The Palm: The Life and Legacy of John Palminteri (Ethan Stewart)

ON THE COVER: John Palminteri (also pictured above). Photos by Paul Wellman.


The always-cutting-edge women of The Santa Barbara Independent family took it up a notch when a bunch decided to attend the KUT program at the Martial Arts Family Fitness studios. Pictured from left, Rachel Gantz, Michelle Drown, Terry Ortega, Marianne Kuga, Sarah Sinclair, and Brandi Rivera endured together the muscle aches from resistance training, kickboxing their way to tighter, lighter, healthier awesomeness. So does Kickboxers Ultimate Training work? "You get results!" says Ortega.

In Print

The Anatomy of Cyclic Steaming

What’s the Hot and Bother over Next Election’s Biggest Issue?

What's the hot and bother over next election's biggest issue? Read story.

Will Eubank’s The Signal Rethinks the Summer Blockbuster

Santa Ynez High Alum Delivers a Stunning Second Feature Film

The Santa Ynez High School alum cowrites and directs this sci-fi thriller, starring Laurence Fishburne. Read story.

World Cup Week One

S.B. Fans Go Wild When the U.S. Defeats Ghana

S.B. soccer fans go wild after the stunning 2-1 victory by the U.S. over Ghana on Monday in the opening round of the World Cup. Read story.

Summer Arts Preview 2014

Solstice Kicks Off Three Months of Stellar Events

This weekend’s Solstice Festival is filled with the kind of collaboration and community spirit that drives the arts. Read story.

Another Day, Another Dog

Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld Have Yet to Die, but They Haunt Us Still

Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld have yet to die, but they haunt us still. Is there an exorcist in the House? Read story.

Teacher Tenure Struck Down

Landmark Ruling Looks to Weed Lemons from Public Education

Landmark ruling looks to weed lemons from public education. Read story.

Chumash Winery Is No Joke

Tribal Descendent Tara Gomez Impresses and Inspires with Kitá Wines

Tribal descendent Tara Gomez impresses and inspires with Kitá Wines. Read story.

Our Annual Blue & Green Outdoor Adventure Guide

The Santa Barbara Independent Explores the Sea, Shore, and Sandstone

Exploring Santa Barbara adventures on the sea, shore, and sandstone.  Read story.

No Country for Old Dogs

Poodle Crosses Party Lines in Act of Political Vandalism but Comes Up Short

Poodle crosses party lines in an act of political vandalism but comes up short. Read story.

Curbing Young Urban Travelers

Poop-and-Pee Ordinance Proposed

Poop-and-pee ordinance proposed; sitting and lying laws may be enhanced. Read story.

Getting to Know Dizzy Wright

Las Vegas Rapper Talks Basketball, Fatherhood

The Las Vegas rapper talks basketball and fatherhood in anticipation of his upcoming stop at Velvet Jones. Read story.

Where to Watch the World Cup

Tips on Where to See the Fútbol Matchup

Every four years, the World Cup brings people together in cities around the globe, and Santa Barbara is no different. Read story.

The World Cup

How Far Will the U.S. Team Go, and S.B. International Students Root for Their Countries

How far will the U.S. soccer team go, and what some S.B. international students have to say about their country’s team. Read story.

Hoop Heroes

Basketball Superstars from S.B. are Honored at the Inaugural Court of Champions Dinner

Past and present basketball superstars in the community “who have achieved and/or made significant contributions to the game of basketball” are honored at the Court of Champions dinner. Read story.

Close Escapes in S.L.O. County

Adventures in Cambria, Pismo, and Santa Margarita

Two days of adventure and beauty in Cambria, Pismo, and Santa Margarita. Read story.

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