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2016 Indy Theater Awards: Who Won What (Charles Donelan)

Location, Location, Location: The Business of Staging Work in S.B. (Ninette Paloma)

ON THE COVER: (from left) Leo Cortez as Fighting Prawn, Matt Koenig as Black Stache, and Andrew Philpot as Lord Aster in PCPA’s Peter and the Starcatcher. Photo by Luis Escobar / Reflections Photography Studio.

Armando the Award Painter

For many years, ceramicist Armando de la Rocha has been jumping off the pottery wheel on his Santa Barbara Street porch to paint our Indy Awards, which were given out to the S.B. theater world’s brightest stars this past Monday. An artist in town since 1997, De la Rocha, who is originally from Guadalajara, also teaches at Roosevelt and Crane schools, and has worked the kilns at SBCC over the years, as well. You can find his Mexican-influenced, skeleton-laden pottery down at the beach show on Cabrillo Boulevard every Sunday, or see him in action tonight, Thursday, May 26, when he’s conquering clay outside of the Granada Theatre from 5-8:30 p.m. as part of Santa Barbara Downtown’s Live Art & Wine Tour. 

In Print

Third District Supervisor Race Begins

Five Candidates Duke It Out in the Swing District

Santa Barbara’s 3rd District Supervisor Race Has Five Candidates and Lots of Battles Read story.

Prep Baseball Gets Heated

San Marcos, Santa Barbara, and Dos Pueblos Battle for Postseason Dreams

San Marcos, Santa Barbara, and Dos Pueblos high schools battle for postseason dreams. Read story.

‘Stealth’ Water Demand Fuels Goleta Growth During Drought

Ban on New Hookups Doesn't Apply to Developers with Historical Credit, Water District Says

Ban on new hookups doesn’t apply to developers with historical credit, water district says. Read story.

Every Dog Has His Day

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Ted Cruz is coming to a Montecito fundraiser near you. Read story.

G-Eazy Does It in the Dark

Bay Area Rapper G-Eazy Headlines S.B. Bowl

Bay Area rapper G-Eazy headlines S.B. Bowl Read story.

Earth Day Vision Quests

Santa Barbarans Are Saving the World, One Idea at a Time

Santa Barbarans are saving the world, one idea at a time. Read story.

The Dog that Didn’t Bark

S.B. Death Penalty Verdict Overturned

S.B. death penalty verdict overturned. Read story.

Sheriff Grilled over Spiraling Costs, Morale Crisis

Supervisors Take Him to Task for Higher Jail Funding, Recruitment Woes

Supervisors take him to task for higher jail funding and recruitment woes. Read story.

2016 Summer Camp Guide

S.B.'s Complete Guide to Summer Camps

Start your planning with Santa Barbara’s complete guide to all things summer-camp that are fun and will inspire. Read story.

Dog’s Not Dead II

The Latest But Not Greatest on Henry Han Murder Investigation

The latest but not greatest on the Henry Han Murder investigation. Read story.

Jail Staff Face Brutally Long Work Hours

Sheriff Brown Asks for Additional Funding Due to Staff Shortages

Sheriff Bill Brown asks for additional funding due to staff shortages. Read story.

You’d Be a Fool Not to See These Shows

April Fool’s Weekend Features Many Area Acts

April Fool’s weekend features many area acts. Read story.

The Moth Returns to Santa Barbara

Celebrated Storytelling Troupe at the Lobero

The celebrated storytelling troupe hits the Lobero. Read story.

California Matters

A Primer on the Golden State Presidential Primary, Crucial for the First Time in Decades.

Here’s a primer on the Golden State presidential primary, crucial for the first time in decades. Read story.

Inside the Han Family Murders

The Investigation, and the Legacy of Dr. Henry Han

The investigation, and the legacy of Dr. Henry Han. Read story.

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