Resurrected: Did This God-Loving Man Serve 25 Years in Prison for a Murder He Didn’t Commit? (Tyler Hayden)

ON THE COVER: Joel Alcox. Photos by Frank Perez.

For the Best of All

An election should be a deliberate and considered proposal, undertaken with serious and thoughtful intent. But it needn't drag on forever. Unlike some balloting we're aware of, voting in The Santa Barbara Independent’s Best of Santa Barbara® Readers’ Poll lasts a scant four weeks. It is open to all comers, young or old, resident or visitor, and winning does not require deep pockets or fundraising, oratory or other operatic skills. What is needed is an untrammeled opinion of at least 20 of the potential Bests in Santa Barbara. The choices pop up online today at, and also at page 45 within. Wednesday, August 17, at 5 p.m. is when we call time. Not to be confused with that other vote in November.

In Print

The Foresters’ Fulfilling Formula

How Santa Barbara’s Semi-Pro Baseball Team Keeps on Winning Big

How Santa Barbara’s semi-pro baseball team keeps on winning big. Read story.

The Lone Woof

How Gavin Newsom Will Exploit Orlando to Beat the NRA

How Gavin Newsom will exploit Orlando to beat the NRA. Read story.

Sola Street Bike Route Approved

After Major Pushback from Micheltorena Neighbors, City Hall Reworked Plan

After major pushback from Micheltorena neighbors, City Hall reworked its plan. Read story.

Will Bernie Supporters Align Behind Hillary?

Local Democratic Leaders Talk Uniting the Clans

Local Democratic leaders talk uniting the clans. Read story.

Tone-Up Celebrates 20 Years of Exercise

Suesan Pawlitski’s De la Vina Street Studio Is a Staple of Santa Barbara Fitness

Suesan Pawlitski’s De la Vina Street studio is a staple of Santa Barbara fitness. Read story.

California National Parks in Art

Wildling Museum Honors the National Park Service’s 100th Birthday

Wildling Museum honors the National Park Service’s 100th birthday. Read story.

Go Blue & Green in 2016

Our Annual Outdoor Adventure Guide

Our annual outdoor adventure guide features hiking, sailing, biking, flying, and more. Read story.

Running on Empty: Nira Camp to Carrizo Plain

Hiking Over Multiple Los Padres National Forest Mountain Ranges

Here’s how I hiked over multiple Los Padres National Forest mountain ranges to reach the grassland monument. Read story.

Sucking Salt with the Sea Shells

Learn Sailing and Smarts with the Santa Barbara Sea Shells Association

Learn sailing and smarts with the Santa Barbara Sea Shells Association. Read story.

Methadone Program Blasted

Number of People Treated Jumps; So Do Complaints

Number of people treated jumps; so do complaints. Read story.

Jamaal Wilkes Coming to Court of Champions

Smooth as Silk to Attend Annual Affair Celebrating S.B. Basketball Legends

Smooth as Silk to attend annual affair celebrating S.B. basketball legends. Read story.

The Race for Congress

Nine Candidates Vie for the 24th District Seat

Nine candidates vie for the 24th District seat. Read story.

Sleep of the Lying Dog

Bernie, Salud, and Das: Grab-Bag Reflections on Tuesday’s Elections

Bernie, Salud, and Das: grab-bag reflections on Tuesday’s elections. Read story.

Fixing Eyes in Fiji

Dr. Mark Silverberg Enlists His Family as Medical Team on SEE International Expedition

Dr. Mark Silverberg enlists his family as a medical team on the SEE International expedition. Read story.

Cycling Stars, Dons’ Dreams, and Andy’s Ashes

Reports on Amgen Tour, SB100, Peabody Renovation, Track Champs, and Leicester Soccer

Reports on Amgen Tour, SB100, Peabody renovation, track champs, and Leicester soccer. Read story.

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