Our 6th Annual Sizzling Summer BBQ Contest: Great Grills of Fire (George Yatchisin)

ON THE COVER: Photo by Turner & Fitch Photography.


They loved them in Ljubljana. ArtBark's production in Slovenia of Alma.Sama won such acclaim that the theater company was invited to the neighboring Festival Velenje and back to the Cankarjev Dom next year. The 65-minute work was created in Santa Barbara in part and involved the use of newspapers, happily including The Santa Barbara Independent among them. "Several audience members commented on how much they liked the title of the paper," Misa Kelly (second from left), wrote to tell us. Here, she's with Cecily Stewart (left), Trina Mannino, and Mojca Majcen.

In Print

Refugio Oil Disaster Reminds There Will Be Spills

Santa Barbara County Grapples with Worst Oil Mess in Nearly 50 Years

Santa Barbara County grapples with worst oil mess in nearly 50 years. Read story.

One Dog Too Many

Supes and Sheriff Square Off Over New Jail: Show Me the Money

Supes and sheriff square off over new jail: Show me the money. Read story.

Supes Gently Grill Feds over Refugio Spill Response

County Asks for Timeline; Plains Mum on ‘Emergency Response Plan’

County asks for timeline; Plains All American mum on ‘emergency response plan.’ Read story.

Justin Boreta’s Road to The Glitch Mob

Goleta Native Makes His Place as Part of Deejay Collective

Goleta native makes his place in the popular deejay collective. Read story.

Monster Shark Eats Mission Canyon

Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Opens Megalodon Exhibit

Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History opens Megalodon exhibit. Read story.

Noshing for Nepal

Star chef Vanessa Craig hosts Gaviota Coast fundraiser to benefit earthquake ravaged country. Read story.

Matt Armor Still Rocks

Longtime Santa Barbara Musician Goes Solo

Longtime Santa Barbara musician talks about his solo project. Read story.

The Stone Pine Sessions

Glen Phillips Headlines Fundraiser for the Lompoc Theatre Project

Glen Phillips headlines a night of acoustic music to raise funds for the Lompoc Theatre Project. Read story.

2015 Independent Theater Awards

A Night of A Cappella Heroes and Dramatic Triumphs

It was a night of a cappella heroes and dramatic triumphs. Read story.

Disneyland Dems

Amid U.S. Senate Scrap, Santa Barbara Pols Jockey at State Convention

Amid U.S. Senate scrap, Santa Barbara pols jockey at state convention. Read story.

Naples Development Back on the Table?

Matt Osgood Asks County to Approve $44.5 Million Ownership Transfer

Matt Osgood asks county to approve $44.5 million ownership transfer. Read story.

Cooking for the Blind

Braille Institute Instills Kitchen Confidence

Santa Barbara’s Braille Institute instills “Kitchen Confidence” with course for visually impaired. Read story.

KJEE Summer Round-Up

Today's Hippest Alt Acts Come to the Bowl

Today’s hippest alternative music acts come to the Bowl. Read story.

The Creatives Are Coming!

Let Them Drink Perrier

To be safe from the drought, they can drink Perrier. Read story.

Keith Terry Forgives, Empowers

A Look at YStrive, a Santa Barbara Nonprofit Helping At-Risk Youth

A look at YStrive, a Santa Barbara nonprofit helping at-risk youth. Read story.

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