

Selected stories from our weekly newspaper.

Chef’s Corner: Puran Joshan

Cooking up Tandoori Favorites and North Indian Flavors Since 1991

This chef’s been cooking up tandoori favorites and North Indian flavors since 1991. Read story.

Blues Master Robert Cray Comes to S.B.

Grammy Award–Winning Guitarist Plays the Lobero

The Grammy Award–winning guitarist plays the Lobero July 24. Read story.

Joel Alcox Is Resurrected

Did This God-Loving Man Serve 25 Years in Prison for a Murder He Didn’t Commit?

Did this God-loving man serve 25 years in prison for a murder he didn’t commit? Read story.

The Dog Pound

Ridiculous Rents and What to Do About Them

Ridiculous rents and what to do about them. Read story.

Meet Police Chief Lori Luhnow

She Talks Homelessness, Implicit Bias, and Training Guardians, not Warriors

She talks homelessness, implicit bias, and training guardians, not warriors. Read story.

What’s New at ETC

Upcoming Works, Events, and Programs at Ensemble Theatre Company

Upcoming works, events, and programs at Ensemble Theatre Company. Read story.

Interview with a Goo Goo Doll

Johnny Rzeznik Talks Longevity, Sobriety, and the Past

Johnny Rzeznik talks longevity, sobriety, and the past Read story.

Pacific Health Foods Celebrates 25 Years

Carpinteria Market Launches Beach Town’s First and Only Organic Bakery

The Carpinteria market launches the beach town’s first and only organic bakery. Read story.

Up Against the Condor Trail

Brittany Nielsen Is First to Complete the 400-Mile-Long Trail Through the Los Padres National Forest

Brittany Nielsen is the first to complete the 400-mile-long trail through the Los Padres National Forest. Read story.

Summer Reading: Beast Mode

Extreme Nature Writing Trespasses over the Species Divide

Extreme nature writing trespasses over the species divide Read story.

Dog Is My Autopilot

Poodle Visits Austin in Time of Dallas Massacre

Poodle visits Austin in time of Dallas massacre. Read story.

Biologists Go E-Fishing for Steelhead

Stun and Release Method Commences as Cachuma Goes ‘Dry’

Stun and release method commences as Cachuma goes “dry.” Read story.

Patagonia Joins Food Revolution

Outdoor Retailer Explores Conscious Agriculture in New Film ‘Unbroken Ground’

The outdoor retailer explores conscious agriculture in its new film, ‘Unbroken Ground.’ Read story.

Green Table Goes Extra Mile

West De La Guerra Street Restaurant Serves Gluten-Free, Vegetarian Cuisine

West De La Guerra Street restaurant serves gluten-free, vegetarian cuisine. Read story.

Faces of the Sea

A Look at Those Who Work Along Santa Barbara’s Oceanfront

A look at those who work along Santa Barbara’s oceanfront. Read story.

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