Sonos Spins into Control: How Downtown’s Digital Audio Company Is Taking Over the World (Matt Kettmann)

The Heck with Helvetica

Just about everyone who reads The Santa Barbara Independent casts an eye over the events collected in The Week, and Editorial Designer Maija Tollefson has come to juggle expertly the demands of dates, images, and text flow to create an artlessly appealing section. She credits her parents — her mother a painter, her father a ceramicist — with instilling a love of art since her early years. She's currently delving into letterpress, with the ever-versatile Trade Gothic topping her inky favorites list.

In Print

Fiesta Music: Not Just Flamenco

Where to Find Rock Amidst the Cascarones

Where to find rock amid the cascarones. Read story.

Gambian Student Punished for Supporting Gay Rights

Alagie Jammeh Is Raising Funds to Stay at UCSB After His Scholarship Was Revoked

Alagie Jammeh is raising funds to stay at UCSB after his scholarship was revoked. Read story.

Summer Surfari with the Coffin Brothers 

Young Surf Stars Team with Surf Happens to Put on Surf Out at Jalama Beach

Young surf stars team with Surf Happens to put on Surf Out at Jalama Beach on August 8. Read story.

Elliott Niezel Reflects on Hope in Upcoming Album

Rapper’s Hope Ranch Beach Record Speaks to Refuge and Positivity

The rapper’s Hope Ranch Beach speaks to refuge and positivity. Read story.

Drool of the Dog

Poodle Sings “You Don’t Miss Your Water ’Til Your Reservoir Runs Dry”

Poodle sings “You Don’t Miss Your Water ’Til Your Reservoir Runs Dry.” Read story.

James O’Mahoney Named to Skateboarding Hall of Fame

Curator of Santa Barbara Surfing Museum Inducted Into Simi Valley Hall as Icon

Curator of Santa Barbara Surfing Museum inducted into Simi Valley hall as icon. Read story.

The Ataris Return to Town; Girls Rock S.B. Hosts Summer Showcases

Alt-Rockers Play Blue Skies in It’s Entirety; the Mutineers, Odessa Support Area Music Camp for Young Women

Alt-Rockers play Blue Skies in it’s entirety, and the Mutineers and Odessa support area music camp for young women. Read story.

Bringing Junípero Serra to Life

New Book Sheds Light on the Man Who Built the First California Missions

A new book sheds light on the priest who built the first California missions. Read story.

Home on the Mange

No Barbarians at Gate in Wake of Prop. 47

There are no barbarians at the gate in the wake of Prop. 47. Read story.

Teeccino Turns 20

Homegrown Herbal Beverage Company Celebrates Anniversary, Debuts New Dandelion Draft

Homegrown herbal beverage company celebrates anniversary, debuts new Dandelion Draft. Read story.

Arcadia Studio Plants Enthusiasm for Drought-Friendly Design

How Santa Barbara Firm of Landscape Architects Can Brighten Your Backyard

How this Santa Barbara firm of landscape architects can brighten your backyard. Read story.

Kid Musician Sofia Guerra Rocks

Nine-Year-Old Singer/Guitarist Wows with Big Voice and Bright Spirit

Nine-year-old singer/guitarist wows with a big voice and a bright spirit. Read story.

Plants and Animals Are Dying for a Drink

Four Years of Extreme Drought Taking Big Tolls

Four years of extreme drought are taking big tolls on Santa Barbara's living things. Read story.

Dan Goldie Returns to Championship Tennis

Former Wimbledon Quarterfinalist Excels at Santa Barbara Tennis Club Tourney

Former Wimbledon quarterfinalist excels at Santa Barbara Tennis Club tourney. Read story.

Bonny Doon and Gardens & Villa Keep the Music Coming

Both Santa Barbara Bands Releasing New Songs this Summer

Two Santa Barbara bands release new songs this summer. Read story.

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