Time for Your Staycation: Why Travel Far When You Live in Paradise? (Indy Staff)

ON THE COVER: Painting by Chris Potter.

It's Elementary

A year of 50 "Acts of Kindness" has Montessori Center School students rendering assistance at nonprofits near and far. Their work formed the topic of last week's Kids’ Issue, and had the added benefit of the joy of collaboration. The Indy's Emily Cosentino and Marianne Kuga (the tall ones in the back left and center) loved getting to know the students in Cydney Miller's class of 4th, 5th, and 6th graders. "The kids were really the stars of the issue," said Cosentino. "Their positive energy was contagious." Even the much-loved class mascot Echo the Gecko was integrated into the design, Kuga noted happily. She called both the process and the finished product "my favorite project since I’ve been at The Independent."

In Print

The Blue Owl Wakes for Dinner

Chefs Cindy Black and Toi Dennis Expand Beyond Lunch and Late-Night

Cindy Black and Toi Dennis expand beyond lunch and late-night on West Canon Perdido Street. Read story.

Pascal Baudar Walks on the Wild Side

The renowned forager joins the Ojai Herb Walks series. Read story.

Lots to Love About Lucius

Singer Holly Laessig Talks New Record, Life on the Road, and April Fool’s

Singer Holly Laessig talks new record, life on the road, and April Fool’s Read story.

Bridge School’s Benefits

Carole Bennett and Alain Cardinal Teach Classic and Competitive Game on De la Vina Street

Carole Bennett and Alain Cardinal teach classic and competitive game on De la Vina Street. Read story.

Film Fest’s Riviera Dream Comes True

SBIFF to Take Over the Historic Theater for Next 30 Years

The Santa Barbara International Film Festival is taking over the historic theater for the next 30 years. Read story.

Dog Eat Dog

Poodle Salivates at Prospect of Brokered Election

Poodle salivates at the prospect of a brokered election. Read story.

Reverend Mark Asman 'Refires'

Reflects on 21-Year Legacy of Activism

Reflects on 21-year legacy of activism. Read story.

Chuck Prophet Returns to Santa Barbara

Folk-Rock Singer/Songwriter Plays the Lobero April 23

Folk rock singer/songwriter plays the Lobero April 23 Read story.

Anderson East Speaks

Smoky-Voiced Singer Talks New Album 'Delilah,' Country Categories, and His Voice

The smoky-voiced singer talks his new album 'Delilah,' country categories, and his voice. Read story.

Third District Supervisor Race Begins

Five Candidates Duke It Out in the Swing District

Santa Barbara’s 3rd District Supervisor Race Has Five Candidates and Lots of Battles Read story.

Prep Baseball Gets Heated

San Marcos, Santa Barbara, and Dos Pueblos Battle for Postseason Dreams

San Marcos, Santa Barbara, and Dos Pueblos high schools battle for postseason dreams. Read story.

‘Stealth’ Water Demand Fuels Goleta Growth During Drought

Ban on New Hookups Doesn't Apply to Developers with Historical Credit, Water District Says

Ban on new hookups doesn’t apply to developers with historical credit, water district says. Read story.

Every Dog Has His Day

Ted Cruz Coming to Montecito Fundraiser Near You

Ted Cruz is coming to a Montecito fundraiser near you. Read story.

G-Eazy Does It in the Dark

Bay Area Rapper G-Eazy Headlines S.B. Bowl

Bay Area rapper G-Eazy headlines S.B. Bowl Read story.

Earth Day Vision Quests

Santa Barbarans Are Saving the World, One Idea at a Time

Santa Barbarans are saving the world, one idea at a time. Read story.

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