Spearfisherman fought off hammerhead
A spear fisherman successfully fought off a hammerhead shark in the Santa Barbara Channel. Read story.
Barney's Beloved Wife, Sue De Lapa, Has Died
In all my half-century-plus in newspaper work, after many thousands of words, this is the hardest column I ever wrote. Read story.
175-Unit Old Town Village Project Wins Final — But Split — Approval
The 175-unit Old Town Village project wins a final — but split — approval. Read story.
‘The Santa Barbara Independent’ Readers Vote for Their Favorite Places
‘The Santa Barbara Independent’ readers vote for their favorite places in town. Read story.
Seventh Annual Live-Music Event Takes Place October 15-18
In its seventh year, this multiday event devoted to great live music comes to our seaside berg October 15-18. Read story.
Roundup of Young Stars, First Hockey Goals, and What to Expect for UCSB’s Basketballers
Round-up of young stars, first hockey goals, and what to expect for UCSB’s basketballers. Read story.
What Could Possibly Go Wrong ... ?
What could possibly go wrong with district elections ... ? Read story.
Santa Barbara Studio Fends off Copyright Lawsuit
Santa Barbara studio fends off copyright lawsuit. Read story.
San Marcos High and Northwestern Grad Starts Socially Impactful Business in Kenya
San Marcos High and Northwestern grad starts socially impactful business in Kenya. Read story.
Hang gliders and Paragliders Take to the Big Screen October 10
Hang gliders and paragliders take to the big screen on October 10. Read story.
Check Out Some of the Newest and Best Bands in S.B.
Check out some of the newest and best bands Santa Barbara has to offer right now. Read story.
Chum Vests and Assisted Suicide Bill
Talking chum vests and an assisted suicide bill. Read story.
Media Tour the Debated New Building After Summer Opening
Media tour the debate new building after its summer opening. Read story.
Cheech Marin, Chris Hardwick, and Andy Daly Headline Final Weekend
Cheech Marin, Chris Hardwick, and Andy Daly headline the final weekend. Read story.
KCSB’s Welcome Weekend Expands Horizons with The Lions and Cornerstone
KCSB’s welcome weekend expands horizons with additional sets from The Lions and Cornerstone. Read story.