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Sonos Spins into Control: How Downtown’s Digital Audio Company Is Taking Over the World (Matt Kettmann)

The Heck with Helvetica

Just about everyone who reads The Santa Barbara Independent casts an eye over the events collected in The Week, and Editorial Designer Maija Tollefson has come to juggle expertly the demands of dates, images, and text flow to create an artlessly appealing section. She credits her parents — her mother a painter, her father a ceramicist — with instilling a love of art since her early years. She's currently delving into letterpress, with the ever-versatile Trade Gothic topping her inky favorites list.

In Print

Chicken in Every Garage, Dog in Every Pot

How Congress Will Make Lemonade from Recent Oil Spill

How Congress will make lemonade from the recent oil spill Read story.

Business Districts Duke it Out on Milpas

New Proposal Challenges Current Plan

A new proposal directly challenges the current EBID plan. Read story.

Ride Vintage Train, Benefit Gaviota Coast

Cruise the shoreline in style while raising cash for conservation. Read story.

California Bands Fill Venues this Week

Hear Music from The Adolescents to Canned Heat to Internet

State Street will be humming with music from bands including The Adolescents, Canned Heat, and Internet. Read story.

Bob Cooley’s Gift of Flexibility

Explorations in Health with Santa Barbara’s Newest Bodywork Guru

Explorations in health with Santa Barbara’s newest bodywork guru. Read story.

The Divine Canine

Pope and Donald Trump to Duke It Out at Chumash Casino

The Pope and Donald Trump to duke it out at Chumash Casino. Read story.

Santa Barbara’s First Ever Argentine Festival

Yerba Mate, Empanadas, and Cumbia Down on Cabrillo Boulevard

Yerba mate, empanadas, and cumbia down on Cabrillo Boulevard at Plaza del Mar on July 11. Read story.

Great Grills of Fire

The Santa Barbara Independent’s 6th Annual Sizzling Summer BBQ Contest

The Santa Barbara Independent’s 6th Annual Sizzling Summer BBQ Contest. Read story.

Night of the Living Dog

SCOTUS Giveth, and SCOTUS Taketh Away; Poodle Riffs on Recent Death Penalty Ruling

SCOTUS Giveth, and SCOTUS Taketh Away; Poodle Riffs on Recent Death Penalty Ruling Read story.

How Will Strict New Vaccine Bill Affect S.B. Schools?

Supporters and Skeptics Weigh In

Supporters and Skeptics weigh in on the controversial legislation. Read story.

Native Landscaping with Botanic Garden’s Easy Eight

A List of Hard-to-Kill, Drought-Tolerant Plants to Put in Your Yard Today

A list of drought-tolerant plants to put in your yard; plus, who has the wisest garden in town? Read story.

Meet the Least Terns of Skinny Bear Lake

Summer Is a Great Time to Visit Oso Flaco Lake Near Guadalupe

Summer is a great time to visit Oso Flaco Lake near Guadalupe. Read story.

David Gray Plays Santa Barbara

Singer/Songwriter to Play the Bowl on Wednesday

The award-winning singer/songwriter will play the Bowl on Wednesday, July 8. Read story.

UCSB Arts & Lectures 2015-16 Season

Series Subscriptions On Sale Now

Series subscriptions are on sale now. Read story.

Black Sheep Finds Growing Sta. Rita Hills Roots

Peter Hunken and Amy Christine’s Lompoc Winery Plants for the Future

Lompoc winery behind Holus Bolus plants for the future; will pour at Saturday’s S.B. Wine Festival. Read story.

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