Sound Off!: Santa Barbara Musicians on the Rise

ON THE COVER: Layovr. Photo by Sean Nunley.

Bach and Butterflies

Monarch butterflies flitter on both sides of the Rockies, and that mountainous divide is where things got interesting in the wake of last week's "Tropical Milkweed" article. Immediately after Carolina Starin's piece warning of parasites in the tropical variety (A. curassavica) appeared, Ward Johnson, of Minneapolis's Save Our Monarchs, posted a comment offering eastern milkweed seed (A. incarnata). An exchange about natives, native-to-where, and tropical milkweed followed between Johnson and Bob Danziger, a composer in Carmel whose Brandenburg 300 Project — dedicated to Bach's concertos — supports the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History's California milkweed (A. fascicularis) program. It's free, it prevents parasites, it feeds pollinators, and you can get some here:

In Print

The Power of Santa Barbara’s P3

Inside Marcus Elliott’s Peak Performance Project, Where Pro Sports Stars Train in the Funk Zone

Inside Marcus Elliott’s Peak Performance Project, where pro sports stars train in the Funk Zone. Read story.

Let Me Be Your Little Dog ’Til Your Big Dog Comes

City College Enrollments, Vacation Rentals, and the Rent Squeeze

Poodle ponders City College enrollments, vacation rentals, and the rent squeeze. Read story.

Nasty Bug Appears as County Slashes Top Pest, Plant Jobs

Farmers Worry over Citrus Psyllid Discoveries in Goleta and Carp

Farmers worry over citrus psyllid discoveries in Goleta and Carpinteria. Read story.

Sonos Spins into Control

How Santa Barbara’s Digital Audio Company Is Taking Over Downtown and the World

How Santa Barbara’s homegrown digital audio company is taking over downtown — and the world. Read story.

County Making Nice with Chumash?

Supervisors Agree to Open Talks About Land Use and Finances

Supervisors agree to open talks about land use and finances. Read story.

Gardens & Villa Release ‘Music for Dogs’

Tall Tales and the Silver Lining, Venice the Band Play This Weekend

Tall Tales and the Silver Lining, Venice the Band play this weekend. Read story.

Soccer Season’s Balancing Act

Shooting for Success as Players Come and Go in Youth and College Soccer

Shooting for success as players come and go in youth and college soccer. Read story.

After-School Activities Guide 2015

The Santa Barbara Independent’s complete guide to After-School Activities in 2015

Here’s a list of activities in the arts, sports, and education that feed your children’s interests after their full day at school. Read story.

News Fleas, Same Dog

District Elections Back After 50 Years; Early Indications Encouraging

District elections are back after 50 years; early indications are encouraging. Read story.

Feds and Sheriff Square Off over Murder

Santa Maria Woman’s Murder by Undocumented Immigrant at Finger-Pointing Stage

Feds and law enforcement square off over Santa Maria woman’s murder by undocumented immigrant. Read story.

Peeking Inside the Blue Door

Seaweed Chandeliers, Berkeley’s Bleachers, and More in Funk Zone Store

Find seaweed chandeliers, Berkeley’s bleachers, and more in Funk Zone store. Read story.

Lindsey Stirling Interview

Violinist/EDM Star Hits S.B. Bowl on Saturday, August 15

The violinist/EDM star hits the S.B. Bowl on Saturday, August 15. Read story.

Das Williams Pushes for I.V. Governance

Can Das Williams’s AB 3 Bring a Voice to Isla Vista?

State Assemblymember Das Williams tries to bring order to Isla Vista’s unruly community. Read story.

GOP Trumped

The Donald’s Demagoguery Flows Naturally from Tea Party Republicanism

The Donald’s demagoguery flows naturally from Tea Party Republicanism. Read story.

Vacation-Rental Crackdown

City and County Tell Owners to Be Prepared

City and County tell owners to be prepared. Read story.

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