Best of Santa Barbara® Readers’ Poll: Dug & Dot Sniff Out This Year’s Winners and Finalists! (Ethan Stewart)

ON THE COVER: Dug and Dot, played by Richie DeMaria and Caitlin Fitch, at Milpas Motors.

Indubitably Daug-some

The pert and perky Dug and Dot Daug didn't come into the world with those sprightly ears and soft cuddly pelts. The daug-acious headgear transforming Indy Associate Art Director Caitlin Fitch and Assistant Editor Richie DeMaria into Trixie's out-of-town relatives were stitched by Megan Illgner, who holds down the design desk along with Caitlin and Art Director Ben Ciccati. With the mighty advertising production team of Marianne Kuga, Alex Melton, and Helene Laine, they've all turned out this colossal issue in the most intensely hard-working week of the year. And they’ve done a fabulous job, too. You can find more of Megan's sewn works at sbseamstress... or visit her SBCAST studio at 513 Garden Street on 1st Thursday Art Walks!

In Print

From Dog to Worse

Making Sense of Health-Care Stats

Making sense of health-care stats. Read story.

Gaviota Plan Coalescing

Advisory Document Includes Homes, Trails, Fracking, Incentive Plans for Ranchers and Residents

Advisory document includes homes, trails, fracking, incentive plans for ranchers and residents. Read story.

Nomad Italian Reaches the Beach

Convivo Opens at the Santa Barbara Inn

Convivo opens at the Santa Barbara Inn. Read story.

Robot Helps People Walk Again

Cottage Hospital’s Ekso GT Gives Mobility Back to Spinal-Cord-Injury and Stroke Patients

Cottage Hospital’s Ekso GT gives mobility back to spinal-cord-injury and stroke patients. Read story.

‘Gomorrah’ Is a Chilling, Riveting Series

Italian TV Import Follows Naples Crime Syndicate

The Italian TV show follows the Naples crime syndicate with a delicate balance of emotional engagement and neutral dispassion. Read story.

Las Cumbres Observatory Connects Us to the Cosmos

Headquartered in Goleta, the World’s First Global Telescope Network Is Now Opening Eyes and Blowing Minds

Headquartered in Goleta, the world’s first global telescope network is now opening eyes and blowing minds. Read story.

B-b-b-ad to the B-b-b-bone

Lompoc Psychic Scam Artists Confirm ‘Theory of Lee’

Lompoc psychic scam artists confirm the “Theory of Lee.” Read story.

The Zombies Play Ojai's Libbey Bowl

Iconic '60s British Invasion Band Still Making Brilliant Music

The iconic '60s British Invasion band is still making brilliant music. Read story.

CAFWA Empowers African Women

Santa Barbara-Based Nonprofit Works on Sustainable Solutions in Northern Uganda

Santa Barbara-based nonprofit works on sustainable solutions in Northern Uganda. Read story.

Food Hall Frenzy

Inside Santa Barbara’s Spin on the International Trend of Shared Food & Drink Developments

Inside Santa Barbara’s spin on the international trend of shared food & drink developments. Read story.

Step Into Château Choló

Gustavo Uribe and Isaac Welsh Launch Hip-Hop Production Platform with Beats for Sale

Gustavo Uribe and Isaac Welsh launch their hip-hop production platform with beats for sale. Read story.

Build, Baby, Build?

Santa Barbara's City Council Says 'Not Now' to Development Impact Fees

Santa Barbara's City Council says 'not now' to development impact fees. Read story.

Rey Fire Wrap-Up

Officials Struggle to Protect the Critical Santa Ynez Watershed

Officials are struggling to protect the critical Santa Ynez watershed. Read story.

‘The Get Down’ Explores the Rise of Hip-Hop

Baz Luhrmann Brings His Vision to the Small Screen

Baz Luhrmann brings his musical vision to the small screen. Read story.

Saltura Makes Modern Beachwear for Men

David Malina and Addison Proctor Develop New Santa Barbara-Based Clothing Brand

David Malina and Addison Proctor develop new Santa Barbara-based clothing brand. Read story.

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