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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

Uncovering the Channel Islands’ Unique Histories

Enlightening New Book by Santa Cruz Island Descendant Frederic Caire Chiles

Excerpts from enlightening book, plus interview with author and Santa Cruz Island descendant Frederic Caire Chiles. Read story.

The Once and Future Channel Islands

New History Book Sheds Light on Past as National Park Service Plans for Future

New history book sheds light on past as National Park Service plans for future. Read story.

7 Dogs for 7 Sisters

Forget Floyd and Manny; the Real Fight of the Century’s Taking Place Right Here, Right Now

Forget Floyd and Manny; the real Fight of the Century’s taking place right here, right now. Read story.

Stage III Drought Emergency Declared

Pool Industry Packs Council Chambers, Beats Back Proposed Ban

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Three Trees Declared National Champions

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Bombers Come to Santa Barbara Airport

Michelle Leiphardt Gives Insight into This Weekend’s Wings of Freedom Tour

Michelle Leiphardt gives insight into this weekend’s Wings of Freedom Tour. Read story.

Santa Barbara’s Latino Music Scene

Mariachi, Banda, Jarocho, and More Played in Santa Barbara

A Vibrant Latino Music Scene Grows in Santa Barbara Read story.

Armatrading Goes Solo at Lobero

Iconic Singer/Songwriter Performs in Santa Barbara May 6

The iconic singer/songwriter performs in Santa Barbara May 6. Read story.

Dog Walking on Two Legs

Bruce Jenner, Armenian Genocide, and Santa Barbara’s Two Degrees of Separation

Bruce Jenner, Armenian genocide, and Santa Barbara’s two degrees of separation. Read story.

Economy Up, Wages Down

Activists Prepare for Minimum Wage Hike Campaign

Activists prepare for minimum wage hike campaign. Read story.

Israeli Caterer Brings Feel-Good Food to Jewish Fest

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Try Shoham Yaniv’s Middle Eastern food on May 3 in Santa Barbara’s Oak Park. Read story.

Michael Pollan in Conversation

Best-Selling Author Comes to the Granada Theatre

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Jazz Master Charles Lloyd

An Interview with the Music Great Charles Lloyd

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Vaping on the Rise

E-Cigarette Use Triples Among Students

E-cigarette use triples among students. Read story.

When Good Dogs Do Bad Things

Coast Guard Attack on Yacht Club, Ferguson, Aebleskivers and the County Jail

Coast Guard attack on Yacht Club, Ferguson, aebleskivers, and the County Jail. Read story.

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